Ashland's Climbs to 2nd and Findlay climbs to 19th in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Ashland's Climbs to 2nd and Findlay climbs to 19th in the Latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Lilburn, Ga. -- Ashland University climbs to 2nd and the University of Findlay climbs to 19th in the latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Women's Basketball Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Eagles are the lone Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) ranked in this week's poll.

 USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 women's basketball poll, with first-place votes to the right, total points based on 25 points forfirst place through one point for 25th.

USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

Rank

Institution - First Place Votes

Previous Rank

Record

Total Points

1

Clayton State University (Ga.) -30

2

25-0

797

2

Ashland University (Ohio) -1

3

27-1

757

3

Bentley University (Mass.) -1

1

24-1

733

4

Colorado Mesa University

4

23-1

688

5

Washburn University (Kan.)

5

21-3

645

6

Holy Family University (Pa.)

6

24-2

613

7

Western Washington University

8

21-3

603

8

Gannon University (Pa.)

9

25-3

569

9

Limestone College (S.C.)

10

22-2

526

10

Simon Fraser University (BC)

11

20-4

461

11

Stonehill College (Mass.)

14

21-3

459

12

Glenville State College (W.Va.)

12

26-2

431

13

University of Central Missouri

7

21-3

425

14

Dowling College (N.Y.)

15

21-3

343

15

California State University - Chico

13

20-4

286

16

Shaw University (N.C.)

20

22-4

281

17

Minnesota State University - Mankato

21

22-4

245

18

Edinboro University (Pa.)

22

20-5

207

19

University of Findlay (Ohio)

25

21-4

171

20

Concordia University (Minn.)

24

21-5

165

21

University of South Carolina - Aiken

16

19-5

162

22

Fayetteville State University (N.C.)

18

22-4

152

23

New York Institute of Technology

17

22-3

138

24

Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)

19

21-6

97

25

Truman State University (Mo.)

NR

19-5

66

Dropped Out: Augustana College (S.D.).

Others Receiving Votes: Lewis University (Ill.) 63; Augustana College (S.D.) 59; Abilene Christian University (Texas) 50; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 34; Augusta State University (Ga.) 31; Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 22; Assumption College (Mass.) 11; University of Wisconsin - Parkside 11; Millersville University of Pennsylvania 10; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 9; Wayne State University (Mich.) 9; Anderson University (S.C.) 8; Indiana University of Pennsylvania 8; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 8; Rollins College (Fla.) 7; Southwestern Oklahoma State University 7; University of Texas of the Permian Basin 7; Arkansas Tech University 6; Pfeiffer University (N.C.) 6; Michigan Technological University 5; Midwestern State University (Texas) 3; Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) 2; University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 2; Harding University (Ark.) 1; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 1.

The USA TODAY Sports board of coaches is made up of 33 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2012-13 board: Carmen Dolfo - Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Linda Cimino (Caldwell College), Jeff Curtis (Northwood University), Joddie Gleason (Humboldt State University), Dennis Cox (Clayton State University), Kiley Hill (Valdosta State University), Corey Fox (Limestone College), Meghan Burke Brown (Southern Connecticut State University), Chris Kielsmeier (Wayne State College), Cleve Wright (Gannon University), Beth Jillson (Texas Woman's University), Renee Jimenez (California State University Monterey Bay), Jennifer Knight-Kenesie (University of Wisconsin- Parkside), Jason Martens (Saint Mary’s University, Texas), Patrick Mashuda (Chowan University), Stephen McDonald (Fairmont State University), Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Todd Starkey (Lenoir Rhyne University), Corey Laster (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Cassandra Moorer (Stillman College), Rick Stein (University of Southern Indiana), Paul Fessler (Concordia University, St. Paul), Joe Pellicane (Dowling College), Linda Raunig (Regis University), Carrie Seymour (Pace University), Sally Brooks (Angelo State University), Glenn Wilkes (Rollins College), Lane Lord (Pittsburg State University), Lynn Ullom (West Liberty University), Kevin Woodin (Montana State University, Billings), Trent May (Grand Canyon University), and Susan Yow (Belmont Abbey College).