Oglethorpe Still No. 1 in GCAA Division III Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Oglethorpe stayed at the top of the rankings in the GCAA Division III Coaches Poll, staying No. 1 in all three fall rankings thus far. The Stormy Petrols claimed five first-place votes.

UT Tyler received nine first-place votes and moved up five spots to No. 2. Methodist held steady at third with two first-place nods. Illinois Wesleyan and Wittenberg swapped places at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. No. 16 Central leads four teams new to the ranking along with Whitworth, Centre and Bethel (MN) who claimed Nos. 19-21.

California Lutheran, Concordia (TX), Greensboro and Transylvania dropped out out of the ranking.

NCAA Division III - 10/24/14

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oglethorpe (5) 383 1
2 Texas-Tyler (9) 375 7
3 Methodist (2) 365 3
4 Illinois Wesleyan 341 5
5 Wittenberg 326 4
6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 322 8
7 Schreiner 286 2
8 LaGrange 265 9
9 Southwestern 263 13
10 Guilford 214 6
11 La Verne 191 11
12 St. Thomas 184 18
13 Redlands 170 10
14 Rhodes 165 14
15 St. John Fisher 161 12
16 Central 158 NR
17 Berry 142 15
18 Texas Lutheran 128 25
19 Whitworth 126 NR
20 Centre 118 NR
21 Bethel (MN) 70 NR
22 Rochester 67 16
23 Saint John's (MN) 43 24
24 Trinity (TX) 41 23
25 Hampden-Sydney 34 17
       
Dropped From Ranking:  California Lutheran (#20), Concordia (TX) (#21), Greensboro (#19), Transylvania (#22)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Willamette, 30; Washington & Lee, 29; Concordia (TX), 27; California Lutheran, 22; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 20; Greensboro, 17; Gustavus Adolphus, 17; Franklin & Marshall, 14; Transylvania, 14; Huntingdon, 9; Messiah, 8; Spalding, 7; Whittier, 7; Nebraska Wesleyan, 5; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 5; George Fox, 4; Middlebury, 4; Skidmore, 4; Carnegie Mellon, 3; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 3; Millikin, 3; Birmingham-Southern, 2; Concordia (WI), 2; New York University, 2; Allegheny, 1; Edgewood, 1; Hope, 1; Washington & Jefferson, 1.