NORMAN, Okla. — Methodist climbed one spot to take the No. 1 position in the Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll. The Monarchs led the ranking despite one first-place vote.
Preseason No. 1 Illinois Wesleyan dipped to second but did receive eight first-place votes. Third-ranked Huntingdon received the remaining two first-place votes. Carnegie Mellon and Emory each moved up a spot to fifth and sixth, respectively. Guilford fell to No. 6. Piedmont, Washington & Lee, and Denison stood pat at Nos. 7-9. Wittenberg moved up three spots to No. 10.
Berry (#17), Saint John's (MN) (#T-20), NYU (#22), and Babson (#T-23) debuted in the poll. Concordia (TX), LaGrange, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Willamette dropped from the ranking.
Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches' Poll - September 17
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous|
|2||Illinois Wesleyan (8)||256||1|
|8||Washington & Lee||178||8|
|T-20||Saint John's (MN)||66||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking: Concordia (TX) (#T-25); LaGrange (#T-20); Mary Hardin-Baylor (#T-25); Willamette (#24).|
|Others Receiving Votes: Webster, 39; Gustavus Adolphus, 36; Aurora, 35; Willamette, 30; Rochester, 15; Westminster (PA), 15; Concordia (TX), 14; Southwestern (TX), 14; LaGrange, 13; Skidmore, 8; Transylvania, 8; Trinity (CT), 7; Wisconsin Eau-Claire, 7; Whitworth, 6; McDaniel, 5; Rhodes, 5; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 4; Calvin, 2; Randolph-Macon, 1.|