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Methodist Still No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll

Saint John's climbs to second

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? As it has been all season, Methodist is the top-ranked team in the Division III Precept Coaches Poll. The Monarchs captured 11 first-place votes. Saint John?s, which climbed four spots in the poll, earned three first-place votes to move into second.

 

Guilford, who also tallied a first-place ballot, bumped up to places to third and is followed by Gustavus Adolphus, who stayed at fourth and also earned a first-place vote. Ohio Wesleyan fell two spots to fifth and Oglethorpe slipped from second to sixth. Each claimed a first-place vote. Wisconsin-Eau Claire came in at seventh and is followed by Texas-Dallas, Emory and Redlands.

 

Greensboro fell out of the top 10 to No. 11. Central and Denison each climbed two spots to Nos. 12 and 13, respectively. Skidmore dropped to No. 15. Trinity climbed from No. 20 to No. 16 while Otterbein, Huntingdon, Nebraska Wesleyan and Averett, who fell 10 spots, round out the top 20.

 

Pacific Lutheran debuts in the poll at No. 21 and is joined by fellow newcomers Hope (24) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (25). LaVerne moved up a spot to No. 22 while Hope fell five rungs to No. 23.

Muskingum, Rochester and Williams fell from the rankings.

 

The Division III Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of Division III coaches that are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division III Precept Coaches Poll will be released next spring.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - Oct. 22, 2003

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (11) 442 1
2 Saint John's (3) 401 6
3 Guilford (1) 394 5
4 Gustavus Adolphus (1) 390 4
5 Ohio Wesleyan (1) 380 3
6 Oglethorpe (1) 359 2
7 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 321 8
8 Texas-Dallas 262 11
9 Emory 260 12
10 Redlands 241 7
11 Greensboro College 232 9
12 Central College 217 14
13 Denison 210 15
14 Hardin-Simmons 195 19
15 Skidmore 168 13
16 Trinity University 167 20
17 Otterbein 144 17
18 Huntingdon 123 21
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 121 16
20 Averett 115 10
21 Pacific Lutheran 83 NR
22 LaVerne 65 23
23 Wesley College 63 18
24 Hope College 55 NR
25 Mary Hardin-Baylor 37 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes:
Allegheny 35, Christopher Newport 33, Muskingum 31, La Grange 30, Rochester 30, Washington & Lee 28, LeTourneau 25, Rhodes 23, University of the South 17, Saint Thomas 14, Illinois Wesleyan 13, McMurry 13, Wooster 13, Olivet 12, Trinity College 12, Susquehanna 10, Texas Lutheran 10, Augustana 9, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7, New York 5, Franklin College 4, Wittenberg 3, California Lutheran 1, Savannah College of Art & Design 1, St. Lawrence 1

 

Dropped From Rankings:
Muskingum, Rochester, Williams

 

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