After playing more than 28 seasons of Division II basketball without being ranked 13th in the country, the Fort Hays State women's basketball team now occupies that spot in the WBCA Coaches Poll for the second week in a row, announced today.
The Tigers (13-2, 4-2 MIAA) picked up three wins since the last poll was released, holding off Pittsburg State at home before earning a pair of road victories over Northeastern State and Rogers State. FHSU's point total in the balloting process rose three points this week, up to 310.
Emporia State, the lone other MIAA representative in the polls, moved up one spot to No. 15 in the coaches poll while holding on to the No. 16 spot in the media ranks.
The Tigers and Lady Hornets will face off in a top-15 battle Wednesday evening inside Gross Memorial Coliseum, with the opening tip set for 5:30 p.m.