IWLCA Pre-Season Polls Place Gators at #14 in D1, Four SSC Schools in Top 25 in D2

 

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2020 IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll – January 27, 2020

The Maryland Terrapins, 2019 National Champions, narrowly edged out North Carolina to claim the top spot in the preseason IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll. Maryland garnered 15 first place votes, while the Tar Heels collected the other 10. Northwestern landed in the third spot, followed closely by Syracuse and Boston College, to round out the top five. The ACC landed seven teams in the top-25 rankings, the most of any conference, while the Big Ten had four schools listed and the Ivy League and Pac-12 each had three. Fans won’t have too long to wait before Maryland and North Carolina square off in a February 28 matchup in Chapel Hill.

 

Rank Institution Points FPV 2019 Record Final 2019 Rank
1 Maryland 608 15 22-1 1
2 North Carolina 605 10 17-4 3
3 Northwestern 556 0 16-5 4
4 Syracuse 546 0 16-5 5
5 Boston College 539 0 22-2 2
6 Princeton 471 0 16-4 6
7 Notre Dame 429 0 14-5 9
8 Virginia 425 0 13-7 7
9 Michigan 417 0 16-4 11
10 Denver 382 0 16-4 8
11 Loyola 359 0 16-5 10
T-12 Penn 329 0 12-6 14
T-12 Stony Brook 329 0 16-5 12
14 Florida 302 0 14-7 13
15 Navy (USNA) 256 0 16-5 16
16 Southern California 253 0 16-4 17
17 James Madison 238 0 16-4 15
18 Colorado 167 0 11-8 19
19 Georgetown 165 0 12-9 18
20 Stanford 146 0 13-6 23
21 Duke 128 0 11-8 21
22 Dartmouth 115 0 11-6 20
23 Virginia Tech 93 0 8-10 25
24 Johns Hopkins 91 0 10-8 22
25 High Point 55 0 15-5 24

 

The first weekly IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll of the 2020 season will be published on February 17, 2020.

 

2020 IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll – January 27, 2020

The Adelphi Panthers have claimed the top spot in the preseason IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll. The 2019 NCAA Division II Champions collected twenty-three first place votes to put them ahead of West Chester, Le Moyne, Regis, and Queens in the top five. The Northeast-10 was well represented in the preseason poll, as six teams landed in the Top 25. The PSAC had five teams in the rankings, while the Sunshine State Conference had four. Adelphi’s first big test of the 2020 season comes on late February, when they travel south to face #8 Florida Southern (2/20) and #7 Rollins College (2/23).

Rank Institution Points FPV 2019 Record Final 2019 Rank
1 Adelphi 623 23 19-3 1
2 West Chester 579 1 20-3 2
3 Le Moyne 559 1 20-2 4
4 Regis (Colorado) 537 0 20-1 3
5 Queens (North Carolina) 516 0 19-3 5
6 Tampa 495 0 14-4 7
7 Rollins 484 0 15-3 6
8 Florida Southern 471 0 16-4 8
9 Lindenwood (MO) 396 0 16-3 14
10 Mercy 353 0 15-5 11
11 East Stroudsburg 352 0 15-6 13
12 UIndy 350 0 18-2 12
13 Limestone 340 0 18-2 16
14 Colorado Mesa 306 0 15-4 10
15 New Haven 243 0 12-7 18
16 Assumption 236 0 14-5 17
17 Bentley 205 0 11-6 19
18 Pace 186 0 11-7 21
19 Mercyhurst 181 0 13-7 20
20 Grand Valley State 177 0 14-4 22
21 Seton Hill University 107 0 11-9 23
22 New York Tech 102 0 13-5 24
23 Saint Leo 97 0 13-4 NR
24 Mount Olive 95 0 14-6 25
25 Indiana (Pennsylvania) 33 0 10-8 NR

 

The first weekly IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll of the 2020 season will be published on February 24, 2020.