BALTIMORE, Md. -- Lacrosse Magazine released its preseason Top 20 rankings for MCLA's Division II in its January edition and, not surprisingly, defending champion Dayton and runner-up Concordia (Calif.) take the top two spots in the poll.
The Flyers knocked off the Eagles, 12-11, in the championship game of the MCLA National Tournament powered by Under Armour in Orange, Calif.
North Dakota State and St. Thomas, both members of the powerful Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference, sit in the third and fourth chairs, respectively, while Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League power Western Washington rounds out the Top 5.
2016 Lacrosse Magazine MCLA Division II Preseason Poll
NOTE: Because of an MCLA reporting error, Elon was originally ranked No. 17 by Lacrosse Magazine. Elon will be competing in MCLA Division I this year, so the poll has been revised to reflect that.