February 16, 2011

Tech women’s basketball holds steady at 17th in Mid-Major Poll

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In the most recent poll conducted by collegeinsider.com, the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team has been ranked 17th in the nation in the NCAA Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 for the second consecutive week.
 
Sporting a 19-5 record and currently sitting in first place in the Ohio Valley Conference, this is Tennessee Tech's fourth straight week in the poll. The Golden Eagles, who ranked 17th in last week's poll, held on to their ranking after a victory against Murray State and a loss to UT Martin.
 
TTU is the OVC's lone representative in the poll, receiving 247 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 five losses on the season, Tech's opponents have a combined record of 88-38.
 
Tech (19-5, 13-2 OVC) begins a two-game homestand Thursday against Tennessee State. Opening tip is set for 7:00 p.m. CT.

Rank

School         

  Record
             Points
 PR
  1. Green Bay (30) 24-1 774 1 Horizon League  
  2. Gonzaga (1) 22-4 736 2 West Coast  
  3. Florida Gulf Coast 20-2 707 3 Atlantic Sun  
  4. Marist 23-2 689 4 Metro Atlantic  
  5. Middle Tennessee 21-5 641 5 Sun Belt  
  6. Princeton 17-4 602 6 Ivy League  
  7. Bowling Green 20-4 576 7 Mid-American  
  8. James Madison 19-6 554 8 Colonial Athletic  
  9. Appalachian State 21-4 518 9 Southern  
10. Toledo 18-6 497 10 Mid-American  
11. Old Dominion 17-7 461 11 Colonial Athletic  
12. Arkansas-Little Rock 17-5 439 14 Sun Belt  
13. Illinois State 17-6 380 15 Missouri Valley  
14. Northern Iowa 19-5 378 16 Missouri Valley  
15. Creighton 16-8 325 12 Missouri Valley  
16. Lamar 19-5 270 21 Southland  
17. Tennessee Tech 19-5 247 17 Ohio Valley  
18. UC Davis 17-7 240 13 Big West  
19. Central Michigan 16-7 182 22 Mid-American  
20. Missouri State 17-8 177 18 Missouri Valley  
21. Oral Roberts 17-9 171 19 Summit League  
22. UNC Wilmington 18-6 146 20 Colonial Athletic  
23. Hampton 19-6 80 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic  
24. Cal Poly 14-8 66 NR Big West  
25. McNeese State 17-6 49 NR Southland