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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 29, 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
19-0
200
2
Calvin College (Mich.)
2
17-1
192
3
Amherst College (Mass.)
3
19-0
184
4
Tufts University (Mass.)
4
20-0
175
5
Hope College (Mich.)
6
18-1
167
6
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
8
18-1
160
7
Ohio Northern University 
9
18-1
146
8
Simpson College (Iowa)
10
18-1
141
9
Thomas More College (Ky.)
11
18-1
136
10
Montclair State University (N.J.)
12
20-0
128
11
Washington University (Mo.)
7
15-3
114
12
Messiah College (Pa.)
5
17-2
113
13
Catholic University of America (D.C.)
17
18-1
110
14
Cornell College (Iowa)
21
17-1
77
15
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
20
16-3
70
16
Emory University (Ga.)
T18
16-2
64
17
University of Southern Maine 
16
18-1
59
18
Babson College (Mass.)
22
17-2
55
19
Moravian College (Pa.)
24
18-2
48
20
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
13
16-4
45
21
George Fox University (Ore.)
T18
15-4
44
22
Louisiana College
NR
18-1
42
23
Lebanon Valley College
15
16-3
38
24
Williams College (Mass.)
25
16-3
17
25
Maryville College (Tenn.)
NR
16-2
16

Dropped Out: Ferrum College (Va.); University of St Thomas (Minn.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Baruch College (N.Y.) 9; Carthage College (Wis.) 9; Ferrum College (Va.) 9; State University College at New Paltz (N.Y.) 9; Howard Payne University (Texas) 7; Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham (N.J.) 6; Whitman College (Wash.) 6; University of St Thomas (Minn.) 3; University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh 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.