Greensboro Remains Number One in Golf World/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 October 3, 2011 issue of Golf World.  Defending NCAA champion Greensboro kept its No. 1 spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division III men’s coaches’ poll.

The Pride earned nine of 18 first-place votes, with voting completed before they played in their first fall event, the NCAA Fall Preview.

In the No. 2 spot is Methodist, jumping from preseason No. 3 and earning two first-place votes. Falling from second to third was St. John’s (Minn.), which still managed to pick up four first-place votes.

Rounding out the top five are Guilford and Illinois Wesleyan, holding their positions from the preseason poll.

Two new teams joined the top 10: UT-Tyler (No. 7) and Emory (No. 8). The former won the Rhodes College Men’s Fall Classic after a runner-up finish in its first fall start.

Wisconsin-Stout, at No. 21, is the only new team to join the top 25.

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Division III - September 28, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Greensboro (9) 419 1
2 Methodist (2) 414 3
3 Saint Johns (MN) (4) 408 2
4 Guilford (1) 382 4
5 Illinois Wesleyan 340 5
6 Huntingdon (1) 323 6
7 UT-Tyler (1) 296 12
8 Emory 271 10
9 Centre 250 9
10 Redlands 249 8
11 Oglethorpe 245 7
12 Transylvania 231 14
13 LaVerne 217 13
14 Gustavus Adolphus 198 15
15 Texas Lutheran 196 11
16 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 166 16
17 Skidmore 158 19
18 Wittenberg 126 21
19 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 112 17
20 Christopher Newport 103 18
21 Wisconsin - Stout 100 NR
22 Bridgewater 99 25
23 Nebraska Wesleyan 71 23
24 California Lutheran 58 22
25 Millikin 56 20




Dropped From Ranking: St. Thomas (#24)




Others Receiving Votes: Trinity (TX), 48; Rochester, 39; St. John Fisher, 37; St. Thomas, 35; Carthage, 24; Illinois College, 23; Trine, 20; Allegheny, 16; Rhodes, 15; Williams, 14; Middlebury, 13; Linfield, 11; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 10; Hampden-Sydney, 9; Carnegie-Mellon, 8; Central, 8; Ohio Wesleyan, 7; Washington & Lee, 6; Rensselaer Polytechnic, 5; McDaniel, 4; Salem State, 4; Manhattanville, 3; Otterbein, 2; NYU, 1.