Illinois Wesleyan returns as No. 1 team in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Defending National Champions Illinois Wesleyan return as the #1 team in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll after receiving 18 first-place votes.

Huntingdon moves up one spot to No. 2 while Emory University ranks third after receiving the final two first-place votes. Hampden-Sydney, and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps rounds out the top five.

Wittenberg, Methodist, St. Thomas (MN), Washington & Lee, and Carnegie Mellon all earned a spot in the top ten.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#14), New York (#18), Babson (#20), Williams (#22), Aurora (#24), and Piedmont (#25), all joined the ranking, while Hope, La Verne, North Carolina Wesleyan, Sewanee, The University of the South, Trinity, and Willamette all fell from the poll.

 

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Ranking
1 Illinois Wesleyan (18) 498 2
2 Huntingdon 475 3
3 Emory (2) 467 1
4 Hampden-Sydney 394 13
5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 389 9
6 Wittenberg 374 4
7 Methodist 371 8
8 St. Thomas (MN) 354 11
9 Washington & Lee 295 6
10 Carnegie Mellon 293 7
11 Guilford 286 5
12 Southwestern (TX) 271 15
13 Oglethorpe 217 12
14 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 204 NR
15 Redlands 198 16
16 Gustavus Adolphus 175 25
17 Concordia University (TX) 153 10
18 New York University 144 NR
19 Saint Johns (MN) 129 14
20 Babson 105 NR
21 Greensboro 88 24
22 Williams 71 NR
23 Berry College 61 17
24 Aurora 50 NR
25 Piedmont 44 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking: Hope (#19); La Verne (T-20); North Carolina Wesleyan (#T-20); Sewanee: The University of the South (#23); Trinity College (CT) (#22); Willamette (#18).      
       
Others Receiving Votes: Willamette, 38; Hope, 36; La Verne, 28; Pacific Lutheran, 28; Sewanee: The University of the South, 27; Webster University, 23; Kenyon College, 21; Rochester, 18; Nebraska Wesleyan, 17; North Carolina Wesleyan, 16; George Fox, 16; Denison University, 15; LaGrange, 15; McDaniel, 13; Allegheny, 11; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 11; California Lutheran, 10; Gettysburg College, 9; Trinity College (CT), 9; Averett, 8; Trine University, 6; Rhodes, 4; Whitworth, 4; Concordia (WI), 3; Rutgers University-Camden, 3; Transylvania, 2; Birmingham-Southern, 1; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1; Rosemont College, 1.