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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 15, 2013

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
15-0
200
2
Calvin College (Mich.)
2
13-1
192
3
Amherst College (Mass.)
5
15-0
184
4
Tufts University (Mass.)
8
16-0
168
5
Messiah College (Pa.)
7
14-1
159
6
Hope College (Mich.)
6
14-1
156
7
Washington University (Mo.)
4
12-2
146
8
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
9
14-1
145
9
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
3
11-2
132
10
Ohio Northern University (Ohio)
12
14-1
122
11
Simpson College (Iowa)
11
13-1
121
12
Thomas More College (Ky.)
10
14-1
117
13
Montclair State University (N.J.)
16
16-0
99
14
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
15
13-3
88
15
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
18
13-2
74
16
University of Southern Maine 
22
15-0
73
17
Cornell College (Iowa)
23
14-0
65
18
Babson College (Mass.)
21
13-1
64
19
Catholic University of America (DC)
13
14-1
60
20
Emory University (Ga.)
17
12-2
56
21
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
20
12-3
36
22
Ferrum College (Va.)
NR
12-0
31
23
George Fox University (Ore.)
25
12-3
30
T24
Christopher Newport University (Va.)
NR
13-0
22
T24
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
14
12-4
22

Dropped Out: Whitman College (Wash.); York College (Pa.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Moravian College (Pa.) 16; State University College at New Paltz (N.Y.) 7; Wheaton College (Ill.) 5; Monmouth College (Ill.) 4; Louisiana College (La.) 3; Carthage College (Wis.) 2; Baruch College (N.Y.) 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.