Illinois Wesleyan Top Team in GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division III Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 16, 2014) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Coaches’ Poll of the Spring 2014 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, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the April 21, 2014 issue of Golf World. Illinois Wesleyan held on to the top ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III men’s college coaches’ poll.

The Titans have two victories and a runner-up finish to show for their play thus far in the spring semester as they claimed nine of the 14 available first-place votes. The squad begins the postseason this week with its conference championship.

Jumping one place into the No. 2 spot in the poll is Oglethorpe. The Stormy Petrels prepare for their conference championship after winning two of four stroke-play events this spring and four overall in the 2013-14 season.

Redlands, Methodist and Wittenberg round out the top five with each school earning at least one first-place votes. No. 8 St. John Fisher was the other program to get a first-place vote.

No new teams jumped into the top 10. Two schools moved into the top 25: No. 22 Trinity (Texas) and No. 24 St. Thomas.

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Division III - April 16, 2014

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Illinois Wesleyan (9) 339 1
2 Oglethorpe 316 3
3 Redlands (2) 307 2
4 Methodist (1) 297 7
5 Wittenberg (1) 290 6
6 Guilford 274 4
7 La Verne 273 8
8 St. John Fisher (1) 262 5
9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 220 9
10 LaGrange 215 10
11 Transylvania 202 11
12 UT-Tyler 197 12
13 Concordia University (TX) 163 13
14 California Lutheran 129 14
15 Southwestern 125 22
16 Berry 120 15
17 Schreiner 110 21
18 Saint John's (MN) 108 19
19 Greensboro 94 18
20 Rhodes 80 16
21 Hampden-Sydney 73 17
22 Trinity University (TX) 64 NR
23 Dubuque 55 20
24 St. Thomas 41 NR
25 Mary Hardin-Baylor 32 24
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Nebraska Wesleyan (#25), Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#23)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 26; Nebraska Wesleyan, 25; Rochester, 20; McDaniel, 12; Allegheny, 11; Millikin, 11; Rochester Polytechnic Institute, 10; Clarkson, 9; Whitworth, 9; Emory, 8; Skidmore, 7; Averett, 5; Huntingdon, 5; Carnegie Mellon, 2; Christopher Newport, 1; Gustavus Adolphus, 1; Otterbein, 1; Willamette, 1.