St. Thomas’ Challenge to Defend UMLC Crown
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St. Thomas’ Challenge to Defend UMLC Crown

As expected, the top six teams in the Under Armour MCLA Division II Weekly Coaches Poll will make their way to Mahtomedi, Minn., for the UMLC tournament.

Can top-ranked St. Thomas (10-1) defend its conference crown against five of the top teams in the country?

We’ll find out.

No. 7 Northern Arizona (10-1) checks in at No. 7 as it gets ready for the SLC tournament while No. 8 Montana State (9-2) and No. 9 Sierra Nevada (6-4) still have a week left in the regular season.

No. 10 Kennesaw State (6-4) enters the SELC tournament with the highest national ranking along with a top seed in the six-team tournament.

Baylor (9-2) was bumped out of this week’s poll to make way for UC San Diego (9-1), which is making its first appearance in the poll.

Under Armour MCLA Division II Coaches Poll – Week 9

Rank – Team – Points – 1st votes
1.    St. Thomas    450    18
2.    North Dakota State    428
3.    Grand Valley State    400
4.    Minn.-Duluth    394
5.    St. John’s    383
6.    Dayton    337
7.    Northern Arizona    329
8.    Montana State    323
9.    Sierra Nevada    308
10.    Kennesaw State    303
11.    Florida Gulf Coast    281
12.    Montana    246
13.    Cal State San Marcos    212
14.    Missouri State    190
15.    Cal State Fullerton    175
16.    San Diego    126
17t.    Wake Forest    118
17t.    Bridgewater State    118
19.    College of Idaho    116
20.    UC Davis    112
21.    UC San Diego    86
22.    Colorado Denver    81
23.    North Florida    78
24t.    Central Conn. State    74
24t.    UC Santa Cruz    74

Also receiving votes: Baylor (55), MSU Denver (19), Colorado Mines (13), Rice (9), Northern Colorado (9), Providence (2), Louisiana (1).