Oglethorpe Stays No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Oglethorpe received four first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll. The Stormy Petrels have been ranked No. 1 five of the eight polls released this season.

LaGrange and Redlands are tied at No. 2 despite claiming four and five first-place votes, respectively. Methodist and Illinois Wesleyan followed, each dropping one spot. Schreiner stayed at No. 6 and is followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Wittenberg, UT Tyler and Guilford.

Berry returned to the ranking at No. 22 and Franklin & Marshall debuted tied at No. 23. Bethel and Concordia (TX) fell out of the top 25.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - 4/24/15

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oglethorpe (4) 353 1
T2 LaGrange (4) 336 2
T2 Redlands (5) 336 5
4 Methodist 325 3
5 Illinois Wesleyan 306 4
6 Schreiner 298 6
7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 265 9
8 Wittenberg 246 7
9 UT Tyler 237 8
10 Guilford 225 11
11 Central 191 10
12 Rhodes 184 12
13 Southwestern 176 13
14 St. Thomas 159 14
15 La Verne 157 15
16 Trinity (TX) 134 17
17 California Lutheran 115 20
18 Texas Lutheran 95 16
19 St. John Fisher 69 23
20 Whitworth 67 18
21 Saint John's (MN) 65 24
22 Berry 58 NR
T23 Centre 51 T21
T23 Franklin & Marshall 51 NR
T23 Huntingdon 51 T21
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Bethel (MN) (#19), Concordia (TX) (#25)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Bethel (MN), 49; Concordia (TX), 48; Skidmore, 28; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 27; Rochester, 24; Washington & Lee, 22; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 18; Rhode Island College, 17; Williams, 11; Hampden-Sydney, 10; Manhattanville, 10; Washington & Jefferson, 10; Hamilton, 9; Kenyon, 7; Hope, 6; Western New England, 6; Messiah, 5; Willamette, 5; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 4; Carnegie Mellon, 2; Elms, 2; Babson, 1; Gustavus Adolphus, 1; McDaniel, 1.