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Methodist Replaces Saint John's (Minn.) as Top Team in Division III Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches Poll

 

NEW YORK, NY?The third 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).  Methodist is the new number one team, earning eight of the 17 first-place votes.

  

The Monarchs have finished in the top-three in each of their three tournaments this season, including a first place finish at the Greensboro Invitational (Oct. 1-2). Rounding out the top-five are Oglethorpe (No. 2), Guilford (No. 3), Saint John?s (Minn.) (No. 4) and Huntingdon (No. 5).

Gustavus Adolphus (No. 8) and Skidmore (No. 10) have jumped into the top-ten after being ranked Nos. 18 and 12, respectively, in the previous coaches? poll. Gustavus won the MIAC Championship on Oct. 8; Skidmore has won all six of its tournaments this season.

Allegheny (No. 16), Mary Hardin-Baylor (No. 18), Washington & Jefferson (No. 24) and UT-Tyler (No. 25) have moved into the top-25.

  

 

Division III - Oct. 17, 2007

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (8) 401 2
2 Oglethorpe 374 3
3 Guilford (2) 363 4
4 Saint John's (Minn.) (6) 354 1
5 Huntingdon 336 6
6 LaVerne 298 5
7 Ohio Wesleyan 263 7
8 Gustavus Adolphus 245 18
9 Texas Lutheran 241 9
10 Skidmore 234 12
11 Nebraska Wesleyan 227 8
12 Rhodes 225 10
13 Illinois Wesleyan 215 25
14 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 205 13
15 Emory 193 11
16 Allegheny 184 NR
17 St. John Fisher 123 T-20
18 Mary Hardin-Baylor 117 NR
19 McMurray 115 15
20 La Grange 104 16
21 Central (Iowa) 91 14
22 Transylvania 82 T-20
23 Carthage 79 19
24 Washington & Jefferson 67 NR
25 UT-Tyler 59 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Washington & Lee, 51; Otterbein, 48; Hope, 38; UT-Dallas, 33; Hardin-Simmons, 24; Centre, 21; Olivet, 21; Claremont McKenna, 14; Raldolph-Macon, 7; Middlebury, 6; Saint Thomas, 6; St. Lawrence, 6; Trinity College, 6; Husson, 5; Redlands, 5; Rochester, 5; Southwestern (Texas), 5; DePauw, 4; Salem State, 4; Wesley, 4; Susquehanna, 3; Trinity University, 3; Williams, 3; Concordia, 1; Franklin & Marshall, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: Claremont McKenna (#22), Olivet (#24), Otterbein (#23), Washington & Lee (#17)

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