Wayne State Slips to No. 21 in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Wayne State Slips to No. 21 in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 18, 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.) -30

1

23-0

797

2

Colorado Mesa University -2

2

23-0

761

3

West Texas A&M University

5

21-1

725

4

Harding University (Ark.)

6

23-1

682

5

Gannon University (Pa.)

3

23-2

632

6

Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)

4

20-2

620

7

Emporia State University (Kan.)

7

23-2

613

8

Drury University (Mo.)

9

21-2

552

9

Glenville State College (W.Va.)

10

23-2

513

10

Quincy University (Ill.)

11

21-2

503

11

Wayne State College (Neb.)

8

24-3

476

12

University of Central Missouri

12

20-3

463

13

Virginia State University

13

21-1

423

14

Rollins College (Fla.)

18

21-4

319

15

Lewis University (Ill.)

15

19-4

284

16

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

20

20-3

275

17

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

14

18-4

233

18

Delta State University (Miss.)

16

18-4

210

19

University of North Georgia

23

18-4

181

20

Minnesota State University - Mankato

21

19-5

177

21

Wayne State University (Mich.)

19

19-4

152

22

Northern State University (S.D.)

17

19-5

114

23

University of Indianapolis (Ind.)

22

20-6

103

24

Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.)

NR

19-4

94

25

Montana State University - Billings

NR

20-5

71

Dropped Out: Fort Hays State University (Kan.); Tarleton State University (Texas).

Others Receiving Votes: University of District of Columbia (DC) 57; Wingate University (N.C.) 55; University of Tampa (Fla.) 40; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 37; Edinboro University (Pa.) 34; Clayton State University (Ga.) 33; Simon Fraser University (BC) 23; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 19; Adelphi University (N.Y.) 18; Lee University (Tenn.) 18; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 12; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 7; California State University - Dominguez Hills 7; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 7; Tarleton State University (Texas) 7; LIU Post (N.Y.) 5; Concordia University (Minn.) 4; Philadelphia University (Pa.) 4; Saint Edwards University (Texas) 4; Stonehill College (Mass.) 4; Columbus State University (Ga.) 3; Minot State University (N.D.) 3; Western Washington University 3; Limestone College (S.C.) 2; Texas A&M International University 2.

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.

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