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GCU Men’s Lacrosse stays at No. 21 in latest MCLA DI Coaches’ Poll

April 17, 2019

Lopes begin SLC Playoffs Saturday afternoon against No. 13 Arizona in Tucson

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

For the second consecutive week, the Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse team is ranked No. 21 in the latest Under Armour Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I Coaches’ Poll.  The Lopes have ranged anywhere between the 9th and 21st position in every poll this year, and they have now been ranked in the last 80 straight MCLA Polls (dating back to Week 7 of the 2013 season).  The Lopes remain 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 13th).

With their three-game losing streak snapped with an important 13-9 victory last Thursday night in their regular season at UNLV, the Lopes now embark on the quest for the automatic berth to nationals if they win the 2019 Southwestern Lacrosse Conference Playoffs.  Their journey begins this Saturday, April 20, in Tucson as the 3rd-seeded Lopes will face off against 2nd-seeded University of Arizona in a 1 pm matchup.  A win Saturday sends GCU to Carlsbad, California next Friday night, April 26, for a showdown against No. 5 Chapman University.

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

RankSchoolPoints1st-place votesPrev Rank
2Georgia Tech4742
3Liberty (VA)4583
4Arizona State4414
5Chapman (CA)4275
6South Carolina3936
8Cal Poly3558
9Concordia-Irvine (CA)3309
10New Hampshire32410
11Virginia Tech28711
12Brigham Young26413
13Arizona  24512
14Michigan State23814
16Utah Valley20616
17Stanford (CA)17917
18Florida State15419
19Clemson (SC)12520
20Boston College10918
21Grand Canyon8321
22Santa Clara7122
24Northeastern (MA)49NR