Oct. 10, 2005
AUBURN - Auburn women's golf has been listed as the No. 3 collegiate program over the last six seasons in a recent ranking by Golfweek, which entails collegiate success since the 1999-2000 season. The ranking lists teams from No. 1 to No. 229, considering numerous factors in the selection process.
Auburn, with a rating of 73.8, trails only Duke at No. 1 (72.58) and No. 2 Arizona (73.79). The Tigers have been the most consistent team in bringing down the Blue Devils, as they have given Duke nine of its 64 losses during that six-season period.
Since the 1999 season, Auburn holds an 854-167-13 record and has participated in five NCAA Tournaments, including a tie for second in 2001-02 and a third-place finish in 2005.
Rounding out the top 10 programs are No. 4 Southern California (74.1), No. 5 UCLA (74.23), No. 6 Oklahoma State (74.33), No. 7 Georgia (74.35), No. 8 Pepperdine (74.45), No. 9 Texas (74.49) and No. 10 Tennessee (74.65).
The Southeastern Conference boasts nine teams in the top 50, the highest number of schools represented from one conference. SEC schools represented are Auburn (No. 3), Georgia (No. 7), Tennessee (No. 10), Florida (No. 19), Vanderbilt (No. 20), LSU (No. 21), South Carolina (No. 26), Mississippi State (No. 40) and Arkansas (No. 43). The remaining three SEC schools are just outside of the top 50 with Alabama at No. 53, Ole Miss at No. 56 and Kentucky at No. 66.
Auburn will wrap up its fall season Nov. 4-6 as it hosts the Derby Invitational at the Auburn University Club. The field is a strong one as 12 of the 17 teams competing are ranked in the top 50 by Golfweek.