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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 15, 2013

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
17-0
775
2
Bentley University (Mass.)
2
13-0
743
3
University of South Carolina - Aiken
4
12-0
705
4
Clayton State University (Ga.)
3
13-0
688
5
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
5
11-1
634
6
Gannon University (Pa.)
6
15-1
624
7
Colorado Mesa University
8
14-0
574
8
Western Washington University
11
11-2
522
9
Washburn University (Kan.)
12
10-2
458
10
Simon Fraser University (BC)
7
11-2
454
11
University of Central Missouri
15
12-1
432
12
Augustana College (S.D.)
13
11-2
426
13
California State University - Chico
9
11-1
405
14
Holy Family University (Pa.)
14
14-2
372
15
University of Tampa (Fla.)
10
11-1
343
16
Shaw University (N.C.)
17
13-2
289
17
Stonehill College (Mass.)
23
12-1
189
18
Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
19
14-4
171
19
Rollins College (Fla.)
21
10-3
154
20
Minnesota State University - Mankato
24
11-2
146
21
Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
18
10-3
134
22
Wayne State College (Neb.)
22
10-3
111
23
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
16
11-4
100
24
Pittsburg State University (Kan.)
20
10-4
75
25
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
25
10-3
67

Dropped Out: None.

Others Receiving Votes:
Limestone College (S.C.) 54; Dowling College (N.Y.) 50; Assumption College (Mass.) 38; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 33; Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 29; Tarleton State University (Texas) 29; University of Southern Indiana 26; East Central University (Okla.) 25; Saint Cloud State University (Minn.) 20; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 18; Truman State University (Mo.) 15; University of Wisconsin - Parkside 15; Fayetteville State University (N.C.) 14; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 14; Augusta State University (Ga.) 12; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 12; New York Institute of Technology 10; Edinboro University (Pa.) 9; Montana State University - Billings 8; Colorado State University - Pueblo 6; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 6; California University of Pennsylvania 5; Newberry College (S.C.) 5; Ouachita Baptist University (Ark.) 4; University of North Alabama 4; Lewis University (Ill.) 3; Pfeiffer University (N.C.) 2; Anderson University (S.C.) 1; California State University - Los Angeles 1; CW Post Campus - LIU (N.Y.) 1; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 1; Missouri Western State 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.