Division III Champ Claremont-Mudd-Scripps No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Defending Division III champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps earned 14 of 19 first-place votes to top the Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll.

Methodist ranked second with one first-place vote. Huntingdon appeared on two first-place ballots and was No. 3. Fourth-ranked Oglethorpe also tallied a first-place vote. Wittenberg was No. 5 and followed by St. Thomas (MN), Rhodes, Washington & Lee, Otterbein and Berry.

No. 22 Concordia (TX) received the remaining first-place vote.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finals Finish
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (14) 463 Champion
2 Methodist (1) 434 T5
3 Huntingdon (2) 426 2
4 Oglethorpe (1) 401 8
5 Wittenberg 391 T3
6 St. Thomas (MN) 367 T5
7 Rhodes 314 9
8 Washington & Lee 307 T3
9 Otterbein 274 7
10 Berry 244 Missed Cut
11 Illinois Wesleyan 240 11
12 Emory 236 Missed Cut
13 LaGrange 217 14
14 California Lutheran 173 DNQ
15 Franklin & Marshall 168 T12
T16 Redlands 166 DNQ
T16 UT Tyler 166 Missed Cut
18 St. John Fisher 163 10
19 Guilford 115 DNQ
20 Mary Hardin-Baylor 107 DNQ
21 Transylvania 85 T12
22 Concordia (TX) (1) 83 Missed Cut
23 Spalding 67 15
24 Saint John's (MN) 66 DNQ
25 Greensboro 57 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Gustavus Adolphus, 56; Allegheny, 54; Centre, 39; Bethel (MN), 37; Middlebury, 26; Rochester, 26; Carnegie Mellon, 25; La Verne, 23; Western New England, 23; Christopher Newport, 21; Willamette, 19; Southwestern (TX), 17; Skidmore, 11; Hope, 10; Babson, 8; Rhode Island College, 8; Whitworth, 6; Trinity (CT), 5; Schreiner, 5; Trinity (TX), 4; McDaniel, 3; Texas Lutheran, 3; Virginia Wesleyan, 3; Augsburg, 2; Carthage, 2; Chapman, 2; Piedmont, 2; Kenyon, 1; Millikin, 1; Occidental, 1; Pacific Lutheran, 1; Rutgers-Camden, 1.