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Methodist Still Tops in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Monarchs top-ranked streak dates back to preseason

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? As it has been since the entire season, Methodist continued to sit atop the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll as the top-ranked team in Division III men?s college golf. The Monarchs - who earned 12 first-place votes - streak dates back to the preseason GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll.

 

Guilford and Saint John?s tied at second with 451 points, but the Johnnies did pick up two-first place votes. Gustavus Adolphus fell one spot to fourth despite tallying five No. 1 votes. Ohio Wesleyan earned the final first-place vote and stayed at fifth. Wisconsin-Eau Claire moved up one rung to sixth and is followed by Emory and Oglethorpe, who tied at seventh. Redlands comes in ninth and Central at No. 10.

 

Greensboro fell one spot out of the top 10 to No. 11 and is followed by Denison, La Grange, Nebraska-Wesleyan, Hardin-Simmons and Texas-Dallas. Mary Hardin-Baylor made the biggest move in the poll, jumping five spots to No. 17. Otterbein, Skidmore and Averett round out the top 20.

 

LaVerne stood pat at No. 21 and is followed by Allegheny and Trinity University. Hope and Olivet enter the poll at Nos. 24 and 25, respectively.

Wesley 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 March 25.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - March 4, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (12) 487 1
T2 Guilford 451 2
T2 Saint John's (2) 451 4
4 Gustavus Adolphus (5) 450 3
5 Ohio Wesleyan (1) 394 5
6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 390 7
T7 Emory 345 8
T7 Oglethorpe 345 6
9 Redlands 320 9
10 Central 283 11
11 Greensboro 281 10
12 Denison 242 12
13 La Grange 226 18
14 Nebraska Wesleyan 215 14
15 Hardin-Simmons 164 15
16 Texas-Dallas 154 13
17 Mary Hardin-Baylor 150 22
18 Otterbein 143 17
19 Skidmore 133 16
20 Averett 118 19
21 LaVerne 101 21
22 Allegheny 74 T24
23 Trinity University 63 23
24 Hope 57 NR
25 Olivet 46 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes:
Pacific Lutheran 40, Wesley 40, Rhodes 39, McMurry 34, Williams 33, Rochester 32, Texas Lutheran 23, St. Lawrence 22, Muskingum 19, Illinois Wesleyan 18, St. Thomas 18, New York 16, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 13, Washington & Lee 13, University of the South 10, DePauw 8, Franklin 7, LeTourneau 7, Trinity College 7, Nazareth 5, Pomona-Pitzer 5, Millikin 3, Wooster 2, Augustana 1

Dropped From Rankings:
Wesley

 

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