Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Wittenberg Share Top Ranking 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 October 21, 2013 issue of Golf World.  Impressive starts by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Wittenberg have them sharing the top spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll.

The Stags are two-for-two so far in the 2013-14 season, winning the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational and the Embry Riddle Arizona Invitational, and earned eight first-place votes in the poll. The Tigers have finished no worse than third in four starts with a victory at the Gordin Classic and claimed four first-place votes. It's the first time there has been a tie at the top of the D-III poll since November 2007.

Three other schools earned one first-place vote: No. 3 Illinois Wesleyan, No. 5 St. John Fisher and No. 6 Methodist, the top-ranked school in the last poll.

Making the biggest jump in the poll was No. 4 Guilford, which moved from No. 14 previously.

Four news schools joined the top 25: No. 20 Wisconsin-Eau Claire, No. 22 College of Mount St. Joseph, No. 23 Dubuque and No24 Averett.

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Division III - October 16, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
T1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) 373 2
T1 Wittenberg (5) 373 9
3 Illinois Wesleyan (1) 356 T7
4 Guilford 334 14
5 St. John Fisher (1) 312 13
6 Methodist (1) 306 1
7 Transylvania 285 6
8 La Verne 281 5
9 UT-Tyler 228 4
10 Rhodes 225 11
11 Oglethorpe 223 T7
12 Redlands 220 15
13 LaGrange 188 19
14 Greensboro 166 18
15 Berry 151 20
16 California Lutheran 133 23
17 Saint John's (MN) 132 10
18 Southwestern University 125 16
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 114 17
20 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 81 NR
21 Emory 77 3
22 College of Mount St. Joseph 76 NR
23 Dubuque 55 NR
24 Averett 43 NR
25 St. Thomas 37 22
Dropped From Ranking: Central (#21), Gustavus Adolphus (#12), Mary Hardin-Baylor (#T24), Skidmore (#T24)
Others Receiving Votes: Mary Hardin-Baylor, 33; Gustavus Adolphus, 32; Millikin, 30; Central, 23; Skidmore, 23; John Carroll, 19; Rochester, 18; Christopher Newport, 17; Huntingdon, 17; Centre, 15; Whitworth, 13; Schreiner, 11; Millsaps, 10; Pacific Lutheran, 10; Carnegie Mellon, 9; Trinity University (TX), 9; McDaniel, 5; Concordian University (TX), 4; Allegheny, 2; Hampden-Sydney, 2; Willamette, 2; Carthage, 1; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1.