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Utes Tighten Grip at No. 1

A week ago the Utah Utes held a narrow, one-point lead for the top spot and was tied with first place votes in the MCLA. This week, the margin is far more comfortable for the Utes.

Utah (6-0) swept 20 of the 27 first place votes and sits ahead of No. 2 and defending national champion Grand Canyon (5-0) by a comfortable 25-point margin in the Under Armour MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll.

The Lopes managed to stay in the second chair by a scant two points as No. 3 Chapman (7-0) actually took four first place votes to Grand Canyon’s three.

Michigan State (7-0) sits firmly at No. 4 followed by No. 5 Colorado (5-1).

The Spartans have a monster matchup with CCLA rival and No. 14 Davenport (5-0) on Friday night while the Buffaloes entertain No. 16 Arizona State (3-5) the same evening.

Texas A&M (8-3) departed the poll this week to make way for No. 22 Georgia (4-3).

Week 4 Coaches Poll – Utes Tighten Grip

Rank  –  Team  –  Points  –  1st votes
1.    Utah    664    20
2.    Grand Canyon    639    3
3.    Chapman    637    4
4.    Michigan State    593
5.    Colorado    557
6.    South Carolina    544
7.    Brigham Young    496
8.    Virginia Tech    467
9.    Concordia-Irvine    429
10.    Boston College    416
11.    Georgia Tech    346
12.    Liberty    304
13.    UC Santa Barbara    292
14.    Davenport    290
15.    Florida State    250
16.    Arizona State    249
17.    California    238
18.    Connecticut    206
19.    Cal Poly    194
20.    Oregon    184
21.    Simon Fraser    156
22.    Georgia    151
23.    Colorado State    138
24.    Northeastern    137
25.    Clemson    92

Also receiving votes: Texas A&M (33), Florida (16), Minnesota (11), New Hampshire (10), Alabama (10), Texas (6), San Diego State (6), Boise State (5), Santa Clara (5), Western Michigan (2), USC (1), Oklahoma (1).