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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

Preseason Poll:
October 30, 2012

USA TODAY Sports 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 Year's Final Rank
Last Year's Final Record
Points
 
1
Calvin College (Mich.) -3
5
28-2
188
 
2
George Fox University (Ore.) -1
2
32-1
182
 
3
University of St Thomas (Minn.) -1
3
31-2
181
 
4
Illinois Wesleyan University -3
1
28-5
180
 
5
DePauw University (Ind.)
10
27-2
165
 
6
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
6
28-2
146
 
7
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
14
24-5
140
 
8
Washington University (Mo.)
16
21-6
129
 
9
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
11
26-4
127
 
10
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
25
22-7
122
 
11
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
9
25-4
118
 
12
Amherst College (MA)
4
31-2
100
 
13
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
8
30-1
93
 
14
Hope College (Mich.)
NR
22-5
89
 
15
Messiah College (Pa.)
NR
22-6
72
 
16
Tufts University (Mass.)
19
23-7
70
 
17
Thomas More College (Ky.)
NR
25-5
63
 
18
Carthage College (Wis.)
12
23-8
61
 
19
York College (Pa.)
23
24-6
48
 
20
University of Chicago (Ill.)
7
27-1
44
 
21
Emory University (Ga.)
NR
18-7
43
 
22
Emmanuel College (Mass.)
21
25-7
31
 
T23
Coe College (Iowa)
NR
21-8
29
 
T23
William Paterson University (N.J.)
17
26-3
29
 
25
Babson College (Mass.)
15
26-3
24

Others Receiving Votes: Juniata College (Pa.) 21; Muhlenberg College (Pa.) 18; Centre College (Ky.) 14; Williams College (Mass.) 14; Eastern Mennonite University (Va.) 8; Franklin College (Ind.) 8; Vassar College (N.Y.) 8; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 7; Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) 7; Guilford College (N.C.) 6; Hartwick College (N.Y.) 4; Ferrum College (Va.) 3; University of Rochester (N.Y.) 3; Catholic University of America (DC) 2; King's College (Pa.) 2; Millsaps College (Miss.) 1.

The USA TODAY Sports 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 2012-13 board: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Kate Costanzo (Allegheny College), Scott Hemer (State University of New York College at Geneseo), Julie Fulks (Lewis & Clark College), Kim Martin (University of Saint Joseph), Stephanie Flamini (Guilford College), Dawn Henderson (The College of New Jersey), Tim Bernero (Carthage College), and Janice Luck (Albright College).

*Please note that all voters for the DIII poll are required to vote each week between 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.