Guilford hangs on to the top spot in the in the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, edging out Methodist seven first-place votes to six and 389 overall points to 383. But it’s enough for a second-straight stop atop the polls.
The Quakers, led by senior James Mishoe, finished third in their final regular-season event, the Wynlakes Spring Invitational.
Last time, Guilford ended Illinois Wesleyan’s run as the top-ranked team in Div. III. IWU was No. 1 for eight polls.
Huntingdon, Emory and Illinois Wesleyan, which received a first-place vote, round out the top five. Piedmont, which checks in at No. 6, garnered two first-place votes. Wittenberg made the biggest move, going up nine spots from No. 21 to No. 12.
|Rank||University (First-place votes)||Points||Previous|
|5||Illinois Wesleyan (1)||338||5|
|8||Trinity University (TX)||248||10|
|9||Washington & Lee||205||11|
|17||University of Texas-Dallas||124||25|
|21||Concordia University (TX)||94||23|
|22||St. Thomas (MN)||84||20|
Dropped From Ranking: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (19).
Others receiving votes: Southwestern (TX), 46; Wisconsin Eau-Claire, 46; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 43; Saint Johns (MN), 33; Rochester, 30; Webster Univ., 19; Sewanee: The Univ. of the South, 16; Skidmore, 16; Rhodes, 13; Willamette, 13; Univ. of Dallas, 12; Concordia (WI), 8; New York Univ. 8; Babson, 7; Denison Univ., 6; Texas Lutheran, 6; Nebraska Wesleyan, 5; Williams, 5; DePauw, 2; Hardin-Simmons, 2; Transylvania, 2; Calvin, 1; Franklin, 1; York College (PA), 1.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/04/16/guilford-remains-no-1-in-division-iii-bushnell-golfweek-coaches-poll/