Mar 02, 2021 8:28 PM

🏀 Tiger women up to No. 5 in DII media rankings

Posted Mar 02, 2021 8:28 PM
Carly Thompson (Courtesy FHSU Athletics, Nicole Heitmann)
Carly Thompson (Courtesy FHSU Athletics, Nicole Heitmann)

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Fort Hays State women's basketball team rose two spots to fifth in the latest release of the D2SIDA Media Poll, released Tuesday by the organization.

After appearing in the D2SIDA top 25 for the first time in 25th on February 2, Fort Hays State has moved up in the polls in each subsequent release. The Tigers were 14th on February 9, 12th on February 16 and seventh on February 23 before reaching the top five this week.

Central Missouri is the only other MIAA school listed in the media poll this week, coming in 13th.

The Tigers, also ranked fifth in this week's WBCA DII Coaches Poll, will open the postseason at home on Wednesday when they host Missouri Southern in the quarterfinals of the 2021 MIAA Championship Tournament, presented by Citizens Bank & Trust. First tip is set for 6 p.m. inside Gross Memorial Coliseum.

D2SIDA Media Poll - Week 8
1. Lubbock Christian (16) 15-0
2. Hawaii Pacific 11-0
3. Lander 16-0
4. Drury 17-1
5. Fort Hays State 20-2
6. Valdosta State 16-2
7. North Georgia 15-1
8. Michigan Tech 17-1
9. Daemen 11-1
10. Charleston (W.Va.) 14-2
11. Minnesota-Duluth 13-1
12. Gannon 11-1
13. Central Missouri 19-3
14. Colorado School of Mines 15-3
15. Glenville State 10-2
16. Belmont Abbey 19-2
17. Georgian Court 7-0
18. Arkansas Tech 12-1
19. Truman State 14-3
20. Texas A&M-Commerce 11-2
21. Barton 10-1
22. Montevallo 13-5
23. Azusa Pacific 10-4
24. Southwestern Oklahoma State 16-2
25. Grand Valley State 14-4