Oregon Men’s Golf Ranked 17th in Inaugural College Golf Rankings

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The Oregon Ducks are ranked No. 17 in the inaugural College Golf Rankings released Wednesday. The rankings are determined by a new point system that the NCAA is utilizing for the first time this season.

After competing in four tournaments in the fall, Oregon has an average score of 49.25. North Carolina leads the nation with a 109.09 scoring average. Nate Stember is the highest-ranked Duck at No. 53 and ninth in the Pac-12 Conference with a 28.52 scoring average in the new algorithm. Greg Solhaug joins Stember in the top 100, averaging 23.76 points and ranking 77th.

Oregon Men’s Golf Ranked 17th in Inaugural College Golf Rankings

Under the new algorithm, the Ben Hogan University Invitational was also the top event of the fall season for the Ducks. The Ducks posted a score of 89.02, four strokes behind the leader, to finish fourth on the leaderboard behind second-place North Carolina State, first-place Vanderbilt and sixth-place Arizona State.

The new college golf rankings are designed to provide a fair, accurate and transparent ranking system that reflects the aspirations and priorities of the NCAA membership. Teams and individuals are awarded points for each tournament based on a variety of factors, primarily using a stroke-earning formula. National rankings are then determined based on the team or individual’s scoring average.

Professors Clippard and Mark Broadie have provided a comprehensive explanation of the new college ranking system. That explanation can be found here.

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