NORMAN, Okla. — Methodist widened its lead atop the Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll. The Monarchs tallied nine first-place votes.
Illinois Wesleyan stayed at No. 2 and collected a first-place ballot. Emory moved up two spots to No. 3. Carnegie Mellon stayed at No. 4. Fifth-ranked Huntindon slipped two spots despite a first-place vote. Wittenberg was sixth. Greensboro cracked the top 10 at No. 7 and was followed by Washington & Lee. Babson, who received the remaining first-place vote, made the biggest jump in the poll - up 14 spots to ninth. Oglethorpe climbed five spots to No. 10.
York (PA) and Gustavus Adolphus made their season ranking debuts at Nos. 13 and 17, respectively. Willamette (#22) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (#25) rejoined the top 25. Averett, Hampden-Sydney, McMurry, and UT Dallas dropped from the ranking
Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches' Poll - October 8
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous|
|2||Illinois Wesleyan (1)||279||2|
|8||Washington & Lee||174||8|
|16||Saint John's (MN)||99||T-20|
|Dropped From Ranking: Averett (#T-20); Hampden-Sydney (#T-23); McMurry (#25); UT Dallas (#19)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Rochester, 36; RPI, 30; Hampden-Sydney, 29; UT Dallas, 21; Aurora, 20; Kenyon, 20; Averett, 18; Trinity (CT), 15; McMurry, 14; Southwestern (TX), 14; Whitworth, 10; Otterbein, 8; Webster, 8; Gettysburg, 7; LaGrange, 7; Rhodes, 6; Lynchburg, 5; Texas Lutheran, 5; McDaniel, 4; Skidmore, 4; Wisconsin Eau-Claire, 4; Concordia (TX), 3; Birmingham-Southern, 2; Calvin, 2; Transylvania, 1; Whitman, 1.|