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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 10, 2012

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

Rank
Institution - First Place Votes
Last Week's Rank
Record
Points
1
Amherst College (Mass.) -5
1
12-0
197
2
University of Chicago (Ill.) -3
2
12-0
194
3
George Fox University (Ore.)
3
13-0
185
4
Calvin College (Mich.)
4
13-0
174
5
William Paterson University (N.J.)
5
14-0
165
6
University of Rochester (N.Y.)
6
11-0
163
7
DePauw University (Ind.)
7
11-1
142
8
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
10
12-1
134
T9
Muhlenberg College (Pa.)
11
11-0
124
T9
Washington University (Mo.)
9
10-2
124
11
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
8
12-2
115
12
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
13
12-1
107
13
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
15
13-0
106
14
Hope College (Mich.)
12
13-2
99
15
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
14
12-2
93
16
Franklin College (Ind.)
18
13-0
88
17
Juniata College (Pa.)
19
13-1
65
18
Piedmont College (Ga.)
21
12-0
49
19
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
16
11-2
46
20
Babson College (Mass.)
20
10-2
41
21
Greensboro College (N.C.)
22
9-1
35
22
Williams College (Mass.)
17
12-1
33
23
Kean University (N.J.)
23
13-2
21
24
Colby College (Maine)
24
9-1
20
25
Carthage College (Wis.)
NR
11-2
17


Dropped Out:
Howard Payne University (Texas).

Others receiving votes:
Howard Payne University (Texas) 14; Johns Hopkins University (Md.) 10; University of St Thomas (Minn.) 10; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 8; Illinois Wesleyan University 6; Saint Vincents College (Pa.) 5; Centre College (Ky.) 4; Tufts University (Mass.) 3; University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 2; Messiah College (Pa.) 1.

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 2011-12 board: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Kate Costanzo (Allegheny College), Nancy Fahey (Washington University-St. Louis), Julie Fulks (Lewis & Clark College), Kim Martin (Saint Joseph College), Stephanie Flamini (Guilford College), Dawn Henderson (The College of New Jersey), 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.

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