2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
December 8, 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.) - 12||5||8-0||580|
|2||West Texas A&M University - 5||4||7-0||562|
|3||Emporia State University (Kan.) - 4||1||7-1||526|
|4||Drury University (Mo.)||6||7-0||503|
|5||California Baptist University||2||7-1||463|
|6||University of Alaska - Anchorage - 1||3||12-1||452|
|7||Lewis University (Ill.)||7||8-1||423|
|8||Limestone College (S.C.)||9||7-0||406|
|9||Union University (Tenn.) - 1||11||8-0||396|
|10||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||8||8-1||394|
|11||Winona State University (Minn.)||10||10-0||391|
|12||Ashland University (Ohio)||13||6-0||317|
|13||California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.)||12||7-1||300|
|14||Lubbock Christian University (Texas)||14||7-0||296|
|15||Columbus State University (Ga.)||16||4-1||227|
|16||Anderson University (S.C.)||17||4-0||209|
|17||Missouri Western State||18||7-0||201|
|18||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||19||7-1||167|
|19||Arkansas Tech University||20||6-1||159|
|20||Queens College (N.Y.)||15||3-1||115|
|21||Virginia Union University||24||5-0||90|
|22||Colorado Mesa University||23||4-1||86|
|23||Quincy University (Ill.)||NR||7-0||64|
|24||Benedict College (S.C.)||25||5-1||50|
|25||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||NR||8-2||44|
Dropped Out: Bentley University (Mass.); Carson-Newman University (Tenn.).
Others receiving votes: Delta State University (Miss.) 43; University of California - San Diego 37; University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 33; Minnesota State University - Moorhead 27; Bentley University (Mass.) 26; Francis Marion University (S.C.) 26; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 24; American International College (Mass.) 19; Michigan Technological University 19; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 15; Southern New Hampshire University 14; Shaw University (N.C.) 11; University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 11; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 10; Florida Southern College 10; Carson-Newman University (Tenn.) 5; Kentucky State University 3; Assumption College (Mass.) 2.
9 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 44 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.