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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

December 18, 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
8-0
191
3
Calvin College (Mich.)
3
7-1
183
4
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
4
7-1
174
5
Washington University (Mo.)
5
8-1
169
6
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
6
10-0
156
7
Amherst College (Mass.)
7
8-0
154
8
Messiah College (Pa.)
8
9-0
146
9
Hope College (Mich.)
9
8-0
139
10
Tufts University (Mass.)
10
9-0
124
11
York College (Pa.)
11
8-0
119
12
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
13
8-1
107
13
Simpson College (Iowa)
15
9-0
101
14
Thomas More College (Ky.)
14
9-1
100
15
Babson College (Mass.)
16
8-0
87
16
Emmanuel College (Mass.)
18
8-1
68
17
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
17
8-3
59
18
Emory University (Ga.)
19
8-1
54
19
Ohio Northern University
22
9-1
53
20
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
12
6-3
48
21
Catholic University of America (DC)
T20
7-0
43
22
George Fox University (Ore.)
23
5-2
29
23
Monmouth College (Ill.)
24
9-0
28
24
Montclair State University (N.J.)
25
10-0
25
25
Moravian College (Pa.)
NR
9-0
15

Dropped Out: Illinois Wesleyan University.

Others Receiving
Votes: Carthage College (Wis.) 6; Wheaton College (Ill.) 3; Cornell College (Iowa) 2; State University College at New Paltz (N.Y.) 2.

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.