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Two-time Defending National Champion Illinois Wesleyan Tops Bushnell/Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Illinois Wesleyan, two-time defending NCAA Division III, will be ranked first in the Bushnell/Golfweek Preseason Poll. The Titans received eight of 10 first-place votes.

NCAA runner-up received a first-place ballot and ranked second. Guilford was third. No. 4 Huntingdon tallied the remaining first-place vote. No. 5 Carnegie Mellon, Emory, Piedmont, Washington & Lee, Denison, and Trinity (TX) rounded out the top 10.

Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches' Poll - Preseason

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finish
1 Illinois Wesleyan (8) 220 Champion
2 Methodist (1) 211 2
3 Guilford 201 3
4 Huntingdon (1) 196 5
5 Carnegie Mellon 188 4
6 Emory 169 6
7 Piedmont 141 13
8 Washington & Lee 123 DNQ
9 Denison 121 7
10 Trinity (TX) 114 T-11
11 Christopher Newport 107 8
12 Greensboro 103 DNQ
13 Wittenberg 88 DNQ
14 St. Thomas (MN) 78 10
15 Redlands 72 DNQ
16 UT Dallas 68 DNQ
17 Averett 67 DNQ
18 Oglethorpe 60 DNQ
19 McMurry 59 DNQ
T-20 LaGrange 44 DNQ
T-20 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 44 DNG
22 Hampden-Sydney 39 DNQ
23 Sewanee 37 24
24 Willamette 36 T-11
T-25 Concordia (TX) 34 DNQ
T-25  Mary Hardin-Baylor  34  18
       
Dropped From Ranking: None   
       
Others Receiving Votes: Gustavus Adolphus, 29; Westminster (PA), 28; Rochester, 27; NYU 25; Saint John's (MN), 24; Skidmore, 19; Trinity (CT), 17; Schreiner, 15; Wisconsin Eau-Claire, 14; Babson, 12; Webster , 11; Kenyon, 9; Centre, 7; Rhodes, 7; Aurora, 6; Hope, 5; Southwestern (TX), 5; Whitworth, 5; Gettysburg, 3; RPI, 3; Berry, 2; McDaniel, 2; Williams, 2; Birmingham-Southern, 1; California Lutheran, 1; Hamilton, 1; Nebraska Wesleyan, 1; Otterbein, 1.
 
 

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