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Methodist Continues Streak Atop GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

As it has been since the entire season, Methodist continued to sit atop the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll as the top-ranked team in Division III men?s college golf. The Monarchs - who earned eight first-place votes - streak dates back to the preseason GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll.

 

Gustavus Adolphus tallied four first-place votes to move up two spots to second. Saint John?s and Guilford, who were tied for second in the previous ranking, also received first-place votes but bell to third and fifth, respectively. Ohio Wesleyan climbed one spot to fifth. Wisconsin-Eau Claire stayed at sixth and is followed by Greensboro, Emory, Oglethorpe and Nebraska Wesleyan, who moved up four places to No. 10

 

Two teams - Redlands (No. 11) and Central (No. 13) - fell from the top ten. La Grange moved up a rung to No. 12. Denison comes in at No. 14 while Mary Hardin-Baylor ranks 15th. LaVerne made the biggest jump inside the poll, climbing five spots to No. 16. Hardin-Simmons ranks 17th and is followed by Otterbein, Skidmore and Hope.

 

Rhodes and Texas Lutheran - two newcomers to this season?s poll - rank 21st and 23rd, respectively. Texas-Dallas took the biggest drop in the rankings, falling six spots to No. 22. Allegheny and defending national champion Averett are tied at No. 24.

Olivet and Trinity University fell from the rankings.

 

The Division III Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of Division III coaches that are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division III Precept Coaches Poll will be released April 15.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - March 25, 2004

 

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (8) 367 1
2 Gustavus Adolphus (4) 349 4
3 Saint John's (2) 334 T2
4 Ohio Wesleyan 323 5
5 Guilford College (1) 305 T2
6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 290 6
7 Greensboro 261 11
8 Emory 248 T7
9 Oglethorpe 236 T7
10 Nebraska Wesleyan 224 14
11 Redlands 221 9
12 La Grange 196 13
13 Central 183 10
14 Denison 160 12
15 Mary Hardin-Baylor 154 17
16 LaVerne 96 21
17 Hardin-Simmons 92 15
18 Otterbein 91 18
19 Skidmore 80 19
20 Hope 57 24
21 Rhodes 55 NR
22 Texas-Dallas 53 16
23 Texas Lutheran 47 NR
T24 Allegheny 45 22
T24 Averett 45 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Olivet 41, Pacific Lutheran 38, Trinity University 33, Illinois Wesleyan 30, McMurry 27, Wesley 25, Christopher Newport 22, Saint Thomas 20, Rochester 18, Williams 16, St. Lawrence 7, Franklin College 7, Nazareth College 6, Trinity College 5, University of the South 5, New York 4, Millikin 3, LeTourneau 2, Muskingum 2, Wooster 2, Augustana 1, Husson 1, Southwestern 1

Dropped From Rankings: Olivet, Trinity University

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Florida Continues Streak as Nation?s Top Ranked Golf Team

 

Florida Continues Streak as Nation?s Top Ranked Golf Team

Gators earn 31 first-place votes

NORMAN, Okla. ?

For the third-consecutive ranking, the Florida Gators captured 31 first-place votes to retain its status as the top-ranked team in men?s college golf in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Florida has been the nation?s top-ranked team the entire regular season after opening the fall tied for second in the preseason poll.

 

Defending national champion Clemson remained second and earned one first-place vote. UCLA moved up one spot to third and is followed by Georgia, who dropped to fourth. Arizona State and Georgia tech flip flopped spots five and six while Oklahoma State and Texas stayed at seventh and eighth respectively. Arizona climbed two spots to enter the top 10 at ninth and TCU fell one rung to No. 10

 

UNLV fell one spot out of the top to No. 11. Brigham Young and South Carolina moved up to No. 12 and No. 13, respectively. Minnesota dropped two places to No. 14. Augusta State tallied the final first-place vote to rank 15th and is followed by California, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Southern California.

 

Wake Forest fell two places to No. 21 while Washington, Duke North Carolina and Kentucky round out the top 25.

 

No teams were dropped from the previous rankings.

The GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division I GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll will be released April 21.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - April 8, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Florida (31) 822 1
2 Clemson (1) 780 2
3 UCLA 712 4
4 Georgia 706 3
5 Arizona State 664 6
6 Georgia Tech 662 5
7 Oklahoma State 653 7
8 Texas 584 8
9 Arizona 521 11
10 TCU 499 9
11 UNLV 421 10
12 Brigham Young 413 13
13 South Carolina 412 14
14 Minnesota 401 12
15 Augusta State (1) 334 17
16 California 328 16
17 New Mexico 271 15
18 Arkansas 259 18
19 Oklahoma 256 21
20 Southern California 230 20
21 Wake Forest 223 19
22 Washington 157 22
23 Duke 96 25
24 North Carolina 61 23
25 Kentucky 57 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas 38, Colorado State 32, Pepperdine 20, Georgia State 17, SMU 15, Colorado 12, Louisiana State 12, Tulsa 12, Kansas State 11, Tennessee 8, Louisville 5, Illinois 4, Indiana 4, Fresno State 3, Xavier 3, NC State 2, Oregon 2, Penn State 2, Rhode Island 1

Chico State Continues Streak at No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

 

 

Chico State Continues Streak at No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Wildcats claim 13 first-place votes
 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

Chico State earned 13 first-place votes to remain the nation?s top-ranked Division II men?s golf team in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Wildcats have held the No. 1 spot the entire spring season.

 

West Florida claimed two first-place votes to climb a spot to second. Cal. State-Bakersfield, who spent most of the fall in the top spot, also moved up on spot in the poll to third. Cal. State-Stanislaus dropped from second to fourth. Armstrong Atlantic stayed at fifth and is followed by South Carolina-Aiken, UC-San Diego, Hawaii-Hilo, Francis Marion and St. Mary?s.

 

Florida Southern fell one rung to fall out of the top 10 to No. 11. Western Washington came in at No. 13 while Carson-Newman, Northeastern State and Coker fill Nos. 12-15. Georgia College & State University (No. 16), North Alabama (No. 17), Lynn (No. 18) and Barry (No. 20) all climbed into the top 20 while Delta State dropped a rung to No. 19.

 

Barton (No. 21), Rollins (No. 22) and Central Oklahoma (No. 24) all fell from the top 20. Columbus State (No. 23) and St. Edward?s (No. 25) enter the poll after not being ranked in the previous top 25.

Cameron dropped from the rankings.

 

The Division II Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of Division II coaches and administrators that are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The final Division II Precept Coaches regular season poll will be released April 29.

 

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - April 15, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Chico State (13) 372 1
2 West Florida (2) 348 3
3 Cal. State-Bakersfield 323 4
4 Cal. State-Stanislaus 321 2
5 Armstrong Atlantic State 315 5
6 South Carolina-Aiken 298 7
7 UC-San Diego 232 6
8 Hawaii-Hilo 223 8
9 Francis Marion 219 9
10 St. Mary's 207 11
11 Florida Southern 203 10
12 Western Washington 193 13
13 Carson-Newman 190 16
14 Northeastern State 155 15
15 Coker College 151 14
16 Georgia College & State Univ. 128 22
17 North Alabama 114 21
18 Lynn 105 25
19 Delta State 100 18
20 Barry 98 24
21 Barton 86 17
22 Rollins 67 19
23 Columbus State 62 NR
24 Central Oklahoma 56 20
25 St. Edward's 37 NR

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Cameron 30, Presbyterian 20, Saint Martin's 17, Concord 16, Kennesaw State 16, Valdosta State 14, Central Arkansas 9, Abilene Christian 7, Drury 5, Arkansas Tech 2, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2, Washburn 2, Colorado State-Pueblo 1

Dropped From Rankings: Cameron

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Chico State Stays No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

 

Chico State Stays No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Wildcats tally 12 first-place votes

NORMAN, Okla. ?

Chico State earned 12 first-place votes to remain the nation?s top-ranked Division II men?s golf team in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Wildcats have held the No. 1 spot the entire spring season.

 

Cal. State-Stanislaus moved up two spots to second and third-ranked West Florida who had one first-place vote. Cal. State-Bakersfield dropped two places to fourth. Armstrong Atlantic earned the only other first-place vote to rank fifth. UC-San Diego climbed two places to sixth and is followed by South Carolina-Aiken, Hawaii-Hilo and Francis Marion. Florida Southern moved up five rungs to reenter the top 10.

 

St. Mary?s dropped two places to No. 11 and is followed by Pfeiffer, Western Washington, Coker and Northeastern State. Carson-Newman - along with Barton (No. 17), North Alabama (No. 21), Barry (No. 24) and Lynn (No. 15) - is one of five previously unranked teams to enter the top 25 and is ranked 16th. Delta State dropped two spots to No. 18. Rollins made the biggest jump in the poll, climbing six spots to No. 19 while Central Oklahoma dropped eight spots to No. 20.

 

Georgia College and State University fell one spot to No. 22. Cameron took the biggest fall in the rankings, tumbling nine spots to No. 23.

Central Arkansas, Columbus State, Grand Canyon, Kennesaw State and Saint Martin?s were dropped from the rankings.

 

The Division II Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of Division II coaches and administrators that are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division II Precept Coaches poll will be released April 15.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - April 8, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Chico State (12) 348 1
2 Cal. State-Stanislaus 322 4
3 West Florida (1) 306 3
4 Cal. State-Bakersfield 290 2
5 Armstrong Atlantic State (1) 261 7
6 UC-San Diego 252 8
7 South Carolina-Aiken 249 10
8 Hawaii-Hilo 231 5
9 Francis Marion 214 6
10 Florida Southern 203 15
11 St. Mary's 190 9
12 Pfeiffer 168 13
13 Western Washington 150 11
14 Coker 135 18
15 Northeastern State 133 20
16 Carson-Newman 121 NR
17 Barton 118 NR
18 Delta State 110 16
19 Rollins 98 25
20 Central Oklahoma 90 12
21 North Alabama 80 NR
22 Georgia College & State University 79 21
23 Cameron 73 14
24 Barry 70 NR
25 Lynn 60 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Columbus State 29, Central Arkansas 25, Grand Canyon 23, Kennesaw State 22, St. Edward's 21, Grand Valley State 15, Arkansas Tech 11, Saint Martin's 10, Ferris State 7, Saginaw Valley State 6, Wayne State 5, Bellarmine 4, Concord 4, Northern Kentucky 3, South Dakota 3, Valdosta State 3, Bryant College 2, Colorado-Colorado Springs 2, Findlay 2, Northwood 1

Dropped From Rankings: Central Arkansas, Columbus State, Grand Canyon, Kennesaw State, Saint Martin's

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Methodist Stays Tops in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

 

Methodist Stays Tops in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Monarch earn 11 first-place votes

NORMAN, Okla. ?

Methodist continues its reign as the top-ranked team in Division III men?s golf in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Monarchs - who have been ranked No. 1 all season - earned 11 first-place votes.

 

Gustavus Adolphus claimed five first-place votes to stay at second and Saint John?s tallied one first place-ballot to remain third. Guilford moved up a spot to fourth. Ohio Wesleyan received the final first-place vote but dropped to fifth. Oglethorpe, Emory, Greensboro, Redlands and Nebraska Wesleyan round out the top 10.

 

Wisconsin-Eau Claire took the biggest drop in the poll, falling five spots to No. 11. Central and La Grange flip-flopped spots 12 and 13. Rhodes made the biggest jump, climbing from No. 21 to No. 14. Denison (No. 15), Mary Hardin-Baylor (No. 16) and LaVerne (No. 17) each dropped one spot. Texas Lutheran, Hardin-Simmons and Otterbein complete the top 20.

 

Skidmore fell two rungs to No. 21 while Hope (No. 23) dropped three spots. California Lutheran debuts at No. 22 and Trinity University reentered the poll at No. 24. Allegheny ranked 25th.

Averett and Texas-Dallas fell from the rankings.

 

The Division III Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of Division III coaches that are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The final Division III Precept Coaches regular season poll will be released April 29.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - April 15, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Methodist (11) 438 1
2 Gustavus Adolphus (5) 420 2
3 Saint John's (1) 388 3
4 Guilford 357 5
5 Ohio Wesleyan (1) 354 4
6 Oglethorpe 323 9
7 Emory 307 8
8 Greensboro 304 7
9 Redlands 299 11
10 Nebraska Wesleyan 288 10
11 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 286 6
12 Central 240 13
13 La Grange 214 12
14 Rhodes 202 21
15 Denison 165 14
16 Mary Hardin-Baylor 137 15
17 LaVerne 131 16
18 Texas Lutheran 111 23
19 Hardin-Simmons 110 17
20 Otterbein 105 18
21 Skidmore 85 19
22 California Lutheran 77 NR
23 Hope 52 20
24 Trinity University 44 NR
25 Allegheny 43 T24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Saint Thomas 41, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps 40, Averett 35, Texas-Dallas 35, Christopher Newport 27, Illinois Wesleyan 25, McMurray 19, Rochester 19, Washington & Lee 18, LeTourneau 17, Williamette 13, Wesley 10, DePauw 8, Husson 8, St. Lawrence 8, Wooster 8, Muskingum 6, Williams 6, University of the South 5, Pacific Lutheran 4, Trinity College 4, Millikin 3, Olivet 3, Augustana 2, Nazareth 2, New York 2, Knox 1, Milwaukee School of Engineering 1

Dropped From Rankings: Averett, Texas-Dallas

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