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Division II: Final USA Today Coaches Poll for the 2015-16 Season

Published on April 6, 2016

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The USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 women’s basketball coaches’ 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) – 24 1 35-0 600
2 University of Alaska – Anchorage 4 38-3 576
3 Bentley University (Mass.) 25 29-6 502
4 Virginia Union University (Va.) 8 28-3 461
5 California Baptist University 5 29-3 393
6 Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 19 29-6 388
7 Ashland University (Ohio) 3 31-2 379
8 Grand Valley State University (Mich.) NR 26-10 332
9 Florida Southern College NR 27-6 320
10 Benedict College (S.C.) 11 29-3 313
11 Limestone College (S.C.) 2 30-1 310
T12 West Texas A&M University 15 28-5 309
T12 Winona State University (Minn.) 7 30-4 309
14 Drury University (Mo.) 14 26-5 302
15 Lewis University (Ill.) 6 28-3 278
16 Emporia State University (Kan.) 18 28-6 243
17 Arkansas Tech University 12 27-4 242
18 West Liberty University (W.Va.) 17 29-5 202
19 Missouri Western State 10 27-4 196
20 University of California – San Diego 21 26-5 193
21 Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 13 27-3 183
22 Union University (Tenn.) 9 28-4 176
23 Francis Marion University (S.C.) NR 24-9 174
24 Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 16 25-6 118
25 Augusta University (Ga.) NR 24-9 62

Dropped Out: Bellarmine University (Ky.); Nova Southeastern University (Fla.); Columbus State University (Ga.); Quincy University (Ill.).
Others receiving votes: New York Institute of Technology 45; Bellarmine University (Ky.) 31; Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 29; Columbus State University (Ga.) 28; California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.) 22; Ursuline College (Ohio) 21; Quincy University (Ill.) 17; Anderson University (S.C.) 15; American International College (Mass.) 8.

8 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 22 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).


 

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