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Methodist Tops Preseason Precept Coaches Poll

 

Methodist Tops Preseason Precept Coaches Poll
Defending national champion Averett Ranked Eighth

NORMAN, Okla. ? Methodist College - the program that has won more NCAA championships than any other team currently in Division III men?s golf - tops the preseason Precept Division III Coaches Poll. Averett - who claimed their first national title last season - is eighth.

 

Oglethorpe is ranked second in the poll and is followed by Ohio Wesleyan, Saint John?s, Gustavus Adolphus, Redlands and Greensboro College. Wisconsin-Eau Claire comes in at ninth with Central College and Wesley College tied at No. 10

 

Guilford - who claimed the 2002 national championship - is 12th and is followed by Denison and Emory. Texas-Dallas is the highest ranked team that failed to qualify for last season?s NCAA Championships at No. 15. Skidmore College comes in at 16th with Muskingum College, Huntingdon College, Williams College and Christopher Newport filling Nos. 16-20.

 

Nebraska Wesleyan, LaVerne, Otterbein College, and Trinity University come in at slots 21-24, with Allegheny College and Savannah College of Art & Design tied at 25th.

 

The next Division III Precept Coaches poll will be released Oct. 1.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - Sept. 10, 2003

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Prev.

1

Methodist College (5)

264

5

2

Oglethorpe University (2)

240

T6

3

Ohio Wesleyan University (1)

222

T3

4

Saint John's University (1)

221

T3

5

Gustavus Adolphus College

215

T6

6

Redlands

195

8

7

Greensboro College

190

12

8

Averett (1)

189

1

9

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

186

10

10

Central College

152

11

10

Wesley College (1)

152

2

12

Guilford College

148

17

13

Denison University

142

9

14

Emory University

131

15

15

Texas-Dallas

122

NR

16

Skidmore College

95

20

17

Muskingum College

85

13

18

Huntingdon College

69

NR

19

Williams College

58

16

20

Christopher Newport

53

NR

21

Nebraska Wesleyan University

46

NR

22

LaVerne

45

21

23

Otterbein College

42

NR

24

Trinity University

41

18

T25

Allegheny College

36

19

T25

Savannah College of Art & Design

36

NR

Others Receiving Votes: Hardin-Simmons 30, Mary Hardin-Baylor 28, Trinity College 18, St. Lawrence 17, Rhodes College 15, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 11, Hampden-Sydney College 11, Rochester 10, Susquehanna 10, Washington & Lee 10, DePauw 5, University of the South 5, Illinois Wesleyan 4, Millikin 4, St. John Fisher 4, Wooster 3, Olivet College 2, Texas Lutheran 2, Southwestern 1

 

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