Rebels Ranked 21st In Final Golfstat Poll
June 6, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's golf team is ranked No. 21 in the country in the final Golfstat Rankings, which were released on its website this week.
The Rebels concluded the 2012-13 season with an "Elite Eight" appearance at the NCAA Championship in a match against Georgia Tech that they lost in a sudden-death playoff. It was the first time in program history that it advanced to the match play portion of the NCAA Championship (current format was introduced in 2009).
California ended up as the nation's top-ranked team in the poll, followed by national champion Alabama. Texas is third, Georgia Tech is fourth and New Mexico rounds out the top five. Washington, UCLA, Arkansas, Stanford and Illinois are in spots 6-10, while 11-15 consists of Florida State, TCU, Duke, Auburn and Oklahoma State. North Florida, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M and USC are in spots 16-20, while 21-25 include UNLV, LSU, SMU, Oklahoma and Houston.
The 2013 NCAA finals were UNLV's 18th all-time appearance and this year marked its 25th straight NCAA Regional, which is the record for most consecutive appearances. The Rebels finished fourth at the Columbus Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship.
Out of its 18 appearances at the national finals, the Rebels have recorded 10 top-eight finishes. The Rebels won the national title in 1998 in Albuquerque, N.M., and their previous best finish at the event was a second-place showing in 1996. UNLV also boasts two individual national champions - Ryan Moore in 2004 and Warren Schutte in 1991.