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Clemson Ranked Third in Latest Precept Coach’s Poll

April 18, 2002

Clemson, SC – Clemson is ranked third in the nation for the third straight poll according to the latest Precept Collegiate Coaches Poll. The poll is done every two weeks and the Tigers have now been ranked third for four of the last five polls dating to Feb. 21. It marks the seventh time in the eight rankings that Clemson has been fifth or better. Larry Penley’s Tigers were ranked ninth in the preseason poll.

Clemson has now been ranked in the top five in the nation in all but three of the coach’s polls dating to March 12, 1997. Clemson has been ranked number-one in 13 of the polls during that time period.

Clemson is second in the nation in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Clemson has been #2 in every one of the weekly Sagarin rankings this spring.

Precept Coach's Poll         Golfweek/Sagarin        (As of April 18, 2002)  (As of April 15, 2002)        Rk      Team    Pts     Rk      Team    Rating        1.      Georgia Tech    669     1.      Georgia Tech    70.03        2.      Wake Forest     658     2.   Clemson         70.75        3.   Clemson         604 3.      Wake Forest     70.77        4.      Florida         574     4.      Florida         70.86        5.      Texas           532     5.      Texas           71.16        6.      Oklahoma St.    494     6.      Tennessee               71.18        7.      Tennessee               485     7.      TCU             71.31        8.      TCU             439             Oklahoma State  71.31        9.      Fresno St.      398     9.      Southern Cal    71.40        10.     Southern Cal    368     10.     Fresno State    71.48        11.     Virginia Tech   363     11.     Washington      71.55        12.     Washington      304     12.     Auburn          71.57        13.     NC State                296     13.     Toledo          71.59        14.     Georgia         256     14.     Virginia Tech   71.66        15.     Oklahoma                253     15.     Georgia         71.67        16.     Augusta St      250             Augusta State   71.67        17.     Auburn          238     17.     Oklahoma                71.77        18.     Arizona         218     18.     NC State                71.81        19.     Pepperdine      164     19.     San Diego State 71.82        20.     New Mexico      158     20.     Pepperdine      71.84

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