Guilford Retains Top Spot in 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 February 28, 2011 issue of Golf World. Guilford, with a victory at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate, its fourth team title in the 2010-11 season, claimed the top spot in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III coaches’ poll.

The Quakers claimed 11 of the 16 first-place votes and have one more tournament, the Emory Spring Invitational, before their conference championship.

In the No. 2 spot is Methodist, the defending NCAA champions, who jumped from the fourth spot in the last poll and earned four first-place votes. The last remaining first-place vote went to No. 3 Saint John’s of Minnesota.

No new schools joined the top 10 while two new teams moved into the top 25, No. 24 Whitworth and No. 25 Rochester.

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Division III - April 6, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Guilford (11) 386 1
2 Methodist (4) 372 4
3 Saint John's (MN) (1) 363 3
4 Greensboro 335 7
5 Huntingdon 329 2
6 LaVerne 301 5
7 Illinois Wesleyan 287 T10
8 Centre 278 T10
9 Oglethorpe 257 6
10 Redlands 248 9
11 Emory 207 20
12 Transylvania 205 15
T13 Skidmore 195 T12
T13 UT-Tyler 195 14
15 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 190 8
16 Wittenberg 172 T12
17 Gustavus Adolphus 117 18
18 Wisconsin - Stout 115 17
19 Texas Lutheran 105 21
20 California Lutheran 98 16
21 Nebraska Wesleyan 86 19
22 St. Thomas 64 22
23 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 47 25
24 Whitworth 32 NR
25 Rochester 28 NR




Dropped From Ranking: St. John Fisher (#24), Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#25)




Others Receiving Votes: Manhattanville, 26; Carnegie-Mellon, 24; Millikin, 22; St. John Fisher, 21; Bridgewater, 19; Christopher Newport, 17; Carthage, 13; St. Olaf, 12; Allegheny, 11; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 8; Central, 3; McDaniel, 3; Ohio Wesleyan, 3; Randolph-Macon, 2; Birmingham Souther, 1; Hope, 1; La Grange, 1; Rhodes, 1.