Methodist Keeps Top Spot in Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Methodist received 11 first-place votes to keep the top ranking in the Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll. The Monarchs have been No. 1 in all three fall rankings.

Berry jumped up seven spots to second after receiving four first-place votes. Oglethorpe and Wittenberg each fell one rung to third and fourth, respectively. St. Thomas (MN) claimed the final first-place vote to climb 10 places to No. 5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps checked in at No. 6 and was followed by UT Tyler. Rhodes made the biggest move in the ranking, improving 12 spots to No. 8. Ninth-ranked St. John Fisher and Illinois Wesleyan complete the top 10.

Concordia (TX) (#17), Bethel (MN) (#21), Centre (#22) and Gustavus Adolphus (#24) debuted in the top 25. Spalding reentred the ranking at No. 20

California Lutheran, La Verne, Rochester, Texas Lutheran and Washington & Lee dropped from the top 25.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - Oct. 23

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

1

Methodist (11)

389

1

2

Berry (4)

356

9

3

Oglethorpe

347

2

4

Wittenberg

340

3

5

St. Thomas (MN) (1)

317

15

6

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

293

4

7

UT Tyler

287

10

8

Rhodes

241

20

9

St. John Fisher

239

6

10

Illinois Wesleyan

223

5

11

LaGrange

206

T7

12

Guilford

201

12

13

Huntingdon

189

17

14

Southwestern (TX)

189

13

15

Trinity (TX)

174

18

16

Transylvania

147

T22

17

Concordia (TX)

105

NR

18

Redlands

92

T7

19

Saint John's (MN)

89

14

20

Spalding

86

NR

21

Bethel (MN)

78

NR

22

Centre

72

NR

23

Schreiner

69

11

24

Gustavus Adolphus

64

NR

25

Mary Hardin-Baylor

63

T22

Dropped from Ranking: California Lutheran (#24), La Verne (#19), Rochester (#25), Texas Lutheran (#16), Washington & Lee (#21)

Others Receiving Votes: Rochester, 49; La Verne, 42; Washington & Lee, 41; Allegheny, 40; Texas Lutheran, 33; Franklin & Marshall, 20; Willamette, 17; Skidmore, 15; California Lutheran, 12; Trinity (CT), 12; Emory, 8; Augsburg, 7; Ferrum, 7; Whitworth, 7; Central, 6; Babson, 5; Husson, 4; McDaniel, 4; Calvin, 3; Western New England, 3; Christopher Newport, 2; Millsaps, 2; Rhode Island College, 2; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2; RPI, 1