NCAA.com presents a weekly edition of DII Women's basketball power rankings. Here is this week's top-16 teams with their records through March 9 before the NCAA Division II tournament begins.

Rank School Record Comments Previous
1 Limestone College 30-0 Won Conference Carolinas Tourney; No. 1 seed in SE Region 2
2 Lubbock Christian 29-0 Won Heartland Tourney; No. 1 seed in South Central Region 3
3 Ashland (Ohio) 30-1 Won GLIAC Tourney; No. 1 seed in Midwest Region 4
4 Lewis 28-2 23-game win streak ended in GLVC semifinals; No. 2 in Midwest 1
5 Azusa Pacific 27-3 Won PacWest Tourney; No. 1 seed in West Region 16
6 Alaska Anchorage 33-2 Won GNAC Tourney; No. 2 seed in West Region 9
7 Virginia Union 25-2 Won CIAA championship; No. 1 seed in Atlantic Region 8
8 Union (Tenn.) 28-3 Lost in OT in GSC championship; No. 1 seed in South Region 7
9 Benedict College 27-2 Won SIAC Tourney; No. 2 seed in South Region 13
10 California Baptist 28-2 Lost in PacWest championship game; No. 3 seed in West Regional 5
11 Bellarmine 24-3 Won GLVC Tourney; No. 3 seed in Midwest NR
12 Emporia State 26-5 Won 4th straight MIAA Tourney; No. 1 seed in Central Region NR
13 West Texas A&M 26-4 Lost in 2 OT in Lone Star championship; No. 3 seed in S. Central 11
14 Winona State 29-3 Third trip to Division II Tournament; No. 4 seed in Central 12
15 Pittsburg State 26-5 15-game win streak snapped in MIAA championship 14
16 West Liberty 27-4 Lost in MEC Championship; No. 3 seed in Atlantic Region 15