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Posted Thursday, Oct 14, 2004

 

Methodist Retains No. 1 Slot in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Guilford moves up to second
  

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Methodist can once again lay claim to the No.1 spot in the Division III GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Monarch?s picked up 11 first-place votes. Guilford moved up a single spot to second.

Redlands climbed two spots to third and is followed by Saint John?s - who grabbed the other two first place votes - Emory and Oglethorpe. Otterbein (seventh) Texas Lutheran (eighth) and Wisconsin-Eau Claire (10) all moved into the top 10. Defending national champion Gustavus Adolphus slipped seven spots to ninth.

Ohio Wesleyan and Greensboro fell out of the top 10 and landed at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. LaVerne stood pat at No. 13 while Nebraska Wesleyan and Central College both dropped four spots. La Grange fell one rung to No. 16 while McMurry entered the poll at No. 17. Skidmore and Hardin-Simmons each moved up one spot to Nos. 18 and 19, respectively. California Lutheran and Denison tied at No. 20.

Saint Thomas and Southwestern each debuted in the poll, landing at Nos. 22 and 25. Mary Hardin-Baylor dropped one spot to No. 23 while Rhodes fell seven rungs to No. 24.

Allegheny, Averett and Rochester were dropped from the rankings.

The GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division III GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll will be released Nov 4.

 

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - Oct. 14, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (11) 322 1
2 Guilford 283 3
3 Redlands 247 5
4 Saint. John's (2) 243 7
5 Emory 218 8
6 Oglethorpe 214 9
7 Otterbein 205 14
8 Texas Lutheran 201 21
9 Gustavus Adolphus 198 2
10 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 192 12
11 Ohio Wesleyan 182 6
12 Greensboro 177 4
13 LaVerne 155 13
14 Nebraska Wesleyan 151 10
15 Central 116 11
16 La Grange 104 15
17 McMurry 93 NR
18 Skidmore 84 19
19 Hardin-Simmons 68 20
T20 California Lutheran 65 18
T20 Denison 65 16
22 Saint Thomas 62 NR
23 Mary Hardin-Baylor 61 22
24 Rhodes 51 17
25 Southwestern 50 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Rankings: Allegheny, Averett, Rochester

Others Receiving Votes: Texas-Dallas 37, Averett 35, Franklin 34, Rochester 31, LeTourneau 29, Allegheny 20, DePauw 19, Pacific Lutheran 18, St. John Fisher 16, Christopher Newport 15, Trinity College 14, Trinity University 14, Hope 13, Olivet 13, Illinois Wesleyan 12, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 10, Wartburg 8, Savannah College of Art & Design 7, New York 6, Luther 4, University of the South 4, Williams 4, Millikin 3, St. Lawrence 2, Wooster 2, Amherst 1, Knox 1

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