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Methodist Stays Tops in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Monarch earn 11 first-place votes

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Methodist continues its reign as the top-ranked team in Division III men?s golf in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Monarchs - who have been ranked No. 1 all season - earned 11 first-place votes.

 

Gustavus Adolphus claimed five first-place votes to stay at second and Saint John?s tallied one first place-ballot to remain third. Guilford moved up a spot to fourth. Ohio Wesleyan received the final first-place vote but dropped to fifth. Oglethorpe, Emory, Greensboro, Redlands and Nebraska Wesleyan round out the top 10.

 

Wisconsin-Eau Claire took the biggest drop in the poll, falling five spots to No. 11. Central and La Grange flip-flopped spots 12 and 13. Rhodes made the biggest jump, climbing from No. 21 to No. 14. Denison (No. 15), Mary Hardin-Baylor (No. 16) and LaVerne (No. 17) each dropped one spot. Texas Lutheran, Hardin-Simmons and Otterbein complete the top 20.

 

Skidmore fell two rungs to No. 21 while Hope (No. 23) dropped three spots. California Lutheran debuts at No. 22 and Trinity University reentered the poll at No. 24. Allegheny ranked 25th.

Averett and Texas-Dallas 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 final Division III Precept Coaches regular season poll will be released April 29.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - April 15, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (11) 438 1
2 Gustavus Adolphus (5) 420 2
3 Saint John's (1) 388 3
4 Guilford 357 5
5 Ohio Wesleyan (1) 354 4
6 Oglethorpe 323 9
7 Emory 307 8
8 Greensboro 304 7
9 Redlands 299 11
10 Nebraska Wesleyan 288 10
11 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 286 6
12 Central 240 13
13 La Grange 214 12
14 Rhodes 202 21
15 Denison 165 14
16 Mary Hardin-Baylor 137 15
17 LaVerne 131 16
18 Texas Lutheran 111 23
19 Hardin-Simmons 110 17
20 Otterbein 105 18
21 Skidmore 85 19
22 California Lutheran 77 NR
23 Hope 52 20
24 Trinity University 44 NR
25 Allegheny 43 T24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Saint Thomas 41, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 40, Averett 35, Texas-Dallas 35, Christopher Newport 27, Illinois Wesleyan 25, McMurray 19, Rochester 19, Washington & Lee 18, LeTourneau 17, Williamette 13, Wesley 10, DePauw 8, Husson 8, St. Lawrence 8, Wooster 8, Muskingum 6, Williams 6, University of the South 5, Pacific Lutheran 4, Trinity College 4, Millikin 3, Olivet 3, Augustana 2, Nazareth 2, New York 2, Knox 1, Milwaukee School of Engineering 1

Dropped From Rankings: Averett, Texas-Dallas

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