January 26, 2011

Tech women’s basketball team ranked 24th in Mid-Major poll

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In the most recent poll conducted by collegeinsider.com, the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team is ranked 24th in the NCAA Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25.

"We're excited to be ranked in the Mid-Major Poll," head coach Sytia Messer said. "Everyone has worked hard to get to the level we're at. It's exciting to know that the program is going in the right direction."
 
Sporting a 14-4 record and currently sitting in first place in the Ohio Valley Conference, this is Tennessee Tech's second straight week in the poll. The Golden Eagles, who ranked 25th in last week's poll, moved up a spot after a pair of road wins against Austin Peay and Tennessee State last week.
 
TTU is the OVC's lone representative in the poll, receiving 108 points. Of the 25 teams in the poll, the Golden Eagles have faced only Middle Tennessee (12/1), which saw the Blue Raiders come out with the 71-58 victory at Eblen Center. In its four losses on the season, Tech's opponents have a combined record of 56-21.
 
Tech (14-4, 8-1 OVC) continues its road trip Thursday as it takes on Eastern Illinois. Opening tip is set for 5:30 p.m. CT.
 
Rank      School                            Record       Points          Previous             Conference
1.           Green Bay (31)                18-1           775              1                         Horizon League 
2.           Bowling Green                 17-2           725              3                         Mid-American   
3.           Princeton                         12-3           687              4                         Ivy League    
4.           Gonzaga                          17-4           674              5                         West Coast      
5.           Florida Gulf Coast             15-1           641              2                         Atlantic Sun   
6.           Middle Tennessee              16-4          630               6                         Sun Belt         
7.           Marist                              17-2           610              7                         Metro Atlantic 
8.           Missouri State                  15-4           549               9                         Missouri Valley 
9.           Old Dominion                   12-6           468               8                         Colonial Athletic 
10.         UC Davis                          14-4           466               10                       Big West     
11.         Appalachian State             15-4           428               15                       Southern      
12.         James Madison                 13-6           339               18                       Colonial Athletic 
13.         Kent State                        14-4           331               12                       Mid-American 
14.         Creighton                         11-7           327               11                       Missouri Valley
15.         Illinois State                     12-6           324               17                       Missouri Valley
16.         Toledo                              13-6           283               14                       Mid-American 
17.         Drexel                              12-6           268               13                      Colonial Athletic 
18.         Arkansas-Little Rock          13-5           248               21                       Sun Belt     
19.         Central Michigan                12-6           224              16                        Mid-American 
20.         Lamar                              14-4            205              22                        Southland  
21.         UNC Wilmington                14-4            191              23                      Colonial Athletic 
22.         Gardner-Webb                   13-6            167              20                       Big South    
23.         Northern Iowa                   14-5            152              24                       Missouri Valley 
24.         Tennessee Tech              14-4            108              25                       Ohio Valley 
25.         Delaware                          11-7              92               19                      Colonial Athletic                 
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  Butler 33, Pepperdine 26, Oral Roberts 25, Samford 20, Cal Poly 19, McNeese State 13, UC Irvine 9, Hampton 6, Binghamton 5, Boston University 3, UC Riverside 2, Oakland 1, American 1.
 
The Mid-Major Poll is conducted by coaches from 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, West Coast.