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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

December 18, 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
12-0
750
2
Bentley University (Mass.)
2
9-0
718
3
University of South Carolina - Aiken
3
8-0
685
4
Clayton State University (Ga.)
4
7-0
644
5
Augustana College (S.D.)
6
9-0
612
6
Washburn University (Kan.)
7
6-0
580
7
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
5
6-1
564
8
Gannon University (Pa.)
8
8-1
514
9
Simon Fraser University (BC)
9
8-1
497
10
Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
11
9-0
460
11
Holy Family University (Pa.)
10
10-1
432
12
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
15
6-1
323
13
Colorado Mesa University
19
10-0
312
14
California State University - Chico
20
8-0
311
15
Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
16
9-2
279
16
University of Tampa (Fla.)
24
7-0
202
17
Pittsburg State University (Kan.)
18
6-2
196
18
Shaw University (N.C.)
13
4-1
193
19
Wayne State College (Neb.)
12
6-2
190
20
Western Washington University
21
6-2
180
21
Limestone College (S.C.)
14
6-1
163
22
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
22
5-1
137
23
Rollins College (Fla.)
23
6-2
115
24
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
25
4-1
97
25
Midwestern State University (Texas)
NR
7-1
93

Dropped Out: Nova Southeastern University (Fla.).

Others Receiving Votes: Assumption College (Mass.) 81; University of Central Missouri 52; Augusta State University (Ga.) 49; Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 48; Minnesota State University - Mankato 43; Millersville University of Pennsylvania 29; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 27; Dowling College (N.Y.) 19; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 18; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 14; Edinboro University (Pa.) 11; Newberry College (S.C.) 11; California State University - Monterey Bay 10; Winona State University (Minn.) 10; Montana State University - Billings 9; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 7; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 7; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 6; University of Central Oklahoma 6; Wingate University (N.C.) 6; California University of Pennsylvania 5; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 5; Valdosta State University (Ga.) 5; Union University (Tenn.) 4; University of Alaska - Anchorage 4; Dixie State College of Utah 3; Southwestern Oklahoma State University 3; Stonehill College (Mass.) 3; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 2; Ouachita Baptist University (Ark.) 2; Fayetteville State University (N.C.) 1; Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colo.) 1; Tarleton State University (Texas) 1; University of The Incarnate Word (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.