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GCU Men’s Lacrosse ranked No. 13 in latest MCLA DI Coaches Poll

February 27, 2019

Lopes’ weekend split of nationally ranked opponents slides them two spots in new poll

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

The Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse team is ranked No. 13 in the latest Under Armour Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I Coaches’ Poll.  It’s a drop of two spots from the No. 11 ranking they held in last week’s poll.  The Lopes remain one of four SLC teams ranked in the MCLA Top 20 (Concordia-Irvine is ranked 5th, Chapman is 9th, and Arizona State is 10th).

After impressively knocking off No. 20 UC-Santa Barbara, 15-13, then narrowly missing the weekend sweep with a 15-10 loss to No. 17 Cal Poly Sunday, the Lopes’ road gets no easier, since the latest poll has confirmed that all six opponents on the current season-opening homestand are nationally ranked.  This Saturday’s opponent (noon at Prescott Field on the GCU campus), Colorado State, just jumped into the poll at No. 19, while tomorrow’s opponent, No. 7 Colorado, has been in the MCLA Top 10 all season.  The Lopes and Buffaloes will clash under the big lights of GCU Stadium tomorrow (Thursday) night, February 28 beginning at 7 pm.  Admission to each of those games is FREE.

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

RankSchoolPoints1st-place votesPrev Rank
1Michigan State540151
2California53072
3South Carolina5093
4Georgia Tech4708
5Concordia-Irvine (CA)4395
6Liberty (VA)4286
7Colorado4229
8Virginia Tech3877
9Chapman (CA)3814
10Arizona State343T-12
11Boston College306T-12
12Brigham Young26610
13Grand Canyon22911
14Stanford (CA)21519
15Florida State21315
16Texas A&M202T-17
17Cal Poly157T-23
18Clemson (SC)142T-17
19Colorado State140NR
20UC Santa Barbara12814
21Oregon10316
22Santa Clara9220
23Northeastern72T-23
T-24Davenport (MI)57NR
T-24Minnesota5722