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USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 7, 2014

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.) -28
1
12-0
746
2
Gannon University (Pa.) -1
2
14-0
740
3
Emporia State University (Kan.) -1
3
14-0
717
4
Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) -1
4
10-0
686
5
Colorado Mesa University
5
12-0
644
6
University of Central Missouri
8
11-1
576
7
West Texas A&M University
10
9-1
542
8
Harding University (Ark.)
12
12-0
526
9
Delta State University (Miss.)
11
10-1
503
10
Drury University (Mo.)
6
10-1
478
11
Wayne State College (Neb.)
14
14-1
460
12
Glenville State College (W.Va.)
15
11-1
431
13
Adelphi University (N.Y.)
18
12-0
382
14
Rollins College (Fla.)
16
11-2
342
15
Tarleton State University (Texas)
19
10-1
293
16
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
NR
11-2
227
17
Minnesota State University - Mankato
23
9-3
167
18
Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho)
17
10-2
162
19
Clayton State University (Ga.)
7
8-3
154
20
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
NR
11-1
138
21
Virginia State University
NR
11-1
111
22
Georgia College
NR
10-1
109
23
Quincy University (Ill.)
25
9-2
78
T24
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
NR
8-2
74
T24
Northern Michigan University
NR
9-1
74

Dropped Out: Augustana College (S.D.) 13; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 9; Concordia University (Minn.) 20; Stonehill College (Mass.) 22; California State University - Chico 21; Shaw University (N.C.) 24.

Others Receiving Votes:
Simon Fraser University (BC) 73; Augustana College (S.D.) 68; North Georgia College & State University 66; Wingate University (N.C.) 65; Concordia University (Minn.) 62; University of Alaska - Anchorage 61; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 56; Saint Leo University (Fla.) 55; University of District of Columbia (DC) 45; Lewis University (Ill.) 30; Wayne State University (Mich.) 29; Saint Edwards University (Texas) 27; Missouri Southern State University 14; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 12; Stonehill College (Mass.) 10; Michigan Technological University 8; California State University - East Bay 6; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 6; Catawba College (N.C.) 4; University of Missouri - St Louis 4; California State University - Chico 3; California State University - Stanislaus 3; Clark Atlanta University (Ga.) 3; Colorado State University - Pueblo 3; California State University - Los Angeles 1; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 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.