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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Methodist Remains Atop GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Monarchs earn eight first-place votes

NORMAN, Okla. ? Methodist remained the top-ranked team in men?s Division III golf in the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The Monarchs earned eight first-place votes.

Guilford, Emory - who claimed the remaining four first-place votes - and Huntingdon each moved up one spot to fill third through fourth. Rhodes climbed 10 places to fifth and was followed by Wisconsin Eau-Claire and Oglethorpe. Nebraska Wesleyan and Skidmore tied for ninth.

LaGrange dropped one rung to No. 11 while Texas Lutheran stayed at 12th. Ohio Wesleyan, Gustavus Adolphus and Otterbein filled Nos. 13-15. LaVerne entered the ranking at No. 16. Transylvania fell three places to No. 17 and was followed by Allegheny, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Illinois Wesleyan.

Washington & Lee debuted in this year?s ranking at No. 21. Salem State, St. John Fisher, Greensboro and Redlands round out the top 25.

McMurry and Rochester dropped out of the ranking.

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 Nov. 16.

GCAA/Bridgestone Division I Coaches Poll

October 26, 2006

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.

1 Methodist (8) 291 1
2 Guilford 271 3
3 Emory (4) 262 4
4 Huntingdon 257 5
5 Rhodes 226 15
6 Saint John?s 206 6
7 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 202 8
8 Oglethorpe 183 2
T9 Nebraska Wesleyan 173 9
T9 Skidmore 173 18
11 La Grange 160 10
12 Texas Lutheran 140 T12
13 Ohio Wesleyan 131 16
14 Gustavus Adolphus 124 T12
15 Otterbein 119 7
16 LaVerne 108 NR
17 Transylvania 104 14
18 Allegheny 100 11
19 Mary Hardin-Baylor 78 22
20 Illinois Wesleyan 74 24
21 Washington & Lee 72 NR
22 Salem State 71 20
23 St. John Fisher 67 23
24 Greensboro 51 21
25 Redlands 50 17

Dropped from Rankings: McMurry (#25), Rochester (#19)

Others Receiving Votes: Hope 29, Rochester 29, Christopher Newport 27, Linfield 22, McMurry 20, Washington & Jefferson 13, Whitworth 12, Saint Thomas 11, Blackburn 10, Muskingum 6, Olivet 5, California Lutheran 4, Central 4, Hampden-Sydney 4, Hardin-Simmons 4, DePauw 3, New York 1, Randolph Macon 1, Wesley 1

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