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Methodist and Oglethorpe Share Top Spot in Division III Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches Poll

 

NEW YORK, NY?The final 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). For the first time this season, there are two teams sharing the top spot in the ranking. Methodist and Oglethorpe each received 342 points, with Oglethorpe earning seven of the 14 first-place votes and Methodist earning six.

 

Methodist played in four fall tournaments, coming in second at the Jack Shadwick Invitational (Sept. 24-25), winning the Greensboro Invitational (Oct. 1-2), and finishing third at the Tom O?Briant Memorial (Oct. 8-9) and the Oglethrope/Royal Lakes Fall Classic (Oct. 22-23). Oglethorpe played five fall events, winning two: the Tom O?Briant Memorial and The Gordin Collegiate Classic (Oct. 14-15). Rounding out the top-five are Saint John?s (Minn.) (No. 3), Huntingdon (No. 4) and Rhodes (No. 5).

 

Rhodes College had the biggest jump into the top-10, thanks to a pair of runner-up finishes at its home event (Rhodes Collegiate Golf Classic, Sept. 23-24) and the Gordin Collegiate Classic. The Lynx were ranked No. 12 in the previous coaches? poll.

 

New to the top-25 are Centre (No. 17), Washington & Lee (T-23) and Olivet (No. 25).

 

  

 

Division III - Nov. 7, 2007

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (6) 342 1
2 Oglethorpe (7) 342 2
3 Saint John's (Minn.) (1) 287 4
4 Huntingdon 286 5
5 Rhodes 264 12
6 Gustavus Adolphus 261 8
7 Guilford 251 3
8 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 225 14
9 Nebraska Wesleyan 199 11
10 St. John Fisher 191 17
11 Illinois Wesleyan 181 13
12 Allegheny 175 16
13 Ohio Wesleyan 166 7
14 Texas-Tyler 165 25
15 Skidmore 150 10
16 Texas Lutheran 145 9
17 Centre 129 NR
18 Transylvania 119 22
19 LaVerne 114 6
20 La Grange 101 20
21 Washington & Jefferson 64 24
22 Emory 58 15
T-23 Mary Hardin-Baylor 55 18
T-23 Washington & Lee 55 NR
25 Olivet 47 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Hope, 33; Central, 21; Otterbein, 21; Wesley, 18; Husson, 11; Middlebury, 9; Susquehanna, 9; DePauw, 7; St. Lawrence, 7; Salem State, 6; Texas-Dallas, 6; Carthage, 5; McMurray, 4; NYU, 4l Hampden-Sydney, 4; Baldwin-Wallace, 3; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 3; Trinity College, 2; Bridgewater, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: Carthage (#23), Central (Iowa) (#21), McMurray (#19)

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