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Methodist Continues Hold on GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Monarchs continue streak as college golf's top-ranked team

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? Methodist continued its streak as the nation?s top-ranked men?s golf program by earning 13 first-place votes in the latest GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Monarchs were the coaches preseason No. 1 pick and also held the ranking throughout the fall.

 

Four additional programs also earned first-place votes. Second-ranked Guilford and No. 5 Ohio Wesleyan garnered one first-place vote apiece while third-ranked Gustavus Adolphus tallied three and fourth-ranked Saint John?s garnered four. Oglethorpe and Wisconsin-Eau Claire held at sixth and seventh, respectively. Emory, Redlands and Greensboro each moved up one spot to complete the top 10.

 

Central and Denison also climbed one spot, to 11th and 12th, respectively. Texas-Dallas fell five spots to No. 13. Nebraska Wesleyan comes in at No. 14 and is followed by Hardin-Simmons, Skidmore and Otterbein. La Grange made the biggest move in the rankings, going from being previously unranked to No. 18. Defending national champion Averett climbed one spot to No. 19 while Huntingdon dropped to No. 20.

 

LaVerne moved one rung to No. 21 and Mary Hardin-Baylor moved up three to No. 22. Trinity University suffered the biggest tumble in the poll, falling seven spots to No. 23. Wesley and previously unranked Allegheny tied at No. 24.

Hope and Pacific Lutheran dropped 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 March 4.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - Feb. 12, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (13) 537 1
2 Guilford (1) 481 3
3 Gustavus Adolphus (3) 462 4
4 Saint John's (4) 460 2
5 Ohio Wesleyan (1) 440 5
6 Oglethorpe 435 6
7 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 415 7
8 Emory 366 9
9 Redlands 323 10
10 Greensboro 321 11
11 Central 264 12
12 Denison 259 13
13 Texas-Dallas 239 8
14 Nebraska Wesleyan 210 19
15 Hardin-Simmons 207 14
16 Skidmore 187 15
17 Otterbein 183 17
18 La Grange 150 NR
19 Averett 135 20
20 Huntingdon 121 18
21 LaVerne 120 22
22 Mary Hardin-Baylor 97 25
23 Trinity University 78 16
T24 Allegheny 62 NR
T24 Wesley 62 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Pacific Lutheran 60,
Hope 57, Olivet 56, Muskingum 42, Rhodes 41, Rochester 36, Williams 33, Saint Thomas 29, Trinity College 20, Christopher Newport 18, Illinois Wesleyan 18, University of the South 15, Franklin 14, New York 14, Texas Lutheran 14, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 13, McMurry 11, St. Lawrence 10, LeTourneau 9, DePauw 8, California Lutheran 6, Washington & Lee 6, Nazareth 3, Wooster 2, Susquehanna 1

Dropped From Rankings: Hope, Pacific Lutheran

 

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