Stanford is unanimous No. 1 in 2022-23 preseason Mizuno WGCA Div. I coaches poll

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has released the results of the 2022-23 preseason Mizuno WGCA Coaches Poll.

Picking up right where they left off, the Stanford Cardinal, defending champions of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, are the unanimous selection at the top of the poll. Stanford received all 22 first-place votes.

Wake Forest will start the season in the No. 2 spot. Last year’s NCAA runner-up Oregon is No. 3. South Carolina will start No. 4 and UCLA in the No. 5 gives the Pac-12 three of the top-five teams to start the season.

With No. 7 Arizona State, No. 12 USC and No. 23 Arizona, the Pac-12 has six ranked teams in all.

The SEC meanwhile, has nine ranked teams in the preseason poll, highlighted by the Gamecocks at No. 4.

Rank University (First-place votes) Points
1 Stanford (22) 550
2 Wake Forest 487
3 Oregon 477
4 South Carolina 456
5 UCLA 421
6 Florida State 377
7 Arizona State 366
8 LSU 358
9 San Jose State 349
10 Virginia 336
11 Texas A&M 334
12 USC 314
13 Auburn 272
14 Florida 261
15 Oklahoma State 256
16 Texas 247
17 Alabama 225
18 Baylor 182
19 Georgia 150
T20 Duke 145
T20 Michigan 145
22 Arkansas 140
23 Arizona 83
24 Texas Tech 55
25 Kentucky 47
Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt (36); Texas Christian (18); Ohio State (14); Central Florida (13); Mississippi (13); Mississippi State (7); Northwestern (5); Virginia Tech (4); Michigan State (2); Illinois (2); Miami (2); Purdue (1)

About the Women’s Golf Coaches Association

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 650 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.