Bloomington, Ill.-----With victories at the Paloiuse Collegiate and the Dash Thomas Memorial Invitational in a three-week span, the San Jose State University men's golf team is ranked seventh in the first GolfStat national ranking for the 2011-12 season.
The top-10 in-season ranking is the first for the Spartans in many years. The last known top-10 in-season ranking was in 1981 prior to the NCAA Championships when San Jose State was ranked third nationally by Golfweek.
In their two tournaments this season, the Spartans have an average team score of 5.83 strokes under in the five-player, score-four format.
San Jose State is the highest ranked team among Western Athletic Conference schools, tops among the six Division I Bay Area universities and is second to Oregon among schools west of the Mississippi.
The Spartans also are one of five teams in GolfStat's top-25 with two tournament victories the first month of the season.
San Jose State returns to action, Monday, October 3, at the Wolf Pack Classic hosted by the University of Nevada at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.
September 28 GolfStat Division I men's head-to-head national rankings
6. Central Florida
7. San Jose State
8. Alabama Birmingham
15. New Mexico
16. Oklahoma State
18. Wichita State