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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 22, 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
17-0
200
2
Calvin College (Mich.)
2
15-1
192
3
Amherst College (Mass.)
3
17-0
184
4
Tufts University (Mass.)
4
18-0
174
5
Messiah College (Pa.)
5
16-1
164
6
Hope College (Mich.)
6
16-1
161
7
Washington University (Mo.)
7
14-2
151
8
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
8
16-1
147
9
Ohio Northern University 
10
16-1
130
10
Simpson College (Iowa)
11
16-1
124
11
Thomas More College (Ky.)
12
16-1
122
12
Montclair State University (N.J.)
13
18-0
109
13
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 
14
15-3
102
14
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
9
13-3
95
15
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
15
15-2
87
16
University of Southern Maine 
16
17-0
76
17
Catholic University of America (D.C.)
19
16-1
73
T18
Emory University (Ga.)
20
14-2
48
T18
George Fox University (Ore.)
23
14-3
48
20
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
21
14-3
46
21
Cornell College (Iowa)
17
15-1
33
22
Babson College (Mass.)
18
15-2
25
23
Ferrum College (Va.)
22
14-1
23
24
Moravian College (Pa.)
NR
16-2
20
25
Williams College (Mass.)
NR
15-2
19

Dropped Out: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; Christopher Newport University (Va.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Louisiana College 12; State University College at New Paltz (N.Y.) 11; Carthage College (Wis.) 6; University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 6; Maryville College (Tenn.) 4; Christopher Newport University (Va.) 3; University of Wisconsin - Superior 3; Baruch College (N.Y.) 1; Whitman College (Wash.) 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.