Harding Lady Bison move up to #19 in USA Today Coaches Poll
December 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM CST - Updated July 27 at 7:55 AM
SEARCY - The Harding women's basketball team was ranked 19th in the latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll. It's the highest the Lady Bisons have been ranked since joining the NCAA in 1997.
The Lady Bisons have started their season with a 6-0 overall record and are 1-0 in the Great American Conference. Harding has been receiving votes the last two weeks but its 96-67 win over fifth-ranked Central Missouri last Friday propelled the team into the top 25.
Harding's women have only appeared in the top 25 on one other occasion. The Lady Bisons were ranked 24th in 2008 when they started the season with 12 straight victories.
Harding is one of only 12 teams in the top 25 that is still undefeated.