Lady Mocs Remain Second In Mid-Major Basketball Poll

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team remained second in this week’s Mid-Major Top 25 poll, just seven points behind first place Gonzaga, and received six first place votes.

Chattanooga secured its 18th Southern Conference crown since 1984 over the weekend and remained undefeated in league play at 15-0, winning its 31st consecutive SoCon regular season game. The Lady Mocs are 23-3 overall with 19 straight wins this season, third best in the nation while improving its road win streak to 11 consecutive games, second best among all NCAA Division I schools.


Gonzaga (23-4), ranked 20th in the USA Today’s Coaches Poll and 24th in the AP Top 25, is still first in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll. The Zags received 23 votes and 751 points despite falling to BYU over the weekend, ending Gonzaga’s 13-game win streak.

UTC has 744 points in this week’s poll, holding steady at second while Bowling Green (21-3) received one first place vote and moved up one spot to third. James Madison (21-4), moved up one spot as well to occupy fourth while Wichita State’s 20-game win streak was snapped on Sunday by Northern Iowa dropping the Shockers to 21-3 overall and fifth in the poll.

Albany, 23-3 on the year with 603 points, received the remaining first place vote. Iona (22-3) is seventh, BYU moved up four spots to eighth while Hampton (21-4) climbed to spots to ninth and Marist (20-6) remained 10th in the weekly poll.

Chattanooga returns to action next Monday with its final road trip of the season at Samford. The Bulldogs, picked to finish second in the league, are 9-17 on the year and 7-8 in conference play. The game is set to tip at 7 p.m. Eastern Time

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