2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll
Nov. 24, 2015
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||Points|
|1||Thomas More College (Ky.) - 7||1||1-0||199|
|2||George Fox University (Ore.)||2||2-0||186|
|3||Tufts University (Mass.) - 1||3||1-0||183|
|4||Amherst College (Mass.)||4||2-0||178|
|5||Wheaton College (Ill.)||8||3-0||150|
|6||New York University||7||3-0||149|
|7||Hope College (Mich.)||T12||3-0||142|
|8||University of St Thomas (Minn.)||T12||4-0||136|
|9||Montclair State University (N.J.)||T12||3-0||132|
|10||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh||11||4-0||129|
|11||Maryville College (Tenn.)||17||3-0||109|
|12||Washington University (Mo.)||5||2-1||106|
|13||Calvin College (Mich.)||6||3-1||101|
|T14||Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham (N.J.)||9||4-1||98|
|T14||University of Texas - Tyler||16||2-0||98|
|16||University of New England (Maine)||18||2-0||72|
|17||DePauw University (Ind.)||15||2-1||63|
|18||Bowdoin College (Maine)||10||1-1||55|
|19||University of Chicago (Ill.)||T23||3-0||46|
|20||Luther College (Iowa)||21||2-0||45|
|21||Eastern Connecticut State University||NR||3-0||42|
|22||University of Scranton (Pa.)||25||3-0||40|
|23||University of Texas - Dallas (Texas)||NR||3-0||28|
|24||University of Wisconsin - Whitewater||NR||3-0||15|
|25||Transylvania University (Ky.)||22||1-1||14|
Dropped Out: State University College at Geneseo (N.Y.); Ohio Northern University; Bethel University (Minn.).
Others receiving votes: Salisbury University (Md.) 13; Williams College (Mass.) 10; Wisconsin Lutheran College 9; Messiah College (Pa.) 8; State University College at Geneseo (N.Y.) 8; Ohio Northern University 7; University of Rochester (N.Y.) 7; Capital University (Ohio) 6; Albright College (Pa.) 5; University of Puget Sound (Wash.) 4; University of Mary Washington (Va.) 3; Eastern Mennonite University (Va.) 2; New England College (N.H.) 1; Plattsburgh State University of New York 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.