The Unknown Dynasty of Women's College Basketball

Chad MintonCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2009

When you think of dynasties in women's college basketball teams like Tennessee and Connecticut are the first teams to come to mind.

However, the Sun Belt Conference has a dynasty of its own in the making, and they reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The Middle Tennessee State women's basketball team is currently undefeated in Sun Belt conference play and are on the brink of the national top 25 rankings.

The Blue Raiders have dominated the Sun Belt conference in recent years winning 54 of their last 60 regular season conference games.

Before last season's loss in the Sun Belt championship to rival Western Kentucky, the Blue Raiders had won four straight conference titles.

Even some of the most passionate women's college basketball fans no little about this powerhouse team.

This team just doesn't dominate inside the Sun Belt, but also plays great against other power conferences like the SEC.

The Blue Raiders have already taken two of three from the SEC this season, including a 79-75 win at LSU earlier in the season.

They have also tallied up convincing wins over Arizona and Indiana by total margin of 26 points.

Some were skeptical about how the Blue Raiders season would unfold after losing national star Amber Holt to the WNBA last season, but someone was quick to step into her place.

The new star of the team has become Junior forward Alysha Clark who is averaging 24 points per game and just under 10 rebounds per game.

The Blue Raiders will definitely make the NCAA Tournament in March, but just how far they go is still a big hurdle this team is trying to jump.

This team will most likely be seeded anywhere from the 10th to 13th seed come NCAA Tournament time, so look for a huge upset alert for whoever their first-round matchup ends up being.

Another undefeated season in conference play is very likely, so don't let this team fly too far under your radar.

This team means business, and 12 Sun Belt victims can already attest to that.