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Scots Advance to No. 23 Nationally; Challenge No.24 Ferrum on Wednesday

The Maryville College Lady Scots moved up to No. 23 in the USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches' Poll following their pair of USA South road wins this weekend. Maryville, now 18-2 and 12-1 in USA South play, will travel to No. 24 Ferrum College on Wednesday evening.

The complete poll includes:

 

USA TODAY Sports DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 5, 2013

USA TODAY Sports 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

Previous Rank

Record

Total Points

1

DePauw University (Ind.) - 8

1

22-0

200

2

Calvin College (Mich.)

2

19-1

192

3

Amherst College (Mass.)

3

22-0

184

4

Hope College (Mich.)

5

20-1

172

5

Tufts University (Mass.)

4

22-1

160

6

Ohio Northern University (Ohio)

7

20-1

155

7

Simpson College (Iowa)

8

20-1

154

8

Thomas More College (Ky.)

9

20-1

145

9

Montclair State University (N.J.)

10

22-0

140

10

Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)

6

19-2

127

11

Washington University (Mo.)

11

17-3

122

12

Messiah College (Pa.)

12

19-2

114

13

Catholic University of America (D.C.)

13

20-1

109

14

Cornell College (Iowa)

14

18-1

85

15

Emory University (Ga.)

16

18-2

72

16

University of Southern Maine

17

20-1

71

17

Louisiana College

22

19-1

61

18

Babson College (Mass.)

18

19-2

60

19

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

20

18-4

56

20

Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)

23

18-3

49

21

George Fox University (Ore.)

21

17-4

48

22

University of Mount Union (Ohio)

15

17-4

24

23

Maryville College (Tenn.)

25

18-2

23

24

Ferrum College (Va.)

NR

18-2

16

25

Williams College (Mass.)

24

18-4

14

Dropped Out: Moravian College (Pa.).

Others Receiving Votes: Carthage College (Wis.) 11; Baruch College (N.Y.) 10; Moravian College (Pa.) 9; Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham (N.J.) 6; University of Wisconsin - Superior 4; Howard Payne University (Texas) 3; Christopher Newport University (Va.) 2; Bridgewater State College (Mass.) 1; Ithaca College (N.Y.) 1.

The USA TODAY Sports 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 2012-13 board: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Kate Costanzo (Allegheny College), Scott Hemer (State University of New York College at Geneseo), Julie Fulks (Lewis & Clark College), Kim Martin (University of Saint Joseph), Stephanie Flamini (Guilford College), Dawn Henderson (The College of New Jersey), Tim Bernero (Carthage College), and Janice Luck (Albright College).

*Please note that all voters for the DIII poll are required to vote each week between 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.