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Men’s Golf Ranked at the Top of the Preseason Poll

by | Feb 24, 2022

Davidson Golf at the top of the A-10 preseason poll.


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Coming off their second conference title in three appearances, the Davidson men’s golf team has been picked to repeat as Atlantic 10 Conference Champions in 2022, the league office announced Wednesday.

The Wildcats, who won their first A-10 title in 2018 and finished runner-up a year later, garnered 10 out of a possible 11 first-place votes in the poll, which was voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Under the direction of three-time Conference Coach-of-the-Year Tim Straub, Davidson returns four starters from last year’s team that captured the 2021 crown with a 54-hole total of 859 (-5), nine clear of runner-up Dayton.

VCU was picked second in the poll with 108 points ahead of crosstown rival Richmond, which finished third in the poll with 89 points.

Rhode Island finished fourth in the poll with 84 points, followed by Dayton in fifth with 80 points. George Mason was sixth with 76 points, George Washington is seventh with 55 points and St. Bonaventure had 42 points for eighth place.

Saint Joseph’s (29 points), Fordham (24 points) and La Salle (19 points) rounded out the poll.

2022 Atlantic 10 Golf Poll
1. Davidson – 120 (10)                   
2. VCU – 108 (1)
3. Richmond – 89
4. Rhode Island – 84
5. Dayton – 80
6. George Mason – 76
7. George Washington – 55
8. St. Bonaventure – 42
9. Saint Joseph’s – 29
10. Fordham – 24
11. La Salle – 19

Parenthesis denotes number of first-place votes

The 2022 Atlantic 10 men’s golf championship begins Friday, April 29 at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla. 

About the Atlantic 10 Conference
The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 and consists of 14 diverse members across eight states and Washington, D.C. The mission of the Atlantic 10 is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports. The basketball-centric conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for its student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The membership consists of Davidson College, the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, visit

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