Oglethorpe No. 1 in Division III GCAA Coaches Preason Poll

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oglethorpe earned the top ranking in the Division III GCAA Coaches Preseason Poll. Last season’s national runner-up received eight first-place votes.

Methodist is ranked second while Redlands and defending national champion Schreiner, who received six first-place votes, are tied for third. La Verne rounds out the top five while sixth-ranked Wittenberg collected the remaining No. 1 ballot.

Division III - August 28, 2014

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finals Finish
1 Oglethorpe (8) 364 2
2 Methodist 315 4
T3 Redlands 304 3
T3 Schreiner (6) 304 1
5 La Verne 281 T6
6 Wittenberg (1) 273 5
7 Illinois Wesleyan 241 Missed Cut
8 Transylvania 239 T8
9 LaGrange 235 T8
10 Texas-Tyler 229 T13
T11 Guilford 228 Missed Cut
T11 St. John Fisher 228 T6
13 Southwestern 188 11
14 Berry 181 T8
15 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 178 Missed Cut
16 Rhodes 144 T13
17 St. John's (MN) 132 15
18 California Lutheran 115 DNQ
19 Greensboro College 92 DNQ
20 Concordia (TX) 81 Missed Cut
21 Rochester 74 12
22 Hampden-Sydney 67 DNQ
23 Trinity (TX) 56 DNQ
24 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 53 DNQ
25 St. Thomas 40 DNQ
       
Dropped From Ranking:  N/A    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Dubuque, 37; Emory, 31; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 20; Pacific Lutheran, 20; Skidmore, 20; Gustavus Adolphus, 18; McDaniel, 17; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 15; Chapman, 11; Middlebury, 10; Whitworth, 7; Huntingdon, 6; Carnegie Mellon, 5; Allegheny, 3; Christopher Newport, 3; Willamette, 3; Hope, 2; Adrian, 1; Linfield, 1; Millikin, 1; Nebraska Wesleyan, 1; Occidental, 1.