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Oglethorpe Remains Top Team in Division III Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches Poll

Oglethorpe Remains Top Team in Division III Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY ? The first 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). Oglethorpe takes over sole possession of the number one spot, earning 11 of the 13 first-place votes.

The Petrels won twice in the fall and finished no worse than third in five fall tournaments. They open their spring season at the Callaway Collegiate Classic (March 2). Rounding out the top-five are Methodist (No. 2), Huntington (No. 3), Saint John?s (Minn.) (No.4), and Gustavus Adolphus (No. 5).

Joining the top-25 are Otterbein (No. 24) and Hope (No. 25).

 

 

 

Division III - Feb. 22, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oglethorpe (11) 320 T-1
2 Methodist (1) 311 T-1
3 Huntingdon 288 4
4 Saint John's (Minn.) (1) 255 3
5 Gustavus Adolphus 248 6
6 Rhodes College 244 5
7 Guilford 236 7
8 Illinois Wesleyan 208 11
9 Nebraska Wesleyan 206 9
10 Ohio Wesleyan 172 13
11 UT-Tyler 169 14
12 Allegheny 162 12
13 Centre 155 17
14 St. John Fisher 151 10
15 Texas Lutheran 142 16
T-16 LaVerne 130 19
T-16 Transylvania 130 18
18 La Grance 118 20
19 Emory 84 22
20 Skidmore 78 15
21 Mary Hardin-Baylor 77 T-23
22 Washington & Jefferson 70 21
23 Washington & Lee 59 T-23
24 Otterbein 34 NR
25 Hope 29 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Baldwin-Wallace, 24; McMurry, 23; Central, 21; Hampden-Sydney, 12; UT-Dallas, 11; Wesley, 11; DePauw, 9; Salem State, 9; Trinity, 9; NYU, 7; Bridgewater, 6; Susquehanna, 5; California Lutheran, 1; Denison, 1

Dropped from Ranking: Olivet (#25), Wisconsin Eau-Claire (#8)

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