Oglethorpe Top Ranked Team in GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division III Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the April 22, 2013 issue of Golf World. Oglethorpe, a five-time winner during the 2012-13 season, remained No. 1 in the most recent Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll.

The Stormy Petrels claimed nine of the 13 available first-place votes.

Methodist, Illinois Wesleyan and Saint John's (Minn.) all maintained their spots behind Oglethorpe with Gustavus Adolphus rounding out the top five.

Two teams joined the top 10: No. 7 Guilford and Transylvania, tied at No. 10.

Two new schools joined the top 25: No. 23 Berry and No. 25. Greensboro.

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Division III - April 17, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oglethorpe (9) 321 1
2 Methodist (1) 304 2
3 Illinois Wesleyan (2) 292 3
4 Saint John's (MN) 283 4
5 Gustavus Adolphus (1) 242 6
6 St. Thomas 219 8
7 Guilford 214 11
8 La Verne 211 10
9 Nebraska Wesleyan 196 5
T10 Emory 189 7
T10 Transylvania 189 12
12 Redlands 173 9
13 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 168 17
14 Wittenberg 160 15
15 UT-Tyler 127 13
16 Skidmore 114 16
17 Whitworth 102 21
18 California Lutheran 96 14
19 St. John Fisher 71 18
20 LaGrange 69 19
21 Southwestern 68 22
22 Mary Hardin-Baylor 59 25
23 Berry 46 NR
24 Christopher Newport 37 24
25 Greensboro 35 NR
Dropped From Ranking: Centre (#20), Pacific Lutheran (#23)
Others Receiving Votes: Allegheny, 27; Calvin, 20; Adrian, 19; Rochester, 18; Wheaton, 18; Centre, 16; Denison, 15; Carthage, 14; Luther, 14; Central, 11; Huntingdon, 11; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 11; Carnegie-Mellon; 8; Millikin, 8; Pacific Lutheran, 8; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 8; Williams, 7; McDaniel, 6; Kenyon, 1.