2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
Jan. 19, 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||University of Alaska - Anchorage - 11||2||20-1||560|
|2||Lubbock Christian University (Texas) - 9||4||15-0||550|
|3||Fort Hays State University (Kan.)||3||16-1||522|
|4||Ashland University (Ohio) - 1||6||16-0||505|
|5||Missouri Western State - 2||10||17-0||483|
|6||California Baptist University||5||15-1||477|
|7||Limestone College (S.C.) - 1||7||14-0||469|
|8||West Texas A&M University||1||16-1||434|
|9||Lewis University (Ill.)||8||16-1||415|
|10||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||11||15-1||396|
|11||Anderson University (S.C.)||14||12-1||307|
|12||Emporia State University (Kan.)||9||14-3||302|
|13||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||15||15-1||259|
|14||Winona State University (Minn.)||12||17-2||248|
|15||Benedict College (S.C.)||17||17-1||240|
|16||Union University (Tenn.)||18||15-2||217|
|17||Virginia Union University||21||12-1||197|
|18||Quincy University (Ill.)||19||15-1||194|
|19||Drury University (Mo.)||16||12-3||191|
|20||Arkansas Tech University||22||11-2||143|
|21||University of California - San Diego||23||14-2||118|
|22||Clayton State University (Ga.)||NR||15-1||107|
|23||Columbus State University (Ga.)||13||12-3||105|
|24||Delta State University (Miss.)||25||12-2||79|
|25||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||24||13-3||55|
Dropped Out: American International College (Mass.).
Others receiving votes: Bellarmine University (Ky.) 46; Florida Southern College 37; American International College (Mass.) 35; University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 21; Northern State University (S.D.) 14; Kentucky State University 8; Colorado School of Mines 7; Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 7.
12 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 45 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.