MCLA: National Preseason Polls – FSU #8, UF with votes in D1 and UNF #9, FGCU #15, FAU with votes

 

via MCLA press releases

 

D-I Preseason Poll: Gamecocks Rolling

ATLANTA – After winning its first MCLA Division I national championship last spring, South Carolina has been installed as the favorite in the 2020 New Balance Division I Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released on Wednesday.

The Gamecocks (21-2 in 2019) captured 19 of the 24 first-place votes to retain a 14-point edge over their closest competition. South Carolina will open the season in Baton Rouge, La., with games against No. 25 LSU (7-8) and Texas A&M (2-0 in 2020).

California (17-1), which fell to South Carolina in the 2019 title game, is comfortably in second place. The Golden Bears grabbed the remaining five first-place votes and were 28 points clear of third-ranked Chapman (17-3).

Georgia Tech (18-2) is No. 4 after advancing to the national semifinals last spring.

The SELC, which sent four teams to nationals in 2019, has four teams ranked in the Top 10 as No. 5 Liberty (16-2) and No. 8 Florida State (9-7) join the Gamecocks and Yellow Jackets.

 

2020 New Balance MCLA Division I Preseason Poll

 

RANK TEAM POINTS 1st VOTES
1. South Carolina 591 19
2. California 577 5
3. Chapman 549
4. Georgia Tech 531
5. Liberty 489
6. Colorado 487
7. Arizona State 424
8. Florida State 418
9. New Hampshire 412
10. Cal Poly 388
11. Concordia-Irvine 362
12. Michigan State 338
13. Brigham Young 281
14. Virginia Tech 269
15. Connecticut 266
16. Utah Valley 206
17. Santa Clara 190
18. Clemson 163
19. Arizona 151
20. Minnesota 150
21. Grand Canyon 113
22. Boston College 86
23. Oregon 76
24. Stanford 59
25. LSU 47

Others receiving votes: Washington (43), USC (32), UC Santa Barbara (30), Texas A&M (21), Colorado State (17), Northeastern (16), Texas (8), Sonoma State (4), Florida (3), Simon Fraser (2), Indiana (1).

 

D-II Preseason Poll: It’s the Tommies

ATLANTA – After raising its sixth national championship trophy last May – tied for most titles in MCLA history – St. Thomas has been tabbed the favorite in the 2020 New Balance Division II Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released on Wednesday.

The Tommies (11-4) snagged 21 of the 23 first-place votes, keeping them well ahead of second-ranked Dayton (12-4). The Flyers lost to St. Thomas in last year’s championship game.

Minn.-Duluth (12-2) – the top-ranked squad heading into the 2019 postseason – sits in the third chair while North Dakota State (7-8) follows in fourth.
College of Idaho (14-1), which broke through to the semifinals last year, rounds out the top five.

The UMLC continues its domination of the polls, with six league teams filling out six of the top seven spots in the poll. No. 6 Grand Valley State (8-3) and No. 7 St. John’s (6-6) follow the College of Idaho.

The SELC also has a strong showing in the poll, placing five teams in the Top 25, led by No. 8 Kennesaw State (10-4) and No. 9 North Florida (13-2).

 

2020 New Balance MCLA Division II Preseason Poll

 

RANK TEAM POINTS 1st VOTES
1. St. Thomas 572 21
2. Dayton 545 2
3. Minn.-Duluth 511
4. North Dakota State 508
5. College of Idaho 491
6. Grand Valley State 450
7. St. John’s 419
8. Kennesaw State 400
9. North Florida 396
10. Montana 322
11. Northern Arizona 317
12. UC Davis 309
13. Utah State 287
14. Montana State 268
15. Florida Gulf Coast 262
16. Bridgewater State 186
17. UC San Diego 175
18. Loyola Marymount 165
19. Missouri State 163
20. UNC-Charlotte 133
21. San Diego 109
22. Rhode Island 93
23. Central Conn. State 89
24. Wake Forest 58
25. Western Oregon 39

Also receiving votes: Sierra Nevada (34), Rice (27), Cal State San Marcos (26), Baylor (14), Claremont (13), MSU Denver (12), Oklahoma State (12), Stonehill (12), Central Washington (10), Florida Atlantic (9), Appalachian State (8), Colorado Denver (8), UT-San Antonio (7), Saint Mary’s (6), UC Irvine (5), Louisiana (2), Western Washington (2), San Jose State (1).

 

(Visited 189 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply