Ashland's retained No. 1 and Findlay ranks 20th in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Ashland's retained No. 1 and Findlay ranks 20th in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Lilburn, Ga. -- Ashland University retained the No. 1 ranking and the University of Findlay grabbed 20th place in the latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Womens Basketball Top 25 Coaches Poll. Lilburn, Ga. -- Ashland University retained the No. 1 ranking and the University of Findlay grabbed 20th place in the latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Womens Basketball Top 25 Coaches 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 forfirst 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) - 28

2

37-1

700

2

Dowling College (N.Y.)

10

30-4

659

3

Western Washington University

5

29-4

629

4

Augustana College (S.D.)

24

28-7

551

5

Clayton State University (Ga.)

1

32-1

550

6

Gannon University (Pa.)

7

31-5

542

7

Bentley University (Mass.)

3

30-2

515

8

Colorado Mesa University

4

31-2

514

9

Simon Fraser University (B.C.)

11

25-6

400

10

Limestone College (S.C.)

9

27-4

391

11

Stonehill College (Mass.)

12

24-5

336

12

Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)

NR

23-9

335

13

Holy Family University (Pa.)

6

28-3

325

14

Washburn University (Kan.)

8

23-6

318

15

Glenville State College (W.Va.)

15

27-4

289

16

University of Central Missouri (Mo.)

13

24-6

241

17

Minnesota State University - Mankato

17

26-6

231

18

Emporia State University (Kan.)

NR

23-9

171

19

Midwestern State University (Texas)

25

26-6

163

20

University of Findlay (Ohio)

18

24-6

147

21

Shaw University (N.C.)

14

25-5

139

22

California State University - Chico

16

23-6

131

23

Lewis University (Ill.)

20

24-6

104

24

Concordia University (Minn.)

21

23-7

103

25

Edinboro University (Pa.)

19

22-7

93

Dropped Out: Fayetteville State University (N.C.); Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Others Receiving Votes: California University of Pennsylvania 71; Wayne State University (Mich.) 62; University of South Carolina - Aiken 58; Fayetteville State University (N.C.) 54; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 47; Delta State University (Miss.) 25; Southwestern Oklahoma State University 25; Augusta State University (Ga.) 22; Indiana University of Pennsylvania 18; Arkansas Tech University 16; Grand Canyon University (Ariz.) 16; New York Institute of Technology (N.Y.) 12; Anderson University (S.C.) 11; California State University - Monterey Bay 11; Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) 11; University of Wisconsin - Parkside 11; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 10; University of California - San Diego 9; Assumption College (Mass.) 7; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 6; Fairmont State University (W.Va.) 5; Abilene Christian University (Texas) 4; University of Texas of the Permian Basin 4; Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) 3; Rollins College (Fla.) 3; Newberry College (S.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 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).

*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.

-WBCA.org "The Address for Women's Basketball"-

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