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MCLA Division I Preseason Poll: Grand Canyon No. 1

It has won the national championship in two of the last three years and now Grand Canyon enters the 2018 season as the No. 1 team in the Under Armour MCLA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll.

The Lopes snatched 22 of the 24 first place votes for 590 points – 33 ahead of No. 2 Chapman. The Panthers, which grabbed the other two first place votes, lost to GCU in the 2017 title game.

After advancing to the national semifinals last spring, California sits at No. 3, well ahead of No. 4 Brigham Young. The Cougars edged out No. 5 Georgia Tech – the other semifinalist from last year – by three points.

Both the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) and the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) placed three teams in the Top 10, while the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) and Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) each had a pair.

2018 Under Armour MCLA Division I

Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank – Team – Points – 1st Place Votes
1. Grand Canyon – 590 – 22
2. Chapman – 557 – 2
3. California – 542
4. Brigham Young – 501
5. Georgia Tech – 498
6. Colorado – 495
7. Arizona State – 448
8. Utah – 421
9. Virginia Tech – 413
10. Cal Poly – 387
11. Florida State – 357
12. Colorado State – 343
13. Michigan State – 299
14. Oregon – 291
15. UC Santa Barbara – 220
16. Northeastern – 204
17. Minnesota – 174
18. Liberty – 167
19. Southern Methodist – 140
19. Connecticut – 140
21. Sonoma State – 108
22. Simon Fraser – 90
23. Texas – 84
24. Oregon State – 75
25. Boston College – 68

Also receiving votes: Concordia-Irvine (58), Arizona (52), San Diego State (22), Pittsburgh (19), Davenport (10), UNLV (7), Missouri (7), Santa Clara (3), Boise State (2), Oklahoma (2), Texas Christian (2), Georgia (1), Washington (1), South Carolina (1), New Hampshire (1).

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