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2022 MCLA National Championships Preview: Division 1

The 2022 MCLA National Championships are officially underway! The tournament takes place from May 9-14 in Round Rock, Texas. Let’s take a look at the Division 1 tournament teams heading into the first round of action.

If South Carolina can repeat championship runs, they will be the first to repeat MCLA National Champions since Colorado State (2012-2013). 10 of the 16 teams were in the 2019 National Tournament and four of the top five seeds this year lost in the first round of the 2019 Tournament. Brigham Young, Grand Canyon, South Carolina, and Michigan State are the only teams in it to win the MCLA Tournament (does not include pre-2005 championships). This is first tournament in Texas since 2008.

#1 Virginia Tech 

Final Poll Rank: #1 

Bid: ALC Champs 

Wins: Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson (2x), Brigham Young, Liberty

Losses: South Carolina 

2019 Result: Lost in 1st Round of National Tournament  

#2 Brigham Young 

Final Poll Rank: #3 

Bid: RMLC Champs 

Wins: Cal Poly, Santa Clara, Concordia-Irvine, Liberty 

Losses: Virginia Tech, Texas 

2019: Lost in 1st Round of National Tournament  

#3 South Carolina  

Final Poll Rank: #4 

Bid: SELC Champs 

Wins: Virginia Tech, Chapman, Grand Canyon, Cal Poly, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech

Losses: Boston College, Liberty, Georgia Tech 

2019: Won National Tournament  

#4 Minnesota 

Final Poll Rank: #6 

Bid: UMLC Champs 

Wins: Arizona, Arizona State, Purdue 

Losses: None 

2019: Lost in 1st Round of National Tournament  

#5 Clemson 

Final Poll Rank: #7 

Bid: At-Large 

Wins: Georgia Tech, Grand Canyon, Liberty (2x) 

Losses: Arizona State, Virginia Tech (2x), South Carolina 

2019: Lost in 1st Round of National Tournament  

#6 Liberty 

Final Poll Rank: #5 

Bid: At-Large 

Wins: South Carolina, Florida,  

Losses: Clemson (2x), Brigham Young, Virginia Tech 

2019: Lost in 2nd Round of National Tournament

#7 Southern California  

Final Poll Rank: #11 

Bid: SLC Champs  

Wins: Arizona (2x), Grand Canyon (2x), California, Chapman 

Losses: Cal Poly, Concordia-Irvine, Arizona State, Nevada 

2019: Lost in 1st Round of SLC Tournament  

#8 Georgia Tech  

Final Poll Rank: #9 

Bid: At-Large 

Wins: Boston College, Texas Christian, South Carolina 

Losses: Clemson, Florida, South Carolina  

2019: Lost in Final Four of National Tournament 

#9 Concordia-Irvine 

Final Poll Rank: #2 

Bid: At-Large 

Wins: California, Cal Poly, Arizona State, Grand Canyon, USC, TCU, Arizona, Chapman

Losses: Brigham Young, Grand Canyon 

2019: Lost in 1st Round of National Tournament 

#10 Boston College  

Final Poll Rank: #17 

Bid: CLC Champs 

Wins: South Carolina, Cal Poly 

Losses: Georgia Tech, California, Chapman 

2019: Lost in 1st Round of CLC Tournament 

#11 Grand Canyon 

Final Poll Rank: #15 

Bid: At-Large 

Wins: Chapman, Arizona State, Concordia-Irvine 

Losses: South Carolina, Clemson, Concordia-Irvine, USC (2x), Arizona

2019: Lost in 2nd Round of National Tournament 

#12 Cal Poly  

Final Poll Rank: #23 

Bid: WCLL Champs 

Wins: USC, California 

Losses: California, Chapman, Boston College, BYU, South Carolina

2019: Lost in 1st Round of National Tournament

#13 Florida 

Final Poll Rank: #8  

Bid: At-Large 

Wins: Georgia Tech 

Losses: South Carolina, Liberty  

2019: Lost in 1st Round of SELC Tournament 

#14 Arizona 

Final Poll Rank: #12 

Bid: At-Large 

Wins: Chapman, Arizona State, Grand Canyon 

Losses: USC (2x), Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Concordia-Irvine  

2019: Lost in 1st Round of SLC Tournament 

#15 Texas Christian 

Final Poll Rank: UR (6 Votes)  

Bid: LSA Champs 

Wins: Chapman 

Losses: Georgia Tech, Concordia-Irvine  

2019: Lost in 1st Round of LSA Tournament 

#16 Boise State 

Final Poll Rank: UR  

Bid: PNCLL Champs 

Wins: Simon Fraser 

Losses: Simon Fraser, Chapman, BYU 

2019: Lost in 1st Round of PNCLL Tournament