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February 2, 2011

Latest pair of wins vaults Golden Eagles to 21st in the Mid-Major Poll

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In the most recent poll conducted by collegeinsider.com, the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team has improved to 21st in the nation in the NCAA Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25.

"We’ve had four road wins in the past two weeks and have moved up four spots and other schools have recognized that,’ head coach Sytia Messer said. “I’m excited that my team has learned to win on the road.”
 
Sporting a 16-4 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 24th in last week's poll, moved up three spots after a pair of road wins against Eastern Illinois and Southeast Missouri.
 
TTU is the OVC's lone representative in the poll, receiving 150 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 61-25.
 
Tech (16-4, 10-1 OVC) begins a two-game home stand Thursday against Eastern Kentucky. Opening tip is set for 5:30 p.m. CT.

Rank

 School                    

Record     

Points

 Previous       

Conference

 

  1.

Green Bay (31)

20-1

775

1

Horizon League

 

  2.

Princeton

14-3

714

3

Ivy League

 

  3.

Gonzaga

19-4

711

4

West Coast

 

  4.

Florida Gulf Coast

17-1

667

5

Atlantic Sun

 

  5.

Marist

19-2

648

7

Metro Atlantic

 

  6.

Bowling Green

17-4

583

2

Mid-American

 

  7.

Middle Tennessee

17-5

562

6

Sun Belt

 

  8.

Old Dominion

14-6

534

9

Colonial Athletic

 

  9.

Appalachian State

17-4

497

11

Southern

 

10.

James Madison

15-6

482

12

Colonial Athletic

 

11.

Missouri State

16-5

445

8

Missouri Valley

 

12.

Creighton

13-7

401

14

Missouri Valley

 

12.

Toledo

15-6

401

16

Mid-American

 

14.

UC Davis

15-5

349

10

Big West

 

15.

Illinois State

14-6

315

15

Missouri Valley

 

16.

Arkansas-Little Rock

14-5

295

18

Sun Belt

 

17.

UNC Wilmington

16-4

260

21

Colonial Athletic

 

18.

Kent State

15-5

255

13

Mid-American

 

19.

Lamar

16-4

254

20

Southland

 

20.

Northern Iowa

15-5

208

23

Missouri Valley

 

21. 

Tennessee Tech

16-4

150

24

Ohio Valley

 

22.

Central Michigan

13-7

120

19

Mid-American

 

23.

Oral Roberts

15-7

84

NR

Summit League

 

24.

Drexel

12-8

82

17

Colonial Athletic

 

25.

Butler

14-7

54

NR

Horizon League