November 3, 2010

UMW Women's Basketball Ranked #14 in USA Today/WBCA National Poll

The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team is ranked tied for 14th in the nation in the first USA Today/Women's Basketball Coaches Assoction's first poll of the year, released today.

USA TODAY ESPN Top 25 women's basketball poll, with first-place votes noted on the right, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th. 

Rank Institution - First Place Votes Last Year's Final Rank Last Year's Final Record Points
1 Amherst College (Mass.) - 5 3 31-1 197
2 Hope College (Mich.) - 2 2 32-2 193
3 Illinois Wesleyan University 6 28-2 177
4 University of Rochester (N.Y.) 4 23-7 166
5 Washington University (Mo.) - 1 1 28-2 160
T6 Christopher Newport University (Va.) 10 30-1 153
T6 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 7 24-7 153
8 George Fox University (Ore.) 8 28-3 139
9 Kean University (N.J.) 5 29-2 131
10 DePauw University (Ind.) 14 26-4 117
11 Carthage College (Wis.) 12 24-5 111
12 Mount Union College (Ohio) 13 26-5 107
13 Babson College (Mass.) 11 28-4 102
T14 University of Mary Washington (Va.) 21 22-6 83
T14 Williams College (Mass.) 19 20-8 83
16 Messiah College (Pa.) 20 24-5 72
17 Gettysburg College (Pa.) 18 24-5 53
18 Thomas More College (Ky.) 15 26-4 43
19 Western Connecticut State University NR 23-6 41
20 Calvin College (Mich.) 22 24-5 40
21 Colby College (Maine) NR 24-5 36
22 Lebanon Valley College (Pa.) NR 23-5 29
23 Bowdoin College (Maine) 17 22-7 28
24 Saint Norbert College (Wis.) NR 23-4 27
25 College of St Benedict (Minn.) NR 21-6 21
Others Receiving Votes: Simpson College (Iowa) - 17; DeSales University (Pa.) - 15; Lewis & Clark College (Ore.) - 13; University of Chicago (Ill.) - 10; University of Scranton (Pa.) - 10; University of St. Thomas (Minn.) - 9; University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (Wis.) - 9; Whitman College (Wash.) - 8; University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (Wis.) - 7; University of Wisconsin - River Falls (Wis.) - 6; Utica College (N.Y.) - 6; Muhlenberg College (Pa.) - 5; Maryville College (Tenn.) - 4; Saint Vincents College (Pa.) - 4; Skidmore College (N.Y.) - 4; Brandeis University (Mass.) - 3; Roanoke College (Va.) - 3; Medaille College (N.Y.) - 2; Tufts University (Mass.) - 2; Marymount University (Va.) - 1. 

The USA TODAY ESPN board 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 2010-11 board: Nan Carney-DeBord - Non-voting Chair (Ohio Wesleyan University), Doreen Carden (Albion College), Nancy Fahey (Washington University-St. Louis), Julie Fulks (Lewis & Clark College), G.P. Gromacki (Amherst College), Karin Harvey (Montclair State University), Steven Kenner (Emory & Henry College), James Scheible (University of Rochester), and Mike Strong (University of Scranton).