NORMAN, Okla. – Methodist received 13 first-place votes to become the new No. 1 team in the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Monarchs ended UT Tyler’s streak atop the poll at three rankings.
Huntingdon stayed at No. 2 and earned three first-place votes. Emory, who tallied one first-place ballot, moved up three spots to third. St. Thomas (MN) remained No. 4 with one first-place tally. Guilford leaped eight spots to fifth. Sixth-ranked Concordia (TX) was followed by UT Tyler, Illinois Wesleyan, and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Southwestern (TX) climbed 11 rungs to No. 10
Kenyon (#19), La Verne (#23), and Trinity (CT) (#24) entered the ranking. Calvin, Pacific Lutheran, and Willamette fell from the top 25.
The next Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll will be released April 20.
Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - March 30
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous|
|4||St. Thomas (MN) (1)||379||4|
|11||Saint John's (MN)||244||12|
|12||Washington & Lee||214||10|
|20||North Carolina Wesleyan||100||20|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Calvin (#25), Pacific Lutheran (#24), Willamette (#22)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Pacific Lutheran, 51; Hampden-Sydney, 38; Trinity (TX), 30; Rochester, 27; Willamette, 25; Williams, 24; Gustavus Adolphus, 17; Calvin, 15; NYU, 13; Texas Lutheran, 13; Birmingham-Southern, 8; LaGrange, 6; RPI, 6; McDaniel, 4; Christopher Newport, 3; Husson, 3; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 3; Piedmont, 3; Augsburg, 2; Hardin-Simmons, 2; Carthage, 1; George Fox, 1; Mary Washington, 1; Ohio Wesleyan, 1; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1.|