Trojans Remain No. 1 For Record 13th Straight Poll

    Senior Sophia Popov

    March 12, 2014

    The USC women's golf team remained at the top of the latest Golf World/WGCA women's coaches' poll released today for the 13th time in a row, the longest such streak since the poll was resumed in 2001-02.

    The Trojans, the defending NCAA champions who have won six of seven events this season including a stretch of five in a row to start the year, earned all 23 first-place votes. The last time they did not hold the top spot was in October of 2012. Duke held the previous longest streak at 11, from March 2003 to September of 2004.

    USC won its most recent event, claiming a 13-stroke victory at the Bruin Wave Invitational over co-host Pepperdine and 23 better than co-host and No. 2 UCLA. The Bruins were the only team to beat the Trojans this year, dropping USC to second place at the AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in February.

    Troy's six wins this year is one off the school record of seven set last year during USC's title-winning season, the third in program history. The Trojans have also won nine of their past 10 events, 12 of the past 14 and 13 of the past 16 dating back to last season.

    USC returns to action March 24-26 at the SDSU Farms Invitational at the Farms C.C. in Rancho Santa Fe., Calif. The Trojans won the event last year by 21 strokes while then-junior Sophia Popov won the individual title to tie USC's career win record at five. All five Trojan starters finished in the top 10 of the event.