$webstie.profile.siteName

@HarvardCrimson Harvard Edu
 

Women's Golf Receiving Votes In National Poll

NEW YORK, N.Y. - For the first time in program history, the Harvard women's golf team is receiving votes in the Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association Division I Coaches' Poll. In the first poll of the season, released Wednesday, Harvard is under the "receiving votes" category. The Crimson is the only program from the Northeast region of the 54 nationally to get mention.

The complete results, including results from Divisions II and III, will appear in the October 5 issue of Golf World and can be viewed online now at www.golfworld.com.

Through three weeks of fall competition, Harvard placed seventh at GolfWeek's Conference Challenge, hosted at the Las Vegas Paiute Resort Wolf Club; the Crimson finished second at the Princeton Invitational; and it won the Yale Fall Intercollegiate last weekend. Last season, the Crimson posted a combined 55-1 record during the regular season while winning its second consecutive Ivy League championship.

In the poll, Arizona State came in at No. 1, earning 30 of the 35 first-place votes. The Sun Devils opened the season with a victory at the Topy Cup. This past weekend (after the results of the poll were tabulated) they finished T-4 at the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship.

Pepperdine, ranked No. 13 in the preseason poll, vaulted to the second spot after winning its first two events of the fall season. The Waves, as a team, have made 84 birdies in six tournament rounds.

SEC rivals Auburn, LSU and Georgia moved into the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 spots, respectively.

Florida made the biggest move in the poll, going from unranked to No. 8. The Gators shot the low score in the 36-hole qualifier for the Hooters Match Play Championship before finishing in fourth place.

Complete Rankings, Last Rank
1. Arizona State (30) 1,018 1
2. Pepperdine (3) 782 13
3. Auburn 772 8
4. LSU 754 11
5. Georgia 728 14
6. USC (1) 682 2
7. UCLA 656 3
8. Florida (1) 613 NR
9. Denver 598 5
10. Alabama 584 7
11. Oklahoma State 559 4
12. Wake Forest 475 6
13. Purdue 468 12
14. Virginia 461 9
15. Duke 433 10
16. California 432 19
17. Michigan State 392 20
18. South Carolina 360 NR
19. Florida State 301 NR
20. New Mexico 267 25
21. Chattanooga 257 NR
22. North Carolina 236 15
23. Tennessee 230 18
24. Ohio State 207 NR
25. Arizona 197 17

Also receiving votes: Louisville, 193; Kent State, 152; Stanford, 116; TCU, 106; Idaho, 103; Arkansas, 78; Vanderbilt, 76; Tulane, 57; Missouri, 54; Texas, 53; UC Irvine, 44; UNLV, 40; UC Davis, 34; Texas A&M, 34; Western Carolina, 29; Nebraska, 27; Furman, 20; Colorado St., 17, New Mexico State, 12; Baylor, 11; Ohio, 11; UNC Greensboro, 10; Ga. St., 9; Harvard, 8; San Jose State, 7; N.C. State, 4; Oregon, 4; Maryland, 2; Northern Arizona, 1;