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Methodist Retains Top Spot in Division III Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches' Poll

 

Division III - May 14, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (10) 298 1
2 Oglethorpe 277 2
3 Huntingdon 260 4
4 St. John's (Minn.) (2) 257 3
5 Redlands 217 11
6 Ohio Wesleyan 209 T13
7 LaVerne 204 6
8 UT-Tyler 193 8
9 Illinois Wesleyan 185 9
10 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 176 7
11 Gustavus Adolphus 167 5
12 La Grange 157 17
13 St. John Fisher 156 15
14 Guilford 147 12
15 Skidmore 145 16
16 Rhodes 142 T13
17 Nebraska Wesleyan 123 10
18 Washington & Lee 109 19
19 Emory 95 20
20 Texas Lutheran 88 18
21 Hope 55 NR
22 Mary Hardin-Baylor 54 22
23 Transylvania 42 NR
24 Centre 40 23
25 Wesley 30 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Allegheny, 17; Central, 13; Carthage, 12; Williams, 8; Mount Union, 5; Washington & Jefferson, 5; Greensboro, 3; Hampden-Sydney, 3; Susquehanna, 3; Luther, 2.

Dropped from Ranking:  Allegheny (#21), Central (#25)

NEW YORK, NY?The fifth and final Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III Coaches? Poll of the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, NIKE Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Methodist earned 10 of 12 first-place votes to remain in the top spot in the Division III poll.

The Monarchs are on a six-tournament win streak heading into the NCAA Championship that began yesterday at Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Ga. St. John?s (Minn.) (No. 4), the defending NCAA champions, earned the other two first-place votes.

Rounding out the top-five are Oglethorpe (No. 2), Huntingdon (No. 3) and Redlands (No. 5).

Redlands and Ohio Wesleyan (No. 6) join the top-10 in this week?s poll, after being ranked Nos. 11 and T-13, respectively, in the previous coaches? poll.

New to the top-25 are Hope (No. 21) and Transylvania (No. 23).

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