Greensboro Top Team in Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Preseason Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Preseason 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 and the NAIA, will appear in the September 5, 2011 issue of Golf World.  Greensboro, the defending NCAA champions, begins the 2011-12 season as the top-ranked team in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division III preseason coaches’ poll.

The Pride claimed 10 of the 14 first-place votes after last year’s three win campaign.

St. John’s (Minn.) is ranked No. 2 in the preseason poll, earning two first-place votes. Methodist, Guilford (with the final two first-place votes) and Illinois Wesleyan round out the top five.

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Division II - August 31, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points 2011 NCAA Finish
1 Greensboro (10) 327 1
2 Saint Johns (MN) (2) 324 T3
3 Methodist 321 T3
4 Guilford (2) 290 9
5 Illinois Wesleyan 267 2
6 Huntingdon 249 6
7 Oglethorpe 232 12
8 Redlands 212 10
9 Centre 197 7
10 Emory 194 8
11 Texas Lutheran 190 T3
12 UT-Tyler 177 N/A
13 LaVerne 171 15
14 Transylvania 143 N/A
15 Gustavus Adolphus 142 N/A
16 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 134 N/A
17 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 108 13
18 Christopher Newport 89 11
19 Skidmore 88 N/A
20 Millikin 86 14
21 Wittenberg 76 N/A
22 California Lutheran 75 N/A
23 Nebraska Wesleyan 54 N/A
24 St. Thomas 50 N/A
25 Bridgewater 40 N/A




Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin-Stout, 31; Carthage, 21; Central, 17; La Grange, 17; Rochester, 17; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 15; McDaniel, 14; Ohio Wesleyan, 14; Denison, 13; Linfield, 13; Middlebury, 13; Calvin, 12; Allegheny, 11; McMurry, 11; Rhodes, 11; Southwestern, 11; Trinity University, 11; Carnegie-Mellon, 10; University of Dallas, 10; New York University, 9; Adrian, 8; Hampden-Sydney, 7; Mount Union, 6; Birmingham Southern, 5; Manhattanville, 5; Berry, 1; Williams, 1.