UT Tyler No. 1 in Preseason Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – UT Tyler ranked first in the Preseason Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Patriots claimed three first-place votes.

Second-ranked and defending NCAA champion Wittenberg tallied six first-place ballots. No. 3 Methodist (one), fifth-ranked Huntingdon (five), seventh-ranked Emory (1), and No. 11 Oglethorpe also received first-place votes. Guilford and Greensboro, ranked fourth and sixth, respectively. Rhodes checked in at No. 8 and was followed by Illinois Wesleyan and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

The next Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released September 29.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

NCAA Finals Finish

1

UT Tyler (3)

379

3

2

Wittenberg (6)

367

Champion

3

Methodist (1)

351

7

4

Guilford

347

2

5

Huntingdon (5)

346

T4

6

Greensboro

309

T4

7

Emory (1)

289

T12

8

Rhodes

276

8

9

Illinois Wesleyan

260

9

10

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

246

T12

11

Oglethorpe (1)

242

Missed Cut

12

Mary Hardin-Baylor

237

11

13

Hope

231

6

14

LaGrange

204

10

15

Washington & Lee

195

14

16

Saint John's (MN)

164

15

17

Berry

103

DNQ

18

Concordia (TX)

94

Missed Cut

19

La Verne

85

DNQ

20

Gustavus Adolphus

82

DNQ

21

Skidmore

77

DNQ

22

Williams

56

16

23

Christopher Newport

55

Missed Cut

24

St. Thomas (MN)

48

DNQ

25

Sewanee

45

DNQ

Others Receiving Votes: Transylvania, 42; St. John Fisher, 41; Redlands, 36; Pacific Lutheran, 31; Webster, 30; Rochester, 27; Centre, 26; Hampden-Sydney, 25; Carnegie Mellon, 22; Ohio Wesleyan, 19; Southwestern (TX), 17; California Lutheran, 15; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 13; Kenyon, 12; Trinity (TX), 11; Schreiner, 9; Birmingham-Southern, 7; Piedmont, 7; Augsburg, 6; Rutgers-Camden, 6; McDaniel, 5; Allegheny, 4; Franklin & Marshall, 4; NYU, 4; Otterbein, 4; Trinity (CT), 3; Wisconsin Lutheran, 3; Manhattanville, 2; Middlebury, 2; Babson, 1; Calvin, 1; Ferrum, 1; St. Norbert, 1