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Women's Basketball Grabs No. 2 Spot in Mid-Major Top 25
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The undefeated Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 spot in this week’s CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Blue and Green held the No. 3 spot for the past seven weeks.
FGCU is one of two undefeated teams remaining in the nation, joining the likes of No. 3 Duke (17-0). The Eagles, the nation’s leader in three-pointers made per game (11.9), are the lone Atlantic Sun Conference team represented in this week’s Mid-Major Top 25.
The Blue and Green, who picked up 18 votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll to rank No. 28 in the country, received two of the 31 first place votes, while Green Bay, the only squad ranked higher than the Eagles, accounted for the other 29 first place votes.
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 Eagles (14-0 overall, 7-0 A-Sun) will put their undefeated record on the line on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. when they travel to DeLand, Fla. to take on the Hatters of Stetson (8-9 overall, 4-4 A-Sun) in A-Sun action.
Mid-Major Poll - Updated Jan. 18 - (First Place Votes)
1. Green Bay (29)
2. Florida Gulf Coast (2)
3. Bowling Green
6. Middle Tennessee
7. Marist 1
8. Old Dominion
9. Missouri State
10. UC Davis
12. Kent State
15. Appalachian State
16. Central Michigan
17. Illinois State
18. James Madison
21. Arkansas-Little Rock
23. UNC Wilmington
24. Northern Iowa
25. Tennessee Tech
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: American 43, Samford 41, UC Irvine 26, UC Riverside 21, Pepperdine 17, Oral Roberts 16, Butler 9, Hofstra 7, Lehigh 6, Hampton 5, Boston University 2, Army 1, Elon 1