Coaches take note of strong Stanford lineup, leaving Cardinal atop WGCA Preseason Coaches Poll

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Another sign college golf is close? The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has released the results of the 2021-22 Preseason WGCA Coaches Poll.

At the Division I level, Stanford has coaches’ full attention as the Cardinal prepare to return reigning NCAA individual champion Rachel Heck as well as bring in world No. 1 amateur Rose Zhang. Stanford garnered 17 first-place votes and landed at the top of the poll.

Duke follows with two first-place votes and Ole Miss, the defending champion, also received two first-place votes but landed in sixth.

Wake Forest, LSU and Oklahoma State fall in between.

Take a look at the full poll below.

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

1

Stanford University (17)

513

2

Duke University (2)

489

3

Wake Forest University

435

T4

Louisiana State University

423

T4

Oklahoma State University

423

6

University of Mississippi (2)

420

7

Florida State University

360

8

Arizona State University

351

9

University of Texas

350

10

University of South Carolina

338

11

University of Southern California

336

12

Auburn University

317

13

University of Arizona

266

14

University of Oregon

234

15

Baylor University

224

16

University of California, Los Angeles

196

17

University of Virginia

179

18

University of Arkansas

172

19

University of Georgia

156

20

Virginia Tech

127

21

University of Florida

70

22

Vanderbilt University

64

23

University of Kentucky

58

24

University of Michigan

58

25

Kent State University

57

Others Receiving Votes: University of Alabama (55); Michigan State University (42); University of Maryland (35); Northwestern University (18); University of Houston (11); Texas Tech University (10); University of Oklahoma (9); Mississippi State University (6); University of Miami (6); Texas A&M University (5); University of Tennessee (5); Pepperdine University (4); The University of Tulsa (1); University of Central Florida (1); University of Illinois (1)