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Precept Divison III Coaches Poll - May 7, 2003

Methodist College Reclaims No. 1 Ranking in Precept Coaches Poll 
Wisconsin-Eau Claire drops to second 

 

 

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Methodist College claimed seven first-place votes to recapture the top ranking in the Precept Divison III Coaches Poll. Former No. 1 Wisconsin-Eau Claire earned five first-placed votes and fell to second. Methodist College has been ranked No. 1 in all but one poll this spring.

 

Averett claimed a first-place vote to move from sixth to third. Defending national champion Guilford held steady at fourth while Oglethorpe earned a first-place vote and fell from third to fifth. Greensboro College come in at No. 6. Skidmore College, who made the biggest move in the poll, jumped up nine spots to No. 7 and claimed the final first-place vote. Emory, Saint John?s and Redlands also landed in the top 10.

 

Ohio Wesleyan, host of next week?s national championships, begins the second 10 and is followed by Texas-Dallas, Gustavus Adolphus College, Muskingum College, LaVerne, Central College, Wesley College, Trinity University, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Denison. Washington & Lee, who took the biggest tumble in the poll, dropped from No. 12 to No. 21. Huntingdon College and Hardin-Simmons make their debut in the poll at Nos. 22 and 23, respectively. Otterbein College and Savannah College of Art & Design round out the top 25.

Christopher Newport and Nebraska Wesleyan fell from the rankings.

 

To vote in the Precept Coaches Poll, a coach must be a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The next Precept Division III Coaches Poll will reflect the standings of the NCAA Championships.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - May 7, 2003

Rank University (First-Place Votes Points Prev.
1 Methodist College (7) 361 2
2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (5) 316 1
3 Averett (1) 307 6
4 Guilford College 294 4
5 Oglethorpe (1) 290 3
6 Greensboro College 227 5
7 Skidmore College (1) 225 16
8 Emory 215 11
9 Saint John's 214 7
10 Redlands 213 9
11 Ohio Wesleyan 171 8
12 Texas-Dallas 153 17
13 Gustavus Adolphus College 152 15
14 Muskingum College 138 25
15 LaVerne 137 23
16 Central College 133 10
17 Wesley College 129 19
18 Trinity University 121 14
19 Mary Hardin-Baylor 115 13
20 Denison 98 22
21 Washington & Lee 94 12
22 Huntingdon College 74 NR
23 Hardin-Simmons 71 NR
24 Otterbein College 69 18
25 Savannah College of Art & Design 68 20

Others Receiving Votes: Christopher Newport 54, Williams College 43, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 42, Nebraska Wesleyan 42, Allegheny College 34, Rhodes College 33, Illinois Wesleyan 29, Susquehanna 25, Salem State College 24, Manhattanville College 21, Millikin 16, Roanoke College 11, Nazareth College 9, Southwestern 9, St. Lawrence 9, Trinity College 9, DePauw 8, Rochester 8, Wartburg College 8, California Lutheran 7, University of the South 7, Babson College 6, McMurry College 6, St. John Fisher College 6, Centre College 5, Loras College 5, York College 5, Hampden-Sydney College 4, Augustana College 3, Western New England College 3, Augsburg College 2, Gettysburg College 1, New York 1, North Central College 1

Droppe From Rankings: Christopher Newport, Nebraska Wesleyan

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