Defending Champ Methodist No. 1 in Division III Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Defending national champion Methodist opens the season ranked first in the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll. The Monarchs received 14 first-place votes.

In addition to Methodist, three other teams tallied first-place votes - second-ranked Emory, No. 7 Illinois Wesleyan, and eighth-ranked Concordia (TX). Huntindon ranked third and was followed by Guilford, Washington, and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Ninth-ranked Hope and St. Thomas (MN), rounded out the top 10.

Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finals Finish
1 Methodist (14) 416 Champion
2 Emory (1) 383 7
3 Huntingdon 375 T11
4 Guilford 349 5
5 Washington & Lee 319 2
6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 307 9
7 Illinois Wesleyan (1) 305 15
8 Concordia (TX) (1) 300 4
9 Hope 292 6
10 St. Thomas (MN) 282 T11
11 Wittenberg 237 8
12 Greensboro 188 14
13 Southwestern (TX) 173 Missed Cut
14 Kenyon 163 DNQ
15 Rhodes 162 17
16 California Lutheran 137 DNQ
17 Oglethorpe 121 DNQ
18 Sewanee 108 DNQ
19 St. John's (MN) 107 Missed Cut
20 Otterbein 102 13
21 North Carolina Wesleyan 94 Missed Cut
T22 La Verne 88 Missed Cut
T22 Redlands 88 DNQ
24 Carnegie Mellon 69 DNQ
25 LaGrange 39 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Hampden-Sydney, 35; Transylvania, 26; Gustavus Adolphus, 24; Pacific Lutheran, 20; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 19; NYU, 19; Christopher Newport, 12; Williams, 12; Ohio Wesleyan, 11; St. John Fisher, 8; Carthage, 7; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 7; Centre, 6; Trinity (TX), 6; Franklin & Marshall, 5; RPI, 5; Texas-Dallas, 5; Chapman, 4; Rochester, 4; Trinity (CT), 4; Willamette, 4; Texas Lutheran, 3; Linfield, 2; Birmingham-Southern, 1; Skidmore, 1; Whitman, 1.