WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 31, 2017) – The Rollins women's basketball team earned spots in both major NCAA Division II Top-25 preseason polls, it was released Tuesday.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association ranked the Tars No. 17 while the D2SIDA Media Poll put Rollins at No. 9.
Ashland topped both rankings after finishing last season a perfect 37-0.
Rollins is the highest ranked team from the Sunshine State Conference in both polls. The Tars were named favorites to take the league title last week.
The coaches poll features four teams from the NCAA South Region. Valdosta State comes in at No. 8, followed by the Tars at No. 17, West Florida at No. 18 and Benedict at No. 25. Eckerd and Tampa received votes.
Rollins is the top-ranked South Region team in the D2SIDA ranking with Valdosta State coming in at No. 15 and West Florida at No. 19. Nova Southeastern received votes. Lee, Tampa, Eckerd, Benedict, Florida Southern and Union join the ranked teams in the media's South Region poll.
Rollins will host Division III Rhodes on Friday, November 3 in a Family Weekend exhibition at Warden Arena. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m.
Fans will enjoy the new Tars Sports Network as part of the Sunshine State Conference Digital Network. All games can be viewed on a desktop, mobile or OTT boxes at SunshineStateConference.tv.
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