2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll
Jan. 5, 2016
The USA TODAY Sports Division III 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||Thomas More College (Ky.) - 7||1||10-0||199|
|2||George Fox University (Ore.) - 1||2||11-0||192|
|3||Amherst College (Mass.)||3||10-0||185|
|4||Hope College (Mich.)||4||12-0||174|
|5||New York University||5||10-0||169|
|6||University of Wisconsin - Whitewater||14||11-0||148|
|7||University of Scranton (Pa.)||16||12-0||140|
|8||Washington University (Mo.)||7||9-2||134|
|9||University of Texas - Tyler||9||11-1||133|
|10||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh||6||9-2||119|
|11||Tufts University (Mass.)||15||8-2||118|
|12||University of St Thomas (Minn.)||10||9-2||117|
|13||Muhlenberg College (Pa.)||19||8-0||89|
|14||Albright College (Pa.)||20||11-1||86|
|15||University of Rochester (N.Y.)||23||9-1||74|
|16||Maryville College (Tenn.)||13||8-2||70|
|T17||Calvin College (Mich.)||12||8-3||69|
|T17||Wheaton College (Ill.)||8||8-3||69|
|19||Williams College (Mass.)||18||9-1||48|
|20||Ohio Northern University||T24||9-2||39|
|21||Montclair State University (N.J.)||11||9-3||38|
|22||Wartburg College (Iowa)||NR||10-1||32|
|23||Trinity University (Texas)||T24||9-2||26|
|24||University of Texas - Dallas||22||8-2||24|
|25||York College (Pa.)||NR||10-1||17|
Dropped Out: DePauw University (Ind.); University of New England (Maine); Luther College (Iowa).
Others receiving votes: Bowdoin College (Maine) 15; Keene State College (N.H.) 13; Capital University (Ohio) 10; DePauw University (Ind.) 8; University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 8; Connecticut College 6; Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) 6; University of Puget Sound (Wash.) 6; Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) 5; University of New England (Maine) 5; Luther College (Iowa) 4; Bluffton University (Ohio) 2; Whitman College (Wash.) 2; Emory University (Ga.) 1.
The USA TODAY Sports committee of coaches is made up of nine head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2015-16 committee: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Jeff Hans (Thomas More College), Dan Roiger (Saint Lawrence University), Darrin Travillian (Maryville College), Mike Durbin (College of Saint Benedict), Betsy Witman (York College (Pa.)), Anthony Ewing (University of New England), Jessica Ott (Milwaukee School of Engineering), and Kate Pearson (Cabrini College).
*Please note that all voters for the DIII poll are required to vote each week between 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.