UMW Women Climb to 7th in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team climbed to seventh in the nation in this week's USA Today/ESPN National Coaches Poll, released on Tuesday. UMW is 21-0 on the season, and will be back in action Wednesday night at Hood College in Frederick, Md. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m.

The Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll, with team’s RECORDS THROUGH MONDAY in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last week’s poll and first-place votes received:
Rank
Institution - First Place Votes
Last Week's Rank
Record
Points
1
Amherst College (Mass.) - 5
1
22-0
197
2
University of Chicago (Ill.) - 3
2
20-0
194
3
George Fox University (Ore.)
3
21-0
185
4
DePauw University (Ind.)
5
20-1
175
5
Calvin College (Mich.)
4
20-1
165
6
William Paterson University (N.J.)
8
21-1
162
7
University of Mary Washington (Va.)
9
21-0
148
8
University of Mount Union (Ohio)
10
20-1
144
9
Lewis & Clark College (Ore.)
7
19-2
136
10
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
12
19-3
116
11
Juniata College (Pa.)
11
21-1
114
12
Franklin College (Ind.)
T13
20-1
105
13
University of Rochester (N.Y.)
6
17-3
95
14
Hope College (Mich.)
16
18-3
94
15
University of St Thomas (Minn.)
17
20-1
87
16
Lebanon Valley College (Pa.)
15
19-2
84
17
Washington University (Mo.)
T13
16-4
82
18
Babson College (Mass.)
18
18-2
66
19
Centre College (Ky.)
19
19-1
57
20
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
25
17-4
41
21
Kean University (N.J.)
21
20-3
39
22
Johns Hopkins University (Md.)
23
19-2
27
23
Illinois Wesleyan University
24
16-5
26
24
Louisiana College
27
18-2
23
25
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
20
17-5
21

Dropped Out: Williams College (Mass.) 22.

Others receiving votes: Williams College (Mass.) 8; Howard Payne University (Texas) 6; Carthage College (Wis.) 2; Rhode Island College (R.I.) 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 2011-12 board: Patricia Manning- Non-voting Chair (Williams College), Kate Costanzo (Allegheny College), Nancy Fahey (Washington University-St. Louis), Julie Fulks (Lewis & Clark College), Kim Martin (Saint Joseph College), Stephanie Flamini (Guilford College), Dawn Henderson (The College of New Jersey), James Scheible (University of Rochester), and Mike Strong (University of Scranton).