Oglethorpe Again Top 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 May 6, 2013 issue of Golf World. Oglethorpe, claiming 11 of the available 13 first-place votes, maintained its place in the No. 1 spot of the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll.

The Stormy Petrels have won their last three starts, including victory at the Southern Athletic Association Championship, giving them seven victories in 10 events during the 2012-13 season as they attempt to defend their NCAA D-III title this month.

Methodist kept its place at No. 2 in the latest ranking, with Saint John's (Minn.) moving up to the No. 3 spot. Tied at fourth are Gustavus Adolphus and Illinois Wesleyan, each receiving one first-place vote.

One new school joined the top 10: No. 10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. One new team also joined the top 25: No. 25 Wheaton.

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Division III - May 1, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oglethorpe (11) 323 1
2 Methodist 308 2
3 Saint John's (MN) 289 4
T4 Gustavus Adolphus (1) 276 5
T4 Illinois Wesleyan (1) 276 3
6 Guilford 233 7
7 La Verne 212 8
8 St. Thomas 207 6
9 Emory 204 10
10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 192 13
11 Transylvania 171 T10
12 Wittenberg 168 14
13 Redlands 165 12
14 Whitworth 134 17
15 UT-Tyler 120 15
T16 Nebraska Wesleyan 117 9
T16 Skidmore 117 16
18 California Lutheran 110 18
19 Southwestern University 80 21
20 St. John Fisher 73 19
21 LaGrange 55 20
22 Mary Hardin-Baylor 43 22
23 Christopher Newport 41 24
24 Greensboro 32 25
25 Wheaton 23 NR
Dropped From Ranking: Berry (#23)
Others Receiving Votes: Calvin, 20; Denison, 19; Millikin, 18; Berry, 19; Carthage, 19; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 18; Allegheny, 16; Rochester, 16; Schreiner, 16; Williams, 15; Central, 14; Carnegie-Mellon, 9; McDaniel, 8; Adrian, 7; Trinity College, 6; Hope, 5; Luther, 5; Rhodes, 5; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 5; Huntingdon, 4; Trinity University (TX), Gettysburg, 3; Kenyon, 3; Center, 2; Whittier, 1.