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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

December 3, 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
Points
1
Bentley University (Mass.) -29
1
7-0
768
2
Gannon University (Pa.) -2
2
6-0
740
3
Emporia State University (Kan.)
3
7-0
715
4
Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)
4
6-0
685
5
Colorado Mesa University
7
4-0
596
6
Seattle Pacific University (Wash.)
9
6-0
564
7
Clayton State University (Ga.)
8
3-1
531
8
University of Central Missouri
5
6-1
457
9
Drury University (Mo.)
16
6-0
429
10
Augustana College (S.D.)
10
4-1
396
11
California State University - Chico
6
4-1
355
12
Delta State University (Miss.)
15
5-1
328
13
Minnesota State University - Mankato
T17
4-1
323
14
Stonehill College (Mass.)
11
5-2
319
15
West Texas A&M University
21
6-0
308
16
Rollins College (Fla.)
T17
6-1
259
17
Glenville State College (W.Va.)
19
4-1
244
18
Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho)
25
6-0
186
19
Harding University (Ark.)
NR
6-0
161
20
Washburn University (Kan.)
20
4-2
153
21
Concordia University (Minn.)
14
5-3
139
22
Wayne State College (Neb.)
NR
8-0
138
23
Shaw University (N.C.)
13
2-1
121
24
Tarleton State University (Texas)
24
6-1
113
25
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
NR
6-0
102

Dropped Out: Lewis University (Ill.); Limestone College (S.C,); Ashland University (Ohio).

Others Receiving Votes:
Lewis University (Ill.) 91; University of District of Columbia 90; Limestone College (S.C.) 89; Ashland University (Ohio) 80; Simon Fraser University (BC) 65; Adelphi University (N.Y.) 50; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 49; University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 47; University of Findlay (Ohio) 43; California State Polytechnic University - Pomona 36; University of California - San Diego 29; Virginia State University 29; Northern Michigan University 25; California State University - Stanislaus 21; Wingate University (N.C.) 18; California State University - Monterey Bay 17; Humboldt State University (Calif.) 16; Lynn University (Fla.) 15; Walsh University (Ohio) 15; Quincy University (Ill.) 13; University of Southern Indiana 12; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 11; North Georgia College & State University 11; Saint Edwards University (Texas) 11; University of Charleston (W.Va.) 11; Winston-Salem State University (N.C.) 10; University of Alaska - Anchorage 9; Assumption College (Mass.) 6; Florida Institute of Technology 6; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 5; Columbus State University (Ga.) 4; Edinboro University (Pa.) 4; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 2; University of North Alabama 2; Arkansas Tech University 1; Armstrong Atlantic State University (Ga.) 1; Midwestern State University (Texas) 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), Craig Roden (University of West Alabama), 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.