Oglethorpe Back at No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Oglethorpe received eight first-place votes to regain the top ranking in the Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll. The Stormy Petrols were ranked No. 1 in the first three polls of the season.

LaGrange earned two first-place votes and moved up five places to No. 2. Methodist, Redlands and Schreiner each tallied a first-place vote and sat in Nos. 3, 5 and 6, respectively. Illinois Wesleyan stayed at No. 4. Wittenberg checked in at seventh and was followed by former No. 1 UT Tyler - who fell seven spots - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Central.

California Lutheran and Saint John’s return to the ranking at Nos. 20 and 24, respectively. Huntingdon made its debut in a tie at No. 21.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - 4/3/15

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oglethorpe (8) 314 2
2 LaGrange (2) 297 7
3 Methodist (1) 286 3
4 Illinois Wesleyan 282 4
5 Redlands (1) 278 5
6 Schreiner (1) 252 6
7 Wittenberg 233 8
8 UT Tyler 220 1
9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 202 13
10 Central 194 9
11 Guilford 189 T11
12 Rhodes 182 T11
13 Southwestern 181 10
14 St. Thomas 153 14
15 La Verne 109 21
16 Texas Lutheran 99 18
17 Trinity (TX) 86 20
18 Whitworth 78 16
19 Bethel (MN) 62 19
20 California Lutheran 60 NR
T21 Centre 57 17
T21 Huntingdon 57 NR
23 St. John Fisher 56 15
24 Saint John's (MN) 53 NR
25 Concordia (TX) 49 22
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Berry (#23), Rochester (#24), Washington & Lee (#25)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Rochester, 41; Berry, 24; Franklin & Marshall, 21; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 15; Kenyon, 14; Hampden-Sydney, 12; Whitman, 10; Trinity (CT), 8; Williams, 7; Washington & Jefferson, 5; Willamette, 5; Carnegie Mellon, 4; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 4; Rhode Island College, 4; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 4; Emory, 3; McDaniel, 3; Washington & Lee, 3; Gustavus Adolphus, 2; Messiah, 2; Skidmore, 2; Randolph-Macon, 1; Transylvania, 1; Western New England, 1.