MCLA: #7 Florida Gulf Coast, #20 UNF in MCLA D2 Preseason Poll, FAU Receives Votes

 

via MCLA press release

 

ATLANTA – Fresh off its first title at the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, North Dakota State has been installed as the top team in the 2019 Under Armour MCLA Division II Preseason Coaches Poll.

The Bison grabbed 14 first place votes to push it clear of No. 2 St. Thomas, which had two first place votes. NDSU and the Tommies met for the title last May with the Bison walking away winners in double overtime.

As has become the case of late, the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference (UMLC) dominates the charts. UMLC power programs Minn.-Duluth, Grand Valley State and St. John’s round out the Top 5.

No. 9 Dayton gives the UMLC six teams in the Top 10.

 

2019 MCLA Division II Under Armour Preseason Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM POINTS 1st VOTES
1. North Dakota State 396 14
2. St. Thomas 380 2
3. Minn.-Duluth 373
4. Grand Valley State 346
5. St. John’s 338
6. Montana State 314
7. Florida Gulf Coast 302
8. Kennesaw State 285
9. Dayton 264
10. Cal State San Marcos 247
11. Montana 234
12. Northern Arizona 211
13. Missouri State 198
14. UC Davis 194
15. College of Idaho 193
16. Central Conn. State 161
17. Wake Forest 119
18. UC San Diego 110
19. San Diego 98
20. North Florida 91
21. UC Santa Cruz 76
22. Colorado Denver 73
23. Bridgewater State 58
24. MSU Denver 16
25. Rhode Island 13

Others receiving votes: Providence (12), New Haven (12), Gonzaga (12), Appalachian State (11), Baylor (10), Utah State (9), Louisiana (8), Florida Atlantic (7), Louisiana Tech (6), UNC-Charlotte (4), Western Washington (4), Western Oregon (4), Portland (3), Loyola Marymount (3), Saint Mary’s (2), Charleston (2), Fort Lewis (1).