Guilford Retains Top Ranking in First Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III Coaches Poll of Spring
NEW YORK, NY—The first 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 issue of Golf World. For the third time during the 2010-11 college season, Guilford has claimed the No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III men’s coaches’ poll.

The Quakers, led by first-year coach Corey Maggard, closed the fall season with three victories in five starts. The team received 15 of the 17 available first-place votes to outpace No. 2 Huntingdon, which claimed the other two.

While the remainder of the top five stayed the same from the final fall poll, their was some movement. Methodist moved to No. 3 and LaVerne inched up to No. 4 with Saint John’s (Minn.) sliding down to No. 5.

No new schools appear in the top 10, but one moved into the top 25: No. 24 St. John Fisher.

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Division III - February 23, 2011
Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Guilford (15) 423 1
2 Huntingdon (2) 397 2
3 Methodist 367 4
4 LaVerne 366 5
5 Saint Johns (MN) 336 3
6 Greensboro 328 6
7 Oglethorpe 302 7
8 Centre 285 8
9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 284 10
10 Skidmore 236 9
11 Illinois Wesleyan 226 13
12 UT-Tyler 205 11
13 Transylvania 187 14
14 California Lutheran 182 12
15 Redlands 173 16
16 Wittenberg 160 15
17 Wisconsin-Stout 157 17
18 Gustavus Adolphus 137 19
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 125 18
20 Emory 99 20
21 Texas Lutheran 79 22
22 Saint Thomas 60 23
23 Christpher Newport 54 21
24
Saint John Fisher
45 NR
25 Whittier 43 25






































Others Receiving Votes:
Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 42; Carnegie-Mellon, 32; Rochester, 26; Manhattanville, 25; Allegheny, 20; Ohio Wesleyan, 20; Carthage, 19; Bridgewater, 17; Linfield, 15; Millikin, 15; McDaniel, 11; Saint Olaf, 10; Whitworth, 10; Central, 4; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 4; NYU, 3; Randolph-Macon, 3; Rhodes, 3; Salem State, 3; UT-Dallas, 3; Adrian, 2; Calvin, 2; Hope, 2.

Dropped from Ranking: Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#25)