Guilford Remains Atop DIII GolfWorld/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll of the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II and the NAIA, will appear in the May 2, 2011 issue of Golf World. Guilford, with 10 of the 16 available first-place votes, maintained its No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division III men’s coaches’ poll.

The Quakers won their fifth team title of the season last week with their victory at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship as they prepare for the NCAA postseason.

Saint John’s of Minnesota moved from third to second in the latest poll, earning five first-place votes to go with their five team titles. Methodist dropped one place to No. 3, with Greensboro holding on to its No. 4 ranking and grabbing the last first-place vote. Illinois Wesleyan rounds out the top five after being ranked No. 7 in this previous poll.

One new program appears in the top 10: No. 10 Emory. Likewise, one new program joins the top 25: No. 18 Millikin.

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Division III - April 27, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Guilford (10) 385 1
2 Saint John's (5) 384 3
3 Methodist 360 2
4 Greensboro (1) 350 4
5 Illinois Wesleyan 311 7
6 LaVerne 307 6
7 Huntingdon 293 5
8 Centre 286 8
9 Oglethorpe 276 9
10 Emory 244 11
11 Redlands 211 10
12 UT-Tyler 209 T13
13 Transylvania 204 12
14 Gustavus Adolphus 174 17
15 Skidmore 163 T13
16 Wittenberg 151 16
17 Texas Lutheran 104 19
18 Millikin 99 NR
19 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 98 15
20 California Lutheran 87 20
21 Nebraska Wesleyan 77 21
22 St. Thomas 63 22
23 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 53 23
24 Rochester 51 25
25 Wisconsin-Stout 47 18




Dropped From Ranking: Whitworth (#24)




Others Receiving Votes: Christopher Newport, 43; Carthage, 28; St. John Fisher, 23; Whitworth, 19; Carnegie-Mellon, 17; Central , 16; Williams, 12; Hamilton, 9; McDaniel, 9; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 7; Puget Sound, 7; Bridgewater, 6; Salem State, 6; Allegheny, 4; Hampden-Sydney, 2; Manhattanville, 2; Linfield, 1; Ohio Wesleyan, 1.