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Stetson Women Crack Mid-Major Top 25
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  01/04/2012
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Riding a six-game win streak and off to a perfect 3-0 start in Atlantic Sun Conference play, the Stetson University women’s basketball team made its debut in the collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Top 25.

The Hatters, who will go after their seventh straight victory tonight at Mercer, are ranked 25th in the poll, which was released on Tuesday. Stetson enters play tonight with a 12-3 overall mark.

"We certainly appreciate being recognized by our peers,” Hatters coach Lynn Bria said. “It is an honor to be associated with other outstanding programs. Our players have worked extremely hard and we hope to continue to improve each day."

The Mid-Major Poll is made up of 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.

Florida Gulf Coast head coach Karl Smesko is the chairman of the Top 25 voting panel. His team, with an 11-2 record, is ranked fourth in the latest poll.

The Hatters and Eagles will square off twice this year. The first meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 20, at 5 p.m. at the Edmunds Center. The teams will meet again on Feb. 17 in Ft. Myers.

CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25
(First place votes in parenthesis)


No. Team Record Points Prev.    Conference
1. Green Bay (30) 12-0 774 1    Horizon
2. Delaware 10-1 729 2    Colonial Athletic
3. Gonzaga (1) 12-2 726 3    West Coast
4. Florida Gulf Coast 11-2 656 4    Atlantic Sun
5. Princeton 10-4 633 7    Ivy League
6. BYU 12-3 586 5    West Coast
7. Hampton 10-3 540 8    Mid-Eastern Athletic
8. James Madison 8-3 529 6    Colonial Athletic
9. Appalachian State 9-2 454 13    Southern
10. Northern Iowa 8-5 420 10    Missouri Valley
11. Missouri State 8-4 419 9    Missouri Valley
12. Toledo 7-5 400 11    Mid-American
13. Middle Tennessee 10-5 388 17    Sun Belt
14. Bowling Green 10-3 386 16    Mid-American
15. Hofstra 9-3 361 12    Colonial Athletic
16. McNeese State 9-4 347 14    Southland
17. Hartford 9-6 224 15    America East
18. Central Arkansas 10-3 208 20    Southland
19. Towson 10-2 161 24    Colonial Athletic
20. Oral Roberts 8-6 156 18    Summit
21. Long Island 12-2 130 NR    Northeast
22. Sacred Heart 9-4 95 21    Northeast
23. UC Davis 8-5 92 19    Big West
24. Chattanooga 8-3 90 25    Southern
25. Stetson 12-3 79 NR    Atlantic Sun






OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  Marist 76, Saint Mary's 45, Denver 43, Robert Morris 39, Stephen F. Austin 38, Wichita State 32, San Diego 32, Eastern Illinois 29, Coastal Carolina 26, South Dakota State 20, Creighton 15, Miami 15, Rider 12, Charleston Southern 10, Montana State 10, Central Michigan 9, Eastern Michigan 9, Lehigh 7, Lamar 6, North Texas 4, Wright State 4, Campbell 3, Northern Colorado 3, Portland State 2, Seattle 2, South Dakota 1.


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