2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
Feb. 16, 2016
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|
|T1||Lubbock Christian University (Texas) - 12||2||22-0||580|
|T1||University of Alaska - Anchorage - 10||1||28-1||580|
|3||Limestone College (S.C.) - 2||3||23-0||551|
|4||California Baptist University||4||23-1||519|
|5||Ashland University (Ohio)||6||24-1||477|
|6||Lewis University (Ill.)||7||24-1||476|
|7||Missouri Western State||8||23-2||420|
|8||Winona State University (Minn.)||9||25-2||416|
|9||West Texas A&M University||10||22-2||396|
|10||Fort Hays State University (Kan.)||5||21-3||384|
|11||Union University (Tenn.)||11||23-2||362|
|12||Drury University (Mo.)||12||20-3||330|
|13||Virginia Union University||13||20-2||292|
|14||Arkansas Tech University||15||19-2||275|
|15||Benedict College (S.C.)||16||22-2||248|
|16||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||18||21-3||200|
|17||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||14||20-4||193|
|18||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||19||21-3||190|
|19||Pittsburg State University (Kan.)||23||21-4||158|
|20||University of California - San Diego||22||20-3||123|
|21||Anderson University (S.C.)||17||17-4||121|
|22||Emporia State University (Kan.)||21||19-5||109|
|23||Quincy University (Ill.)||20||20-4||94|
|24||Columbus State University (Ga.)||NR||19-4||58|
|25||Bellarmine University (Ky.)||NR||18-3||42|
Dropped Out: University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.); Bentley University (Mass).
Others receiving votes: University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 40; Colorado State University - Pueblo 23; Kentucky State University 23; Clayton State University (Ga.) 20; Bentley University (Mass.) 19; California State University - Dominguez Hills 17; California State University - East Bay 11; Ursuline College (Ohio) 9; Lander University (S.C.) 7; Augusta University (Ga.) 6; Northern State University (S.D.) 5; Wheeling Jesuit University (W.Va.) 5.
4 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 21 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), Jason Flores (Fort Lewis College), 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.