Stanford is unanimous No. 1 in 2022-23 preseason Mizuno WGCA Div. I coaches poll

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The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has released the results of the 2022-23 preseason Mizuno WGCA Coaches Poll.

Picking up right where they left off, the Stanford Cardinal, defending champions of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, are the unanimous selection at the top of the poll. Stanford received all 22 first-place votes.

Wake Forest will start the season in the No. 2 spot. Last year’s NCAA runner-up Oregon is No. 3. South Carolina will start No. 4 and UCLA in the No. 5 gives the Pac-12 three of the top-five teams to start the season.

With No. 7 Arizona State, No. 12 USC and No. 23 Arizona, the Pac-12 has six ranked teams in all.

The SEC meanwhile, has nine ranked teams in the preseason poll, highlighted by the Gamecocks at No. 4.

Rank

University (First-place votes)

Points

1

Stanford (22)

550

2

Wake Forest

487

3

Oregon

477

4

South Carolina

456

5

UCLA

421

6

Florida State

377

7

Arizona State

366

8

LSU

358

9

San Jose State

349

10

Virginia

336

11

Texas A&M

334

12

USC

314

13

Auburn

272

14

Florida

261

15

Oklahoma State

256

16

Texas

247

17

Alabama

225

18

Baylor

182

19

Georgia

150

T20

Duke

145

T20

Michigan

145

22

Arkansas

140

23

Arizona

83

24

Texas Tech

55

25

Kentucky

47

Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt (36); Texas Christian (18); Ohio State (14); Central Florida (13); Mississippi (13); Mississippi State (7); Northwestern (5); Virginia Tech (4); Michigan State (2); Illinois (2); Miami (2); Purdue (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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