Lady Pacers of USC Aiken now #3 in the nation

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Tuesday December 4, 2012

LILBURN, Ga. - The University of South Carolina Aiken women's basketball team moved up one spot to a new program-best third in the third 2012-13 regular-season USA Today/ESPN Division II top-25 Coaches' Poll.

The ranking moves up the Pacers from their spot of fourth in the second regular-season rankings of the year last week. The Pacers had been ranked fifth in the preseason and first regular-season poll.

Since being ranked for the first time in the 2010-11 season on Dec. 14, 2010, USC Aiken has now been ranked in the top-25 in the last 31 polls (school-record). The Pacers have been ranked in the top-10 in each of the last three years.

USC Aiken is one of two Peach Belt Conference schools ranked inside the top-5 currently with Clayton State just one spot below the Pacers in fourth.

Ashland is still the nation’s No. 1 team. Bentley is just ahead of the Pacers in second. Indianapolis rounds out the top-5 in fifth.

USC Aiken (5-0) recently completed its season-opening five-game homestand with a perfect 5-0 record.

USC Aiken finished the homestand in the midst of a program-best 22-game regular-season home winning streak.