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Precept Division III Coaches Poll - April 9, 2003

 

Wisconsin-Eau Claire New No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll

Methodist College falls to second 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

Wisconsin-Eau Claire captured 13 of 24 first-place votes to claim the No. 1 ranking in the Precept Division III Coaches Poll. Former No. 1 Methodist College received three first-place votes and fell to second. Oglethorpe remained at No. 3 for the third-straight poll.

 

Defending national champion Guilford College moved up a spot to fourth, flip-flopping with Greensboro College who dropped to fifth. Both schools received a first place vote. Averett received the second most first-place tallies, four, to come in sixth and is followed by Saint John?s. Ohio Wesleyan and Redlands garnered the remaining two first-place votes, ranking eighth and ninth, respectively. Central College fell two spots to No. 10

 

Emory and Washington & Lee rank Nos. 11 and 12 for consecutive polls and are followed by Mary Hardin-Baylor. Trinity University comes in at No. 14, while Gustavus Adolphus fell from the top 10 to No. 15. Skidmore College, Texas at Dallas, Otterbein College, Wesley College and Savannah College of Art & Design round out the top 20. Nebraska Wesleyan fell out of the top 20 to No. 21. Denison and LaVerne are ranked No. 23 and 24, respectively. Christopher Newport re-enters the poll at No. 24 and Muskingum College completes the top 25.

 

Allegheny College and Claremont McKenna 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 be released May 7.

 

Precept Division I Coaches Poll - April 9, 2003

 

Clemson Still No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll

Tigers garner 19 first-place votes 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

As they have all spring season, the Clemson Tigers remain atop the lastest Precept Division I Coaches Poll. The Tigers earned 19 first-place votes to easily outdistance No. 2 Oklahoma State, who garnered two No. 1 votes and is second for consecutive polls.

 

Clemson and Oklahoma State is followed by Arizona, winners of the National Invitational Tournament, who received two first-place votes and moved up from fifth. Augusta State falls to fourth, despite three first-place tallies and winning the Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational, with Wake Forest, who also received a first place-vote, coming at No. 5. UC-Irvine, who is not ranked in this week?s poll, received the only other first-place vote.

 

Texas falls from No. 4 to sixth and is followed by UNLV, TCU, Florida and UCLA. Georgia starts off the second 10 with North Carolina at No. 12. Nos. 13 through 16 showed no change with Minnesota, Georgia Tech, NC State and Auburn filling those spots. New Mexico, Arizona State, Duke and Washington round out the top 20. College of Charleston and Oklahoma remain at Nos. 21 and 22, respectively, and are followed by Northwestern and Illinois. Southern California re-enters the poll at No. 25.

 

Pepperdine fell from the top 25.

 

To vote in the Precept Coaches Poll, a coach must be a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The next Precept Coaches poll will be released May 7.

Precept Division I Coaches Poll - May 7, 2003

Clemson Remains in Top Spot in Precept Coaches Poll 
Tigers No. 1 for sixth-straight ranking 

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

The Clemson Tigers remain atop the latest Precept Division I Coaches Poll, a position that they have held for sixth-straight rankings and for the entire spring season. The Tigers, who won the ACC Championship on April 20, earned 21 first-place votes. Augusta State, who has been ranked No. 2 four times this season, received three first-place votes and has moved back into second for the first time since March 12.

 

Clemson and Augusta State are followed by Big 12 champion Texas and ACC runner-up Wake Forest, who tallied a first-place vote. Big 12 runner-up Oklahoma State fell from second to fifth. Pac-10 champion UCLA earned three first-place votes and runner-up Arizona another to rank sixth and seventh, respectively. Florida, the SEC champion, came in at No. 8 and is followed by Conference USA champ TCU and UNLV.

 

Auburn, who made the biggest jump in the poll - from No. 16 to No. 11, earned the remaining first-place vote and is followed by Georgia and North Carolina. Georgia Tech and Minnesota tied at No. 14. NC State dropped a spot to No. 16 while Arizona State moved up a notch to No. 17. Oklahoma climbed four spots to No. 18 while Mountain West Conference champ New Mexico slid two slots to No. 19. Washington held steady at No. 20 and is followed by Illinois and College of Charleston. Arkansas and Pepperdine enter the poll at No. 23 and 24, respectively. Duke dropped six spots to No. 25.

 

Northwestern and Southern California fell from the top 25.

 

To vote in the Precept Coaches Poll, a coach must be a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The next Division I Precept Coaches poll will be released May 21.

 

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

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Clemson (21) 709 1
2 Augusta State (3) 650 4
3 Texas 637 6
4 Wake Forest (1) 586 5
5 Oklahoma State 583 2
6 UCLA (3) 566 10
7 Arizona (1) 540 3
8 Florida 519 9
9 TCU 516 8
10 UNLV 454 7
11 Auburn (1) 353 16
12 Georgia 351 11
13 North Carolina 350 12
14 Georgia Tech 327 14
14 Minnesota 327 13
16 NC State 265 15
17 Arizona State 258 18
18 Oklahoma 192 22
19 New Mexico 177 17
20 Washington 156 20
21 Illinois 118 24
22 College of Charleston 100 21
23 Arkansas 93 NR
24 Pepperdine 87 NR
25 Duke 75 19

Others Receiving Votes: SMU 66, Tennessee 65, Southern California 60, Fresno State 43, California-Irvine 36, Alabama 28, Tulsa 27, Arkansas-Little Rock 25, North Texas 22, Denver 21, Jacksonville State 21, Alabama-Birmingham 19, Louisiana-Lafayette 19, South Carolina 19, Kansas State 18, Baylor 17, Rhode Island 15, Central Florida 14, Virginia Tech 14, East Tennessee State 13, Pacific 13, San Diego State 13, Vanderbilt 13, Georgia State 12, Kentucky 12, East Carolina 11, California 10, Georgia Southern 10, Michigan State 7, Tulane 7, Louisiana State 6, Middle Tennessee State 5, South Florida 5, Tennessee State 5, Purdue 4, Oregon 3, Southern Mississippi 2, Texas-Arlington 2, Kent State 1, Toledo 1, Wichita State1

Dropped From Rankings: Northwestern, Southern California

 

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Precept Division II Coaches Poll - April 9, 2003

 

West Florida Captures Top Spot in Precept Coaches Poll

Former No. 1 Pfeiffer falls to eighth 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

West Florida received 12 of the 20 first-place votes cast in the Precept Division II Coaches Poll to move into its No. 1 ranking. The only team to receive multiple No. 1 votes, West Florida moved up from third. Pfeiffer, who had spent the previous two polls of the spring in the top spot, fell seven spots to No. 8.

 

Rollins College moved up for the second-straight ranking, climbing form sixth to second. Cal State-Stanislaus comes in at No. 3 with South Carolina-Aiken at fourth and Cal State-Bakersfield at No. 5. All teams in the top five received a first-place vote, as did No. 11 Chico State, No. 12 Colorado-Colorado Springs, No. 17 Abilene Christian and unranked Gannon.

 

Cal-Davis fell from second to sixth, while Francis Marion moved up four spots to seventh. Florida Southern remained at No. 9 and was followed by North Alabama. Kennesaw State came in at No. 13 for consecutive polls. Armstrong Atlantic, who made the biggest move in the poll, jumped from No. 20 to No. 14. Grand Canyon and Western Washington came in at Nos. 15 and 16, respectively, and Central Oklahoma fell one spot to No. 18. Delta State and Drury tied at No. 19. Central Arkansas, Cameron, Georgia College & State University, Cal state-San Bernardino and Barton College round out the top 25.

 

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 II Coaches poll will be released May 14.

Precept Divison II Coaches Poll - May 7, 2003

West Florida Retains Spot in Precept Coaches Poll 
Cal State-Stanislaus and South Carolina-Aiken tie for second in closest balloting of the season

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

West Florida retained the No. 1 ranking in the latest Precept Division II Coaches Poll in the closest voting of the season. Cal State-Stanislaus (one first-place vote) and South Carolina-Aiken - who received the most first-place votes - tied for second and were just one point behind West Florida (three-first place votes).

 

Cal State-Bakersfield earned two first-place votes to climb to fourth and is followed by Rollins College and Chico State, who tallied a first-place vote each. Cal-Davis fell a spot to seventh while Pfeiffer received two No. 1 votes to hold at eighth. Armstrong Atlantic jumped from No. 14 to ninth. Colorado-Colorado Springs received the remaining two first-place votes and is ranked No. 10.

 

Western Washington climbed from No. 16 to No. 11 while Francis Marrion fell from seventh to No. 12. North Alabama and Florida Southern also dropped from the top 10, falling to No. 13 and No. 14, respectively. Abilene Christian comes in at No. 15 and is follwed by Kennesaw State, Grand Canyon, Central Oklahoma, Georgia College & State University and Cameron. Central Arkansas held steady at No. 21 with Delta State and Drury sinking out of the top 20. Columbus State (No. 24), Cal-San Diego (T25) and Coker College (T25) re-entered the poll.

 

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 II Coaches poll will reflect the finish of each team at the NCAA Championships.

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

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 West Florida (3) 390 1
2 Cal State-Stanislaus (1) 389 3
2 South Carolina-Aiken (7) 389 4
4 Cali State-Bakersfield (2) 375 5
5 Rollins College (1) 365 2
6 Chico State(1) 323 11
7 Cal-Davis 273 6
8 Pfeiffer (2) 252 8
9 Armstrong Atlantic State 250 14
10 Colorado-Colorado Springs (2) 237 12
11 Western Washington 233 16
12 Francis Marion 229 7
12 North Alabama 229 10
14 Florida Southern College 223 9
15 Abilene Christian 217 17
16 Kennesaw State 183 13
17 Grand Canyon 169 15
18 Central Oklahoma 166 18
19 Georgia College & State University 147 23
20 Cameron 135 22
21 Central Arkansas 110 21
22 Delta State 103 19
23 Drury 95 19
24 Columbus State 70 NR
25 Cal-San Diego 67 NR
25 Coker College 67 NR

Others Receiving Votes: St. Mary's 53, Cal State Bernardino 48, Barton College 44, Presbyterian College 37, Arkansas Tech 31, Minnesota State-Mankato 24, Belmont Abbey College 23, Northeastern State 21, Grand Valley State 19, Lynn 18, Nebraska-Kearney 18, Valdosta State 16, Ohio Valley College 15, Southern Colorado 14, Clayton College & State University 13, Fayetteville State 13, Lincoln 9, Northern Colorado 9, Saint Martin's College 9, Longwood College 8, Colorado Christian 6, Colorado School of Mines 6, Southwest Baptist 6, Tampa 6, Barry 5, Nova Southeastern 4, Southwestern Oklahoma State 4, Tusculum College 4, Queens College 2, Western New Mexico 1

Dropped From Rankings: Barton College, Cal State-San Bernardino

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