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Florida them DAWGS: MCLA Lacrosse Week 9 Rankings

Let’s take a look at what the Varsity Club Lacrosse boys think of the MCLA rankings for Week 9. Teams like Florida have been on a hot streak with only a few games left in their lacrosse season. How will nationals play out in the coming weeks?

Division I

1. Liberty

It’s been a month and a half since The Flames lost to Virginia Tech, and are now on a seven game win streak. This weekend they beat Pitt and West Virginia giving them sole possession of 1st in the ALC North.

2. Georgia Tech

The Jackets haven’t had a DI win since March 5th, but this weekend is probably their biggest game of the year. Not only are they playing their rival Georgia, but the Dawgs are also ranked 8th making this one of the biggest “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” games in the past couple of seasons.

3. Boston College

The Eagles had to cancel their games last week against South Carolina and NC State. This weekend they play CLC opponent Buffalo and Michigan State in Buffalo. Their only loss is to #14 FSU

4. Utah Valley

Only loss is to #1 Liberty, this weekend they have a big out of conference game against #16 Boise State. After that they have Georgia Tech and then three straight RMLC games against BYU, Colorado, and Colorado State.

5. Florida

The Gators are 10-1 and they only have two games left in their season. This weekend they have UCF, a win against the Knights will put them 3-0 in SELC South going into their final game against FSU.

6. Virginia Tech

This past weekend they beat Tennessee to move to 3-0 in the ALC South. On 4/6 they have a huge OOC game at home against #10 Concordia Irvine.

7. San Diego State

At 7-0 they are the highest ranked undefeated team and are coming off a win against #15 Arizona in Tuscon. They have this weekend off before playing four straight SLC games to finish the season.

8. Georgia

The Dawgs haven’t beat Georgia Tech since 2013 in the SELC Championship Game, but this year is the best chance they have. They are sitting at 9-1 with a ranked win over #14 FSU.

9. Chapman

Chapman is 2-0 in the SLC, and play USC this week. A win can almost guarantee they’ll make the SLC Tournament

10. Concordia Irvine

The Eagles have two tough losses to #20 Arizona State and #21 Cal, but in almost every other game they’ve been dominant even against multiple ranked teams.

11. Northeastern

This weekend will be Northeastern third huge road trip as they travel down south to play at Auburn and at #2 Georgia Tech. After that they will play all four of their CLC games to end their season. Wins this weekend could set them up for at the very least an at large bid.

12. Simon Fraser

SFU has only played four games, but they’ve won all four on the road, the most recent being #13 BYU. This weekend they play UW in the States.

13. Brigham Young

The highest ranked three loss team. They’re currently on a two game losing streak, but have a chance to break it this weekend at home against #18 Cal Poly.

14. Florida State

The Noles started off 10-0, but have now dropped the last three to end the season including an SELC South game to Auburn. Their last game is against #5 Florida, a must win to get a #2 seed in the SELC Tournament.

15. Arizona

The Cats are coming off a home loss to SLC opponent #7 SDSU, but have a chance to bounce back this weekend against an unranked, but very good TCU.

16. Boise State

Boise is 7-1 with their only loss being to #13 BYU, this weekend they have a big OOC ranked game against #4 Utah Valley in Orem.

17. UC Santa Barbara

The Gauchos have a ranked win over #21 Cal, but lost their last game to #9 Chapman. They have this weekend off, and have Stanford and Cal Poly left. They need to win one of two to have a chance at the WCLL Tournament

18. Cal Poly

This weekend CP has a chance to get their third OOC ranked win when they play #13 BYU in Provo.

19. Oregon

The Ducks have a ranked win over #20 Arizona State. Their off this weekend before finishing their season with three PNCLL games. They have a conference loss to #12 SFU so these next three are must wins.

20. Arizona State

After being ranked as high as #10 at one point early in the season, The Sun Devils fell out of the rankings, got back in, and are now on the rise. This weekend they play TCU and look to get above .500

21. Cal

Cal beat their rival, Stanford 22-7 this past weekend and look to keep it going this weekend against Sonoma State. They still have two other WCLL North games left after in Dominican and Nevada.

22. Southern Carolina

USC is 3-7, however they do have a win over #6 Virginia Tech. This weekend they have a huge game against #1 Liberty. While they can still win the SELC Tournament to get a Nationals bid, they need to win this to at least come close to getting an at-large bid. 

23. SMU

SMU has win over #21 Cal, but two unranked losses to Santa Clara and Temple.

24. Colorado

The Buffs just got a win over #14 FSU, and now will finish their season with Texas, and all four RMLC games.

25. Colorado State

CSU is 4-4 with all four RMLC opponents and Texas left on their schedule. They are the only ranked team without a ranked win.

Division II

1. San Marcos

San Marcos is 6-0 with wins over #14 Air Force and #8 Montana. This weekend they play PLNU, and UCSC and look to move to 3-0 in SLC DII South.

2. Rhode Island

The Rams are undefeated with ranked wins over #11 Grand Valley St, #13 Kennesaw State, and #24 Miami. The rest of their season is just CLC DII games, and they are looking like the favorites to win the CLC again.

3. St. Thomas

It’s been a month since the Tommies played, and they only have a win over #4 Montana State and #8 Montana. This weekend is huge as they play #6 Missouri State and #11 Grand Valley State in Michigan

4. Montana State

The Bobcats are on a six game win streak since losing to #3 UST in February. They have this weekend off, but next weekend they play #7 Utah State.

5. Florida Gulf Coast

The Eagles are 6-0 with a win over #10 Charlotte in the Queen City, and #19 Duluth and #24 Miami at home. This weekend they have an SELC game against North Florida.

6. Missouri State

The Bears are 4-0 with wins over #20 Florida Atlantic, #21 North Dakota St #22 Dayton. This weekend they play #3 St. Thomas and #11 Grand Valley State.

7. Utah State

Another undefeated team in DII, this weekend they have two huge OOC games against #12 UC San Diego and #23 Northern Arizona.

8. Montana

The Griz are 10-2 with a ranked game against #15 UC Davis as well as one against a very good unranked Northwest Nazarene.

9. Wake Forest

The lowest ranked undefeated team, they are 8-0 with ranked wins over Coastal, Kennesaw State, and FAU. They don’t play again until 4/12

10. Charlotte

The highest ranked team with no ranked wins, their only ranked game is a two goal loss to #5 FGCU. Every other game for them has been a 20 point win.

11. Grand Valley State

Proved they are a Top 15 team by beating #21 NDSU and #22 Dayton, both conference opponents. They have another big weekend at home against #3 St. Thomas and #6 Missouri St.

12. UC San Diego

They have a ranked win over #16 College of Idaho and have another chance at a ranked win this weekend against #7 Utah State, a team that beat COI by the same amount as them.

13. Kennesaw State

They have a ranked win over Coastal Carolina and two one goal ranked losses to #2 URI and #9 Wake Forest. They are still undefeated in SELC and only have North Florida left in conference play.

14. Airforce

Only loss is a four goal one to #1 CSUSM, other than that they’ve beat every team by almost 20 points

15. UC Davis

Undefeated but haven’t played any ranked teams. They have a huge weekend against #8 Montana and #16 COI.

16. College of Idaho

Started the season off with two 1 goal losses to #12 UCSD and #7 Utah State, and now look to get a ranked win over #15 UC Davis this weekend

17. Western Washington

Had two big road wins over Claremont and Long Beach St. They now look to get another PNCLL DII North win over Central Washington this weekend.

18. Saint John’s

They play their first UMLC West game this week against a UMD coming off of two ranked wins. Their best win is over Northwest Nazarene.

19. Minnesota-Duluth

2-4 record, but they’ve only played ranked teams. They have wins over #20 FAU and #24 Miami, both on the road.

20. Florida Atlantic

The Owls have a ranked win over #21 NDSU, and have the biggest game of the season this weekend against Miami. A win gets them in the SELC Tournament.

21. North Dakota State

The Bison are 3-6, but they’ve only played two non-ranked opponents. They have ranked wins over #19 Duluth and #22 Dayton.

22. Dayton

Started off well, but had a tough past weekend that featured losses to #21 NDSU and #11 GVSU. They look to bounce back this weekend against Elon and App State.

23. Northern Arizona

They had big wins over UC Irvine and Biola this weekend. Look to get their first ranked win over #7 Utah State this weekend.

24. Miami

Miami plays FAU this weekend. They already have a loss to FGCU and so if they lose this they miss the SELC Tournament and most likely the National Tournament

25. Coastal Carolina

5-3 with no ranked wins and close losses to Georgia Southern, #9 Wake Forest and #13 Kennesaw State