ATLANTA – After knocking off the No. 22 team in Division I last weekend, St. Thomas cemented its preseason status as the top team in Week 1 of the Under Armour MCLA Division II Coaches Poll.
The Tommies (1-0) cruised past Minnesota on Saturday, helping UST grab all 22 first place votes.
Just like the preseason poll, St. Thomas was followed by Grand Valley State (0-0), North Dakota State (1-0), Dayton (0-0) and Sierra Nevada (1-0) in the second through fifth spots, respectively.
Appalachian State (0-2) and Western Washington (0-1) departed the poll from the preseason edition, replaced by Wake Forest (3-0) and Central Conn. State (0-0), which were tied for No. 22
Under Armour MCLA Division II Coaches Poll - Week 1
|2.||Grand Valley State||516|
|3.||North Dakota State||506|
|7.||Cal State Fullerton||399|
|11.||Florida Gulf Coast||329|
|14.||College of Idaho||250|
|21.||Cal State San Marcos||82|
|22t.||Central Conn. State||41|
|25.||UC Santa Cruz||29|
Also receiving votes: Baylor (26), North Florida (25), Appalachian State (24), UC Davis (24), Western Washington (22), Oklahoma State (19), Fort Lewis (18), Western Oregon (14), UC San Diego (12), UC Colorado Springs (11), UNC-Charlotte (10), Colorado Denver (6), Stonehill (5), Wyoming (4), Southern Oregon (4), Colorado Mines (3), New Haven (3).