Oct. 18, 2006
ATLANTA – For the second straight year, the consistent success of Georgia Tech’s golf team over a long period of time has made the Yellow Jackets the top Division I team in America according to a seven-year composite of the Golfweek magazine collegiate rankings.
One year ago, Golfweek combined six years worth of data that make up the Golfweek/Sagarin Collegiate Rankings to see which schools would come out on top. On the men’s side, Georgia Tech was the top team. After adding the 2005-06 year to the mix, the Yellow Jackets remain No. 1.
Despite not bringing home a national championship, the Yellow Jackets have shown consistency that ranks them above all. Georgia Tech has come close in the last seven seasons – three runner-up finishes, a fourth and fifth.
Of all Division I teams, Georgia Tech has the fewest head-to-head losses in the last seven years while playing the third-toughest schedule. The Jackets have an overall record of 1,073-279-17 (.790 winning percentage).
Rounding out the top five is No. 2 Georgia (up one spot), No. 3 Clemson (down one spot), No. 4 Oklahoma State and No. 5 Florida.
The Golfweek Top 25Rank Team/Rating1 Georgia Tech, 70.842 Georgia, 70.903 Clemson, 70.974 Oklahoma State, 70.985 Florida, 71.096 Texas 71.587 Arizona State, 71.648 Arizona, 71.669 UNLV, 71.7010 Wake Forest, 71.7211 Augusta State, 71.8512 UCLA, 71.8813 TCU, 71.8914 New Mexico, 71.9015 Auburn, 71.9316 Southern California, 72.0017 BYU, 72.0818 Minnesota, 72.1219 Duke 72.1220 Washington, 72.1521 Oklahoma, 72.2222 South Carolina, 72.2623 North Carolina State, 72.2824 North Carolina, 72.3125 Tennessee, 72.36