2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
Jan. 5, 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 - 20||2||12-0||596|
|2||University of Alaska - Anchorage - 1||5||16-1||515|
|3||Fort Hays State University (Kan.)||1||12-1||509|
|4||California Baptist University||6||10-1||480|
|5||Lubbock Christian University (Texas) - 3||12||11-0||438|
|6||Drury University (Mo.)||4||10-1||428|
|7||Ashland University (Ohio)||11||12-0||423|
|8||Emporia State University (Kan.)||3||11-2||417|
|9||Lewis University (Ill.)||7||12-1||412|
|10||Limestone College (S.C.)||8||9-0||406|
|11||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||10||12-1||383|
|12||Winona State University (Minn.)||9||14-1||371|
|13||Missouri Western State||16||14-0||357|
|14||Columbus State University (Ga.)||15||10-1||279|
|15||Anderson University (S.C.)||17||8-1||208|
|16||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||19||10-1||204|
|17||Union University (Tenn.)||14||12-2||170|
|18||Benedict College (S.C.)||24||14-1||150|
|19||Quincy University (Ill.)||23||11-1||133|
|20||Virginia Union University||20||8-1||122|
|21||American International College (Mass.)||NR||13-0||110|
|22||Delta State University (Miss.)||22||10-1||99|
|23||Arkansas Tech University||18||6-2||97|
|24||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||25||9-2||71|
|25||University of California - San Diego||NR||10-2||69|
Dropped Out: California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.); Queens College (N.Y.).
Others receiving votes: California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.) 61; University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 50; Florida Southern College 32; Clayton State University (Ga.) 25; Colorado State University - Pueblo 25; Bellarmine University (Ky.) 23; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 21; Francis Marion University (S.C.) 17; Northern State University (S.D.) 14; Queens College (N.Y.) 11; Assumption College (Mass.) 9; Bentley University (Mass.) 9; Gannon University (Pa.) 6; Kentucky State University (Ky.) 3.
17 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 46 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.