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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

February 19, 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
25-0
200
2
Hope College (Mich.)
3
24-1
192
3
Ohio Northern University
T4
24-1
177
4
Calvin College (Mich.)
2
22-2
174
5
Amherst College (Mass.)
8
24-1
164
6
Thomas More College (Ky.)
7
24-1
162
7
Montclair State University (N.J.)
9
25-0
155
8
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
10
23-2
143
9
Catholic University of America (DC)
12
24-1
133
10
Tufts University (Mass.)
T4
23-2
123
11
Cornell College (Iowa)
14
22-1
111
12
University of Southern Maine
15
24-1
108
13
Simpson College (Iowa)
6
23-2
102
14
Babson College (Mass.)
16
23-2
97
15
Messiah College (Pa.)
11
22-3
93
16
Emory University (Ga.)
17
21-3
80
17
Williams College (Mass.)
20
21-4
70
18
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
21
21-4
45
19
Ferrum College (Va.)
18
22-3
36
T20
Christopher Newport University (Va.)
NR
23-2
33
T20
Washington University (Mo.)
13
19-5
33
22
Maryville College (Tenn.)
T24
22-3
30
23
Louisiana College
19
22-3
29
24
Ithaca College (N.Y.)
NR
23-2
22
25
Baruch College (N.Y.)
T24
24-2
19

Dropped Out: Howard Payne University (Texas); Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham (N.J.); Moravian College (Pa.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Bridgewater State College (Mass.) 14; Whitman College (Wash.) 12; University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 11; University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 11; Carthage College (Wis.) 10; Howard Payne University (Texas) 5; Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham (N.J.) 3; Moravian College (Pa.) 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.