Women's Basketball Holds No. 3 Spot in Mid-Major Top 25
Wednesday, December 08, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week’s CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the second consecutive week.

Green Bay and Bowling Green 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 the lone Atlantic Sun Conference team represented in this week’s Top 25. ETSU, Jacksonville and USC Upstate are receiving votes in the poll.

In their first A-Sun roadtrip of the 2010-11 campaign, a 73-51 win at UNF and a 98-47 victory at Jacksonville, FGCU was extremely efficient shooting the ball and played lock down defense. The Eagles averaged 85.5 points and shot 60-of-106 (56.6-percent) from the floor and 23-of-46 (50-percent) from behind the three-point line, while limiting their opponents to just 31.3-percent (35-of-112) shooting from the field and 24.3-percent (9-of-37) from long distance. FGCU also outrebounded the opposition 75-66 and forced 41 turnovers.

The Blue and Green (6-0, 2-0 A-Sun) return to action on Sunday, December 12 when they take on the Troy Trojans for the second time this season. Tip-off at Troy’s Sartain Hall is schedule for 2 p.m.

Mid-Major Poll (Updated Dec. 7)
1. Green Bay
2. Bowling Green
3. Florida Gulf Coast
4. Princeton
5. Gonzaga
6. Old Dominion
7. Middle Tennessee
8. UC Davis
9. Delaware
10. James Madison
11. Illinois State
12. Missouri State
13. Marist
14. Creighton
15. Arkansas-Little Rock
16. Appalachian State
17. Cleveland State
18. Gardner-Webb
19. Saint Mary's
20. Drexel
21. South Dakota State
22. Central Michigan
23. Albany
24. Toledo
25. Kent State

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Cal State Bakersfield 50, Lamar 44, Tennessee Tech 39, Lehigh 34, Samford 27, Hofstra 25, East Tennessee State 23, UNC Wilmington 22, South Alabama 20, VCU 17, North Dakota State 17, Portland 11, Saint Francis (Pa.) 10, Central Connecticut State 9, Jacksonville 8, Drake 8, Sacred Heart 8, UC Riverside 7, Oakland 6, Morehead State 5, Northern Illinois 3, Illinois-Chicago 3, Harvard 3, USC Upstate 2, Liberty 2, UC Irvine 1, American 1.

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