2020 MCLA Coaches Polls: Week 2

Despite remaining undefeated on the season, South Carolina saw three first-place votes shaved off last week’s total and is just six points ahead of No. 2 Cal in the MCLA Division I New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll for the period ending Feb. 25.

The Gamecocks (7-0) rallied to defeat No. 7 Florida State (3-1) to stay perfect, but Cal (5-0) grabbed six extra first-place votes this week after downing No. 4 Chapman (3-1). The Bears trailed 14 points to South Carolina last week.

Cal Poly (6-0) jumps up two spots to grab the third chair while holding onto their one first-place ballot.

Chapman fell one spot from the previous week while Liberty (3-0) moved up one spot to No. 5.

Arizona (1-3) and Arizona State (0-5) departed the poll this week and were replaced by No. 22 Florida (5-2) and No. 24 Auburn (4-3).

In Division II, despite an idle week, Minn.-Duluth strengthened its top spot in the MCLA Division II New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll for the period ending Feb. 25.

The Bulldogs (3-0) snagged 19 of the 22 first-place votes submitted this week, moving 22 points clear of the second spot. Duluth won’t return to action until the weekend of March 7 when the square off with three ranked teams in Nashville.

Preseason No. 1 and defending national champion St. Thomas (2-1) sits tight at No. 2 while collecting a pair of first-place votes. The Tommies will also see its next action in Nashville.

Dayton (0-0) remains at No. 3 with one first-place vote and will finally get their season cooking this weekend when they head to Missouri for three games.

North Dakota (1-0) and College of Idaho (0-0) round out the top five spots.

MCLA New Balance Coaches Polls: Week 2

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Division I

RANK TEAM POINTS 1st VOTES
1 South Carolina 565 14
2 California 559 8
3 Cal Poly 523 1
4 Chapman 504
5 Liberty 482
6 Georgia Tech 435
7 Florida State 428
8 Colorado 363
9 Brigham Young 357
10 Concordia-Irvine 346
11 USC 331
12 New Hampshire 294
13 Michigan State 274
14 Santa Clara 269
15 Connecticut 265
16 Virginia Tech 234
17 Utah Valley 226
18 Dominican 209
19 Boston College 173
20 Clemson 160
21 Oregon 152
22 Florida 57
23 Minnesota 52
24 Auburn 46
25 Grand Canyon 30

Others receiving votes for the 2020 MCLA Coaches Poll for Week 2: Texas (26), Southern Methodist (24), Arizona (17), Texas A&M (13), Pittsburgh (12), Tennessee (12), Northeastern (9), San Diego State (7), Colorado State (6), Arizona State (4), Simon Fraser (4), UC Santa Barbara (3), Stanford (2), Temple

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Division II

RANK TEAM POINTS 1st VOTES
1 Minn.-Duluth 544 19
2 St. Thomas 522 2
3 Dayton 496 1
4 North Dakota State 489
5 College of Idaho 461
6 Grand Valley State 440
7 St. John’s 405
8 Kennesaw State 395
9 Northern Arizona 330
10 Montana 329
11 UC Davis 311
12 Florida Gulf Coast 263
13 Montana State 242
14 Utah State 241
15 North Florida 224
16 Missouri State 193
17 UC San Diego 182
18 Bridgewater State 174
19 Loyola Marymount 128
20 Cal State San Marcos 127
21 Central Conn. State 108
22 Rhode Island 107
23 UNC-Charlotte 102
24 MSU Denver 72
25 Florida Atlantic 62

Others receiving votes for the 2020 MCLA Coaches Poll for Week 2: San Diego (56), College of Charleston (41), Rice (26), Western Oregon (18), Wake Forest (15), Colorado Denver (13), UC Irvine (12), Stonehill (7), Washington-Mo. (6), Oklahoma State (3), Saint Mary’s (3), Claremont (2), Sierra Nevada (1).

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