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.

Rank

Institution - First Place Votes

Previous Rank

Record

Total Points

1

Ashland University (Ohio) -32

1

15-0

800

2

Bentley University (Mass.)

2

11-0

767

3

Clayton State University (Ga.)

4

11-0

703

4

University of South Carolina - Aiken

3

11-0

691

5

University of Indianapolis (Ind.)

7

9-1

652

6

Gannon University (Pa.)

8

13-1

632

7

Simon Fraser University (BC)

9

11-1

592

8

Colorado Mesa University

13

12-0

531

9

California State University - Chico

14

10-0

504

10

University of Tampa (Fla.)

16

10-0

474

11

Western Washington University

20

10-2

423

12

Washburn University (Kan.)

6

8-2

373

13

Augustana College (S.D.)

5

9-2

370

14

Holy Family University (Pa.)

11

12-2

332

15

University of Central Missouri

NR

10-1

272

16

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

12

10-3

258

17

Shaw University (N.C.)

18

10-2

257

18

Fort Hays State University (Kan.)

10

10-2

247

19

Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)

15

12-4

172

20

Pittsburg State University (Kan.)

17

9-3

166

21

Rollins College (Fla.)

23

8-3

146

22

Wayne State College (Neb.)

19

8-3

101

23

Stonehill College (Mass.)

NR

10-1

99

24

Minnesota State University - Mankato

NR

9-2

88

25

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

22

8-3

84

Dropped Out: University of Wisconsin - Parkside; Limestone College (S.C.); Midwestern State University (Texas).

Others Receiving Votes: University of Wisconsin - Parkside 75; Limestone College (S.C.) 72; Assumption College (Mass.) 59; Dowling College (N.Y.) 56; Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 52; Ouachita Baptist University (Ark.) 50; Newberry College (S.C.) 38; Augusta State University (Ga.) 35; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 22; Edinboro University (Pa.) 18; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 17; California University of Pennsylvania 16; Fayetteville State University (N.C.) 14; New York Institute of Technology 13; Montana State University - Billings 12; Saint Cloud State University (Minn.) 11; University of Alaska - Anchorage 10; East Central University (Okla.) 9; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 9; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 9; Bellarmine University (Ky.) 8; Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) 7; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 7; Valdosta State University (Ga.) 7; Tarleton State University (Texas) 6; Wingate University (N.C.) 6; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 5; University of Central Oklahoma 5; Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) 4; Millersville University of Pennsylvania 3; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 3; Colorado State University - Pueblo 2; CW Post Campus - LIU (NY) 2; University of North Alabama 2; California State University - Los Angeles 1; Truman State University (Mo.) 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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