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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 8, 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
13-0
200
2
Calvin College (Mich.)
3
11-1
191
3
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
4
10-1
183
4
Washington University (Mo.)
5
11-1
178
5
Amherst College (Mass.)
7
12-0
167
6
Hope College (Mich.)
9
13-0
155
7
Messiah College (Pa.)
8
12-1
149
8
Tufts University (Mass.)
10
13-0
147
9
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
6
12-1
133
10
Thomas More College (Ky.)
14
12-1
121
11
Simpson College (Iowa)
13
11-1
116
12
Ohio Northern University
19
12-1
110
13
Catholic University of America (DC)
21
13-0
89
14
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
17
11-3
80
15
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
20
11-3
75
16
Montclair State University (N.J.)
24
14-0
69
17
Emory University (Ga.)
18
11-1
66
18
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
12
11-2
65
19
York College (Pa.)
11
11-2
50
20
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
2
10-3
46
21
Babson College (Mass.)
15
10-1
44
22
University of Southern Maine
NR
13-0
39
23
Cornell College (Iowa)
NR
12-0
35
24
Whitman College (Wash.)
NR
11-1
23
25
George Fox University (Ore.)
22
10-3
20

Dropped Out: Moravian College (Pa.); Monmouth College (Ill.); Emmanuel College (Mass.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Ferrum College (Va.) 12; Wheaton College (Ill.) 12; Christopher Newport University (Va.) 10; Moravian College (Pa.) 6; State University College at New Paltz 6; Monmouth College (Ill.) 3.

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.