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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 8, 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) -32
1
15-0
800
2
Bentley University (Mass.)
2
11-0
767
3
Clayton State University (Ga.)
4
11-0
703
4
University of South Carolina - Aiken
3
11-0
691
5
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
7
9-1
652
6
Gannon University (Pa.)
8
13-1
632
7
Simon Fraser University (BC)
9
11-1
592
8
Colorado Mesa University
13
12-0
531
9
California State University - Chico
14
10-0
504
10
University of Tampa (Fla.)
16
10-0
474
11
Western Washington University
20
10-2
423
12
Washburn University (Kan.)
6
8-2
373
13
Augustana College (S.D.)
5
9-2
370
14
Holy Family University (Pa.)
11
12-2
332
15
University of Central Missouri
NR
10-1
272
16
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
12
10-3
258
17
Shaw University (N.C.)
18
10-2
257
18
Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
10
10-2
247
19
Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
15
12-4
172
20
Pittsburg State University (Kan.)
17
9-3
166
21
Rollins College (Fla.)
23
8-3
146
22
Wayne State College (Neb.)
19
8-3
101
23
Stonehill College (Mass.)
NR
10-1
99
24
Minnesota State University - Mankato
NR
9-2
88
25
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
22
8-3
84

Dropped Out: University of Wisconsin - Parkside; Limestone College (S.C.); Midwestern State University (Texas).

Others Receiving Votes:
University of Wisconsin - Parkside 75; Limestone College (S.C.) 72; Assumption College (Mass.) 59; Dowling College (N.Y.) 56; Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 52; Ouachita Baptist University (Ark.) 50; Newberry College (S.C.) 38; Augusta State University (Ga.) 35; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 22; Edinboro University (Pa.) 18; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 17; California University of Pennsylvania 16; Fayetteville State University (N.C.) 14; New York Institute of Technology 13; Montana State University - Billings 12; Saint Cloud State University (Minn.) 11; University of Alaska - Anchorage 10; East Central University (Okla.) 9; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 9; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 9; Bellarmine University (Ky.) 8; Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) 7; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 7; Valdosta State University (Ga.) 7; Tarleton State University (Texas) 6; Wingate University (N.C.) 6; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 5; University of Central Oklahoma 5; Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) 4; Millersville University of Pennsylvania 3; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 3; Colorado State University - Pueblo 2; CW Post Campus - LIU (NY) 2; University of North Alabama 2; California State University - Los Angeles 1; Truman State University (Mo.) 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.