via the two organization’s press releases
#6 Saint Leo . . . #8 Tampa . . . #15 FIT
IWLCA Division 1
Florida back to #6
2018 IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll – April 9, 2018
With 21 first-place votes, Stony Brook University (12-0) remained atop the Division I Coaches Poll this week. Maryland (12-1), Boston College (14-0), James Madison (11-1), and North Carolina (9-3) all held their rankings to round out the top five. Florida (10-3) and Northwestern (11-3) each moved up a spot to land at six and seven, after last week’s sixth ranked team, Virginia (8-5), tumbled out of the top-ten. Towson (10-2) and Penn (9-2) each jumped two places to come in at eight and nine respectively. Loyola (9-3) remains in the tenth position after a 1-1 week that saw them lose a 12-11 overtime thriller to Syracuse, before beating Navy 16-12. The lower half of the poll featured a lot of shuffling of positions, but only one new team – Georgetown (8-4) climbed back into the Top-25 after beating Denver 8-7.
There are a few early top-25 games this week, as Duke (#18) travels to High Point (#24) on Monday and #19 Princeton hosts #2 Maryland on Tuesday. The weekend kicks off on Friday, as #12 Stanford, and #16 Colorado face off in a key Pac-12 matchup, while top-ranked Stony Brook welcomes #22 Johns Hopkins to campus. Saturday’s action includes conference tilts between #3 Boston College and Virginia Tech (#14), Penn State (#17) and #7 Northwestern, and #15 Syracuse and #5 North Carolina. The lone game between ranked opponents on Sunday is between Duke and Notre Dame (#21).
IWLCA Division 2
#4 FSC . . . #5 FIT . . . #6 Rollins . . . #16 Tampa
2018 IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll – April 9, 2018
We have a new number one this week, as Adelphi University (11-1) takes over the top position in the Division II Coaches Poll with nine first place votes. Lindenwood (12-0) and Le Moyne (11-0) move into second and third in the poll, and Florida Southern (13-1) falls to fourth after an 11-10 loss to Rollins (12-3) last week. Florida Tech (12-1) remains locked in the fifth position, and Rollins rises two spots to land at six. LIU Post (8-3), Limestone (12-2), Mercy (10-1), and Pace (8-3) round out the top-10 and the remainder of the poll remains largely unchanged.
There are only two Top-25 weekday games to watch, as #2 Lindenwood hosts #13 Grand Valley State on Monday, and #20 Bentley welcomes Adelphi (#1) to campus on Tuesday. The weekend’s notable games include: #10 Pace at Bentley, Merrimack (#14) at #3 Le Moyne, #9 Mercy at LIU Post (#7), Tiffin (#25) at #15 Indianapolis, and #2 Lindenwood at #12 Regis.
|13||Grand Valley State||341||0||9-2||13|
|17||New York Tech||218||0||10-3||17|