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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

December 4, 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
6-0
200
2
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
2
5-0
190
3
Calvin College (Mich.)
3
5-1
185
4
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
5
5-1
171
5
Washington University (Mo.)
6
4-1
163
6
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
8
7-0
153
7
Amherst College (Mass.)
9
5-0
151
8
Messiah College (Pa.)
10
5-0
146
9
Hope College (Mich.)
11
5-0
142
10
Illinois Wesleyan University
14
4-2
118
11
Tufts University (Mass.)
13
6-0
116
12
York College (Pa.)
15
6-0
105
13
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
4
3-2
103
14
Emory University (Ga.)
16
7-0
96
15
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
7
5-1
95
16
Emmanuel College (Mass.)
17
6-0
75
17
Thomas More College (Ky.)
18
6-1
68
18
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
12
4-2
58
19
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
19
6-1
54
20
Babson College (Mass.)
21
6-0
52
21
Simpson College (Iowa)
25
7-0
40
22
Carthage College (Wis.)
23
4-1
30
23
George Fox University (Ore.)
20
3-2
23
T24
Catholic University of America (DC)
NR
6-0
16
T24
University of Scranton (Pa.)
NR
6-0
16

Dropped Out: Juniata College (Pa.); Williams College (Mass.).

Others Receiving Votes: Ohio Northern University 8; Monmouth College (Ill.) 6; Montclair State University (N.J.) 4; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 3; Moravian College (Pa.) 3; University of Southern Maine 3; Juniata College (Pa.) 2; University of Rochester (N.Y.) 2; Cornell College (Iowa) 1; Ferrum College (Va.) 1; University of Redlands (Calif.) 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.