MCLA: Michigan State, Chapman Tied Atop D-I Poll; FSU at #14 and Florida RV’s

 

via MCLA press release

 

ATLANTA – They met in the Division I title game of the 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour and now Michigan State and Chapman are tied for first in the Under Armour Preseason Division I Coaches Poll.

Michigan State, which defeated Chapman for the crown, 10-8, received 12 first place votes while Chapman grabbed the other nine.

Brigham Young and South Carolina, the two other semifinalists from 2018, were ranked third and fourth, respectively. Virginia Tech rounds out the Top 5.

The SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) enters the season as the association’s power conference with four teams in the top 10 and seven altogether. The Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) had four teams in the Top 25.

 

2019 MCLA Division I Under Armour Preseason Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM POINTS 1st VOTES
1. Michigan State 513 12
2. Chapman 513 9
3. Brigham Young 460
4. South Carolina 451
5. Virginia Tech 419
6. Liberty 405
7. Colorado 399
8. California 385
9. Grand Canyon 382
10. Georgia Tech 308
11. Concordia-Irvine 295
12. Boston College 281
13. Arizona State 264
14. Florida State 222
15. Georgia 165
16. Oregon 153
17 UC Santa Barbara 144
18. New Hampshire 131
19. Northeastern 124
20. Clemson 122
21. Texas A&M 112
22. Davenport 110
23. Minnesota 88
24. Simon Fraser 70
25. Cal Poly 69

 

Others receiving votes: Colorado State (62), Florida (44), Connecticut (40), Indiana (33), Arizona (21), Santa Clara (9), Oklahoma (9), USC (9), Texas (5), UNLV (2), Oregon State (2), Texas Christian (1), Missouri (1), Washington (1), Utah Valley (1).