UT Tyler New No. 1 in GCAA Division III Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – UT Tyler received 11 first-place votes to finish the fall in the top spot in the GCAA Division III Coaches Poll. Oglethorpe, who was ranked No. 1 in the three previous fall polls, tallied three first-place votes and dropped to second.

Methodist received the remaining first-place vote and sits third. Illinois Wesleyan remained fourth and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps climed one spot to fifth.

Concordia (TX) re-entered the ranking at No. 22 while Washington & Lee debuted at No. 23. Hampden-Sydney and Saint John’s dropped from the top 25.

NCAA Division III - 11/14/14

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 UT-Tyler (11) 364 2
2 Oglethorpe (3) 358 1
3 Methodist (1) 338 3
4 Illinois Wesleyan 319 4
5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 309 6
6 Wittenberg 286 5
7 Schreiner 278 7
T8 LaGrange 253 8
T8 Southwestern 253 9
10 Redlands 211 13
11 Central 198 16
12 St. Thomas 190 12
13 Rhodes 188 14
14 Guilford 183 10
15 La Verne 169 11
16 St. John Fisher 128 15
17 Centre 118 20
18 Whitworth 94 19
19 Berry 90 17
20 Bethel (MN) 80 21
21 Texas Lutheran 68 18
22 Concordia (TX) 55 NR
23 Washington & Lee 50 NR
24 Rochester 49 22
25 Trinity (TX) 43 24
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Hampden-Sydney (#25), Saint John's (MN) (#23)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Saint John's (MN), 32; Gustavus Adolphus, 19; Willamette, 16; California Lutheran, 14; Washington & Jefferson, 13; Franklin & Marshall, 12; Hampden-Sydney, 12; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 12; Skidmore, 12; Christopher Newport, 11; Spalding, 8; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 7; Wisconsin-Stout, 6; Greensboro, 4; McDaniel, 4; Carthage, 3; Concordia (WI), 3; NYU, 3; Transylvania, 3; Carnegie Mellon, 2; Millikin, 2; Bethany Lutheran, 1; Emory, 1; Hope, 1; Messiah, 1; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1.