After knocking off a ranked team on the road last week, the Fort Hays State women’s basketball team continued its climb in Tuesday’s release of the national rankings (Jan. 8). The Tigers are now ranked fourth in the WBCA Division II Coaches Poll while they sit second in the D2SIDA Media Poll. Fort Hays State was listed atop four total ballots, picking up three first-place votes in the media rankings while garnering one first-place selection in the coaches poll.
The Tigers are one of seven remaining undefeated programs in Division II, all of which are ranked in the top 12 in the coaches poll. FHSU is the only MIAA program represented in the media poll and is one of two conference schools listed in the latest coaches poll alongside No. 19 Central Missouri.
This is the 14th weekly coaches poll in which the Tigers have been ranked in the top five in the nation. FHSU has spent two weeks ranked No. 1 in the country, one week at No. 2, four weeks at No. 3, three weeks at No. 4 and four weeks at No. 5. The Tigers were last ranked fourth in the coaches poll over two consecutive weeks late in the 2014-15 season (2/24/15-3/3/15).
The Tigers are 4-1 while ranked No. 4 in the nation and 64-22 all-time while ranked, including a 60-21 mark under head coach Tony Hobson.
Below are the complete national polls for January 8, 2019.
|WBCA Coaches Poll – Week 7 (1/8/19)||D2SIDA Media Poll – Week 7 (1/8/19)|
|Rank||Team (1st)||W-L||Pts.||Prev.||Rank||Team (1st)||W-L||Pts.||Prev.|
|1||Indiana (Pa.) (20)||11-0||566||2||1||West Texas A&M (11)||12-0||387||2|
|2||West Texas A&M (1)||12-0||546||3||2||Fort Hays State (3)||13-0||381||3|
|3||Drury (1)||13-0||530||4||3||Northwest Nazarene (1)||12-0||368||4|
|4||Fort Hays State (1)||13-0||498||5||4||Lewis||11-1||343||5|
|5||Northwest Nazarene||12-0||478||6||5||IUP (1)||11-0||336||6|
|6||UC San Diego||13-0||422||9||6||Drury||13-0||299||8|
|8||Union (Tenn.)||13-1||416||1||8||UC San Diego||12-0||293||9|
|9||Grand Valley State||13-1||386||10||9||Florida Southern||12-1||279||15|
|11||University of the Sciences||12-1||327||7||11||USciences||12-1||221||7|
|12||Thomas Jefferson Univ.||14-0||312||18||12||Grand Valley||13-1||209||14|
|14||Alaska Anchorage||11-1||291||14||14||Anderson (S.C.)||12-2||185||22|
|15||Florida Southern||12-1||247||17||15||Alaska Anchorage||11-1||184||17|
|16||California (Pa.)||11-1||207||12||16||Angelo State||9-1||153||19|
|18||Angelo State||9-1||178||21||18||Southwestern Okla.||11-1||151||21|
|19||Central Missouri||9-3||144||15||19||Virginia Union||10-1||125||18|
|20||Southwestern Oklahoma St.||11-1||103||NR||20||Ashland||13-1||106||20|
|21||Saint Mary’s (Texas)||10-2||97||25||21||North Georgia||8-2||79||10|
|22||Black Hills State||9-2||72||19||22||St. Mary’s (Texas)||10-2||64||24|
|23||North Georgia||8-2||52||16||23||MSU Moorehead||12-2||42||NR|