(NEW YORK, NY)—The Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Preseason Coaches' Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the September 3, 2012 issue of Golf World and are live now: http://golfdig.st/PYpysJ
USA South member Methodist, which claimed the other four first-place votes, sits in the No. 2 spot in the first poll of the fall. Transylvania, last year's NCAA runner-up, is No. 3 with Redlands No. 4. Tied for the fifth spot are Guilford and Texas-Tyler.
The USA South has five teams ranked in the Top 25. In addition to Methodist and the Panthers, the conference has No. 10 Greensboro, No. 19 Christopher Newport and No. 23 Averett. Huntingdon, which joins the conference next season, is ranked 13th.