Georgia Tech Unanimous No. 1 in MCLA Division I Coaches Poll

PHOTO BY KEVIN SCHOONOVER

Nick Witten had two assists and three ground balls in a win over former No. 1 Virginia Tech.


ATLANTA — After knocking off formerly top-ranked Virginia Tech on Friday night, Georgia Tech has ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the MCLA Division I New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll, which was released on March 8.

The Yellow Jackets (8-0), who defeated No. 14 California (3-4) on Sunday, were awarded all 26 first-place votes from the pollsters.

Virginia Tech (8-1) fell to the second spot in the poll, as the Hokies bounced back from the Yellow Jacket loss by defeating Cal. Florida State (7-0) and Liberty (4-1) retain their previous spots at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Boston College (4-1) jumped from No. 9 to No. 5 after a successful road trip to SoCal.

Two-time defending champion South Carolina (1-6) dropped out of the Top 25 this week along with Oregon (2-2). They were replaced by No. 23 Simon Fraser (3-0) and No. 25 Pittsburgh (5-0).







NEW BALANCE MCLA
DIVISION I COACHES POLL

Rank

Team

Points (1st)

1

Georgia Tech

650 (26)

2

Virginia Tech

623

3

Florida State

581

4

Liberty

550

5

Boston College

511

6

Concordia

499

7

Florida

497

8

Brigham Young

453

9

Arizona

420

10

Chapman

376

11

Utah Valley

367

12

Northeastern

360

13

San Diego State

349

14

California

309

15

Georgia

287

16

UC Santa Barbara

232

17

LSU

193

18

Grand Canyon

187

19

Colorado State

159

20

Colorado

146

21

Boise State

131

22

Cal Poly

123

23

Simon Fraser

109

24

Southern Methodist

69

25

Pittsburgh

60

Receiving votes: Oregon (47), South Carolina (29), Utah (25), West Virginia (21), Texas (20), USC (19), Dominican (8), Missouri (7), Texas Christian (6), Michigan State (6), Texas A&M (4), Illinois (4), New Hampshire (4), Arizona State (4), Temple (2), Tennessee (1), Kansas (1), Santa Clara (1).

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