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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

February 28, 2012

USA TODAY ESPN 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
Last Week's Rank
Record
Points
1
Amherst College (Mass.) - 5
1
27-0
197
2
University of Chicago (Ill.) - 3
2
25-0
194
3
George Fox University (Ore.)
3
27-0
185
4
DePauw University (Ind.)
4
26-1
175
5
Calvin College (Mich.)
5
25-1
169
6
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
6
26-1
159
7
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
7
27-0
153
8
William Paterson University (N.J.)
9
25-2
136
9
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
8
24-3
134
10
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
11
26-1
129
11
Babson College (Mass.)
13
25-2
110
12
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
14
23-4
106
13
Washington University (Mo.)
12
20-5
105
14
Juniata College (Pa.)
10
25-2
101
15
Franklin College (Ind.)
15
25-2
97
16
Illinois Wesleyan University
16
22-5
90
17
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
19
24-3
66
18
Hope College (Mich.)
18
22-5
56
19
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
17
20-6
49
20
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
24
21-6
39
21
Louisiana College
21
25-4
37
22
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
20
21-6
28
23
Centre College (Ky.)
NR
24-3
24
24
Kean University (N.J.)
23
22-5
22
25
Muhlenberg College (Pa.)
NR
22-5
10


Dropped Out: Johns Hopkins University (Md.); University of Rochester (N.Y.).

Others receiving votes: Johns Hopkins University (Md.) 8; Catholic University 6; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 6; Tufts University (Mass.) 3; University of Rochester (N.Y.) 3; Thomas More College (Ky.) 2; Howard Payne University (Texas) 1. 

The USA TODAY ESPN 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 2011-12 board: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Kate Costanzo (Allegheny College), Nancy Fahey (Washington University-St. Louis), Julie Fulks (Lewis & Clark College), Kim Martin (Saint Joseph College), Stephanie Flamini (Guilford College), Dawn Henderson (The College of New Jersey), James Scheible (University of Rochester), and Mike Strong (University of Scranton).

*Please note that all voters for the DIII poll are required to vote each week between 10 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.

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