Women's Mid-Major Top 25
MARTIN, Tenn. – Coming off three consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team has found themselves in yet another preseason top-25 poll. College Insider has tabbed the Skyhawks No. 24 in its yearly Preseason Women’s Mid-Major Top 25 rankings.
CollegeInsider.com has been covering online sports since it transitioned from a print format to the web in 1996. College Insider started the first Mid-Major Top 25 basketball poll devoted exclusively to schools outside of the “high major” realm. The poll, which has since been trademarked, currently has a voting panel that features 30 active Division I head coaches. The CollegeInsider.com Women’s Mid-Major Top 25 is now in its fourth season of existence.
The Skyhawks will look to their depth at every position as they make a push for their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, a feat which has only been accomplished three times in OVC history (Austin Peay, 2001-04; Middle Tennessee, 1983-86; Tennessee Tech, 1989-’93).
The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams for the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast and Western Athletic.