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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 3, 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
Pre-Season Rank
Record
Total Points
1
Amherst College (Mass.) -5
1
10-0
197
2
University of Chicago (Ill.) -3
2
9-0
194
3
George Fox University (Ore.)
3
11-0
184
4
Calvin College (Mich.)
5
11-0
170
5
William Paterson University (N.J.)
4
12-0
168
6
University of Rochester (N.Y.)
8
10-0
163
7
DePauw University (IND.)
9
9-1
138
8
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
10
11-1
137
9
Washington University (Mo.)
6
10-1
126
10
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
NR
11-0
124
11
Muhlenberg College (Pa.)
19
9-0
112
12
Hope College (Mich.)
15
12-1
103
13
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
14
10-1
92
14
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
NR
11-1
91
15
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
NR
10-0
87
16
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
12
10-2
85
17
Williams College (Mass.)
NR
11-0
77
18
Franklin College (Ind.)
NR
11-0
53
19
Juniata College (Pa.)
NR
11-1
51
20
Babson College (Ma.)
7
8-2
36
21
Piedmont College (Ga.)
NR
10-0
31
22
Greensboro College (N.C.)
17
5-1
30
23
Kean University (N.J.)
24
11-2
21
24
Colby College (Maine)
20
7-1
19
25
Howard Payne University (Texas)
22
9-2
13


Dropped Out:
Bowdoin College (Maine); Thomas More College (Ky.); Messiah College (Pa.); Denison University (Ohio); Illinois Wesleyan University; University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; Wheaton College (Ill.).

Others receiving votes: Johns Hopkins University (Md.) 10; Louisiana College 10; Carthage College (Wis.) 9; Saint Vincents College (Pa.) 8; University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 8; Concordia University (Texas) 7; Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 7; University of St Thomas (Minn.) 7; Bowdoin College (Maine) 6; Thomas More College (Ky.) 6; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 5; Otterbein College (Ohio) 5; University of New England (Maine) 4; Centre College (Ky.) 2; Ohio Northern University 2; McMurry University (Texas) 1; 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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