Illinois Wesleyan top team in Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Coming off a National Championship run Illinois Wesleyan University will open the 2019-20 season as the No. 1 team in the country after receiving 13 first place votes in the opening Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.

In addition to Illinois Wesleyan, two other teams received first place votes – second ranked Emory (5), and third ranked Huntingdon (1). Rounding out the top ten, Guilford ranked fourth, followed by Methodist, Wittenberg, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Washington & Lee, and Concordia (TX).

DIII Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Tournament Finish
1 Illinois Wesleyan (13) 466 Champion
2 Emory (5) 429 Missed Cut
3 Huntingdon (1) 421 Runner-Up
4 Guilford 412 3
5 Methodist 396 5
6 Wittenberg 358 6
7 Carnegie Mellon 327 11
8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 309 8
9 Washington & Lee 276 Missed Cut
10 Concordia University (TX) 272 4
11 Oglethorpe 253 7
12 Hampden-Sydney 207 12
13 Redlands 186 17
14 Southwestern (TX) 180 Missed Cut
15 Saint Johns (MN) 179 Missed Cut
16 North Carolina Wesleyan 176 14
17 Trinity College (CT) 175 10
18 Hope 145 9
19 Willamette 138 13
20 Berry College 114 DNQ
21 La Verne 110 Missed Cut
22 St. Thomas (MN) 97 15
T-23 Greensboro 77 DNQ
T-23 Rhodes 77 DNQ
T-25 LaGrange 67 DNQ
T-25 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 67 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Transylvania, 37; Sewanee: The Univ. of the South, 31; Gustavus Adolphus, 29; Babson, 23; New York Univ., 17; Rutgers Univ.-Camden, 16; Pacific Lutheran, 11; California Lutheran, 10; Ohio Wesleyan, 9;  Allegheny, 8; Aurora, 8; Kenyon College, 8; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8; Whitworth, 8; Calvin, 6; McMurry, 6; Gettysburg College, 5; Piedmont, 4; Trine, 4; McDaniel, 3; Rosemont, 2; St. John Fisher, 2; Texas Lutheran, 2; Birmingham-Southern, 1; Nebraska Wesleyan, 1; Rochester, 1; Williams, 1.