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 Clemson, Pfeiffer, Methodist No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll
Top teams remain first in respective Divisons. 

 

 

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Clemson garnered 24 of 39 first-place votes to outdistance No. 2 Oklahoma State, who tallied 10 top votes. The winner of three-consecutive tournaments, the Cowboys made the biggest move in the poll, jumping eight spots from No. 10. Augusta State earned two first-place votes and dropped to third and was followed by Texas, who climbed to fourth from eighth. Arizona and Wake Forest each earned first-place votes to rank fifth and sixth, respectively and are followed by TCU, Nevada-Las Vegas, Florida and UCLA. North Carolina checks in at No. 11 with Georgia, Minnesota, Georgia Tech and NC State rounding out the top 15. Auburn vaulted form No. 23 to No. 16. Duke checks in at No. 17 and is followed by New Mexico, who received the remaining first place vote, and Arizona State, who is making its first appearance in the rankings. Northwestern, College of Charleston, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Washington and Illinois comprise the remainder of the top 25. Southern California dropped out of the rankings

 

 

In Division II, Pfeiffer only garnered four first-place votes but retained the top spot. UC-Davis tallied two first-place votes to rank second while West Florida was named No. 1 on the most ballots - eight - but fell one spot to third. South Carolina earned two first-place votes and Cal State-Stanislaus received one to rank fourth and fifth, respectively. Rollins College is ranked sixth and is followed by Cal State-Bakersfield, North Alabama, Florida Southern College and Chico State. Florida Southern also received a first-place vote. Francis Marion starts the second ten and is joined by Colorado-Colorado Springs, Kennesaw State, Grand Canyon, Delta State, Abilene Christian, Central Oklahoma, Cameron, Cal State-San Bernardino and Armstrong Atlantic. Western Washington, Drury, Central Arkansas, Barton College and Georgia College & State University round out the top 25. Grand Valley State fell from the top 25.

 

For the second poll this spring, Wisconsin-Eau Claire led the Division III Precept Coaches poll in first-place votes, nine, but placed second behind No. 1 Methodist College, who earned two first-place votes. Oglethorpe and Guilford College also tallied No. 1 votes and ranked third and fifth, respectively, with Greensboro College coming in at fourth. Ohio Wesleyan is ranked sixth with Saint John?s at No. 7 and Central College and Redlands, who moved from No. 24, tied at eighth. Gustavus Adolphus is No. 10. Emory fell out of the top 10 to No. 11 and is followed by Washington & Lee, Otterbein College, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Trinity University, who received a first-place vote, tied at No. 14. Savannah College of Art & Design comes in at No. 16 with Wesley College, Skidmore College, Nebraska Wesleyan, LaVerne, Allegheny College, Muskingum College, Claremont McKenna, Texas-Dallas and Denison completing the rankings.

 

To vote in the Precept Coaches poll, a coach must be a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The next Precept Coaches poll will be released April 9 and will contain rankings for all three NCAA Divisions.

Complete Rankings Follow

Precept Coaches Poll Division I Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division I
March 26, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Clemson (24) 928
2 Oklahoma State (10) 837
3 Augusta State (2) 801
4 Texas 754
5 Arizona (1) 721
6 Wake Forest (1) 715
7 TCU 711
8 Nevada-Las Vegas 708
9 Florida 679
10 UCLA 580
11 North Carolina 492
12 Georgia 480
13 Minnesota 467
14 Georgia Tech 377
15 NC State 365
16 Auburn 350
17 Duke 309
18 New Mexico (1) 222
19 Arizona State 218
20 Northwestern 179
21 College of Charleston 158
22 Oklahoma 157
23 Pepperdine 146
24 Washington 132
25 Illinois 128

Others Receiving Votes: Southern California 95, Alabama 89, Arkansas 72, Fresno State 72, SMU 65, Tulsa 45, Tennessee 43, California-Irvine 40, South Carolina 38, California 33, San Diego State 33, Virginia Tech 30, Texas-Arlington 26, East Tennessee State 26, Michigan State 26, Brigham Young 25, Vanderbilt 25, California-Riverside 22, UNC-Wilmington 22, California-Santa Barbara 19, Colorado State 15, Florida State 15, Indiana 15, Stanford 15, Kent State 14, Baylor 13, Miami 13, Charlotte 12, Kansas State 12, Louisiana State 10, Toledo 10, Purdue 9, Kansas 8, Ohio State 8, St. John?s 8, San Diego 7, Iowa State 6, Missouri 5, Arkansas-Little Rock 3, Denver 3, Jacksonville State 3, Lamar 3, Navy 2, Austin Peay 1, Penn State 1, Winthrop 1

Dropped From Rankings: Southern California

 

 


 

 

Precept Coaches Poll Division II Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division II
March 26, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Pfeiffer (4) 400
2 UC-Davis (2) 384
3 West Florida (8) 373
4 South Carolina-Aiken (2) 353
5 Cal State-Stanislaus (1) 322
6 Rollins College 320
7 Cal State-Bakersfield 307
8 North Alabama 277
9 Florida Southern College (1) 271
10 Chico State 266
11 Francis Marion 237
12 Colorado-Colorado Springs 178
13 Kennesaw State 175
14 Grand Canyon 173
15 Delta State 140
16 Abilene Christian 136
17 Central Oklahoma 133
18 Cameron 116
19 Cal State-San Bernardino 102
20 Armstrong Atlantic 101
21 Western Washington 99
22 Drury 92
23 Central Arkansas 82
24 Barton College 81
25 Georgia College & State University 76

Others Receiving Votes: California-San Diego 68, Ferris State 57, Catawba College 55, Coker College 47, Grand Valley State 45, Northeastern State 43, St. Mary?s 37, Columbus State 33, Nebraska-Kearney 32, Valdosta State 28, Presbyterian College 27, Anderson College 26, Barry 26, Arkansas Tech 25, Central Missouri State 25, UNC-Pembroke 23, Charleston 22, Ohio Valley College 22, Colorado School of Mines 21, East Central 21, North Dakota State 21, Northern Kentucky 19, Bryant College 16, Incarnate Word 16, Fairmont State College 15, Lenoir-Rhyne College 15, Minnesota State University-Mankato 14, Newberry College 14, Minnesota-Crookston 13, Bellarmine 12, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 12, North Dakota 11, Southwestern Oklahoma State 10, Tampa 10, Lynn 9, Northern Colorado 9, Lewis 8, Lincoln Memorial 8, Lincoln 7, Montevallo 7, South Dakota State 7, Eckerd College 6, Northwood 5, Oklahoma Panhandle State 5, Clayton College & State University 4, Findlay 4, St. Cloud State 4, St. Francis 3, Truman State 3, Indianapolis 2, Longwood 2, Pace 2, Saginaw Valley State 2, Wayne State 2, Belmont Abbey College 1, Tusculum College 1, Winona State 1

Dropped From Rankings: Grand Valley State


 

 

 

 

Precept Coaches Poll Division III Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division III
March 26, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Methodist College (2) 343
2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (9) 334
3 Oglethorpe (1) 320
4 Greensboro College 305
5 Guilford College (1) 302
6 Ohio Wesleyan 241
7 Saint John's 204
T8 Central College 175
T8 Redlands 175
10 Gustavus Adolphus College 165
11 Emory 164
12 Washington & Lee 156
13 Otterbein College 136
T14 Mary Hardin-Baylor 123
T14 Trinity University (1) 123
16 Savannah College of Art & Design 119
17 Wesley College 106
18 Skidmore College 105
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 94
20 LaVerne 89
21 Allegheny College 64
22 Muskingum College 63
23 Claremont McKenna 56
24 Texas-Dallas (1) 55
25 Denison 53

Others Receiving Votes: Christopher Newport 48, Middlebury College 44, Huntingdon College 37, Illinois Wesleyan 34, Millikin 34, Roanoke College 33, Pacific Lutheran 30, Texas Lutheran 30, Centre College 29, McMurry 29, Hardin-Simmons 29, Rhodes College 26, St. Mary?s 26, California Lutheran 25, Williams College 25, Augsburg College 24, Augustana College 22, Babson College 22, Carnegie-Mellon 21, Concordia College 18, Knox College 18, Hampden-Sydney College 17, Manchester 17, Wartburg College 15, Nazareth 15 College 15, Bridgewater College 14, Coe College 14, Rochester 14, York College 13, Trinity College 12, New York 11, St. John Fisher College 10, Susquehanna 10, Montclair State 9, Ferrum College 7, North Carolina Wesleyan 7, Southwestern 7, Anderson 6, Mount Union 6, DePauw 5, Olivet College 5, Wooster 4, LeTourneau 2,

Dropped From Rankings: Christopher Newport, Williams College, Pacific Lutheran

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