2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll
Dec. 1, 2015
The USA TODAY Sports Division III 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||Thomas More College (Ky.) - 7||1||3-0||199|
|2||George Fox University (Ore.)||2||4-0||188|
|3||Tufts University (Mass.) - 1||3||3-0||183|
|4||Amherst College (Mass.)||4||3-0||178|
|5||Hope College (Mich.)||7||4-0||155|
|6||New York University||6||5-0||154|
|7||University of St Thomas (Minn.)||8||5-0||152|
|8||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh||10||4-0||129|
|9||Washington University (Mo.)||12||4-1||128|
|10||Wheaton College (Ill.)||5||3-1||124|
|11||Calvin College (Mich.)||13||4-1||116|
|12||Montclair State University (N.J.)||9||4-0||114|
|13||University of Texas - Tyler||T14||3-0||104|
|14||Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham (N.J.)||T14||4-1||95|
|15||Maryville College (Tenn.)||11||4-1||88|
|16||University of New England (Maine)||16||3-1||71|
|17||University of Wisconsin - Whitewater||24||5-0||60|
|18||University of Scranton (Pa.)||22||5-0||57|
|19||University of Chicago (Ill.)||19||4-1||37|
|20||Capital University (Ohio)||NR||5-0||33|
|21||University of Rochester (N.Y.)||NR||4-0||31|
|22||Williams College (Mass.)||NR||3-0||28|
|23||Eastern Connecticut State University||21||3-1||27|
|24||DePauw University (Ind.)||17||3-2||25|
|25||University of Texas - Dallas||23||3-1||22|
Dropped Out: Luther College (Iowa); Transylvania University (Ky.); Bowdoin College (Maine).
Others receiving votes: Luther College (Iowa) 16; Transylvania University (Ky.) 14; Muhlenberg College (Pa.) 12; Albright College (Pa.) 11; Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) 8; Hendrix College (Ark.) 7; Carthage College (Wis.) 6; Trinity University (Texas) 5; University of Mary Washington (Va.) 5; University of Puget Sound (Wash.) 5; Salisbury University (Md.) 4; Wisconsin Lutheran College 3; Christopher Newport University (Va.) 2; Moravian College (Pa.) 1; Plattsburgh State University of New York 1.
The USA TODAY Sports committee of coaches is made up of nine head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2015-16 committee: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Jeff Hans (Thomas More College), Dan Roiger (Saint Lawrence University), Darrin Travillian (Maryville College), Mike Durbin (College of Saint Benedict), Betsy Witman (York College (Pa.)), Anthony Ewing (University of New England), Jessica Ott (Milwaukee School of Engineering), and Kate Pearson (Cabrini College).
*Please note that all voters for the DIII poll are required to vote each week between 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.