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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

December 11, 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) -31
1
10-0
775
2
Bentley University (Mass.)
2
7-0
741
3
University of South Carolina - Aiken
3
6-0
704
4
Clayton State University (Ga.)
4
5-0
656
5
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
5
6-0
642
6
Augustana College (S.D.)
7
7-0
609
7
Washburn University (Kan.)
8
6-0
585
8
Gannon University (Pa.)
10
8-1
511
9
Simon Fraser University (BC)
12
8-1
481
10
Holy Family University (Pa.)
13
8-1
426
11
Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
17
8-0
411
12
Wayne State College (Neb.)
15
5-1
400
13
Shaw University (N.C.)
9
1-0
394
14
Limestone College (S.C.)
20
6-0
279
15
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
14
6-1
257
16
Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
18
8-2
248
17
Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)
19
5-1
226
18
Pittsburg State University (Kan.)
11
6-2
207
19
Colorado Mesa University
25
8-0
198
20
California State University - Chico
NR
6-0
196
21
Western Washington University
6
6-2
191
22
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
16
5-1
128
23
Rollins College (Fla.)
22
6-2
116
24
University of Tampa (Fla.)
NR
7-0
107
25
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
24
4-1
101

Dropped Out: University of Central Missouri; Emporia State University (Kan.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Minnesota State University - Mankato 95; Assumption College (Mass.) 69; Midwestern State University (Texas) 62; University of Central Missouri 60; Augusta State University (Ga.) 28; Edinboro University (Pa.) 27; Dowling College (N.Y.) 23; Millersville University of Pennsylvania 23; CW Post Campus - LIU (N.Y.) 14; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 10; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 10; Wingate University (N.C.) 10; University of Alaska - Anchorage 9; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 6; University of Central Oklahoma 6; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 5; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 5; California State University - Monterey Bay 3; Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) 3; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 3; Valdosta State University (Ga.) 3; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 2; Montana State University - Billings 2; Stonehill College (Mass.) 2; Union University (Tenn.) 2; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 1; California University of Pennsylvania 1; Carson-Newman College (Tenn.) 1; Tarleton State University (Texas) 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.