Methodist Top Ranked 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 September 30, 2013 issue of Golf World. Methodist University jumped up two spots to claim the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll.

The Monarchs claimed six of 16 available first-place votes to ascend to the top spot.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was one of five other schools to earn first-place votes, receiving three, as the Stags moved into the No. 2 spot.

Emory and UT-Tyler, both earning one first-place votes, fell into place at No. 3 and 5, with La Verne rounding out the top five.

The other two programs to earn first-place votes were Oglethorpe, which tied for No. 7 in the ranking, and Rhodes, which came in No. 11 after being unranked in the preseason poll.

Preseason No. 1 Transylvania fell to No. 6 after finishing fourth in its first two starts of the 2013-14 season.

Along with Rhodes, No. 20 Berry joined the top 25.

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Division III - September 25, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Methodist (6) 368 3
2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3) 322 5
3 Emory (1) 299 7
4 UT-Tyler (1) 291 8
5 La Verne 284 9
6 Transylvania 280 1
T7 Illinois Wesleyan 279 6
T7 Oglethorpe (1) 279 2
9 Wittenberg 273 11
10 Saint John's (MN) 259 4
11 Rhodes (4) 241 NR
12 Gustavus Adolphus 206 10
13 St. John Fisher 186 12
14 Guilford 185 13
15 Redlands 155 15
16 Southwestern University 145 14
17 Nebraska Wesleyan 136 23
18 Greensboro 119 16
19 LaGrange 99 19
20 Berry 95 NR
21 Central 84 17
22 St. Thomas 60 18
23 California Lutheran 55 22
T25 Mary Hardin-Baylor 46 21
T25 Skidmore 46 20
Dropped From Ranking: Schreiner (#24), Whitworth (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: College of Mount St. Joseph, 41; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 38; Milikin, 37; Huntingdon, 32; Dubuque, 30; Christopher Newport, 28; Whitworth, 26; McDaniel, 23; Centre, 22; Schreiner, 20; Rochester, 18; Luther, 16; Wheaton, 16; Carnegie-Mellon, 14; Carthage, 13; Hampden-Sydney, 12; Allegheny, 8; Milwaukee School of Engineering, 5; Concordia (Moorhead), 4; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3; Linfield, 1; Middlebury, 1.