South Carolina takes over top spot in WGCA Division I Coaches Poll

Julie Williams
·2 min read

South Carolina’s women won’t play again until the SEC Championship, but the Gamecocks will enter the postseason as the top-ranked team in Division I women’s golf.

South Carolina was the unanimous No. 1 in Division I, receiving all 22 first-place votes. Last week, four Gamecocks competed in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Before that, the team won back-to-back titles at the Valspar Augusta Invitational and Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.

Duke University jumps five spots to No. 2. Wake Forest University, Louisiana State University and Florida State University all remain in the top-five, ranking No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Check out the full rankings below.

College rankings: Women’s Individual | Men’s Individual

Division I Coaches Poll

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

1

University of South Carolina (22)

550

2

Duke University

509

3

Wake Forest University

487

4

Louisiana State University

463

5

Florida State University

449

6

University of Mississippi

442

7

University of Southern California

415

8

Oklahoma State University

405

9

Arizona State University

401

10

Baylor University

340

11

Auburn University

314

12

University of Virginia

290

13

University of Arkansas

260

T14

University of Georgia

249

T14

University of Oregon

249

16

Kent State University

225

T17

University of Texas

206

T17

Virginia Tech

206

19

University of Maryland

130

T20

Northwestern University

119

T20

University of Houston

119

22

University of Michigan

101

23

University of Arizona

84

24

University of Florida

49

25

University of Alabama

33

Others Receiving Votes: Stanford University (14); Vanderbilt University (12); University of Miami (11); Sam Houston State University (6); University of California, Los Angeles (5); Oregon State University (3); Texas Tech University (2); University of Kentucky (1); University of Tennessee (1)