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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

Week 3 Poll:
December 7, 2010

USA TODAY
ESPN Division III Top 25 women's basketball poll, with first-place votes to the right, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

Rank
Institution- First Place Votes
Previous Rank
Record
Total Points
1
Amherst College (Mass.) -6
1
7-0
198
2
Hope College (Mich.) -2
2
6-0
194
3
Christopher Newport University (Va.)
3
5-0
178
4
Kean University (N.J.)
4
6-0
174
5
Carthage College (Wis.)
5
6-0
167
6
Washington University (Mo.)
6
5-1
151
7
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
7
6-1
141
8
DePauw University (Ind.)
8
5-1
137
9
Mount Union College (Ohio)
9
5-0
135
10
Babson College (Mass.)
10
6-0
132
11
Thomas More College (Ky.)
12
6-0
119
12
University of Rochester (N.Y.)
11
6-1
113
13
Williams College (Mass.)
13
7-0
110
14
William Paterson University (N.J.)
18
6-0
88
15
George Fox University (Ore.)
15
6-2
85
16
Saint Vincent College (Pa.)
21
6-0
73
17
Muhlenberg College (Pa.)
20
6-0
68
18
Illinois Wesleyan University
14
4-2
65
19
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
17
7-1
43
20
College of St Benedict (Minn.)
16
5-1
40
21
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
NR
5-1
38
22
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
NR
7-1
24
23
Eastern Connecticut State University
NR
6-0
17
24
Bowdoin College (Maine)
NR
4-1
15
T25
Colby College (Maine)
19
4-1
14
T25
Western Connecticut State University
NR
5-1
14


Dropped Out:
 Whitman College (Wash.); Gettysburg College (Pa.); Lewis & Clark College (Ore.); Messiah College (Pa.).

Others receiving votes:
 Mississippi College 9; Saint Norbert College (Wis.) 9; Gallaudet University (DC) 8; Louisiana College 8; Medaille College (N.Y.) 8; Whitman College (Wash.) 8; Greensboro College (N.C.) 6; Calvin College (Mich.) 5; Johns Hopkins University (Md.) 4; New York University 2.

The USA TODAY ESPN board of coaches is made up of nine head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2010-11 board: Nan Carney-DeBord - Non-voting Chair (Ohio Wesleyan University), Doreen Carden (Albion College), Nancy Fahey (Washington University-St. Louis), Julie Fulks (Lewis & Clark College), G.P. Gromacki (Amherst College), Karin Harvey (Montclair State University), Steven Kenner (Emory & Henry College), James Scheible (University of Rochester), and Mike Strong (University of Scranton).

*Please note that all voters for the DIII poll are required to vote each week between 10 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.