2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
Jan. 12, 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|
|1||West Texas A&M University - 18||1||15-0||594|
|2||University of Alaska - Anchorage - 1||2||18-1||536|
|3||Fort Hays State University (Kan.)||3||14-1||510|
|4||Lubbock Christian University (Texas) - 4||5||13-0||507|
|5||California Baptist University||4||13-1||478|
|6||Ashland University (Ohio)||7||14-0||462|
|7||Limestone College (S.C.)||10||12-0||422|
|8||Lewis University (Ill.)||9||14-1||417|
|9||Emporia State University (Kan.)||8||13-2||411|
|10||Missouri Western State - 1||13||15-0||397|
|11||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||11||13-1||383|
|12||Winona State University (Minn.)||12||16-1||356|
|13||Columbus State University (Ga.)||14||12-1||302|
|14||Anderson University (S.C.)||15||10-1||244|
|15||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||16||12-1||211|
|16||Drury University (Mo.)||6||10-3||200|
|17||Benedict College (S.C.)||18||16-1||184|
|18||Union University (Tenn.)||17||14-2||182|
|19||Quincy University (Ill.)||19||13-1||152|
|20||American International College (Mass.)||21||15-0||147|
|21||Virginia Union University||20||11-1||130|
|22||Arkansas Tech University||23||8-2||83|
|23||University of California - San Diego||25||12-2||74|
|24||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||24||12-2||72|
|25||Delta State University (Miss.)||22||11-2||67|
Dropped Out: No one dropped out.
Others receiving votes: Clayton State University (Ga.) 60; Florida Southern College 48; University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 34; Bellarmine University (Ky.) 30; Colorado State University - Pueblo 25; Northern State University (S.D.) 14; Bentley University (Mass.) 6; Francis Marion University (S.C.) 6.
13 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 55 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.