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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

Preseason Poll: October 29, 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
Last Year's Final Rank
Last Year's Final Record
Points
 
1
Bentley University (Mass.) -18
7
30-2
694
 
2
Gannon University (Pa.) -2
6
31-5
678
 
3
Clayton State University (Ga.) -3
5
32-1
649
 
4
Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)
12
23-9
535
 
5
Emporia State University (Kan.)
18
23-9
494
 
6
Western Washington University -1
3
29-4
477
 
7
Stonehill College (Mass.)
11
24-5
468
 
8
University of Central Missouri
16
24-6
466
 
9
Concordia University (Minn.)
24
23-7
437
 
10
Midwestern State University (Texas)
19
26-6
367
 
11
Holy Family University (Pa.)
13
28-3
347
 
12
Delta State University (Miss.)
NR
21-10
336
 
13
Colorado Mesa University
8
31-2
332
 
14
Augustana College (S.D.)
4
28-7
304
 
15
Ashland University (Ohio) -7
1
37-1
280
 
16
Dowling College (N.Y.)
2
20-4
260
 
17
California State University - Chico
22
23-6
216
 
T18
Lewis University (Ill.)
23
24-6
210
 
T18
Simon Fraser University (BC)
9
25-6
210
 
20
University of South Carolina - Aiken
NR
22-8
196
 
21
Michigan Technological University
NR
21-9
195
 
22
Washburn University (Kan.)
14
23-6
159
 
23
Minnesota State University - Mankato
17
26-6
156
 
24
Limestone College (S.C.)
10
27-4
141
 
25
Rollins College (Fla.)
NR
22-9
132

Others Receiving Votes: Glenville State College (W.Va.) 126; Shaw University (N.C.) 117; University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 109; West Liberty University (W.Va.) 67; Edinboro University (Pa.) 62; University of Findlay (Ohio) 60; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 58; Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) 47; Montana State University - Billings 45; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 39; Arkansas Tech University 36; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 35; California University of Pennsylvania 29; New York Institute of Technology 29; Tarleton State University (Texas) 29; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 28; University of California - San Diego 28; Newberry College (S.C.) 24; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 22; Ferris State University (Mich.) 22; University of District of Columbia (DC) 18; University of Southern Indiana (Ind.) 18; Assumption College (Mass.) 17; Livingstone College (N.C.) 17; University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 17; Winston-Salem State University (N.C.) 17; Northeastern State University (Okla.) 16; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 15; Fayetteville State University (N.C.) 13; Saint Cloud State University (Minn.) 12; Southwestern Oklahoma State University 12; University of Tampa (Fla.) 11; West Texas A&M University 11; Colorado School of Mines 10; Quincy University (Ill.) 10; Bellarmine University (Ky.) 9; Wayne State College (Neb.) 9; Wayne State University (Mich.) 9; Drury University (Mo.) 8; Fort Lewis College (Colo.) 8; Georgia Regents University Augusta 7; North Georgia College & State University 7; Florida Institute of Technology 6; Franklin Pierce University (N.H.) 6; Hillsdale College (Mich.) 6; University of North Alabama 6; Tuskegee University (Ala.) 5; Wingate University (N.C.) 5; Harding University (Ark.) 4; California State University - Monterey Bay 2; LIU Post (N.Y.) 2; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 2; Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2; Pace University (N.Y.) 2; Barton College (N.C.) 1; California State Polytechnic University - Pomona 1; Clark Atlanta University (Ga.) 1; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 1; University of Minnesota - Duluth 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 2013-14 board: Carmen Dolfo - Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Linda Cimino (Caldwell College), Jeff Curtis (Northwood University), Joddie Gleason (Humboldt State University), Mark Kellogg (West Texas A&M University), Kiley Hill (Valdosta State University), Deirdre Kane (West Chester University), Meghan Burke Brown (Southern Connecticut State University), Mary Fleig (Millersville University of Pennsylvania), Kim Lusk (Saint Thomas Aquinas), Beth Jillson (Texas Woman's University), Renee Jimenez (California State University San Bernardino), LaNay Larson (Academy of Art University), LeAnn Freeland (Nova Southeastern), Chris Ellis (Maryville University- St. Louis), Wendy Lee (Mount Olive College), Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Todd Starkey (Lenoir Rhyne University), Corey Laster (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Cassandra Moorer (Stillman College), Louis Whorton (University of Arkansas- Fort Smith), Paul Fessler (Concordia University, St. Paul), Annette Wiles (Minnesota, Duluth), Linda Raunig (Regis University), Carrie Seymour (Pace University), Jacques Curtis (Shaw University), Lisa Carlsen (Lewis University), Lane Lord (Pittsburg State University), Lynn Ullom (West Liberty University), Kevin Woodin (Montana State University, Billings), Cindy Hilbrich (University of Montevallo), and Roger Hodge (Lincoln Memorial University).



*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.