MCLA: SELC-I Poll Paced by So. Carolina, #6 FSU, #7 UF, #11 UCF, #20 USF, #21 Miami

 

as per MCLA press release

 

ATLANTA – South Carolina put together the best season in program history last spring and now the Gamecocks are favored to win the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference Division I title in 2019 according to the preseason coaches poll released Wednesday.

South Carolina (18-2), which advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, grabbing four of the 17 first-place votes. This was the first time USC has been preseason favorites in the SELC.

The Gamecocks edged out Virginia Tech (13-5), which also had four first-place tickets, by three points.

Georgia Tech (10-6) was slotted third with one first-place vote even though both Liberty (9-6) and Clemson (14-3) – the fourth and fifth-ranked teams, respectively – each had a pair of first place votes.

The top eight teams in the poll each had at least one first-place vote.

The SELC also conducts “regional” polls that break down the favorites in the four divisions (below). The top two teams in each poll are the ones that advanced to last year’s SELC tournament in Johns Creek, Ga.

 

2019 SELC Division I Preseason Coaches Poll

 

PLACE TEAM POINTS 1st VOTES
1. South Carolina 4
2. Virginia Tech 4
3. Georgia Tech 1
4. Liberty 2
5, Clemson 2
6. Florida State 1
7. Florida 1
8. Georgia 1
9. Auburn
10. Alabama
11. Central Florida
12. East Carolina
13. N.C. State
14. Tennessee
15. George Washington
16. Elon 1
17. Mississippi
18. Vanderbilt
19. West Virginia
20. South Florida
21. Miami

 

2019 Regional Preseason Coaches Polls

 

PLACE TEAM POINTS
Northeast Division
1, South Carolina 38
2. Clemson 61
3. East Carolina 127
4. N.C. State 128
5. Elon 141
Northwest Division
1. Virginia Tech 38
2. Liberty 62
3. George Washington 119
4. Tennessee 121
5. West Virginia 154
Southeast Division
1, Florida State 48
2. Florida 55
3. Central Florida 101
4. Miami 144
5. South Florida 147
Southwest Division
1. Georgia Tech 42
2. Georgia 68
3t. Alabama 113
3t. Auburn 113
5. Ole Miss 177
6. Vanderbilt 180

 

 

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