Tide Ranked First In Final Men's Golf Poll

For the first time in collegiate golf history, the University of Alabama will end a season as the nation's number one ranked men's golf team.

Alabama remained in the top spot for the fifth and final Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches' Poll of the spring season, which was released on Wednesday. Alabama earned 20 of the 22 first-place votes.

Alabama, coached in his sixth season by Jay Seawell, has won six team tournament championships and produced four different individual champions out of its 10 tournaments played this season. The Crimson Tide is currently in Columbus, Ohio where, following two days of practice rounds, it officially begins play Thursday through Saturday as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Central Regional hosted by Ohio State at its Scarlet Course.

Alabama is seeded third overall in the NCAA tournament which hosts three regionals this week, each with a field of 27. The top 10 teams from each regional will advance to play for the national championship May 28-31 in West Lafayette, Ind.

Southern Cal, the top seed in the West Regional and the two seed overall, tied with Georgia, the one seed in the East Regional and the top seed overall, for second place in the final Coaches' poll. Both got one first-place vote in the poll.

At No. 4 and moving up a spot was UCLA. At No. 5 was Oklahoma State, followed by Charlotte, Florida State, Florida, Georgia Tech, Stanford, South Carolina, Tennessee, Duke, Chattanooga, Clemson, Auburn, UNLV, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Michigan State, East Tennessee State, Wake Forest, Indiana, North Carolina and Central Florida.

All 25 of the top 25 in the final Coaches' poll are competing in the NCAA regionals.

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