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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

December 4, 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
8-0
775
2
Bentley University (Mass.)
2
5-0
741
3
University of South Carolina - Aiken
4
5-0
690
4
Clayton State University (Ga.)
5
5-0
643
5
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
6
4-0
619
6
Western Washington University
8
6-0
585
7
Augustana College (S.D.)
10
5-0
555
8
Washburn University (Kan.)
12
5-0
524
9
Shaw University (N.C.)
7
1-0
484
10
Gannon University (Pa.)
11
6-1
473
11
Pittsburg State University (Kan.)
3
5-1
436
12
Simon Fraser University (BC)
16
8-1
374
13
Holy Family University (Pa.)
14
6-1
366
14
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
19
6-0
332
15
Wayne State College (Neb.)
9
3-1
311
16
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 
25
5-0
236
17
Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
23
6-0
209
18
Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
18
6-2
206
19
Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)
17
5-1
176
20
Limestone College (S.C.)
NR
6-0
164
21
Emporia State University (Kan.)
20
3-1
161
22
Rollins College (Fla.)
13
5-2
134
23
University of Central Missouri
NR
5-0
101
24
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
21
3-1
81
25
Colorado Mesa University
NR
6-0
74

Dropped Out: Edinboro University (Pa.) 15; Assumption College (Mass.) 24; Wingate University (N.C.) 22.

Others Receiving Votes: California State University - Chico 70; Midwestern State University (Texas) 64; Edinboro University (Pa.) 63; Assumption College (Mass.) 59; University of Tampa (Fla.) 49; Minnesota State University - Mankato 39; Drury University (Mo.) 29; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 28; California University of Pennsylvania 27; Dowling College (N.Y.) 20; University of Alaska - Anchorage 20; Augusta State University (Ga.) 18; CW Post Campus - LIU (N.Y.) 14; Michigan Technological University 14; Wingate University (N.C.) 12; Valdosta State University (Ga.) 11; Colorado State University - Pueblo 10; Fort Lewis College (Colo.) 9; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 9; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 8; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 8; Truman State University (Mo.) 7; Missouri Western State (Mo.) 6; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 6; Lander University (S.C.) 5; Florida Southern College 4; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 3; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 2; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 2; Newberry College (S.C.) 2; Union University (Tenn.) 2; California State University - Monterey Bay 1; Delta State University (Miss.) 1; Tarleton State University (Texas) 1; University of Findlay (Ohio) 1; William Jewell College (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.