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

 

Division III - October 14, 2009

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (11) 368 3
2 Huntingdon (1) 349 2
3 Oglethorpe (3) 324 1
4 Guilford 273 9
5 Skidmore 266 7
6 LaVerne 250 4
7 Saint Jonn's (Minn.) 239 6
8 Greensboro College 224 16
9 Rhodes 212 11
10 UT-Tyler 191 5
11 Illinois Wesleyan 185 8
12 Southwestern 179 NR
13 Redlands 160 10
14 Transylvania 142 20
15 Nebraska Wesleyan 139 13
16 Emory 117 14
17 Ohio Wesleyan 104 12
18 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 103 15
19 La Grange 101 18
20 Wittenberg 92 T23
21 North Carolina Wesleyan 81 NR
22 Bridgewater 65 NR
23 Trinity University 55 NR
T24 Centre 52 25
T24 Gustavus Adolphus 52 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Linfield, 41; Wisconsin-Stout, 40; Hardin-Simmons, 38; California Lutheran, 37; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 37; Washington & Lee, 33; Christopher Newport, 31; Texas Lutheran, 31; UT-Dallas, 28; Salem State, 27; Luther, 22; DePauw, 20; St. John Fisher, 20; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 17; Central, 15; Trinity College, 15; Husson, 14; John Carroll, 14; Saint Thomas, 14; Otterbein, 12; Carthage, 10; Carnegie-Mellon, 8; Rochester, 7; Williams, 7; NYU, 6; Allegheny, 5; Piedmont, 5; Wesley, 3; Whitworth, 1.

Dropped from Ranking:  California Lutheran (#T23), Texas Lutheran (#T21), UT-Dallas (#T21), Wisconsin-Stout (#17)

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). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II and the NAIA, will appear in the October 19th issue of Golf WorldMethodist is the new number one team in the poll, earning 11 of the 15 first-place votes.

The Monarchs have won both of their tournaments this fall, most recently winning the Gordin-Myers Coca-Cola Classic at Duke University GC in Durham, NC.

Rounding out the top-five are Huntingdon (No. 2), Oglethorpe (No. 3), Guilford (No. 4) and Skidmore (No. 5).

Greensboro College (No. 8) and Rhodes (No. 9) cracked the top-10, after being ranked Nos. 16 and 11, respectively, in the previous coaches? poll.

Southwestern (No. 12), North Carolina Wesleyan (No. 21), Bridgewater (No. 22) and Trinity University (No. 23) moved into the top-25.

Visit Golf World Senior Writer Ryan Herrington?s ?Campus Insider? blog to find out the latest on collegiate golf:
http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/blogs/campusinsider.

 

 

 

 

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