Division III Champ Methodist No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Defending national champion Methodist is ranked No. 1 in the preseason edition of the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Monarchs received 14 first-place votes.

NCAA runner-up LaGrange received one first-place vote and is ranked second. Third-ranked UT Tyler collected the final two first-place votes. Wittenberg is ranked fourth and followed by Redlands, Oglethorpe, Illinois Wesleyan, Guilford, Berry and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

NCAA Finals Finish

1

Methodist (14)

421

1

2

LaGrange (1)

369

2

3

UT Tyler (2)

360

6

4

Wittenberg

349

3

5

Redlands

330

5

6

Oglethorpe

328

10

7

Illinois Wesleyan

306

9

8

Guilford

303

8

9

Berry

296

4

10

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

255

13

11

Schreiner

252

7

12

St. Thomas (MN)

188

12

13

St. John Fisher

168

11

14

La Verne

153

14

15

Rhodes

145

Missed Cut

16

Texas Lutheran

129

DNQ

17

Southwestern (TX)

121

Missed Cut

18

Saint John's (MN)

101

DNQ

19

Trinity (TX)

93

DNQ

20

Spalding

89

15

21

Central

77

Missed Cut

T22

California Lutheran

71

DNQ

T22

Huntingdon

71

DNQ

24

Washington & Lee

51

DNQ

25

Franklin & Marshall

49

Missed Cut

Others Receiving Votes: Bethel (MN), 36; Concordia (TX), 36; Gustavus Adolphus, 36; Transylvania, 35; Skidmore, 34; Rochester, 31; Carnegie Mellon, 21; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 17; RPI, 17; Middlebury, 17; Centre, 15; Emory, 15; Whitworth, 14; Kenyon, 11; Farmingdale State, 10; McDaniel, 10; Allegheny, 9; Otterbein, 9; Washington & Jefferson, 9; Linfield, 8; Wisconsin Lutheran, 8; Carthage, 6; Hampden-Sydney, 5; Hope, 5; Birmingham-Southern, 4; Christopher Newport, 4; Dubuque, 4; Ferrum, 4; Rhode Island College, 4; UT Dallas, 4; Rutgers-Camden, 3; Western New England, 3; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 3; Messiah, 1; Nebraska Wesleyan, 1; Williams, 1