NORMAN, Okla. – Methodist received five first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Monarchs edged Huntingdon, who also received five first-place tallies, by one point.
Emory and St. Thomas (MN) stayed at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, and each earned multiple first place ballots. Fifth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan garnered the remaining first-place vote. UT Tyler checked in at No. 6 and was followed by Concordia (TX), Guilford, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and Southwestern (TX).
Gustavus Adolphus and Pacific Lutheran entered the ranking tied a No. 24. Carnegie Mellon and Trinity (CT) fell from the top 25.
The final regular season Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll will be released May 4.
Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll - April 20
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous|
|4||St. Thomas (MN) (3)||347||4|
|5||Illinois Wesleyan (1)||324||8|
|12||Saint John's (MN)||227||11|
|13||Washington & Lee||197||12|
|15||North Carolina Wesleyan||178||20|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Carnegie Mellon (#25), Trinity (CT) (#24)|
|Others Receiving Votes: NYU, 17; Trinity (CT), 13; Hampden-Sydney, 12; RPI, 12; Carnegie Mellon, 10; Rochester, 8; Calvin, 5; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 5; Ohio Wesleyan, 5; McDaniel, 4; Texas Lutheran, 4; Franklin & Marshall, 3; Husson, 3; LaGrange, 3; Trinity (TX), 3; Augsburg, 2; Mary Washington, 2; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2; Piedmont, 1.|