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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

February 12, 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
23-0
200
2
Calvin College (Mich.)
2
21-1
192
3
Hope College (Mich.)
4
22-1
183
T4
Ohio Northern University
6
22-1
163
T4
Tufts University (Mass.)
5
22-1
163
6
Simpson College (Iowa)
7
22-1
157
7
Thomas More College (Ky.)
8
22-1
150
8
Amherst College (Mass.)
3
22-1
149
9
Montclair State University (N.J.)
9
24-0
143
10
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
10
21-2
130
11
Messiah College (Pa.)
12
21-2
119
12
Catholic University of America (DC)
13
22-1
115
13
Washington University (Mo.)
11
18-4
 99 
14
Cornell College (Iowa)
14
20-1
98
15
University of Southern Maine 
16
22-1
84
16
Babson College (Mass.)
18
21-2
78
17
Emory University (Ga.)
15
19-3
63
18
Ferrum College (Va.)
24
21-2
57
19
Louisiana College
17
20-2
56
20
Williams College (Mass.)
25
19-4
48
21
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
20
19-4
22
22
Fairleigh Dickinson University -  Florham (N.J.)
NR
21-2
19
23
Moravian College (Pa.)
NR
20-3
15
T24
Baruch College (N.Y.)
NR
22-2
13
T24
Howard Payne University (Texas)
NR
20-3
13
T24
Maryville College (Tenn.)
23
20-3
13

Dropped Out: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (Wis.); University of Mount Union (Ohio); George Fox University (Ore.).

Others Receiving Votes:
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 10; Christopher Newport University (Va.) 9; Whitman College (Wash.) 9; Carthage College (Wis.) 8; University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 7; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 6; Bridgewater State College (Mass.) 5; University of Mount Union (Ohio) 3; State University College at New Paltz (N.Y.) 1.

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.