South Carolina is the new No. 1 in the WGCA Coaches Poll

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The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has announced the results of the most recent WGCA Coaches Poll. This is the second poll of the 2021 fall season.

In Division I, South Carolina received five first-place votes to jump 10 spots to No. 1, while Duke received one first-place vote to remain at No. 2. Oklahoma State received two first-place votes to move up one spot to No. 3, followed by Wake Forest at No. 4. Stanford received nine first-place votes to round out the top-five. Stanford was the No. 1-ranked team in the previous poll. The Cardinal did receive nine first-place votes this week, the most of the five teams which received first-place votes.

South Carolina opened its season with a win at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate by seven shots. The Gamecocks went 14 under for three days at Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

1

South Carolina (5)

421

2

Duke (1)

406

3

Oklahoma State (2)

399

4

Wake Forest

383

5

Stanford (9)

360

6

Arkansas (1)

332

7

Baylor

311

8

Texas

285

9

Arizona

224

10

Florida

216

11

Georgia

201

T12

Florida State

196

T12

USC

196

T14

Arizona State

189

T14

Alabama

189

16

Mississippi

187

17

Auburn

176

18

Michigan

134

19

LSU

131

20

Texas Tech

130

21

Virginia

123

22

Oregon

109

23

Texas Christian

86

24

UCLA

77

25

Virginia Tech

71

Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M (65); Oklahoma (41); North Carolina (40); BYU (32); Central Florida (30); Vanderbilt (28); Mississippi State (18); Kent State (17); Kentucky (14); Tulsa (10); San Jose State (7); Purdue (5); Michigan State (4); Sam Houston State (4); Campbell (2); Iowa State (1)

About the Women’s Golf Coaches Association

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 650 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.