2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
December 15, 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||Total Points|
|1||Fort Hays State University (Kan.) - 16||1||9-0||587|
|2||West Texas A&M University - 5||2||8-0||565|
|3||Emporia State University (Kan.) - 2||3||8-1||539|
|4||Drury University (Mo.)||4||8-0||525|
|5||University of Alaska - Anchorage||6||13-1||463|
|6||California Baptist University||5||9-1||452|
|7||Lewis University (Ill.)||7||9-1||423|
|8||Limestone College (S.C.)||8||8-0||399|
|9||Winona State University (Minn.)||11||12-0||393|
|10||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||10||8-1||392|
|11||Ashland University (Ohio)||12||8-0||329|
|12||Lubbock Christian University (Texas)||14||8-0||305|
|13||California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.)||13||8-1||287|
|14||Union University (Tenn.)||9||9-1||276|
|15||Columbus State University (Ga.)||15||5-1||243|
|16||Missouri Western State||17||9-0||240|
|17||Anderson University (S.C.)||16||6-0||209|
|18||Arkansas Tech University||19||6-1||170|
|19||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||18||8-1||152|
|20||Virginia Union University - 1||21||6-0||117|
|21||Queens College (N.Y.)||20||5-1||102|
|22||Delta State University (Miss.)||NR||7-0||101|
|23||Quincy University (Ill.)||23||8-1||88|
|24||Benedict College (S.C.)||24||7-1||74|
|25||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||25||8-2||52|
Dropped Out: Colorado Mesa University.
Others receiving votes: University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 50; Francis Marion University (S.C.) 28; University of California - San Diego 28; Minnesota State University - Moorhead 23; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 17; Michigan Technological University 15; American International College (Mass.) 14; Colorado State University - Pueblo 13; Shaw University (N.C.) 11; Colorado Mesa University 10; Bentley University (Mass.) 9; Carson-Newman University (Tenn.) 8; Florida Southern College 8; Lander University (S.C.) 8; Kentucky State University 3; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 2.
10 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 70 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.