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 April 1, 2013 issue of Golf World. By a single point, Oglethorpe maintained its place atop the Golf World/Nike Golf Division III men's coaches' poll, a spot it has occupied the entire 2012-13 season.
The Stormy Petrels held a 308-307 advantage over Methodist in the overall vote, despite receiving six of 13 available first-place votes compared to just one for the Monarchs. Oglethorpe has finished no worse than third all season, the place they came in their most recent start at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, an event in which Methodist finished T-2.
Three other programs also received first-place votes: No. 3 Illinois Wesleyan (three), No. 5 Nebraska Wesleyan (two) and No. 6 Gustavus Adolphus (one).
Two new schools joined the top 10: No. 7 Emory and No. 10 La Verne. Two new programs also joined the top 25: No. 23 Pacific Lutheran and No. 24 Christopher Newport.
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Division III - March 27, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|3||Illinois Wesleyan (3)||298||6|
|4||Saint John's (MN)||277||3|
|5||Nebraska Wesleyan (2)||257||5|
|6||Gustavus Adolphus (1)||244||7|
|18||St. John Fisher||91||10|
|Others Receiving Votes: Greensboro, 35; Berry, 34; Allegheny, 24; Rochester, 20; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 16; Carthage, 15; Franklin & Marshall, 10; Williams, 9; Huntingdon, 5; Centenary College (LA), 3; Luther, 3; Central, 2; McDaniel, 2; Millikin, 1; Millsaps, 1; Puget Sound, 1.|