Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Top Team in GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division III Coaches Poll

(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources ofGolf 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 December 9, 2013 issue of Golf World. Making the most of a two-tournament fall schedule—winning both of its starts—Claremont-Mudd-Scripps claimed the No. 1 ranking all to itself in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll.

The Stags wrestled sole possession of the top spot from Wittenberg by virtue of claiming 10 of the available 16 first-place votes.

Wittenberg earned two first-place votes in fall from a share of No. 1 in the previous poll to No. 2 in the final fall ranking.

Rounding out the top five were Oglethorpe, jumping up from 11th in the previous ranking and earning one first-place vote, Guilford and St. John Fisher, which also got a first-place nod.

Two new schools jumped into the top 10: No. 6 Redlands and No. 7 LaGrange, which earned a first-place vote. The last first-place vote went to No. 9 La Verne.

Four programs moved into the top 25: No. 18 Hampden-Sydney, No. 22 Schreiner, No. 23 Willamette and No. 24 Concordia U. (Texas).

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Division III - December 9, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10) 382 T1
2 Wittenberg (2) 362 T1
3 Oglethorpe (1) 347 11
4 Guilford 315 4
5 St. John Fisher (1) 310 5
6 Redlands 282 12
7 LaGrange (1) 278 13
8 Illinois Wesleyan 274 3
9 La Verne (1) 273 8
10 Methodist 261 6
11 Transylvania 246 7
12 UT-Tyler 212 9
13 Greensboro 191 14
14 Rhodes 178 10
15 California Lutheran 169 16
16 Saint John's (MN) 139 17
17 Berry 136 15
18 Hampden-Sydney 127 NR
19 Southwestern 116 18
20 Nebraska Wesleyan 61 19
21 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 52 20
22 Schreiner 44 NR
23 Willamette 43 NR
24 Concordia University (TX) 41 NR
T25 Dubuque 36 23
T25 Emory 36 21
Dropped From Ranking: Averett (#24), College of Mount St. Joseoh (#22), St. Thomas (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: Gustavus Adolphus, 34; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 34; Milikin, 27; St. Thomas, 26; College of Mount St. Joseph, 25; Averett, 21; Illinois College, 20; Rochester, 20; Carnegie Mellon, 17; Central, 16; Pacific Lutheran, 12; Texas Lutheran, 9; Concordia (WI), 5; McDaniel, 5; Allegheny, 4; Centre, 4; Christopher Newport, 3; Huntingdon, 3; Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, 2; Clarkson, 1; Ohio Wesleyan, 1.