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Women's Basketball Ranked No. 7 in Mid-Major Top 25
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team earned the No. 7 spot in the second-ever CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles started the season ranked No. 14 in the preseason mid-major poll.
Green Bay, Arkansas-Little Rock, Gonzaga, Princeton, Old Dominion and Middle Tennessee are the only squads ranked higher than the Eagles.
The women's Mid-Major Top 25 is comprised of teams from the America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt and West Coast Conference.
The Blue and Green are one of two Atlantic Sun Conference teams represented in this week’s Top 25. The 2010 A-Sun champs ETSU picked up 227 points to earn the No. 16 spot in the poll.
In their season-opener last week, the Eagles had three players score in double figures as the Blue and Green used a solid team defensive effort to defeat Seton Hall, 64-57, in front of 1,963 fans at Alico Arena. The win extended the Eagles home winning streak to 25-games, which is the fourth longest current home winning streak in the nation behind UConn, Stanford and Lehigh.
FGCU will be back in action when it hosts the Troy Trojans on Sunday, Nov. 21 at Alico Arena. Tip-off is slated for 2:05 p.m.
UPDATED: Nov. 16, 2010
1. Green Bay
2. Arkansas-Little Rock
5. Old Dominion
6. Middle Tennessee
8. Illinois State
9. James Madison
11. South Dakota State
12. Bowling Green
13. Oral Roberts
16. East Tennessee State
20. Western Kentucky
22. Missouri State
24. UC Davis
25. St. Mary's
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Chattanooga 91, Hampton 86, Virginia Commonwealth 68, Appalachian State 56, Vermont 53, Butler 40, Pepperdine 33, Central Michigan 33, Indiana State 27, Boston University 22, Lamar 22, Eastern Illinois 19, Portland 19, Evansville 15, Samford 13, Eastern Washington 10, Southern 9, USC Upstate 8, Central Connecticut 8, Harvard 7, Iona 6, Kent State 6, Montana 6, Cal Poly 5, Eastern Michigan 5, Bradley 5, Stephen F. Austin 4, NC A&T 4, Long Island 3, UC Bakersfield 3, Navy 2, Detroit 2, Sacred Heart 1.