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

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 1, 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 May 5, 2014 issue of Golf World. After successfully winning the CCIW title for a third straight year, Illinois Wesleyan remained the top team in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III men’s college coaches’ poll.

The Titans earned 12 of the 17 available first-place votes as they now get set to try to win the NCAA D-III title for the first time in school history later this month.

Oglethorpe remained the No. 2 team in the latest poll, with Redlands holding on to its No. 3 spot. Wittenberg and Methodist rounded out the top five.

Besides Illinois Wesleyan, five other schools all earned one first-place vote: No. 3 Redlands, No. 4 Wittenberg, No. 5 Methodist and La Verne and St. John Fisher, both tied for No. 7.

No new teams joined the top 10 or top 25.

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Division III - May 1, 2014

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Illinois Wesleyan (12) 416 1
2 Oglethorpe 388 2
3 Redlands (1) 377 3
4 Wittenberg (1) 365 5
5 Methodist (1) 361 4
6 Guilford 328 6
T7 La Verne (1) 327 7
T7 St. John Fisher (1) 327 8
9 LaGrange 278 10
10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 260 9
T11 Transylvania 237 11
T11 UT-Tyler 237 12
13 Concordia University (TX) 206 13
14 California Lutheran 169 14
15 Schreiner 168 17
16 Berry 145 16
17 Greensboro 135 19
18 Southwestern University 130 15
19 Rhodes 90 20
20 Saint John's (MN) 84 18
21 Hampden-Sydney 79 21
22 Trinity University (TX) 77 22
23 Dubuque 74 23
24 Mary Hardin-Baylor 60 25
25 St. Thomas 36 24
       
Dropped From Ranking:  None    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska Wesleyan, 24; Rochester, 22; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 22; McDaniel, 18; Millikin, 16; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 12; Emory, 11; Whitworth, 11; Willamette, 10; Williams, 7; Christopher Newport, 4; Skidmore, 4; Trinity College (CT), 4; Clarkson, 3; Huntingdon, 2; Averett, 1.