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Precept Divison II Coaches Poll - May 7, 2003

West Florida Retains Spot in Precept Coaches Poll 
Cal State-Stanislaus and South Carolina-Aiken tie for second in closest balloting of the season

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

West Florida retained the No. 1 ranking in the latest Precept Division II Coaches Poll in the closest voting of the season. Cal State-Stanislaus (one first-place vote) and South Carolina-Aiken - who received the most first-place votes - tied for second and were just one point behind West Florida (three-first place votes).

 

Cal State-Bakersfield earned two first-place votes to climb to fourth and is followed by Rollins College and Chico State, who tallied a first-place vote each. Cal-Davis fell a spot to seventh while Pfeiffer received two No. 1 votes to hold at eighth. Armstrong Atlantic jumped from No. 14 to ninth. Colorado-Colorado Springs received the remaining two first-place votes and is ranked No. 10.

 

Western Washington climbed from No. 16 to No. 11 while Francis Marrion fell from seventh to No. 12. North Alabama and Florida Southern also dropped from the top 10, falling to No. 13 and No. 14, respectively. Abilene Christian comes in at No. 15 and is follwed by Kennesaw State, Grand Canyon, Central Oklahoma, Georgia College & State University and Cameron. Central Arkansas held steady at No. 21 with Delta State and Drury sinking out of the top 20. Columbus State (No. 24), Cal-San Diego (T25) and Coker College (T25) re-entered the poll.

 

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 reflect the finish of each team at the NCAA Championships.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - May 7, 2003 

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 West Florida (3) 390 1
2 Cal State-Stanislaus (1) 389 3
2 South Carolina-Aiken (7) 389 4
4 Cali State-Bakersfield (2) 375 5
5 Rollins College (1) 365 2
6 Chico State(1) 323 11
7 Cal-Davis 273 6
8 Pfeiffer (2) 252 8
9 Armstrong Atlantic State 250 14
10 Colorado-Colorado Springs (2) 237 12
11 Western Washington 233 16
12 Francis Marion 229 7
12 North Alabama 229 10
14 Florida Southern College 223 9
15 Abilene Christian 217 17
16 Kennesaw State 183 13
17 Grand Canyon 169 15
18 Central Oklahoma 166 18
19 Georgia College & State University 147 23
20 Cameron 135 22
21 Central Arkansas 110 21
22 Delta State 103 19
23 Drury 95 19
24 Columbus State 70 NR
25 Cal-San Diego 67 NR
25 Coker College 67 NR

Others Receiving Votes: St. Mary's 53, Cal State Bernardino 48, Barton College 44, Presbyterian College 37, Arkansas Tech 31, Minnesota State-Mankato 24, Belmont Abbey College 23, Northeastern State 21, Grand Valley State 19, Lynn 18, Nebraska-Kearney 18, Valdosta State 16, Ohio Valley College 15, Southern Colorado 14, Clayton College & State University 13, Fayetteville State 13, Lincoln 9, Northern Colorado 9, Saint Martin's College 9, Longwood College 8, Colorado Christian 6, Colorado School of Mines 6, Southwest Baptist 6, Tampa 6, Barry 5, Nova Southeastern 4, Southwestern Oklahoma State 4, Tusculum College 4, Queens College 2, Western New Mexico 1

Dropped From Rankings: Barton College, Cal State-San Bernardino

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Precept Divison III Coaches Poll - May 7, 2003

Methodist College Reclaims No. 1 Ranking in Precept Coaches Poll 
Wisconsin-Eau Claire drops to second 

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

Methodist College claimed seven first-place votes to recapture the top ranking in the Precept Divison III Coaches Poll. Former No. 1 Wisconsin-Eau Claire earned five first-placed votes and fell to second. Methodist College has been ranked No. 1 in all but one poll this spring.

 

Averett claimed a first-place vote to move from sixth to third. Defending national champion Guilford held steady at fourth while Oglethorpe earned a first-place vote and fell from third to fifth. Greensboro College come in at No. 6. Skidmore College, who made the biggest move in the poll, jumped up nine spots to No. 7 and claimed the final first-place vote. Emory, Saint John?s and Redlands also landed in the top 10.

 

Ohio Wesleyan, host of next week?s national championships, begins the second 10 and is followed by Texas-Dallas, Gustavus Adolphus College, Muskingum College, LaVerne, Central College, Wesley College, Trinity University, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Denison. Washington & Lee, who took the biggest tumble in the poll, dropped from No. 12 to No. 21. Huntingdon College and Hardin-Simmons make their debut in the poll at Nos. 22 and 23, respectively. Otterbein College and Savannah College of Art & Design round out the top 25.

Christopher Newport and Nebraska Wesleyan 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 reflect the standings of the NCAA Championships.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - May 7, 2003

Rank University (First-Place Votes Points Prev.
1 Methodist College (7) 361 2
2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (5) 316 1
3 Averett (1) 307 6
4 Guilford College 294 4
5 Oglethorpe (1) 290 3
6 Greensboro College 227 5
7 Skidmore College (1) 225 16
8 Emory 215 11
9 Saint John's 214 7
10 Redlands 213 9
11 Ohio Wesleyan 171 8
12 Texas-Dallas 153 17
13 Gustavus Adolphus College 152 15
14 Muskingum College 138 25
15 LaVerne 137 23
16 Central College 133 10
17 Wesley College 129 19
18 Trinity University 121 14
19 Mary Hardin-Baylor 115 13
20 Denison 98 22
21 Washington & Lee 94 12
22 Huntingdon College 74 NR
23 Hardin-Simmons 71 NR
24 Otterbein College 69 18
25 Savannah College of Art & Design 68 20

Others Receiving Votes: Christopher Newport 54, Williams College 43, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 42, Nebraska Wesleyan 42, Allegheny College 34, Rhodes College 33, Illinois Wesleyan 29, Susquehanna 25, Salem State College 24, Manhattanville College 21, Millikin 16, Roanoke College 11, Nazareth College 9, Southwestern 9, St. Lawrence 9, Trinity College 9, DePauw 8, Rochester 8, Wartburg College 8, California Lutheran 7, University of the South 7, Babson College 6, McMurry College 6, St. John Fisher College 6, Centre College 5, Loras College 5, York College 5, Hampden-Sydney College 4, Augustana College 3, Western New England College 3, Augsburg College 2, Gettysburg College 1, New York 1, North Central College 1

Droppe From Rankings: Christopher Newport, Nebraska Wesleyan

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West Florida Tops Precept Preseason Coaches Poll

West Florida Tops Precept Preseason Coaches Poll
Defending national champion Francis Marion ranked fourth

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? West Florida - who finished tied for sixth at last season?s NCAA Division II National Championships - tops the 2003-04 Precept Division II Coaches Poll. Francis Marion - last season?s national champion - debuts at No. 4. Rollins College and Cal. State-Bakersfield are ranked second and third, respectively, while Cal. State-Stanislaus rounds out the top five.

 

Florida Southern College - the highest ranked team that failed to advance to the 2003 NCAA Championships - comes in at sixth and is followed by North Alabama, South Carolina-Aiken, Armstrong Atlantic and Pfeiffer.

 

Chico State comes in at No. 11 with California-Davis, Abilene Christian, Colorado-Colorado Springs and Georgia College & State University occupying slots 12-15. Central Oklahoma debuts at No. 16 and is followed by Western Washington, Kennesaw State, Grand Canyon and Cameron.

 

Columbus State, Presbyterian College, Ferris State, Valdosta State and Lynn complete the top 25.

 

The next Division II Precept Coaches poll will be released Oct. 1.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - Sept. 10, 2003

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Prev.

1

West Florida (5)

282

T6

2

Rollins College (4)

274

2

3

Cal State?Bakersfield (1)

239

4

4

Francis Marion (1)

226

1

5

Cal State?Stanislaus

219

3

6

Florida Southern College

217

NR

7

North Alabama

201

T6

8

South Carolina-Aiken (1)

197

8

9

Armstrong Atlantic State

178

NR

10

Pfeiffer

158

12

11

Chico State

157

5

12

California-Davis

156

9

13

Abilene Christian

122

NR

14

Colorado-Colorado Springs

116

10

15

Georgia College & State University

107

NR

16

Central Oklahoma

105

13

17

Western Washington

103

11

18

Kennesaw State

100

NR

19

Grand Canyon

91

NR

20

Cameron

89

NR

21

Columbus State

83

NR

22

Presbyterian College

73

NR

23

Ferris State

70

15

24

Valdosta State

69

NR

25

Lynn

64

NR

Others Receiving Votes:
  Barry 57, Grand Valley State 48, Delta State 47, Drury 44, Central Arkansas 41, California-San Diego 46, Bryant College 37, Northern Kentucky 35, Arkansas Tech (1) 34, Tampa (1) 34, Lewis 30, Catawba College 28, Bellarmine 27, Northwood 27, Barton College 26, St. Mary?s 25, Findlay 21, Eckerd College 18, Gannon 18, Clarion 17, Coker College 17, Clayton College & State University 16, Nova Southeastern 16, Cal State-Dominguez Hills 14, Cal State-San Bernardino 14, Northeastern State 13, Montevallo 13, Indianapolis 11, Lincoln Memorial 9, Millersville 9, Tusculum 9, Ashland 8, Saginaw Valley State 8, Missouri-Rolla 7, St. Francis 7, Nebraska-Kearney 6, Quincy 6, Lenoir-Rhyne 5, Queens College 5, UNC-Pembroke 4, Belmont Abbey College 3, Southern Indiana 2, St. Edward?s 2

 

Defending National Champion Clemson Tops Precept Coaches Poll

Defending National Champion Clemson Tops Precept Coaches Poll

Tigers have earned No. 1 ranking eight consecutive polls

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? The Clemson golf program will begin the 2003-04 season where it ended last season - atop the Precept Division I Coaches Poll. The Tigers, who return three starters from last year?s national championship squad, captured 18 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking in the 2003-04 preseason poll. This marks the eighth-consecutive poll that Clemson has been the coaches poll?s top-ranked team.

 

Florida and Oklahoma State tied for second with the Gators garnering one first-place vote and the Cowboys six. One point behind in fourth is UCLA, who earned 10 first-place tallies. Texas came in fifth and was followed by Wake Forest, UNLV, Arizona State, Augusta State and Georgia.

 

Arizona begins the second ten with Georgia Tech at No. 12 and North Carolina at No 13. TCU - the highest ranked team that did not qualify for last year?s NCAA Championships, debuting this season at No. 14. The Horned Frogs are followed by Auburn, NC State, Southern California, Washington and Arkansas. No. 20 New Mexico picked up the remaining first-place vote.

 

Minnesota, Duke, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Illinois round out the top 25.

 

The next Division I Precept Coaches poll will be released Sept. 24.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Sept. 10, 2003

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Prev.

1 

Clemson (18) 

854 

1

T2 

Florida (1) 

759 

T4

T2

Oklahoma State (6)

759

2

4

UCLA (10)

758

3

5

Texas

691

T9

6

Wake Forest

618

T4

7

UNLV

587

13

8

Arizona State

584

6

9

Augusta State

565

7

10

Georgia

500

16

11

Arizona

495

17

12

Georgia Tech

481

T11

13

North Carolina

432

T9

14

TCU

420

NR

15

Auburn

333

8

16

NC State

317

15

17

Southern California

287

14

18

Washington

280

T11

19

Arkansas

236

NR

20

New Mexico (1)

190

24

21

Minnesota

169

T19

22

Duke

158

T19

23

Oklahoma

129

NR

24

Tennessee

123

23

25

Illinois

107

21

Others Receiving Votes: Vanderbilt 93, Pepperdine 87, California 73, College of Charleston 62, South Carolina 54, Kentucky 45, Northwestern 32, BYU 31, Wichita State 31, Ohio State 23, Purdue 23, Alabama 21, Colorado 20, SMU 17, Texas A&M 17, Toledo 17, Virginia Tech 16, Fresno State 15, UTEP 15, Georgia State 14, San Diego State 14, UNC-Greensboro 12, UNC-Wilmington 12, East Tennessee State 11, Kansas State 11, Michigan State 11, Pacific 10, Missouri 9, Oregon 9, California-Irvine 8, Alabama-Birmingham 7, Coastal Carolina 6, Long Beach State 6, Tulsa 6, Denver 5, Texas Tech 5, Penn State 4, Baylor 3, Maryland 3 Houston 2, Lamar 2, Xavier 2, Furman 1, Rhode Island 1, Rice 1, Washington State 1

 

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Methodist Tops Preseason Precept Coaches Poll

 

Methodist Tops Preseason Precept Coaches Poll
Defending national champion Averett Ranked Eighth

NORMAN, Okla. ? Methodist College - the program that has won more NCAA championships than any other team currently in Division III men?s golf - tops the preseason Precept Division III Coaches Poll. Averett - who claimed their first national title last season - is eighth.

 

Oglethorpe is ranked second in the poll and is followed by Ohio Wesleyan, Saint John?s, Gustavus Adolphus, Redlands and Greensboro College. Wisconsin-Eau Claire comes in at ninth with Central College and Wesley College tied at No. 10

 

Guilford - who claimed the 2002 national championship - is 12th and is followed by Denison and Emory. Texas-Dallas is the highest ranked team that failed to qualify for last season?s NCAA Championships at No. 15. Skidmore College comes in at 16th with Muskingum College, Huntingdon College, Williams College and Christopher Newport filling Nos. 16-20.

 

Nebraska Wesleyan, LaVerne, Otterbein College, and Trinity University come in at slots 21-24, with Allegheny College and Savannah College of Art & Design tied at 25th.

 

The next Division III Precept Coaches poll will be released Oct. 1.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division III - Sept. 10, 2003

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Prev.

1

Methodist College (5)

264

5

2

Oglethorpe University (2)

240

T6

3

Ohio Wesleyan University (1)

222

T3

4

Saint John's University (1)

221

T3

5

Gustavus Adolphus College

215

T6

6

Redlands

195

8

7

Greensboro College

190

12

8

Averett (1)

189

1

9

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

186

10

10

Central College

152

11

10

Wesley College (1)

152

2

12

Guilford College

148

17

13

Denison University

142

9

14

Emory University

131

15

15

Texas-Dallas

122

NR

16

Skidmore College

95

20

17

Muskingum College

85

13

18

Huntingdon College

69

NR

19

Williams College

58

16

20

Christopher Newport

53

NR

21

Nebraska Wesleyan University

46

NR

22

LaVerne

45

21

23

Otterbein College

42

NR

24

Trinity University

41

18

T25

Allegheny College

36

19

T25

Savannah College of Art & Design

36

NR

Others Receiving Votes: Hardin-Simmons 30, Mary Hardin-Baylor 28, Trinity College 18, St. Lawrence 17, Rhodes College 15, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 11, Hampden-Sydney College 11, Rochester 10, Susquehanna 10, Washington & Lee 10, DePauw 5, University of the South 5, Illinois Wesleyan 4, Millikin 4, St. John Fisher 4, Wooster 3, Olivet College 2, Texas Lutheran 2, Southwestern 1

 

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