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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

Preseason Poll:
October 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
Last Year's Final Rank
Last Year's Final Record
Points
 
1
DePauw University (Ind.) -8
1
34-0
200
 
2
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
3
26-7
177
 
3
Amherst College (Mass.)
2
30-3
161
 
T4
Hope College (Mich.)
5
29-2
152
 
T4
Montclair State University (N.J.)
6
29-1
152
 
6
Christopher Newport University (Va.)
7
29-3
148
 
7
Tufts University (Mass.)
8
25-2
140
 
8
Washington University (Mo.)
20
22-6
134
 
9
Williams College (Mass.)
4
27-6
132
 
10
Ohio Northern University
9
27-2
97
 
11
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
19
24-6
94
 
12
Calvin College (Mich.)
12
23-4
86
 
T13
Emory University (Ga.)
14
24-4
85
 
T13
Ithaca College (N.Y.)
15
27-3
85
 
15
Thomas More College (Ky.)
18
27-2
79
 
16
Simpson College (Iowa)
10
27-3
70
 
17
Whitman College (Wash.)
22
23-6
66
 
18
Marymount University (Va.)
NR
24-5
61
 
19
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
21
25-4
50
 
20
Cornell College (Iowa)
16
25-2
44
 
T21
Carthage College (Wis.)
25
24-5
43
 
T21
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 
NR
24-6
43
 
T23
Catholic University of America (DC)
11
27-2
42
 
T23
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
NR
24-5
42
 
25
Babson College (Mass.)
23
26-3
35

Others Receiving Votes: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham (N.J.) 33; Messiah College (Pa.) 24; Eastern Mennonite University (Va.) 20; University of Southern Maine 20; Cabrini College (Pa.) 19; Widener University (Pa.) 16; Moravian College (Pa.) 10; Emmanuel College (Mass.) 9; William Paterson University (N.J.) 9; Rhodes College (Tenn.) 5; University of Rochester (N.Y.) 4; Baruch College (N.Y.) 3; Gettysburg College (Pa.) 3; Trinity University (Texas) 3; Maryville College (Tenn.) 2; Vassar College (N.Y.) 2.

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 2013-14 board: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Kate Costanzo (Allegheny College), Scott Hemer (State University of New York College at Geneseo), Stephanie Flamini (Guilford College), Mike Durbin (College of Saint Benedict), Dawn Henderson (The College of New Jersey), Anthony Ewing (University of New England), 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.