Written By: Nick Heyrman | @NCCGATourneys
This weekend marks the beginning of the Spring 2016 NCCGA season. College golf club teams across the country have been battling snow and cold to prepare for this season with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the National Championship at The Resort at Glade Springs in West Virginia. More than 250 teams will compete to #GetToGlade but only 30 teams will qualify. The beginning of the season means that it is once again time to reveal the pre-season Top 25 NCCGA college golf rankings.
The rankings were compiled using a combination of scores from Nationals, scores from regional tournaments, and scores from previous National Championships and regional tournaments. To make the Top 25 teams must have participated in both regional events from the previous season.
Good luck to all teams! Be sure to interact with us on Twitter @NCCGA using the hashtag #clubgolf. Tell us why your team is ranked too low, too high, or just right.
Spring 2016 College Golf Preseason Rankings
1) University of Texas at Austin
Fall 2015: National Champions
CP Steven Lauterbach: We are not losing any players, so we plan on coming back next semester just as strong. Our goal is to win back to back National Championships.
2) Baylor University
Fall 2015: National Runner-Up
CP Patrick Blonien: With a tradition of excellence, we look forward to another semester of Club Golf. We have an extremely young team and look forward to not losing any members to graduation this Spring.
3) Stanford University
Fall 2015: Pacific Regional Champions
CP Spencer Savitz: The Stanford Club Golf team was excited to finish 4th in Fall Nationals, but we're ready to give it an even better run for 1st this spring. We have a bunch of newcomers to the team that sat out in the fall to adjust to academics and social life before focusing on club golf.
4) Clemson University
Fall 2015: Nationals Third Place
CP Josh Gurman: We're really excited about our potential going in to this semester. We have two strong teams with a lot of returning players. Hopefully this is the semester where we get back on top.
5) University of Florida
Fall 2015: North Florida Regional Champions
CP Blake Herschberger: Our team is going to be stronger this semester than we were last semester. We have added one more player to the mix, and are hopeful that we can add another. After a rough Fall 2015 Nationals, we are more motivated than ever to get back on top where we belong.
6) Golf Academy of America-Dallas
Fall 2015: Texas Regional Champions
7) University of Oregon
Fall 2015: Northwest Regional Champions
8) University of Georgia
Fall 2015: Southeast Regional Champions
9) Oklahoma State University
Fall 2015: Ozark Regional Runner-Up
10) Golf Academy of America-Carlsbad
Fall 2015: Southwest Regional Champions
11) University of Virginia
12) Keiser University
13) Golf Academy of America-Orlando
14) University of Michigan
15) Arkansas Tech University
16) University of South Carolina
17) Arizona State University
18) Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach
29) Colorado State University-Fort Collins
20) University of Connecticut
21) University of Missouri-Columbia
22) University of Colorado Boulder
23) Auburn University
24) Miami of Ohio
25) Purdue University
Honorable Mention: North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Northeastern University, Iowa State University, Illinois State University, University of Pittsburgh, Texas A&M University.