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USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

March 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
34-0
200
2
Amherst College (Mass.)
4
30-3
178
3
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
NR
26-7
174
4
Williams College (Mass.)
19
27-6
172
5
Hope College (Mich.)
2
29-2
171
6
Montclair State University (N.J.)
7
29-1
154
7
Christopher Newport University (Va.)
18
29-3
145
8
Tufts University (Mass.)
9
25-2
144
9
Ohio Northern University
3
27-2
125
10
Simpson College (Iowa)
T11
27-3
120
11
Catholic University of America (DC)
8
27-2
96
12
Calvin College (Mich.)
5
23-4
91
13
Widener University (Pa.)
NR
24-6
86
14
Emory University (Ga.)
15
24-4
80
15
Ithaca College (N.Y.)
21
27-3
73
16
Cornell College (Iowa)
10
25-2
70
17
Messiah College (Pa.)
16
25-5
63
18
Thomas More College (Ky.)
6
27-2
62
19
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
NR
24-6
61
20
Washington University (Mo.)
20
22-6
58
21
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
13
25-4
57
22
Whitman College (Wash.)
NR
23-6
55
23
Babson College (Mass.)
14
26-3
39
24
University of Southern Maine
T11
27-2
37
25
Carthage College (Wis.)
T24
24-5
36

Dropped Out: Lebanon Valley College (Pa.); University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point ; Baruch College (N.Y.); Ferrum College (Va.).

Others Receiving Votes:
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.) 26; University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 15; Baruch College (N.Y.) 5; Maryville College (Tenn.) 3; University of Rochester (N.Y.) 3; Bridgewater State College (Mass.) 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.