NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 16, 2014) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Coaches’ Poll of the Spring 2014 season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the April 21, 2014 issue of Golf World. Illinois Wesleyan held on to the top ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III men’s college coaches’ poll.
The Titans have two victories and a runner-up finish to show for their play thus far in the spring semester as they claimed nine of the 14 available first-place votes. The squad begins the postseason this week with its conference championship.
Jumping one place into the No. 2 spot in the poll is Oglethorpe. The Stormy Petrels prepare for their conference championship after winning two of four stroke-play events this spring and four overall in the 2013-14 season.
Redlands, Methodist and Wittenberg round out the top five with each school earning at least one first-place votes. No. 8 St. John Fisher was the other program to get a first-place vote.
No new teams jumped into the top 10. Two schools moved into the top 25: No. 22 Trinity (Texas) and No. 24 St. Thomas.
Visit GolfDigest.com’s “The Loop” blog, where Deputy Editor Ryan Herrington contributes with the latest on collegiate golf: http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop. You can also follow Herrington on Twitter under the handle @gwcampusinsider.
Division III - April 16, 2014
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Illinois Wesleyan (9)||339||1|
|8||St. John Fisher (1)||262||5|
|13||Concordia University (TX)||163||13|
|18||Saint John's (MN)||108||19|
|22||Trinity University (TX)||64||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Nebraska Wesleyan (#25), Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#23)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 26; Nebraska Wesleyan, 25; Rochester, 20; McDaniel, 12; Allegheny, 11; Millikin, 11; Rochester Polytechnic Institute, 10; Clarkson, 9; Whitworth, 9; Emory, 8; Skidmore, 7; Averett, 5; Huntingdon, 5; Carnegie Mellon, 2; Christopher Newport, 1; Gustavus Adolphus, 1; Otterbein, 1; Willamette, 1.|