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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

February 26, 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
28-0
200
2
Hope College (Mich.)
2
26-1
192
3
Ohio Northern University 
3
26-1
179
4
Amherst College (Mass.)
5
26-1
171
5
Calvin College (Mich.)
4
23-3
165
6
Thomas More College (Ky.)
6
27-1
164
7
Montclair State University (N.J.)
7
27-0
156
8
Catholic University of America (DC)
9
26-1
145
9
Tufts University (Mass.)
10
23-2
125
10
Cornell College (Iowa)
11
24-1
121
T11
Simpson College (Iowa)
13
25-2
115
T11
University of Southern Maine
12
27-1
115
13
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
8
24-3
113
14
Babson College (Mass.)
14
25-2
100
15
Emory University (Ga.)
16
22-3
90
16
Messiah College (Pa.)
15
23-4
71
17
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
18
23-4
70
18
Christopher Newport University (Va.)
20
26-2
62
19
Williams College (Mass.)
17
22-5
50
20
Washington University (Mo.)
20
20-5
46
21
Ithaca College (N.Y.)
24
25-2
29
22
Baruch College (N.Y.)
25
26-2
23
23
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 
NR
23-5
19
T24
Carthage College (Wis.)
NR
23-4
18
T24
Ferrum College (Va.)
19
24-4
18

Dropped Out: Maryville College (Tenn.); Louisiana College.

Others Receiving Votes:
Maryville College (Tenn.) 14; Bridgewater State College (Mass.) 13; University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 6; Louisiana College 4; State University College at New Paltz (N.Y.) 2; Whitworth University (Wash.) 2; University of Rochester (N.Y.) 1; Wheaton College (Ill.) 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.