The University of Alabama
has returned to the top spot in collegiate golf. In the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the Crimson Tide moved back into the No. 1 spot. Alabama
had been ranked No. 1 in a September ranking but was No. 3 in the previous poll.
This year’s team is the first Tide golf team, men’s or women’s, to ever make it to college golf’s top spot.
Two Alabama golfers are ranked among the top 50 individuals. Gator Todd, a junior from Florence who is the son of former Tide and NFL quarterback Richard Todd, is ranked No. 25. Mark Harrell, a junior from Hazlehurst, Ga., is ranked No. 43.
The Top 10 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings are, No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Southern California, No. 3 Florida, No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Purdue, No. 9 Georgia State and No. 10 Tennessee.
College golf uses three major barometers for rankings. The Golfweek/Sagarin poll, the Golf Coaches Association of America/Bridgestone Poll and the Golfstat rankings. Alabama is currently No. 7 in the coaches’ poll, which comes out with new rankings again on October 12.