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ATLANTA – The 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour is less than three weeks away, meaning its coming down to crunch time for Minn.-Duluth.
The Bulldogs (9-1), ranked No. 1 in the Under Armour MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll from the first week of the season onward, have only one more gauntlet to run in order to go wire-to-wire.
All they have to do is win the toughest conference in the country.
One of the teams Minn.-Duluth may see on April 28 in the UMLC championship game is Grand Valley State (7-1), which has moved into the No. 2 spot.
Kennesaw State (9-2) sits at No. 3 despite a loss to Division I Clemson over the weekend.
Dayton (9-2) and St. Thomas (5-3) round out the Top 5 programs.
There were no new additions to the poll this week.
Under Armour MCLA Division II Coaches Poll – Week 9
|2.||Grand Valley State||459|
|6.||College of Idaho||392|
|8.||North Dakota State||346|
|14.||Florida Gulf Coast||250|
|16.||UC Santa Cruz||205|
|21.||Central Conn. State||100|
|22.||UC San Diego||82|
Others receiving votes: Rice (29), Cal State San Marcos (23), Florida Atlantic (11), Charleston (8), Southern Oregon (7), Baylor (5), Central Washington (5), Colorado Denver (4), TAMU-Galveston (4), Saint Mary’s (2), Rhode Island (1), UT-San Antonio (1).