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Thursday, March 16, 2006

 

Guilford Continues Run On Top GCAA/Bridgestone Poll

Top four remain unchanged

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? Guilford grabbed 12 of 16 first-place votes to keep its distance over the rest of the field in this week?s GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. Methodist and its three first-place nods came in second, followed by Oglethorpe, Huntingdon - which held the last top vote - and Wisconsin-Eau Claire to close out the top five.

 

Otterbein fell a position to number six while Emory held tight to the number seven slot. Nebraska Wesleyan and Saint John?s switched places to come in at eighth and ninth, respectively, and were followed by Gustavus Adolphus at No. 10.

 

La Grange slipped a rung to 11th, just ahead of this week?s biggest jumper - Texas Lutheran- which flew up to No. 12 from 18th. Redlands and Skidmore held on to Nos. 13 and 14, respectively, while Rhodes rose two slots to 15th. Allegheny, Greensboro, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Ohio Wesleyan and Central rounded out the top 20.

California Lutheran jumped four positions to edge out two previously-unranked teams for 21st. Those teams - New York and Saint Thomas - checked in at Nos. 22 and 23, respectively. This week?s poll was rounded out by DePauw and Franklin.

 

St. John Fisher and Whitworth dropped from the rankings.

 

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 GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released April 6.

GCAA/Bridgestone Division III Coaches Poll

March 16, 2006

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Number of points Prev.

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.

1 Guilford (12) 391 1

2 Methodist (3) 372 2

3 Oglethorpe 360 3

4 Huntingdon (1) 340 4

5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 326 6

6 Otterbein 300 5

7 Emory 297 7

8 Nebraska Wesleyan 260 9

9 Saint John?s (Minn.) 245 8

10 Gustavus Adolphus 220 11

11 La Grange 199 10

12 Texas Lutheran 190 18

13 Redlands 183 13

14 Skidmore 179 14

15 Rhodes 171 17

16 Allegheny 160 12

17 Greensboro 151 16

18 Mary Hardin-Baylor 140 19

19 Ohio Wesleyan 137 15

20 Central 71 T21

21 California Lutheran 54 25

22 New York 52 NR

23 Saint Thomas 41 NR

24 DePauw 40 20

25 Franklin 39 24

 

Dropped From Rankings:

St. John Fisher, Whitworth

Others Receiving Votes:

St. John Fisher 36, Whitworth 23, Rochester 20, Williams 20, McMurray 19, Illinois Wesleyan 18, Salem State 18, Christopher Newport 15, LaVerne 15, Pacific Lutheran 15, Transylvania 15, Claremont-McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 12, Wartburg 6, Texas-Dallas 5, Luther 4, Muskingum 4, Olivet 4, Denison 2, Hardin-Simmons 1, Washington & Lee 1, York 1

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