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GCU Men’s Lacrosse keeps spot in MCLA Top 20 in latest DI Coaches’ Poll

April 3, 2019

No. 20 Lopes set sights on upset of No. 4 Arizona State Friday at GCU Stadium

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

The Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse team is ranked No. 20 in the latest Under Armour Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I Coaches’ Poll.  It’s a drop of four positions from the No. 16 position the Lopes held in last week’s poll.  It’s also the 78th straight time (dating back to Week 7 of the 2013 season) that GCU has been a part of the national rankings.  The Lopes are now just one of five SLC teams ranked in the MCLA Top 20 (Arizona State is 4th, Chapman is 5th, Concordia-Irvine is 9th, and Arizona is 12th).

The regular season schedule is now down to its final eight days for the Lopes.  They’ll finish the regular season next Thursday, April 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a game against UNLV, but before that, GCU will be thinking upset in their home finale this Friday night, April 5.  That’s when they’ll host the archrival Sun Devils from 4th-ranked Arizona State University to kick off the final men’s-women’s lacrosse doubleheader of the season.  The men will bring up the lights first at GCU Stadium that night, facing off against the Devils at 6:30 pm before the Lopes’ Women’s Lacrosse battles ASU at approximately 8:30 pm.  Admission to the doubleheader is FREE.

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

RankSchoolPoints1st-place votesPrev Rank
1California550221
2Georgia Tech5242
3Liberty (VA)5013
4Arizona State4794
5Chapman (CA)4755
6South Carolina4296
7Colorado4197
8Cal Poly3978
9Concordia-Irvine (CA)3629
10New Hampshire32415
11Virginia Tech30410
12Arizona  29213
13Michigan State28814
14Brigham Young28612
15Boston College23611
16Utah Valley21019
17Stanford (CA)17517
18Clemson (SC)17018
19Connecticut15320
20Grand Canyon12116
21Florida State11921
22Santa Clara9922
23Oregon5424
24Minnesota45NR
25Texas A&M3523