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

NORMAN, Okla. – Oglethorpe received five first-place votes to continue its run atop the Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll in its final regular season edition. The Stormy Petrels have been ranked No. 1 six of the nine polls released this season.

A total of seven teams received first-place votes. LaGrange and Methodist each received three first-place votes and sit second and third, respectively. Methodist, Illinois Wesleyan and Schreiner each claimed one first-place vote and rank fourth through sixth. Wittenberg checked in at No. 7 and is followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Central. Tenth-ranked UT-Tyler received the final first-place vote.

Concordia (TX) and Bethel (MN) each returned to the top 25 after a one ranking absence. Centre and Whitworth dropped from the ranking.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - 5/8/15

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oglethorpe (5) 357 1
2 LaGrange (3) 338 T2
3 Redlands (3) 337 T2
4 Methodist (1) 326 4
5 Illinois Wesleyan (1) 324 5
6 Schreiner (1) 284 6
7 Wittenberg 279 8
8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 250 7
9 Central 244 11
10 UT-Tyler (1) 237 9
11 Guilford 235 10
12 Rhodes 185 12
13 Southwestern 180 13
14 La Verne 174 15
15 St. Thomas 165 14
16 Trinity (TX) 115 16
17 California Lutheran 109 17
18 Berry 98 22
19 Texas Lutheran 89 18
20 St. John Fisher 81 19
21 Saint John's (MN) 79 21
22 Franklin & Marshall 56 T23
23 Concordia (TX) 52 NR
24 Bethel (MN) 35 NR
25 Huntingdon 33 T23
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Centre (#T23), Whitworth (#20)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Washington & Lee, 28; Skidmore, 22; Whitworth, 19; Gustavus Adolphus, 18; Rochester, 14; Rhode Island College, 13; Centre, 12; Western New England; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 16; Christopher Newport, 7; Kenyon, 6; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 6; Messiah, 6; Babson, 5; Franklin, 5; Hope, 5; Washington & Jefferson, 5; Carnegie Mellon, 4; Elms, 3; Millikin, 3; McDaniel, 3; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1.