2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
March 8, 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||Lubbock Christian University (Texas) - 19||1||29-0||595|
|2||Limestone College (S.C.) - 5||2||30-0||564|
|3||Ashland University (Ohio)||5||30-1||535|
|4||University of Alaska - Anchorage||6||33-2||510|
|5||California Baptist University||3||28-2||462|
|6||Lewis University (Ill.)||4||28-2||446|
|7||Winona State University (Minn.)||8||29-3||435|
|8||Virginia Union University||13||25-2||378|
|9||Union University (Tenn.)||9||28-3||363|
|10||Missouri Western State||7||27-3||362|
|11||Benedict College (S.C.)||14||27-2||337|
|12||Arkansas Tech University||15||26-3||308|
|13||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||18||27-3||291|
|14||Drury University (Mo.)||10||24-4||274|
|15||West Texas A&M University||11||26-4||258|
|16||Fort Hays State University (Kan.)||12||25-5||236|
|17||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||17||27-3||225|
|18||Emporia State University (Kan.)||20||26-5||223|
|19||Pittsburg State University (Kan.)||16||26-5||207|
|20||Bellarmine University (Ky.)||24||24-3||161|
|21||University of California - San Diego||19||24-4||120|
|22||Quincy University (Ill.)||22||25-5||73|
|23||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)||21||23-6||60|
|24||Columbus State University (Ga.)||23||24-5||54|
|25||Bentley University (Mass.)||NR||25-5||53|
Dropped Out: Anderson University (S.C.).
Others receiving votes: California State University - East Bay 43; Ursuline College (Ohio) 43; University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 38; Lander University (S.C.) 28; Kentucky State University 22; Anderson University (S.C.) 14; Colorado State University - Pueblo 14; American International College (Mass.) 7; Clayton State University (Ga.) 6; Florida Southern College 6; Shaw University (N.C.) 6; Wheeling Jesuit University (W.Va.) 6; California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.) 2; Northern State University (S.D.) 2.
3 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 32 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.