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GCU Men’s Lacrosse finishes 2018 season at No. 9 in MCLA DI Coaches Poll

May 31, 2018

Lopes’ 9-win season nets spot in MCLA Top 10 for 48th straight poll

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

The Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse team is ranked No. 9 in the final Under Armour Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I Coaches’ Poll.  While it may be a drop of two spots from their No. 7 ranking in the final regular season poll last month, it’s still the 48th straight time (since the 2015 season’s preseason poll) that they’ve been ranked in the MCLA Top 10.  The Lopes finish as one of five Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) teams ranked in the MCLA Top 25 (Chapman finished 2nd, Concordia-Irvine 11th, Arizona State 14th, and UC-Santa Barbara 19th).

The Lopes finished off the 2018 campaign with their fourth consecutive appearance (and fifth in the last six seasons) at the MCLA National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, squaring off eventual national semifinalist Brigham Young University (who finished No. 3 in the final poll).  The Lopes’ season was highlighted by regular season wins over four teams that also finished in the rankings:  No. 19 UC-Santa Barbara, No. 16 Georgia, No. 14 Arizona State, and No. 12 (and national tournament qualifier) Boston College.  The Lopes finished with a 9-4 record overall.

The entire final Under Armour MCLA Coaches’ Poll is listed below:

Rank School Points 1st-place votes Prev Rank
1 Michigan State 525 21 3
2 Chapman (CA) 504 1
3 Brigham Young 474 4
4 South Carolina 464 5
5 Utah 442 2
6 Virginia Tech 407 T-7
7 Liberty (VA) 375 10
8 Colorado 369 6
9 Grand Canyon 345   T-7
10 California 339 15
11 Concordia-Irvine (CA) 337 9
12 Boston College 302 11
13 Georgia Tech 269 12
14 Arizona State 179 14
15 New Hampshire 160 13
16 Georgia 147 16
17 Florida State 130 17
18 Davenport (MI) 118 18
19 UC Santa Barbara 117 21
20 Northeastern 115 23
21 Clemson (SC) 108 22
22 Simon Fraser (BC) 104 19
23 Connecticut 98 20
24 Oregon 83 NR
25 Texas A&M 82 NR

 

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