2015-16 USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll
November 24, 2015
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||Points|
|1||Emporia State University (Kan.) - 20||1||4-0||593|
|2||Lewis University (Ill.) - 1||2||5-0||557|
|3||Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) - 1||4||4-0||525|
|4||California Baptist University - 2||3||4-0||499|
|5||University of Alaska - Anchorage||7||10-0||472|
|6||West Texas A&M University||9||4-0||428|
|7||Fort Hays State University (Kan.)||10||4-0||399|
|8||Drury University (Mo.)||11||2-0||369|
|9||Limestone College (S.C.)||12||3-0||340|
|10||Union University (Tenn.)||13||4-0||329|
|11||Winona State University (MN)||16||6-0||320|
|12||California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.)||5||4-1||291|
|13||Ashland University (Ohio)||15||3-0||257|
|14||Columbus State University (Ga.)||6||3-1||244|
|15||Arkansas Tech University (Ark.)||18||3-0||241|
|16||Michigan Technological University||8||2-1||231|
|17||Queens College (N.Y.)||17||2-0||209|
|18||Lubbock Christian University (Texas)||23||4-0||207|
|19||Anderson University (S.C.)||22||1-0||139|
|20||Carson-Newman University (Tenn.)||NR||4-0||134|
|21||West Liberty University (W.Va.)||21||4-1||95|
|22||Missouri Western State||NR||3-0||93|
|23||Wayne State College (Neb.)||24||4-1||87|
|24||Bentley University (Mass.)||NR||4-0||84|
|T25||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||NR||5-0||77|
|T25||Colorado Mesa University||19||1-1||77|
Dropped Out: University of Tampa (Fla.); Adelphi University (N.Y.); West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Others receiving votes: Benedict College (S.C.) 51; Assumption College (Mass.) 42; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 38; Virginia Union University 28; Johnson C Smith University (N.C.) 26; Kentucky State University 26; University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 24; Quincy University (Ill.) 23; University of South Carolina - Aiken 23; Wayne State University (Mich.) 23; University of Tampa (Fla.) 18; Colorado Christian University 17; Adelphi University (N.Y.) 15; Shaw University (N.C.) 12; Lander University (S.C.) 10; University of California - San Diego 9; Gannon University (Pa.) 8; Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.) 8; University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 8; Harding University (Ark.) 6.
12 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 88 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), Rusty Kennedy (Western New Mexico University), 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.