(NEW YORK, NY) — The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf Worldmagazine, 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 21, 2012 issue of Golf World. Methodist, with 14 of the 16 available first-place votes, kept hold of the No. 1 ranking in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division III coaches’ poll.
The Monarchs won five times in 2011-12 and will attempt to claim their 11th NCAA golf title this week at Mission Inn Resort outside of Orlando.
Oglethorpe held on to its No. 2 spot, earning one first-place vote. UT-Tyler jumped one spot to No. 3 with Transylvania and Guilford rounding out the top five.
New to the top 10 is No. 8 LaVerne. One new school joined the top 25: No. 24 St. Thomas.
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Division III - May 16, 2012
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|13||St. John Fisher||176||15|
|16||Saint Johns (Minn.) (1)||155||12|
|Dropped From Ranking: Concordia College (Moorhead) (#22), Hampden-Sydney (#T25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Concordia College (Moorhead), 24; Franklin & Marshall, 23; Whittier, 18; Birmingham-Southern, 16; Gettysburg, 16; Carthage, 15; Central, 14; Rochester, 12; McDaniel, 9; Hampden-Sydney, 8; Linfield, 8; Trinity (Texas), 6; Manhattanville, 5; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 4; Wisconsin-Stout, 4; Bridgewater, 3; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2; Farmingdale State, 1; Millikin, 1.|