FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team earned the No. 3 spot, for the seventh consecutive week, in this week’s version of the CollegeInsider.com Women’s Mid-Major Top 25 poll that was released on Tuesday evening (Feb. 28).
Delaware and Green Bay are the two teams ranked higher than FGCU in this week’s poll. The Eagles trail the Phoenix by 34 points for the No. 2 slot.
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 are the lone Atlantic Sun Conference team’s represented in this week’s Top 25. Stetson is receiving votes.
The No. 1 seeded Eagles (26-2, 18-0 A-Sun), who own of the nation’s third longest winning streak (18) behind Baylor (30) and Stanford (23) and also have the seventh best winning percentage (.929) in Division I, return to the court on Wednesday, Feb. 29 when they take on the No. 8 seed ETSU Lady Bucs (8-21, 7-11 A-Sun) at Mercer’s University Center in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament. Tip is set for 12:00 p.m. ET and the game can be seen live on ESPN3.com. The game can also be heard live on ESPN 770AM in Fort Myers or online at www.770ESPN.com with David Moulton and Mark Miller on the call.