ATLANTA – For the first time since Week 8 of the 2017 season, California is the No. 1 team in the Under Armour MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll.
The Golden Bears (6-0) ascended to the top spot after formerly top-ranked – and defending national champion – Michigan State (2-2) stumbled on Sunday against No. 6t Chapman (3-2). The Spartans retain a No. 4 ranking.
Cal grabbed 18 of the 22 first-place votes.
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South Carolina (5-0), the only semifinalist from last year that has yet to take a loss, grabbed the remaining first-place votes to sit at No. 2.
Georgia Tech (6-0) moves up to No. 3 this week while Arizona State (5-1) shoots up five spots from No. 10 to No. 5 with a pair of ranked victories.
Davenport and UC Santa Barbara exit the poll this week to make way for No. 23 Georgia and No. 24 USC.
Under Armour MCLA Division I Coaches Poll – Week 2
Others receiving votes: UC Santa Barbara (35), Florida (31), Indiana (31), Utah Valley (24), Arizona (22), Connecticut (19) New Hampshire (15), Buffalo (11), Davenport (7), Arkansas (7), Dominican (7), Western Michigan (5), Simon Fraser (4), Auburn (3), West Virginia (1).