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Methodist Tightens Grip on No. 1 in Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Methodist widened its lead atop the Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll. The Monarchs tallied nine first-place votes.

Illinois Wesleyan stayed at No. 2 and collected a first-place ballot. Emory moved up two spots to No. 3. Carnegie Mellon stayed at No. 4. Fifth-ranked Huntindon slipped two spots despite a first-place vote. Wittenberg was sixth. Greensboro cracked the top 10 at No. 7 and was followed by Washington & Lee. Babson, who received the remaining first-place vote, made the biggest jump in the poll - up 14 spots to ninth. Oglethorpe climbed five spots to No. 10.

York (PA) and Gustavus Adolphus made their season ranking debuts at Nos. 13 and 17, respectively. Willamette (#22) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (#25) rejoined the top 25. Averett, Hampden-Sydney, McMurry, and UT Dallas dropped from the ranking

Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches' Poll - October 8

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Methodist (9) 296 1
2 Illinois Wesleyan (1) 279 2
3 Emory 274 5
4 Carnegie Mellon 268 4
5 Huntingdon (1) 266 3
6 Wittenberg 220 10
7 Greensboro 201 12
8 Washington & Lee 174 8
9 Babson (1) 171 T-23
10 Oglethorpe 142 15
T-11 Denison 133 9
T-11 Piedmont 133 7
13 York (PA) 120 NR
14 Sewanee 118 16
15 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 115 14
16 Saint John's (MN) 99 T-20
17 Gustavus Adolphus 96 NR
18 Guilford 89 6
19 NYU 85 22
20 Christopher Newport 81 11
21 Trinity (TX) 77 13
22 Willamette 67 NR
23 Redlands 55 18
24 Berry 48 17
25 Mary Hardin-Baylor 37 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking: Averett (#T-20); Hampden-Sydney (#T-23); McMurry (#25); UT Dallas (#19)  
       
Others Receiving Votes: Rochester, 36; RPI, 30; Hampden-Sydney, 29; UT Dallas, 21; Aurora, 20; Kenyon, 20; Averett, 18; Trinity (CT), 15; McMurry, 14; Southwestern (TX), 14; Whitworth, 10; Otterbein, 8; Webster, 8; Gettysburg, 7; LaGrange, 7; Rhodes, 6; Lynchburg, 5; Texas Lutheran, 5; McDaniel, 4; Skidmore, 4; Wisconsin Eau-Claire, 4; Concordia (TX), 3; Birmingham-Southern, 2; Calvin, 2; Transylvania, 1; Whitman, 1.

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