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Clemson Sixth in Preseason Golf Poll

Aug. 27, 2008

Clemson, SC — Clemson is ranked sixth in the nation in the preseason Golf World/Nike Coaches Poll released on Wednesday. Clemson was ranked in all nine Golf World polls last year and finished fifth in the nation. That was Clemson’s highest ranking last year. This is Clemson’s highest preseason ranking since 2006-07 when the Tigers were fourth.

Over the last 12 full seasons there have been 154 college golf polls and Clemson has been ranked in the top 25 for 151 of those weeks. Clemson has been ranked in the top 10 on 122 weeks and in the top five 105 weeks. That includes a number-one ranking 21 times.

UCLA is ranked number-one with 618 points. The Bruins won the National Championship last year at the Purdue University course. Oklahoma State is second followed by Georgia, Southern Cal and Stanford. The Tigers are sixth, followed by Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech.

Clemson junior Kyle Stanley is ranked as the number-four golfer in the nation by Golf World. Rickie Fowler, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, is ranked first.

Preaseason Top 25 College Golf Teams

Rk Team Points 2008
1. UCLA (11) 618 First
2. Oklahoma State (4) 592 Fourth
3. Georgia (6) 585 Eighth
4. Southern California (5) 564 Third
5. Stanford 498 Second
6. Clemson 481 Fifth
7. Florida 468 11th
8. Alabama 439 13th
9. Texas A&M 343 12th
10. Georgia Tech 340 DNP
11. Florida State 335 DNP
12. Arizona State 334 MC
13. Charlotte 258 Eighth
14. Duke 231 DNP
15. Tennessee 217 DNP
16. Auburn 201 MC
17. Kent State 173 Sixth
18. East Tennessee State 168 MC
19. South Carolina 160 DNP
20. Wake Forest 121 MC
Indiana 121 MC

Top 10 Division I Players by Golf World

1. Rickie Fowler Oklahoma State
2. Jamie Lovemark Southern California
3. Billy Horschel Florida
4. Kyle Stanley Clemson
5. Jorge Campillo Indiana
6. Zach Sucher UAB
7. Sihwan Him Stanford
8. Chesson Hadley Georgia Tech
9. Adam Mitchell Georgia
10. Hudson Swafford Georgia

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