2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
December 1, 2015
The 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||Emporia State University (Kan.) - 20||1||6-0||594|
|2||California Baptist University - 2||4||6-0||559|
|3||University of Alaska - Anchorage - 1||5||11-0||527|
|4||West Texas A&M University||6||5-0||499|
|5||Fort Hays State University (Kan.)||7||6-0||485|
|6||Drury University (Mo.)||8||5-0||443|
|7||Lewis University (Ill.)||2||6-1||432|
|8||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||3||6-1||407|
|9||Limestone College (S.C.)||9||5-0||395|
|10||Winona State University (Minn.)||11||8-0||389|
|11||Union University (Tenn.) - 1||10||6-0||380|
|12||California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.)||12||4-1||300|
|13||Ashland University (Ohio)||13||4-0||299|
|14||Lubbock Christian University (Texas)||18||6-0||258|
|15||Queens College (N.Y.)||17||3-0||226|
|16||Columbus State University (Ga.)||14||3-1||213|
|17||Anderson University (S.C.)||19||2-0||167|
|18||Missouri Western State||22||5-0||154|
|19||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||21||5-1||122|
|20||Arkansas Tech University||15||4-1||120|
|21||Carson-Newman University (Tenn.)||20||4-1||91|
|22||Bentley University (Mass.)||24||6-1||66|
|23||Colorado Mesa University||25||3-1||64|
|24||Virginia Union University||NR||5-0||59|
|25||Benedict College (S.C.)||NR||3-0||52|
Dropped Out: Michigan Technological University; Wayne State College (Neb.); Azusa Pacific University (Calif.).
Others receiving votes: University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 49; Assumption College (Mass.) 43; Quincy University (Ill.) 43; Michigan Technological University 37; Wayne State College (Neb.) 32; Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 28; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 28; Shaw University (N.C.) 24; Wayne State University (Mich.) 23; University of California - San Diego 20; Colorado Christian University 19; Delta State University (Miss.) 18; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 16; Minnesota State University - Moorhead 14; University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 11; Florida Southern College 9; Johnson C Smith University (N.C.) 9; Kentucky State University 6.
8 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 42 combined points.
The USA TODAY Sports committee of coaches is made up of 27 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2015-16 committee: Chris Kielsmeier (Wayne State University (Neb.)), Chancellor Dugan (Bellarmine University) and Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College) - Non-voting Chairs, Suzy Barcomb (California State University - East Bay), Mark Miller (Holy Family University), Jacques Curtis (Shaw University), Russ Gregg (Erskin College), Beth Naumovski (Queens College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Kirk Martin (Cedarville University), Carrie Lohr (Wayne State University (Mich.)), Katie Vaughn (University of Missouri - St. Louis), Julie Heisey (Seattle Pacific University), Scott Groninger (University of West Georgia), Jason Martens (St. Mary’s University), Noel Johnson (Midwestern State University), Ronda Hubbard (Missouri Southern State University), Kristin Kunzman (University of Virginia – Wise), Trisha Brown (Stonehill College), Sheila Green-Gerding (Minot State University), Jarrod Olson (California Baptist University), Mike Brandt (University of South Carolina – Aiken), Jess Strom (California University of Pennsylvania), Rusty Kennedy (Western New Mexico University), Sarah Jansen (Mars Hill University), James Rice (Benedict College), and John Reynolds (Florida Institute of Technology).
*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.