Stanford No. 1, Wake Forest inches closer in 2022-23 Mizuno WGCA Div. I coaches poll

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Stanford got all 22 first-place votes in the preseason poll but Wake Forest has chipped away in the latest WGCA Div. I coaches poll.

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association released the results of its latest coaches poll Friday; this is the second poll of the 2022-23 season.

The Cardinal, the defending national champion, remains No. 1 but instead of garnering all 22 first-place votes that it did in the preseason poll, Stanford received 19 votes this time around, with Wake Forest collecting the other three.

Virginia, meanwhile, jumped seven spots to No. 3. South Carolina holds steady at No. 4, while Texas moved up 11 spots to get into the top five.

San Jose State is 13th but the Spartans did get a first-place vote in this poll.

Rank

University (First-place votes)

Points

1

Stanford (19)

565

2

Wake Forest (3)

545

3

Virginia

460

4

South Carolina

451

5

Texas

449

6

Texas A&M

421

7

Oregon

368

8

LSU

363

9

Mississippi

330

10

Duke

299

11

Ohio State

279

12

Florida

268

13

San Jose State (1)

260

14

Arizona State

244

15

UCLA

236

16

Florida State

219

17

Clemson

215

18

Central Florida

185

19

Oklahoma State

178

20

Nebraska

109

21

USC

104

22

Auburn

95

23

Michigan

87

24

Kent State

84

25

College of Charleston

81

Others receiving votes: Southern Methodist (77); Campbell (69); Baylor (65); Arkansas (64); Michigan State (45); Georgia (40); Alabama (37); Mississippi State (29); Miami (27); Arizona (25); California (23); Texas Tech (16); Arkansas Little Rock (16); New Mexico (13); Pepperdine 8); North Carolina (8); Tulsa (7); Tennessee (4); Vanderbilt (4); Kentucky (2); Virginia Tech (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.

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Story originally appeared on GolfWeek