MCLA Champion Utah Ends Season Atop MCLA Division II Coaches Poll

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ATLANTA — After rolling to its first national title at the 2022 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance, Utah has been ranked No. 1 in the final New Balance MCLA Division II Coaches Poll.

The Utes (14-3) scooped up 21 of the 23 first-place votes cast to leave them comfortably in the big chair.

Rhode Island (12-3), which fell to Utah in the championship game 13-7, sits at No. 2 with one first-place vote. The Rams are just a lone point ahead of St. Thomas (15-4), with the Tommies checking in third.

Montana (16-6), which made its first appearance in the national semifinals since 2007, is slotted at No. 4, followed by Grand Valley State (10-4) at No. 5.







NEW BALANCE MCLA
DIVISION II COACHES POLL

Rank

Team

Points (1st)

1

Utah

570 (21)

2

Rhode Island

539 (1)

3

St. Thomas

538

4

Montana

485

5

Grand Valley State

478

6

UNC-Charlotte

425

7

Missouri State

415

8

College of Idaho

396 (1)

9

Utah State

371

10

Cal State San Marcos

369

11

Kennesaw State

363

12

North Dakota State

335

13

Montana State

317

14

Florida Gulf Coast

275

15

UC San Diego

254

16

Florida Atlantic

219

17

Minn.-Duluth

203

18

Dayton

201

19

UC Davis

174

20

Wake Forest

104

21

Bridgewater State

90

T22

Northern Arizona

79

T22

Northwest Nazarene

79

24

Coastal Carolina

61

25

Air Force Academy

56

Others receiving votes: Miami (32), Loyola Marymount (19), St. John’s (12), MSU Denver (5), North Texas (5), UC Santa Cruz (4), Tulane (2).

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