Author’s Note: Just like with the Player of the Week Awards, I’m going to experiment with combining all the College Polls into one article each week, to make it easier to follow. There are no official D3 schools in the NCAA level in the state so we can ignore those for now. I will include the D1 USILA poll if Jacksonville Men are ranked, as they are the only D1 team in the state.
USILA – Division 2
Saint Leo at #5, Tampa at #7 and FIT at #13
2018 IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll – April 16, 2018
Gators Remain at #6
For the eighth week in a row, Stony Brook University (14-0) is ranked number one in the IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll. Boston College (16-0) moved into the second position this week, while Maryland (14-1) slipped to third, and James Madison (13-1) and North Carolina (11-3) held their positions. Numbers six through ten remained exactly the same this week, and the only significant movement came in the bottom half of the poll. High Point (12-2) jumped from #24 to #19, and Dartmouth (8-3) entered the poll for the first time this season, landing in a tie with Georgetown (9-4) at #23.
Top-15 action opens on Wednesday this week when James Madison puts their #4 ranking on the line against in-state rival Virginia (#12). Boston College (#2) hosts #16 Syracuse, and #17 Penn State visits #3 Maryland on Thursday. The weekend’s matchups include #22 Duke at North Carolina (#5), and Virginia at #14 Virginia Tech, both on Saturday.
2018 IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll – April 16, 2018
FSC #4, FIT #5, Rollins #6 and Tampa #16
Adelphi University (13-1) maintained the top position in the Division II Coaches Poll this week, grabbing 17 first-place votes. Lindenwood (15-0) and Le Moyne (13-0) each received four first-place votes to land in the second and third positions. Florida Southern (16-1) stayed put at number four, and Florida Tech (14-1) rounded out the top five. West Chester (13-0) moved into the top-ten at #9, and Indianapolis (11-3) jumped three spots to land at twelve.
Top-25 weekday action heats up on Tuesday when #23 Lock Haven hosts #21 Indiana (PA), Merrimack (#15) hosts #19 Bentley, and #14 Pace hosts #25 Assumption. The weekend’s games include #22 Mercyhurst at #18 East Stroudsburg, Bentley (#19) and #3 Le Moyne, #17 New York Tech at #7 LIU Post, and Lock Haven at #9 West Chester.
|13||Grand Valley State||315||0||10-4||13|
|17||New York Tech||214||0||11-3||17|
D-I Poll: Top Two Remain Steady
FSU #16 & UF #23
ATLANTA – Chapman and Utah are once again at the top of the Under Armour MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll, which was released Wednesday.
The Panthers (11-0) and Utes (12-0) combined to grab all of the 25 first place votes with Chapman garnering the lion’s share at 20.
No. 3 South Carolina (14-0) and No. 4 Michigan State (11-1) both crept up a spot from last week as Colorado (9-3) dipped down to No. 6 after a pair of losses.
Brigham Young (13-1) jumped both the Buffaloes and Grand Canyon (9-2) to round out the Top 5. The Cougars square off with the second-ranked Utes on Thursday in a big rivalry contest.
There were no new teams added to the poll this period.
Under Armour MCLA Division I Coaches Poll – Week 9
|20.||UC Santa Barbara||167|
Also receiving votes: Minnesota (22), Santa Clara (17), Texas A&M (17), Oregon (16), Oklahoma (10), Buffalo (3), Indiana (2), Texas (2).
D-II Poll: St. Thomas’ Challenge
FGCU #11 and UNF #23
ATLANTA – As expected, the top six teams in the Under Armour MCLA Division II Weekly Coaches Poll will make their way to Mahtomedi, Minn., for the UMLC tournament.
Can top-ranked St. Thomas (10-1) defend its conference crown against five of the top teams in the country?
We’ll find out.
No. 7 Northern Arizona (10-1) checks in at No. 7 as it gets ready for the SLC tournament while No. 8 Montana State (9-2) and No. 9 Sierra Nevada (6-4) still have a week left in the regular season.
No. 10 Kennesaw State (6-4) enters the SELC tournament with the highest national ranking along with a top seed in the six-team tournament.
Baylor (9-2) was bumped out of this week’s poll to make way for UC San Diego (9-1), which is making its first appearance in the poll.
Under Armour MCLA Division II Coaches Poll – Week 9
|2.||North Dakota State||428|
|3.||Grand Valley State||400|
|11.||Florida Gulf Coast||281|
|13.||Cal State San Marcos||212|
|15.||Cal State Fullerton||175|
|19.||College of Idaho||116|
|21.||UC San Diego||86|
|24t.||Central Conn. State||74|
|24t.||UC Santa Cruz||74|
Also receiving votes: Baylor (55), MSU Denver (19), Colorado Mines (13), Rice (9), Northern Colorado (9), Providence (2), Louisiana (1).