Huntingdon New No. 1 in Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Huntingdon was the No. 1 ranked team in the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Patriots claimed four first-place votes.

UT Tyler, which was No. 1 in the previous two rankings, dropped to No. 2 despite receiving 11 first-place votes. The Patriots are only four points behind Huntingdon in the rankings. Illinois Wesleyan and Emory flipped Nos. 3 and 4, despite Emory claiming a first-place ballot. Methodist stayed at No. 5. St. Thomas (MN) vaulted back into the ranking at No. 6 and earned two first-place votes. Concordia (TX) remained at No. 7. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps climbed four spots to No. 8 and was followed by Guilford and Sewanee.

Calvin (#18), Carnegie Mellon (#25), North Carolina Wesleyan (#21), Pacific Lutheran (#23), Redlands (#20) and Trinity (CT) (#24) were newcomers to the ranking. Berry, California Lutheran, Chapman, LaGrange, La Verne, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Ohio Wesleyan, and Rochester fell from the top 25.

The final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released November 17.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - Oct. 20

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Huntingdon (4) 434 2
2 UT Tyler (11) 430 1
3 Illinois Wesleyan 407 4
4 Emory (1) 389 3
5 Methodist 344 5
6 St. Thomas (MN) (2) 343 NR
7 Concordia (TX) 326 7
8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 252 12
9 Guilford 248 6
10 Sewanee 241 10
11 Greensboro 237 11
12 Washington & Lee 235 9
13 Rhodes 227 15
14 Hope 222 14
15 Saint John's (MN) 221 17
16 Oglethorpe 155 13
17 Willamette 154 T25
18 Calvin 153 NR
19 Wittenberg 120 8
20 Redlands 82 NR
21 North Carolina Wesleyan 71 NR
22 Southwestern (TX) 70 20
23 Pacific Lutheran 57 NR
24 Trinity (CT) 47 NR
25 Carnegie Mellon 46 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking:   Berry (#19), California Lutheran (#24), Chapman (#18), LaGrange (#23), La Verne (#21), Mary Hardin-Baylor (#16), Ohio Wesleyan (#T25), Rochester (#22)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: La Verne, 44; Rochester, 44; California Lutheran, 42; Berry, 39; Birmingham Southern, 34; Kenyon, 34; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 34; Ohio Wesleyan, 28; Chapman, 25; Williams, 20; Gustavus Adolphus, 17; La Grange, 16; RPI, 14; Augsburg, 11; Piedmont, 9; Babson, 8; Hampden-Sydney, 8; Christopher Newport, 7; Carthage, 6; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 6; McDaniel, 3; DePauw, 2; NYU, 2; Trinity (TX), 2; Allegheny, 1; George Fox, 1; St. John Fisher, 1; Transylvania, 1.