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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 17, 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
14-0
197
2
University of Chicago (Ill.) -3
2
14-0
194
3
George Fox University (Ore.)
3
15-0
185
4
Calvin College (Mich.)
4
15-0
175
5
University of Rochester (N.Y.)
6
14-0
168
6
DePauw University (Ind.)
7
13-1
156
7
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
8
14-1
152
8
William Paterson University (N.J.)
5
15-1
138
T9
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
13
16-0
127
T9
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
12
14-1
127
11
Washington University (Mo.)
T9
12-2
119
12
Hope College (Mich.)
14
14-2
106
13
Juniata College (Pa.)
17
15-1
94
14
Muhlenberg College (Pa.)
T9
12-2
83
15
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
11
13-3
76
16
Kean University (N.J.)
23
15-2
75
17
Franklin College (Ind.)
16
14-1
67
18
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
19
13-2
62
19
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
15
13-3
60
20
Babson College (Ma.)
20
12-2
53
21
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
NR
14-3
37
22
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
NR
13-1
30
23
Piedmont College (Ga.)
18
13-2
29
24
Williams College (Mass.)
22
14-2
26
25
Centre College (Ky.)
NR
13-1
16


Dropped Out:
Carthage College (Wis.); Colby College (Maine); Greensboro College (N.C.).

Others receiving votes:
Illinois Wesleyan University 13; Howard Payne University (Texas) 12; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 8; Messiah College (Pa.) 4; Tufts University (Mass.) 4; Carthage College (Wis.) 3; Johns Hopkins University (Md.) 3; Louisiana College 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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