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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

December 11, 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
Previous Rank
Record
Total Points
1
DePauw University (Ind.) -8
1
7-0
200
2
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
2
7-0
191
3
Calvin College (Mich.)
3
6-1
183
4
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
4
6-1
174
5
Washington University (Mo.)
5
6-1
168
6
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
6
10-0
156
7
Amherst College (Mass.)
7
8-0
154
8
Messiah College (Pa.)
8
7-0
146
9
Hope College (Mich.)
9
6-0
139
10
Tufts University (Mass.)
11
9-0
123
11
York College (Pa.)
12
8-0
118
12
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
13
5-2
106
13
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
15
7-1
101
14
Thomas More College (Ky.)
17
8-1
88
15
Simpson College (Iowa)
21
8-0
85
16
Babson College (Mass.)
20
8-0
83
17
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
18
6-2
74
18
Emmanuel College (Mass.)
16
7-1
56
19
Emory University (Ga.)
14
8-1
54
T20
Catholic University of America (DC)
T24
6-0
35
T20
Illinois Wesleyan University
10
5-3
35
22
Ohio Northern University
NR
7-1
30
23
George Fox University (Ore.)
23
5-2
28
24
Monmouth College (Ill.)
NR
8-0
22
25
Montclair State University (N.J.)
NR
8-0
14

Dropped Out: Carthage College (Wis.); University of Mary Washington (Va.); University of Scranton (Pa.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Moravian College (Pa.) 12; University of Southern Maine 9; Carthage College (Wis.) 6; University of Mary Washington (Va.) 6; Cornell College (Iowa) 2; Ferrum College (Va.) 1; State University College at New Paltz (N.Y.) 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.