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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 24, 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
17-0
197
2
University of Chicago (Ill.) - 3
2
16-0
194
3
George Fox University (Ore.)
3
17-0
185
4
Calvin College (Mich.)
4
17-0
175
5
University of Rochester (N.Y.)
5
16-0
168
6
DePauw University (Ind.)
6
15-1
159
7
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
7
16-1
151
8
William Paterson University (N.J.)
8
17-1
136
9
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
T9
18-0
131
10
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
T9
16-1
127
11
Washington University (Mo.)
11
14-2
126
12
Juniata College (Pa.)
13
17-1
106
13
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
15
15-3
96
14
Franklin College (Ind.)
17
15-1
83
15
Muhlenberg College (Pa.)
14
14-2
76
16
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
18
15-2
73
17
Hope College (Mich.)
12
15-3
65
18
Babson College (Mass.)
20
14-2
60
19
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
21
15-3
59
20
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
22
15-1
57
21
Kean University (N.J.)
16
16-3
32
22
Williams College (Mass.)
24
16-2
31
23
Illinois Wesleyan University
NR
13-4
26
24
Centre College (Ky.)
25
15-1
24
25
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
19
14-4
22


Dropped Out:
Piedmont College (Ga.).

Others receiving votes:
Howard Payne University (Texas) 12; Johns Hopkins University (Md.) 7; Messiah College (Pa.) 7; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 5; Tufts University (Mass.) 4; Louisiana College 3; Piedmont College (Ga.) 3.


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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