College Golf News – Guilford Retains Top Rankings in National Golf Poll

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford College’s men’s golf team remains in first place in the latest NCAA Division III Golf World/Nike Golf and Golf Coaches Association of America Coaches’ Poll. The Quakers earned 12 of the 15 first-place votes to maintain the top spot. Illinois Wesleyan University retained second with two first-place votes. Methodist University, the University of Texas at Tyler and the University of Redlands round out the top five.

Guilford is also ranked first in the Mar. 21 NCAA Division III Relative Rankings. The Quakers are in front of Methodist and Texas-Tyler in those ratings.

The Quakers won their first two events of the spring, making four wins for the season. Guilford currently has three students ranked among the top 50 Division III players according to’s Head-to-Head Player Standings, including top-ranked Noah Ratner (Asheville, N.C./Asheville), who has won four medalist honors this season, tying the school record.

Guilford returns to the links Mar. 30-31 at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate.

Mar. 21 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches’ Poll

   School (First-place votes)               Points         Last
   1. Guilford (12)                         368            1
   2. Illinois Wesleyan (2)                 345            2
   3. Methodist                             326            3
   4. Texas-Tyler                           316            4
   5. Redlands                              297            6
   6. Oglethorpe                            289            7
   7. Claremont-Mudd Scripps                236            5
   8. Transylvania                          234            T-10
   9. St. John’s (Minn.)                    231            9
  10. Christopher Newport                   227            8