There has been a shake-up in the Bushnell Golfweek D-III Coaches Poll.
Texas-Tyler lost its top spot in the rankings despite taking 11 of 18 first-place votes. The Patriots struggled to an eighth-place showing at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational to drop to that spot.
Meanwhile, new No. 1 Huntingdon placed second at that fall invite to garner four first-place votes – enough to move into the top spot.
Emory, ranked fourth, earned a first-place vote and St. Thomas (Minn.) takes two. The Tommies entered this latest poll unranked but rocketed to sixth after a win at the star-studded Golfweek event.
The next Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released Nov. 17. Here’s a full look at the Oct. 20 regular season rankings:
|Rank||School (First-place votes)||Points||Prev|
|6||St. Thomas (Minn.) (2)||343||NR|
|12||Washington and Lee||235||9|
|15||Saint John’s (Minn.)||221||17|
|21||North Carolina Wesleyan||71||NR|
Dropped From Ranking: Berry (No. 19), California Lutheran (No. 24), Chapman (No. 18), LaGrange (No. 23), La Verne (No. 21), Mary Hardin-Baylor (No. 16), Ohio Wesleyan (No. 25), Rochester (No. 22)
Others Receiving Votes: La Verne, 44; Rochester, 44; California Lutheran, 42; Berry, 39; Birmingham Southern, 34; Kenyon, 34; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 34; Ohio Wesleyan, 28; Chapman, 25; Williams, 20; Gustavus Adolphus, 17; La Grange, 16; RPI, 14; Augsburg, 11; Piedmont, 9; Babson, 8; Hampden-Sydney, 8; Christopher Newport, 7; Carthage, 6; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 6; McDaniel, 3; DePauw, 2; NYU, 2; Trinity (Texas), 2; Allegheny, 1; George Fox, 1; St. John Fisher, 1; Transylvania, 1