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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

CONGRATULATIONS TO EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR TAKING HOME THE DII CROWN! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Week 19 Poll: March 30, 2010

USA TODAY ESPN 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 Ranking
Record
Points
1
Emporia State University (Kan.) -20
15
30-5
547
2
Gannon University (Pa.) -2
1
37-1
513
3
Fort Lewis College (Colo.)
6
35-4
494
4
Franklin Pierce University (N.H.)
2
32-2
487
5
Michigan Technological University
3
28-2
447
6
Arkansas Tech University
4
31-3
439
7
Seattle Pacific University (Wash.)
13
27-4
383
8
Delta State University (Miss.)
8
27-4
338
9
Tusculum College (Tenn.)
35
23-10
318
10
Washburn University (Kan.)
7
27-4
286
11
Lander University (S.C.)
11
27-4
279
12
West Texas A&M University
9
30-4
271
13
Holy Family University (Pa.)
16
30-3
239
14
University of Indianapolis (Ind.)
5
26-4
232
15
University of California - San Diego
12
25-5
191
16
University of Alaska - Anchorage
14
24-5
182
17
Fort Valley State University (Ga.)
10
26-3
179
18
University of Tampa (Fla.)
17
26-5
169
19
Concordia University, St. Paul  (Minn.)
21
26-6
161
20
Francis Marion University (S.C.)
20
27-5
136
21
Drury University (Mo.)
28
28-7
119
22
Clayton State University (Ga.)
19
24-7
100
T23
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
27
25-6
98
T23
Northeastern State University (Okla.)
29
28-7
98
25
Western Washington University
18
23-5
94

Dropped Out: California University of Pennsylvania -51; Carson-Newman College (Tenn.) -50; Wayne State College (Neb.) -43; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) -24.

Others Receiving Votes: California State University, Chico -61; Fairmont State University (W.Va.) -16; Tarleton State University (Texas) -15; Valdosta State University (Ga.) -15; Northern Michigan University -14; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) -12; University of Wisconsin, Parkside -9; Quincy University (Ill.) -8; Colorado State University, Pueblo -7; Seton Hill University (Pa.) -7; Newberry College (S.C.) -4; Virginia State University -4; Stonehill College (Mass.) -3; Augustana College (S.D.) -2; Molloy College (N.Y.) -2; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) -1; University of Findlay (Ohio) -1.

The USA TODAY ESPN board of coaches is made up of 30 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2009-10 board: Gie Parsons - Non-voting Chair (Clarion University), James Brunelli (Anderson University), Chris Ratcliff (University of Arkansas at Monticello), Dave Wilbers (Arkansas Tech University), David Smith (Bellarmine University), Krista Gerlich (West Texas A&M University), Angie Kristensen (Dixie State College of Utah), John Burke (Dominican College), Stephen McDonald (Fairmont State University), Mark Swasey (California University of Pa.), Stephanie Evans (Kentucky State University), Kevin Pederson (Lander University), Carol Russell (University of Nebraska at Kearney), Marilynn Rule-Heinrich (Nova Southeastern University), Brad Vanden Boogaard (Oklahoma Panhandle State University), Julie Van Beek (Seattle Pacific University), Jacques Curtis (Shaw University), Mike Jewett (Southwest Minnesota State University), Ron McHenry (Washburn University), Barbara Nelson (Wingate University), Glory Bradley (Wayne State University), Mike Brandt (University of South Carolina - Aiken), Lester Butler (University of the District of Columbia), Charity Elliott (University of California - San Diego), Scott Hyland (Texas A&M University - Kingsville), Ferne Labati (Seton Hill University), Tim O’Hagan (Molloy College), Latricia Trammell (Western State College of Colorado), Helen Williams (Merrimack College), and Nancy Winstel (Northern Kentucky University).

*Please note that all voters for the DII poll are required to vote each week between 8 a.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.

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