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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

November 27, 2012

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

Rank
Institution - First Place Votes
Previous Rank
Record
Total Points
1
Ashland University (Ohio) -30
1
6-0
774
2
Bentley University (Mass.)
2
3-0
738
3
Pittsburg State University (Kan.)
3
4-0
697
4
University of South Carolina - Aiken
5
4-0
636
5
Clayton State University (Ga.)
7
2-0
581
6
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
8
4-0
548
7
Shaw University (N.C.) -1
6
1-0
537
8
Western Washington University
9
4-0
502
9
Wayne State College (Neb.)
10
3-0
466
10
Augustana College (S.D.)
12
4-0
447
11
Gannon University (Pa.)
11
4-1
441
12
Washburn University (Kan.)
13
4-0
427
13
Rollins College (Fla.)
4
5-1
374
14
Holy Family University (Pa.)
14
4-1
314
15
Edinboro University (Pa.)
15
2-1
290
16
Simon Fraser University (BC)
17
6-1
285
17
Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)
19
5-0
235
18
Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
18
5-2
195
19
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
22
3-0
181
20
Emporia State University (Kan.)
20
3-1
157
21
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
16
3-1
115
22
Wingate University (N.C.)
23
4-1
107
23
Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
NR
6-0
105
24
Assumption College (Mass.)
NR
5-0
90
25
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
NR
3-0
80

Dropped Out: Tarleton State University (Texas) 21; Drury University (Mo.) 25; Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) 24.

Others Receiving Votes: Limestone College (S.C.) 67; University of Alaska - Anchorage 59; Valdosta State University (Ga.) 56; University of Central Missouri 52; Tarleton State University (Texas) 39; Drury University (Mo.) 37; California State University - Chico 34; University of California - San Diego 32; Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) 31; Fort Lewis College (Colo.) 27; Lander University (S.C.) 27; Minnesota State University - Mankato 27; Northeastern State University (Okla.) 27; California University of Pennsylvania 24; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 22; Colorado Mesa University 20; Arkansas Tech University 18; Dowling College (N.Y.) 18; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 14; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 13; Michigan Technological University 13; California State University - Monterey Bay 12; University of Tampa (Fla.) 12; Florida Southern College (Fla.) 8; Midwestern State University (Texas) 8; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 8; Southern Connecticut State University 8; University of Minnesota - Duluth 8; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 7; California State University - Los Angeles 6; University of Bridgeport (Conn.) 5; Colorado State University - Pueblo 3; Missouri Western State 2; Newberry College (S.C.) 2; University of Central Oklahoma 2; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 1; CW Post Campus - LIU (N.Y.) 1; Fort Valley State University (Ga.) 1; Lewis University (Ill.) 1; Truman State University (Mo.) 1.

The USA TODAY Sports board of coaches is made up of 33 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2012-13 board: Carmen Dolfo - Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Linda Cimino (Caldwell College), Jeff Curtis (Northwood University), Joddie Gleason (Humboldt State University), Dennis Cox (Clayton State University), Kiley Hill (Valdosta State University), Corey Fox (Limestone College), Meghan Burke Brown (Southern Connecticut State University), Chris Kielsmeier (Wayne State College), Cleve Wright (Gannon University), Beth Jillson (Texas Woman's University), Renee Jimenez (California State University Monterey Bay), Jennifer Knight-Kenesie (University of Wisconsin- Parkside), Jason Martens (Saint Mary's University, Texas), Patrick Mashuda (Chowan University), Stephen McDonald (Fairmont State University), Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Todd Starkey (Lenoir Rhyne University), Corey Laster (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Cassandra Moorer (Stillman College), Rick Stein (University of Southern Indiana), Paul Fessler (Concordia University, St. Paul), Joe Pellicane (Dowling College), Linda Raunig (Regis University), Carrie Seymour (Pace University), Sally Brooks (Angelo State University), Glenn Wilkes (Rollins College), Lane Lord (Pittsburg State University), Lynn Ullom (West Liberty University), Kevin Woodin (Montana State University, Billings), Trent May (Grand Canyon University), and Susan Yow (Belmont Abbey College).

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