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Precept Coaches Poll :: March 26, 2003

 Clemson, Pfeiffer, Methodist No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll
Top teams remain first in respective Divisons. 

 

 

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Clemson garnered 24 of 39 first-place votes to outdistance No. 2 Oklahoma State, who tallied 10 top votes. The winner of three-consecutive tournaments, the Cowboys made the biggest move in the poll, jumping eight spots from No. 10. Augusta State earned two first-place votes and dropped to third and was followed by Texas, who climbed to fourth from eighth. Arizona and Wake Forest each earned first-place votes to rank fifth and sixth, respectively and are followed by TCU, Nevada-Las Vegas, Florida and UCLA. North Carolina checks in at No. 11 with Georgia, Minnesota, Georgia Tech and NC State rounding out the top 15. Auburn vaulted form No. 23 to No. 16. Duke checks in at No. 17 and is followed by New Mexico, who received the remaining first place vote, and Arizona State, who is making its first appearance in the rankings. Northwestern, College of Charleston, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Washington and Illinois comprise the remainder of the top 25. Southern California dropped out of the rankings

 

 

In Division II, Pfeiffer only garnered four first-place votes but retained the top spot. UC-Davis tallied two first-place votes to rank second while West Florida was named No. 1 on the most ballots - eight - but fell one spot to third. South Carolina earned two first-place votes and Cal State-Stanislaus received one to rank fourth and fifth, respectively. Rollins College is ranked sixth and is followed by Cal State-Bakersfield, North Alabama, Florida Southern College and Chico State. Florida Southern also received a first-place vote. Francis Marion starts the second ten and is joined by Colorado-Colorado Springs, Kennesaw State, Grand Canyon, Delta State, Abilene Christian, Central Oklahoma, Cameron, Cal State-San Bernardino and Armstrong Atlantic. Western Washington, Drury, Central Arkansas, Barton College and Georgia College & State University round out the top 25. Grand Valley State fell from the top 25.

 

For the second poll this spring, Wisconsin-Eau Claire led the Division III Precept Coaches poll in first-place votes, nine, but placed second behind No. 1 Methodist College, who earned two first-place votes. Oglethorpe and Guilford College also tallied No. 1 votes and ranked third and fifth, respectively, with Greensboro College coming in at fourth. Ohio Wesleyan is ranked sixth with Saint John?s at No. 7 and Central College and Redlands, who moved from No. 24, tied at eighth. Gustavus Adolphus is No. 10. Emory fell out of the top 10 to No. 11 and is followed by Washington & Lee, Otterbein College, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Trinity University, who received a first-place vote, tied at No. 14. Savannah College of Art & Design comes in at No. 16 with Wesley College, Skidmore College, Nebraska Wesleyan, LaVerne, Allegheny College, Muskingum College, Claremont McKenna, Texas-Dallas and Denison completing 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 Coaches poll will be released April 9 and will contain rankings for all three NCAA Divisions.

Complete Rankings Follow

Precept Coaches Poll Division I Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division I
March 26, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Clemson (24) 928
2 Oklahoma State (10) 837
3 Augusta State (2) 801
4 Texas 754
5 Arizona (1) 721
6 Wake Forest (1) 715
7 TCU 711
8 Nevada-Las Vegas 708
9 Florida 679
10 UCLA 580
11 North Carolina 492
12 Georgia 480
13 Minnesota 467
14 Georgia Tech 377
15 NC State 365
16 Auburn 350
17 Duke 309
18 New Mexico (1) 222
19 Arizona State 218
20 Northwestern 179
21 College of Charleston 158
22 Oklahoma 157
23 Pepperdine 146
24 Washington 132
25 Illinois 128

Others Receiving Votes: Southern California 95, Alabama 89, Arkansas 72, Fresno State 72, SMU 65, Tulsa 45, Tennessee 43, California-Irvine 40, South Carolina 38, California 33, San Diego State 33, Virginia Tech 30, Texas-Arlington 26, East Tennessee State 26, Michigan State 26, Brigham Young 25, Vanderbilt 25, California-Riverside 22, UNC-Wilmington 22, California-Santa Barbara 19, Colorado State 15, Florida State 15, Indiana 15, Stanford 15, Kent State 14, Baylor 13, Miami 13, Charlotte 12, Kansas State 12, Louisiana State 10, Toledo 10, Purdue 9, Kansas 8, Ohio State 8, St. John?s 8, San Diego 7, Iowa State 6, Missouri 5, Arkansas-Little Rock 3, Denver 3, Jacksonville State 3, Lamar 3, Navy 2, Austin Peay 1, Penn State 1, Winthrop 1

Dropped From Rankings: Southern California

 

 


 

 

Precept Coaches Poll Division II Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division II
March 26, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Pfeiffer (4) 400
2 UC-Davis (2) 384
3 West Florida (8) 373
4 South Carolina-Aiken (2) 353
5 Cal State-Stanislaus (1) 322
6 Rollins College 320
7 Cal State-Bakersfield 307
8 North Alabama 277
9 Florida Southern College (1) 271
10 Chico State 266
11 Francis Marion 237
12 Colorado-Colorado Springs 178
13 Kennesaw State 175
14 Grand Canyon 173
15 Delta State 140
16 Abilene Christian 136
17 Central Oklahoma 133
18 Cameron 116
19 Cal State-San Bernardino 102
20 Armstrong Atlantic 101
21 Western Washington 99
22 Drury 92
23 Central Arkansas 82
24 Barton College 81
25 Georgia College & State University 76

Others Receiving Votes: California-San Diego 68, Ferris State 57, Catawba College 55, Coker College 47, Grand Valley State 45, Northeastern State 43, St. Mary?s 37, Columbus State 33, Nebraska-Kearney 32, Valdosta State 28, Presbyterian College 27, Anderson College 26, Barry 26, Arkansas Tech 25, Central Missouri State 25, UNC-Pembroke 23, Charleston 22, Ohio Valley College 22, Colorado School of Mines 21, East Central 21, North Dakota State 21, Northern Kentucky 19, Bryant College 16, Incarnate Word 16, Fairmont State College 15, Lenoir-Rhyne College 15, Minnesota State University-Mankato 14, Newberry College 14, Minnesota-Crookston 13, Bellarmine 12, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 12, North Dakota 11, Southwestern Oklahoma State 10, Tampa 10, Lynn 9, Northern Colorado 9, Lewis 8, Lincoln Memorial 8, Lincoln 7, Montevallo 7, South Dakota State 7, Eckerd College 6, Northwood 5, Oklahoma Panhandle State 5, Clayton College & State University 4, Findlay 4, St. Cloud State 4, St. Francis 3, Truman State 3, Indianapolis 2, Longwood 2, Pace 2, Saginaw Valley State 2, Wayne State 2, Belmont Abbey College 1, Tusculum College 1, Winona State 1

Dropped From Rankings: Grand Valley State


 

 

 

 

Precept Coaches Poll Division III Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division III
March 26, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Methodist College (2) 343
2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (9) 334
3 Oglethorpe (1) 320
4 Greensboro College 305
5 Guilford College (1) 302
6 Ohio Wesleyan 241
7 Saint John's 204
T8 Central College 175
T8 Redlands 175
10 Gustavus Adolphus College 165
11 Emory 164
12 Washington & Lee 156
13 Otterbein College 136
T14 Mary Hardin-Baylor 123
T14 Trinity University (1) 123
16 Savannah College of Art & Design 119
17 Wesley College 106
18 Skidmore College 105
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 94
20 LaVerne 89
21 Allegheny College 64
22 Muskingum College 63
23 Claremont McKenna 56
24 Texas-Dallas (1) 55
25 Denison 53

Others Receiving Votes: Christopher Newport 48, Middlebury College 44, Huntingdon College 37, Illinois Wesleyan 34, Millikin 34, Roanoke College 33, Pacific Lutheran 30, Texas Lutheran 30, Centre College 29, McMurry 29, Hardin-Simmons 29, Rhodes College 26, St. Mary?s 26, California Lutheran 25, Williams College 25, Augsburg College 24, Augustana College 22, Babson College 22, Carnegie-Mellon 21, Concordia College 18, Knox College 18, Hampden-Sydney College 17, Manchester 17, Wartburg College 15, Nazareth 15 College 15, Bridgewater College 14, Coe College 14, Rochester 14, York College 13, Trinity College 12, New York 11, St. John Fisher College 10, Susquehanna 10, Montclair State 9, Ferrum College 7, North Carolina Wesleyan 7, Southwestern 7, Anderson 6, Mount Union 6, DePauw 5, Olivet College 5, Wooster 4, LeTourneau 2,

Dropped From Rankings: Christopher Newport, Williams College, Pacific Lutheran

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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 

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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 II Coaches Poll - April 9, 2003

 

West Florida Captures Top Spot in Precept Coaches Poll

Former No. 1 Pfeiffer falls to eighth 

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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 Division I Coaches Poll - April 9, 2003

 

Clemson Still No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll

Tigers garner 19 first-place votes 

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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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