Guilford Claims Top Spot in GolfWorld/Nike Golf DIII 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 and the NAIA, will appear in the November 7, 2011 issue of Golf World.  Victories at the Golfweek Fall Invitational and the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial gave Guilford the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division III coaches’ poll.

The Quakers earned 15 of the 19 available first-place votes to move from No. 4 in the previous poll.

Illinois Wesleyan, Methodist, UT-Tyler and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps round out the top five of the poll. Previous No. 1 Greensboro remains in the poll, coming in at No. 12.

Five new teams joined the top 25: No. 13 St. John Fisher, No. 20 Linfield, No. 21 La Grange, No. 22 Rhodes and Trinity U. (Texas), which claimed a share of the No. 24 spot.

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Division III - November 2, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Guilford (15) 452 4
2 Illinois Wesleyan 408 5
3 Methodist (1) 402 2
4 UT-Tyler 390 7
5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 363 16
6 Oglethorpe 337 11
7 Christopher Newport 324 20
8 Redlands 304 10
9 Saint Johns (MN) (1) 285 3
T10 Huntingdon 278 6
T10 Transylvania 278 12
12 Greensboro (1) 270 1
13 St. John Fisher 240 NR
14 Emory 221 8
15 California Lutheran (1) 217 24
16 Centre 211 9
17 Skidmore 173 17
18 LaVerne 147 13
19 Gustavus Adolphus 120 14
20 Linfield 115 NR
21 La Grange 89 NR
22 Rhodes 76 NR
23 Wittenberg 44 18
T24 Trinity University (TX) 40 NR
T24 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 40 19




Dropped From Ranking: Bridgewater (#22), Millikin (#25), Nebraska Wesleyan (#23), Texas Lutheran (#15), Wisconsin-Stout (#21)




Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin-Stout, 39; St. Thomas, 37; Manhattanville, 29; Texas Lutheran, 28; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 27; Rochester, 25; Trinity College, 24; Schreiner, 22; Puget Sound, 19; Williams, 19; Birmingham Southern, 14; Middlebury, 14; Carthage, 13; Carnegie-Mellon, 11; Hampden-Sydney, 11; Nebraska Wesleyan, 11; Salem State, 11; Allegheny, 9; Millikin, 9; Trine, 9; Bridgewater, 8; Franklin & Marshall, 7; Concordia College (Moorhead), 4; McDaniel, 2; Central, 2; Husson, 1.