Guilford Remains Top Team in Golf World/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 March 26, 2012 issue of Golf World.  With two victories in the spring to match its two wins in the fall, Guilford kept firm hold of its No. 1 spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division III coaches’ poll.

The Quakers earned 12 of the 15 available first-place votes to maintain its comfortable lead over No. 2 Illinois Wesleyan.

Methodist and UT-Tyler remained third and fourth in the poll, respectively, while Redlands moved up one spot to the No. 5 position.

No new schools joined the top 10. No. 23 Wisconsin-Stout and No. 24 Concordia Moorhead (Minn.) are the two new schools that joined the top 25.

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Division III - March 22, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Guilford (12) 368 1
2 Illinois Wesleyan (2) 345 2
3 Methodist 326 3
4 UT-Tyler 316 4
5 Redlands 297 6
6 Oglethorpe 289 7
7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 236 5
8 Transylvania 234 T10
9 Saint Johns (MN) 231 9
10 Christopher Newport 227 8
11 Huntingdon 219 T10
12 California Lutheran (1) 217 14
13 St. John Fisher 215 13
14 Greensboro 197 12
15 Centre 153 15
16 LaVerne 146 16
17 Skidmore 130 17
18 La Grange 111 19
19 Emory 107 18
20 Gustavus Adolphus 106 20
21 Trinity (TX) 67 22
22 Linfield 39 21
23 Wisconsin - Stout 35 NR
24 Concordia College (Moorhead) 33 NR
T25 Rhodes 32 23
T25 Wittenberg 32 24
Dropped From Ranking: Mary Hardin-Baylor (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: Mary Hardin-Baylor, 28; Franklin & Marshall, 20; Rochester, 15; Carthage, 14; Central, 13; Manhattanville, 13; Hampden-Sydney, 11; McDaniel, 9; Birmingham-Southern, 8; Allegheny, 7; Williams, 7; St. Thomas, 6; Schreiner, 5; Bridgewater, 4; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 4; Trine, 2; Concordia University (TX), 1.