BURN THE HORSEHow do you know when you've earned respect? When you lose a game by 46 points and only drop from No. 2 to No. 3.
UALR gets a major test on Friday when it plays Bowling Green in Seattle, Wash. Bowling Green is ranked No. 9 this week.
Other UALR opponents continue to be ranked. Middle Tennessee got drilled by Arkansas and fell from sixth to eighth. South Dakota State dropped from 11th to 13th. Saint Mary's moved up from 25th to 20th. And opponents Western Kentucky, Arkansas State and South Alabama are receiving votes.
And the UALR men aren't far off making an appearance in the men's poll. It will likely take two tough victories this week to make it happen.
NOTE: The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.