After three victories away from home last week, the Fort Hays State women's basketball team continued its climb in both NCAA DII national polls released Tuesday (Nov. 27). The Tigers now sit at No. 10 in the WBCA Coaches Poll while they rank eighth in the D2SIDA Media Poll.
It is the best ranking for the team in the media rankings since February 9, 2016 when they were sixth in the poll. The Tigers return to the top 10 in the coaches poll for the first time since February 23, 2016, making this the 23rd week FHSU has been listed in the top 10 according to the coaches. The Tigers are now 52-21 all-time while ranked.
Additionally, the Tigers are tied for first in the D2SIDA Media Central Region Poll, knotted up with conference rival Central Missouri. The Tigers picked up three of the five first place votes, with the other two going to the Jennies.
Fort Hays State is one of three MIAA programs listed in the national polls. Central Missouri sits in seventh in both rankings while Central Oklahoma ranks 21st in the media poll and Emporia State is No. 25 in the coaches variety.
The Tigers will return to Gross Memorial Coliseum for six consecutive home games beginning Saturday against Missouri Valley College before opening MIAA play next week. First tip is set for 2 p.m.