Ashland's Reign at No. 1 Continues in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Ashland's Reign at No. 1 Continues in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Lilburn, Ga. --  Ashland University retained the No. 1 ranking in the latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Women's Basketball Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Eagles are the lone Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) ranked in this week's poll.

 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.

 

USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

Rank

Institution - First Place Votes

Previous Rank

Record

Total Points

1

Ashland University (Ohio) -31

1

24-0

775

2

Bentley University (Mass.)

2

21-0

741

3

Clayton State University (Ga.)

3

22-0

716

4

Colorado Mesa University

7

20-1

641

5

Holy Family University (Pa.)

8

21-2

588

6

Washburn University (Kan.)

9

17-3

568

7

University of Central Missouri

10

19-2

543

8

Simon Fraser University (BC)

12

17-3

536

9

Western Washington University

4

17-3

516

10

Gannon University (Pa.)

6

21-3

502

11

California State University - Chico

11

18-2

501

12

University of South Carolina - Aiken

5

18-3

489

13

Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)

13

20-4

369

14

Limestone College (S.C.)

16

18-2

351

15

Shaw University (N.C.)

15

19-3

337

16

Glenville State College (W.Va.)

17

22-2

308

17

Dowling College (N.Y.)

21

18-3

228

18

Stonehill College (Mass.)

14

18-3

215

19

New York Institute of Technology

22

19-1

175

20

Fayetteville State University (N.C.)

25

19-3

152

21

Edinboro University (Pa.)

NR

17-4

122

22

Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho)

NR

17-3

90

23

Augustana College (S.D.)

18

17-5

83

24

Augusta State University (Ga.)

23

16-4

67

25

Minnesota State University - Mankato

NR

18-4

56

 

Dropped Out: Truman State University (Mo.); Lewis University (Ill.); Nova Southeastern University (Fla.).

Others Receiving Votes: Concordia University (Minn.) 53; Truman State University (Mo.) 51; Florida Institute of Technology 31; University of Southern Indiana 26; Midwestern State University (Texas) 24; Lewis University (Ill.) 21; Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 19; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 18; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 16; University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 16; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 12; University of Wisconsin - Parkside 11; California State University - Monterey Bay 10; Ouachita Baptist University (Ark.) 10; Wayne State University (Mich.) 10; Pfeiffer University (N.C.) 9; Anderson University (S.C.) 8; Indiana University of Pennsylvania 8; Rollins College (Fla.) 7; Michigan Technological University 6; University of Findlay (Ohio) 6; Assumption College (Mass.) 5; Millersville University of Pennsylvania 5; Northeastern State University (Okla.) 5; University of California - San Diego 4; Wayne State College (Neb.) 4; Newberry College (S.C.) 3; Winona State University (Minn.) 3; Barton College (N.C.) 2; Tarleton State University (Texas) 2; University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 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 2012-13 board: Carmen Dolfo - Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Linda Cimino (Caldwell College), Jeff Curtis (Northwood University), Joddie Gleason (Humboldt State University), Dennis Cox (Clayton State University), Kiley Hill (Valdosta State University), Corey Fox (Limestone College), Meghan Burke Brown (Southern Connecticut State University), Chris Kielsmeier (Wayne State College), Cleve Wright (Gannon University), Beth Jillson (Texas Woman's University), Renee Jimenez (California State University Monterey Bay), Jennifer Knight-Kenesie (University of Wisconsin- Parkside), Jason Martens (Saint Mary’s University, Texas), Patrick Mashuda (Chowan University), Stephen McDonald (Fairmont State University), Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Todd Starkey (Lenoir Rhyne University), Corey Laster (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Cassandra Moorer (Stillman College), Rick Stein (University of Southern Indiana), Paul Fessler (Concordia University, St. Paul), Joe Pellicane (Dowling College), Linda Raunig (Regis University), Carrie Seymour (Pace University), Sally Brooks (Angelo State University), Glenn Wilkes (Rollins College), Lane Lord (Pittsburg State University), Lynn Ullom (West Liberty University), Kevin Woodin (Montana State University, Billings), Trent May (Grand Canyon University), and Susan Yow (Belmont Abbey College).

 
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