Golf World National Poll has Greensboro ranked #1

Posted by Andy Durham on October 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

NEW YORK, NY— Greensboro College is ranked first in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll.

A victory at the Golf week Fall Invitational propelled Greensboro to the top spot in the poll, after coming in seventh in the preseason ranking. The Pride defeated several ranked programs, including previous No. 1 Methodist, to kick off their 2010-11 season. The victory secured them 17 of the 18 first-place votes.

“Obviously, we are very proud of the recognition,” GC Head Coach Dirk Fennie said. “We have a veteran team, and they are working to be the best they can be. We’re looking forward to the next tournament, and continuing success this year.”

Huntingdon remained No. 2 after finishing second to Greensboro in the Fall Invitational. Methodist dropped to third in the poll with a fourth place finish in the opening tournament. Skidmore (No. 4) and St. John’s (Minn.) (No. 5) round out the top-five.

No new teams joined the top-10. Texas Lutheran (No. 19), St. Olaf (No. 21), Gustavus Adolphus (No. 24) and Wisconsin-Eau Claire (No. 25) moved into the top-25.

Visit Golf World Senior Writer Ryan Herrington’s “Campus Insider” blog to find out the latest on collegiate golf: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/blogs/campusinsider.

The Pride, and many of the other top Division III teams, compete in the Gordin Classic at Grandover Resort on Oct 10 and 11.

GOLF WORLD/NIKE GOLF COACHES’ POLL
Men’s Division III
Rank Team Points Last
1. Greensboro (17) 444 7
2. Huntingdon 430 2
3. Methodist (1) 399 1
4. Skidmore 354 10
5. Saint John’s (Minn.) 330 5
6. UT-Tyler 315 8
7. Guilford 307 3
8. LaVerne 301 4
9. Oglethorpe 294 6
10. Wittenberg 240 9
11. Illinois Wesleyan 225 12
12. Redlands 191 11
13. Centre 182 18
14. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 163 13
15t. Emory 143 14
15t. Nebraska Wesleyan 143 19
17. Rhodes 134 17
18. Transylvania 132 T20
19. Texas Lutheran 94 NR
20. Hope 91 16
21. St. Olaf 89 NR
22. Ohio Wesleyan 69 23
23. Wisconsin – Stout 66 15
24. Gustavus Adolphus 60 NR
25. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 54 NR

Also receiving votes: Carnegie-Mellon, 51; Christopher Newport, 50; Otterbein, 48; Trinity U. (Texas), 40; La Grange, 39; Bridgewater, 32; Southwestern U., 32; California Lutheran, 29; DePauw, 29; Central, 26; Saint Thomas, 26; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 23; Salem State, 20; Rochester, 18; McDaniel, 16; St. John Fisher, 15; Concordia (Texas), 13; John Carroll, 13; Whitworth, 10; Olivet, 9; Carthage, 8; Farmingdale State, 6; Trinity College (Conn.), 6; Allegheny, 4; Washington & Lee, 4; Linfield, 3; Manhattanville, 3; Occidental, 3; Babson, 2; Randolph-Macon, 2; Schreiner, 2; St. Lawrence, 2; Williams, 2; Concordia College, 1; Millikin, 1; Trine, 1; Washington & Jefferson, 1.


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