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Friday, Sept. 23, 2005

 

Guilford No. 1 in Division III GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Defending national champion Quakers grab 10 first-place votes
 

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Guilford opens the 2005-06 season were it ended last season - atop the Division III GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The defending national champion Quakers claimed 10 first-place votes to edge second-ranked Methodist, who tallied six first-place ballots. Redlands (third), Oglethorpe (sixth) and St. John?s (Minn.) received one first-place vote each.

 

Redlands was followed by fourth-ranked Nebraska Wesleyan, Greensboro. Emory was eighth while Huntingdon and Gustavus Adolphus were ninth and 10th, respectively.

 

Otterbein checked in at No. 11 and is followed by Wisconsin-Eau Claire, La Grange, Texas Lutheran, Central (Iowa), California Lutheran and LaVerne. DePauw and Illinois Wesleyan tied at No. 18. Mary Hardin-Baylor ranked 20th.

 

Franklin was No. 21 while Skidmore, Rhodes, Washington & Lee and Ohio Wesleyan complete the top 25.

 

The GCAA/Bridgestone 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/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released Oct. 14.

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - Sept. 22, 2005

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Guilford (10) 454 1
2 Methodist (6) 441 4
3 Redlands (1) 380 2
4 Nebraska Wesleyan 377 5
5 Greensboro 373 3
6 Oglethorpe (1) 344 7
7 Saint John's (Minn.) (1) 333 6
8 Emory 320 8
9 Huntingdon 298 9
10 Gustavus Adolphus 269 18
11 Otterbein 263 11
12 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 256 10
13 La Grange 218 NR
14 Texas Lutheran 219 12
15 Central 124 19
16 California Lutheran 120 15
17 LaVerne 109 NR
T18 DePauw 103 14
T18 Illinois Wesleyan 103 NR
20 Mary Hardin-Baylor 102 NR
21 Franklin 100 13
22 Skidmore 96 20
23 Rhodes 78 NR
24 Washington & Lee 67 NR
25 Ohio Wesleyan 66 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Allegheny 61, Randolph Macon 54, Saint Thomas 48, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 37, Williams 36, Hampden-Sydney 34, LeTourneau 28, Denison 24, Pacific Lutheran 21, Rochester 21, St. John Fisher 15, Linfield 14, McMurray 14, Olivet 14, Millikin 13, Texas-Dallas 12, Wartburg 12, Christopher Newport 11, Trinity Univ. 10, Muskingum 9, New York 9, Augsburg 7, Averett 7, Westminster 7, Bridgewater 6, Washington & Jefferson 3, Whitworth 3, Salem State 2, Centre 1, Hardin-Simmons 1, Susquehanna 1

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