Christopher Newport jumps Emory for Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll’s No. 1

With two victories in its final three fall tournaments, Christopher Newport is the Bushnell/Golfweek Division III coaches poll’s top-ranked team for Nov. 18.

The Captains, who jumped from No. 5 in the Oct. 28 poll, received all nine first-place votes and 413 points for their first No. 1 ranking of 2022-23.

Emory (five first-place votes), Methodist (one first-place vote), Wittenberg (one first-place vote), and Piedmont round out the top five. Carnegie Mellon, Redlands, Willamette, Illinois Wesleyan and Washington & Lee complete the top 10.

The biggest movers with Christopher Newport were Saint John’s (MN) (one first-place vote), who rose from No. 20 to No. 16, and Sewanee (No. 18 from No. 22).

Rank

Team (first-place votes)

Points

Previous

1

Christopher Newport (9)

413

5

2

Emory (5)

401

1

3

Methodist (1)

399

2

4

Wittenberg (1)

364

3

5

Piedmont

344

4

6

Carnegie Mellon

336

6

7

Redlands

316

7

8

Willamette

293

8

9

Illinois Wesleyan

285

10

10

Washington & Lee

270

9

11

Oglethorpe

248

12

12

LeTourneau

209

14

13

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

195

11

14

Guilford

172

13

15

Texas-Dallas

168

16

16

Saint Johns (MN) (1)

165

20

17

Pomona-Pitzer

161

15

18

Sewanee

125

22

19

Huntingdon

118

18

20

Greensboro

95

17

21

Trinity (TX)

91

21

22

California Lutheran

56

18

23

RPI

46

24

24

Aurora

43

23

25

East Texas Baptist

33

25

Others receiving votes: Rochester (24); Gettysburg (19); Dallas (18); Babson (14); Berry (14); Kenyon (14); Rhodes (13); Hamilton (10); Bethel (9); Skidmore (9); Gustavus Adolphus (8); Wisconsin-Eau Claire (6); Centre (5); Luther (4); Southwestern (TX) (4); Averett (2); Franklin & Marshall (2); Concordia (TX) (1); Lynchburg (1); Mary Hardin-Baylor (1); NYU (1).

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