UT Tyler Keeps Top Spot in Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Preseason No. 1 UT Tyler held on to the top ranking in the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Patriots claimed 16 of 20 first-place votes.

Huntingdon moved up three spots to second. Emory tallied two first-place ballots to climb three rungs to No 3. Illinois Wesleyan was fourth while Methodist checked in at No. 5. Guilford received one first-place vote, despite dropping two spots to sixth. Concordia (TX) jumped from No. 18 to No. 7 and is followed by Wittenberg, Washington & Lee, and Sewanee.

No. 18 Chapman, who earned the remaining first-place vote, led a contingent of poll newcomers that included Southwestern (TX) (#20), La Verne (#21), Rochester (#22), Ohio Wesleyan (#T25), and Willamette (#T25). Christopher Newport, Gustavus Adolphus, Skidmore, St. Thomas (MN), and Williams fell from the ranking.

The next Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released October 20.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - Sept. 29

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 UT Tyler (16) 496 1
2 Huntingdon 452 5
3 Emory (2) 421 7
4 Illinois Wesleyan 420 9
5 Methodist 392 3
6 Guilford (1) 361 4
7 Concordia (TX) 344 18
8 Wittenberg 282 2
9 Washington & Lee 281 15
10 Sewanee 271 25
11 Greensboro 269 6
12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 242 10
13 Oglethorpe 211 11
14 Hope 202 13
15 Rhodes 197 8
16 Mary Hardin-Baylor 152 12
17 Saint John's (MN) 136 16
18 Chapman (1) 116 NR
19 Berry 105 17
20 Southwestern (TX) 94 NR
21 La Verne 85 19
22 Rochester 60 NR
23 LaGrange 58 14
24 California Lutheran 57 NR
T25 Ohio Wesleyan 52 NR
T25 Willamette 52 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking:   Christopher Newport (#23), Gustavus Adolphus (#20), Skidmore (#21), St. Thomas (MN) (#24), Williams (#22)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Gustavus Adolphus, 50; Kenyon, 50; St. Thomas (MN), 50; Calvin, 44; Transylvania, 43; Hampden-Sydney, 42; Carnegie Mellon, 38; Williams, 30; Redlands, 28; Webster, 28; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 27; Occidental, 26; Texas Lutheran, 22; Trinity (CT), 20; Christopher Newport, 19; North Carolina Wesleyan, 17; Centre, 16; Pacific Lutheran, 16; RPI, 14; Skidmore, 13; Augsburg, 12; Trinity (TX), 12; Maryville, 8; Middlebury, 8; St. John Fisher, 8; Babson, 7; Birmingham-Southern, 7; Franklin, 5; DePauw, 4; NYU, 4; Otterbein, 4; Allegheny, 3; Carthage, 3; Ferrum, 3; George Fox, 3; Pomona-Pitzer, 3; McDaniel, 2; Mount St. Joseph, 2; Piedmont, 1.