Arkansas women's golf team picked No. 8

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm •  Published: August 28, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas women's golf team has been selected No. 8 in the Golf World/Women's Golf Coaches Association Coaches poll.

Wednesday's preseason ranking comes on the heels of Arkansas' No. 10 selection by Golfweek.com.

Senior All-American and All-Southeastern Conference selection Emily Tubert and senior Emma Lavy have helped Arkansas to three consecutive NCAA Championship appearances — including a program-best tie for fifth place in 2011. 

Tubert returns as the team's leading scorer, averaging 73.41 last year with two individual titles as a junior.

Defending national champion Southern California was selected in the top spot, followed by Alabama.

Six SEC teams were selected in the Top 25 — tying the Pac-12 —and six other league members received votes in the preseason poll.