NORMAN, Okla. – Oglethorpe received five first-place votes to continue its run atop the Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll in its final regular season edition. The Stormy Petrels have been ranked No. 1 six of the nine polls released this season.
A total of seven teams received first-place votes. LaGrange and Methodist each received three first-place votes and sit second and third, respectively. Methodist, Illinois Wesleyan and Schreiner each claimed one first-place vote and rank fourth through sixth. Wittenberg checked in at No. 7 and is followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Central. Tenth-ranked UT-Tyler received the final first-place vote.
Concordia (TX) and Bethel (MN) each returned to the top 25 after a one ranking absence. Centre and Whitworth dropped from the ranking.
Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - 5/8/15
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|5||Illinois Wesleyan (1)||324||5|
|20||St. John Fisher||81||19|
|21||Saint John's (MN)||79||21|
|22||Franklin & Marshall||56||T23|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Centre (#T23), Whitworth (#20)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Washington & Lee, 28; Skidmore, 22; Whitworth, 19; Gustavus Adolphus, 18; Rochester, 14; Rhode Island College, 13; Centre, 12; Western New England; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 16; Christopher Newport, 7; Kenyon, 6; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 6; Messiah, 6; Babson, 5; Franklin, 5; Hope, 5; Washington & Jefferson, 5; Carnegie Mellon, 4; Elms, 3; Millikin, 3; McDaniel, 3; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1.|