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Women's Basketball Ranked No. 9 in Mid-Major Top 25
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | by Mike Hill (@mike_hill84)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team climbed two spots to the No. 9 position in the fifth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles were ranked No. 11 in last week’s poll.

Gonzaga, receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll, along with Green Bay, Middle Tennessee, Delaware, and Chattanooga hold the top five spots in the poll.

The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: 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.

The Green and Blue are the lone Atlantic Sun Conference team represented in the Top 25, while Stetson (6) and Mercer (5) received votes.

In FGCU’s last game (Dec. 1), redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) became the sixth player in program history to score 1,000 career points and finished with a game-high 20 points to lead the FGCU women’s basketball team to a 79-49 win over Maine at ‘The Nest’ at Alico Arena. The win gave the Eagles their 16th consecutive home win, which ranks t-7th in the nation behind Stanford (81), Baylor (43), Kentucky (25), Ohio St. (25), Central Arkansas (17) and Chattanooga (17).

The Green and Blue are back in action on Wednesday, December 5 when they travel to Tampa to battle in-state foe USF (6-0). Tipoff for the third meeting all-time between the two squads is set for 7 p.m.

Fans can follow FGCU on Twitter (@FGCU_WBB) and Instagram (@FGCUWbb) and on Facebook by liking FGCU Women’s Basketball (www.Facebook.com/FGCUWbb).

Mid-Major Top 25 - Dec. 4
1. Gonzaga (26) - 746
2. Green Bay (3) - 741
3. Middle Tennessee (1) - 712
4. Delaware (1) - 639
5. Chattanooga - 586
6. BYU - 581
7. Princeton- 575
8. Marist- 518
9. FGCU- 492
10. Hartford- 482
11. Toledo- 457
12. Hampton - 441
13. Appalachian State - 406
14. Missouri State - 345
14. Creighton - 345
16. Bowling Green - 261
17. Quinnipiac - 230
18. San Diego - 125
19. James Madison - 204
20. South Dakota State - 181
21. Boston University - 139
22. UALR - 138
23. McNeese State - 115
24. Sacred Heart - 86
25. Harvard - 68 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Liberty 67, Pacific 52, Idaho State 43, Saint Mary’s 38, Youngstown State 35, Central Arkansas 22, Old Dominion 21, Drexel 13, Cal State Northridge 11, Central Michigan 8, UT Martin 8, Albany 6, Detroit 6, Lamar 6, Stetson 6, Mercer 5, Navy 5, Nicholls State 5, Eastern Illinois 4, Akron 3, Portland State 3, Army 2, Campbell 1, Illinois State 1, Iona 1