ATLANTA – They were atop the rankings for much of the season, and Chapman proved the pollsters correct, winning its first MCLA national championship. As such, the Panthers were the unanimous pick in the final Under Armour MCLA Division I Coaches Poll, which was released on Wednesday.
The Panthers led out on all 12 ballots, and were followed by runner-up Cal Poly. Georgia Tech, Grand Canyon and Colorado rounded out the Top 5.
UNLV and Sonoma State dropped out of the final regular season poll to make way for Minnesota and Michigan State.
2016 Final Under Armour Division I Coaches Poll
|11.||UC Santa Barbara||165|
|23.||San Diego State||53|
Also receiving votes: UNLV (20), Sonoma State (19), Utah Valley (13), Purdue (11), Texas State (11), Georgia (9), South Carolina (4), Northeastern (3), Washington (3), Pittsburgh (1), Texas A&M (1).