2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll
Dec. 15, 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||Total Points|
|1||Thomas More College (Ky.) - 7||1||6-0||199|
|2||George Fox University (Ore.) - 1||2||9-0||192|
|3||Amherst College (Mass.)||3||7-0||185|
|4||Hope College (Mich.)||4||7-0||172|
|5||New York University (N.Y.)||5||7-0||168|
|6||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh||7||8-0||160|
|7||Washington University (Mo.)||8||8-1||155|
|8||Wheaton College (Ill.)||10||7-1||136|
|9||University of Texas - Tyler||12||7-0||122|
|10||University of St Thomas (Minn.)||6||8-1||118|
|11||Montclair State University (N.J.)||13||8-1||116|
|12||Calvin College (Mich.)||11||7-1||107|
|13||Maryville College (Tenn.)||14||7-1||104|
|14||University of Wisconsin - Whitewater||16||7-0||93|
|15||Tufts University (Mass.)||9||5-2||85|
|16||University of Scranton (Pa.)||17||7-0||83|
|17||University of New England (Maine)||15||5-1||68|
|18||Williams College (Mass.)||18||8-0||67|
|19||Muhlenberg College (Pa.)||20||8-0||56|
|20||Albright College (Pa.)||25||9-0||44|
|21||Luther College (Iowa)||24||8-1||41|
|22||University of Texas - Dallas||22||5-1||35|
|23||University of Rochester (N.Y.)||NR||7-1||14|
|T24||DePauw University (Ind.)||NR||7-2||10|
|T24||Ohio Northern University (Ohio)||NR||6-2||10|
|T24||Trinity University (Texas)||NR||7-1||10|
Dropped Out: Capital University (Ohio); University of Chicago (Ill.); Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham (N.J.).
Others receiving votes: York College (Pa.) 8; Bowdoin College (Maine) 7; Capital University (Ohio) 6; Connecticut College 6; Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) 6; University of Puget Sound (Wash.) 6; Keene State College (N.H.) 2; Salisbury University (Md.) 2; University of Chicago (Ill.) 2; University of Mary Washington (Va.) 2; Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) 1; Hendrix College (Ark.) 1; Johnson & Wales University (RI) 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.