TUSCALOOSA For the first time in school history, the University of Alabama golf team is ranked No. 1 in all three collegiate polls, simultaneously.
Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the Golfstat rankings, and, in the rankings released today, the Golf Coaches Association of America/Bridgestone Coaches Poll.
“I’m very excited for our program and for the guys,” said Alabama head men’s golf coach Jay Seawell. “It’s an honor that their hard work has propelled them to No. 1 in all the polls. When we came here, that’s what we wanted to do, take this program to No. 1 in all the polls, and this week we reached that goal. But we’re only halfway there now. We still have another semester, and while it’s exciting and wonderful to be ranked No. 1 in all the polls right now, the one that counts most comes at the end of next semester. But this is fun. It’s a tribute to all the men who have played golf throughout the years in our program at Alabama because they are the ones who have built this program and helped lead it to where it is today.”
In the GCAA/Bridgestone poll released today, Alabama is No. 1, moving up from No. 4. Florida is No. 2, followed by Oklahoma State, Georgia, UCLA, Clemson, Stanford, Coastal Carolina, Southern California and Tennessee joining the Tide in the Top 10.
Alabama has competed in four tournaments this fall and won the championships in three of those, winning a school record three consecutive titles and setting other school records along the way, including its 33-under par finish (a school 54-hold low record 819) which happened at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate on October 9-10.