(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources ofGolf 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 December 9, 2013 issue of Golf World. Making the most of a two-tournament fall schedule—winning both of its starts—Claremont-Mudd-Scripps claimed the No. 1 ranking all to itself in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll.
The Stags wrestled sole possession of the top spot from Wittenberg by virtue of claiming 10 of the available 16 first-place votes.
Wittenberg earned two first-place votes in fall from a share of No. 1 in the previous poll to No. 2 in the final fall ranking.
Rounding out the top five were Oglethorpe, jumping up from 11th in the previous ranking and earning one first-place vote, Guilford and St. John Fisher, which also got a first-place nod.
Two new schools jumped into the top 10: No. 6 Redlands and No. 7 LaGrange, which earned a first-place vote. The last first-place vote went to No. 9 La Verne.
Four programs moved into the top 25: No. 18 Hampden-Sydney, No. 22 Schreiner, No. 23 Willamette and No. 24 Concordia U. (Texas).
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Division III - December 9, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|5||St. John Fisher (1)||310||5|
|9||La Verne (1)||273||8|
|16||Saint John's (MN)||139||17|
|24||Concordia University (TX)||41||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Averett (#24), College of Mount St. Joseoh (#22), St. Thomas (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Gustavus Adolphus, 34; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 34; Milikin, 27; St. Thomas, 26; College of Mount St. Joseph, 25; Averett, 21; Illinois College, 20; Rochester, 20; Carnegie Mellon, 17; Central, 16; Pacific Lutheran, 12; Texas Lutheran, 9; Concordia (WI), 5; McDaniel, 5; Allegheny, 4; Centre, 4; Christopher Newport, 3; Huntingdon, 3; Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, 2; Clarkson, 1; Ohio Wesleyan, 1.|