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Saint John's Remains Top Team in Division III Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches Poll

 

NEW YORK, NY ? The second Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III Coaches Poll of the fall season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, NIKE Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

 

Saint John's (Minn.) remains in the number one spot, earning nine of the 11 first-place votes. The Johnnies, defending DIII NCAA Champions, open their season at the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Invitational, Sept. 23-24. Rounding out he top five are Methodist (No. 2), Oglethorpe (No. 3), Guilford (No. 4) and LaVerne (No. 5).

 

Alabama is second in the poll and returns all five of their starters from last year?s squad that had been ranked at the top of the polls for much of the year.

 

Texas Lutheran (No. 9) jumped into the top 10 after bing tied for No. 11 in the previous coaches poll. The Bulldogs won their season-opening event, the TLU John Bohmann Memorial Invitational. Olivet (No. 24) is the lone team to move into the top 25.

  

 

Division III - Sept. 19, 2007

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Saint John's (Minn.) (9) 350 1
2 Methodist (2) 341 3
3 Oglethorpe 333 2
4 Guilford 291 5
5 LaVerne 287 4
6 Huntingdon 267 7
7 Ohio Wesleyan 263 6
8 Nebraska Wesleyan 260 9
9 Texas Lutheran 235 T11
10 Rhodes 228 8
11 Emory 227 8
12 Skidmore 193 13
13 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 174 T11
14 Central (Iowa) 141 14
15 McMurry 132 17
16 LaGrange 131 18
17 Washington & Lee 129 19
18 Gustavus Adolphus 119 23
19 Carthage 115 16
T20 St. John Fisher 100 21
T20 Transylvania 100 15
22 Claremont McKenna 87 20
23 Otterbein 70 22
24 Olivet 52 NR
25 Illinois Wesleyan 44 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Washington & Jefferson 37, Hope 34, Allegheny 27, Salem State 20, Mary Hardin-Baylor 14, Denison 12, Randolph-Macon 10, Hampden-Sydney 9, California Lutheran 7, Middlebury 7, Redlands 7, University of the South 7, Whitworth 6, Greensboro 4, Millikin 4, Maryville 2, NYU 2, Bridgewater 1, Christopher Newport 1

Dropped from Ranking: Hope (#25)

 

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