ATLANTA – Despite an idle week, Minn.-Duluth strengthened its top spot in the MCLA Division II New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll for the period ending Feb. 25.
The Bulldogs (3-0) snagged 19 of the 22 first-place votes submitted this week, moving 22 points clear of the second spot. Duluth won’t return to action until the weekend of March 7 when the square off with three ranked teams in Nashville.
Preseason No. 1 and defending national champion St. Thomas (2-1) sits tight at No. 2 while collecting a pair of first-place votes. The Tommies will also see its next action in Nashville.
Dayton (0-0) remains at No. 3 with one first-place vote and will finally get their season cooking this weekend when they head to Missouri for three games.
North Dakota (1-0) and College of Idaho (0-0) round out the top five spots.
San Diego (1-2) departed the poll this week and was replaced by No. 25 Florida Atlantic (6-0).
MCLA Division II New Balance Coaches Poll – Week 2
|4.||North Dakota State||489|
|5.||College of Idaho||461|
|6.||Grand Valley State||440|
|12.||Florida Gulf Coast||263|
|17.||UC San Diego||182|
|20.||Cal State San Marcos||127|
|21.||Central Conn. State||108|
Others receiving votes: San Diego (56), College of Charleston (41), Rice (26), Western Oregon (18), Wake Forest (15), Colorado Denver (13), UC Irvine (12), Stonehill (7), Washington-Mo. (6), Oklahoma State (3), Saint Mary’s (3), Claremont (2), Sierra Nevada (1).