Guilford Finishes the Fall Atop the GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division III Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Coaches’ Poll of the fall season 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 28, 2011 issue of Golf World.  Guilford College, winner of two fall titles, retained the top spot in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division III coaches’ poll of the fall.

The Quakers claimed the team title at the Golfweek Fall Invitational and the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial and earned 13 of the 15 available first-place votes.

In the No. 2 spot was Illinois Wesleyan, which claimed the remaining two first-place votes. The Titans won twice this fall and finished second in their other three tournaments.

Texas-Tyler, Methodist and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps round of the top five of the poll.

No new schools appear in the top 10. New to the top 25 is Manhattanville, which finished in the No. 25 spot.

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Division III - November 23, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Guilford (13) 418 1
2 Illinois Wesleyan (2) 389 2
3 UT-Tyler (1) 382 4
4 Methodist 366 3
5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1) 361 5
6 Oglethorpe 313 6
7 Redlands 312 8
8 Christopher Newport 286 7
9 Saint Johns (MN) 273 9
10 Huntingdon 266 T10
11 Transylvania 263 T10
12 St. John Fisher 239 13
13 Greensboro 214 12
14 California Lutheran 189 15
15 LaVerne 166 18
16 Skidmore 163 17
17 Emory 156 14
18 Centre 139 16
19 La Grange 91 21
20 Gustavus Adolphus 75 19
21 Linfield 71 20
22 Rhodes 52 22
23 Trinity University (TX) 50 T24
24 Wittenberg 49 23
25 Manhattanville 23 NR




Dropped From Ranking: Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#T24)




Others Receiving Votes: Mary Hardin-Baylor, 22; Williams, 19; Rochester, 18; Schreiner, 17; St. Thomas, 17; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 16; Middlebury, 14; Carthage, 13; Hampden-Sydney, 13; Trinity College (CT), 12; Concordia College (Moorhead), 8; Carnegie-Mellon, 7; Millican, 7; Bridgewater, 6; Birmingham-Southern, 5; McDaniel, 5; Nebraska Wesleyan, 5; Wisconsin-Stout, 4; Wooster, 4; Allegheny, 3; Concordia (WI), 2; Franklin & Marshall, 1; Husson, 1.