ATLANTA – Minn.-Duluth remains at the top of the MCLA Division II New Balance Coaches Poll for the third straight week and the Bulldogs are one of eight ranked teams that will participate in Nashville Judgement this weekend at Vanderbilt.
The Bulldogs (3-0), who rang up 18 of the 22 votes this week, will be joined by No. 2 St. Thomas (2-1), No. 3 Dayton (3-0), No. 6 Grand Valley State (0-0), No. 8 Kennesaw State (4-1), No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast (0-0), No. 15 Missouri State (4-1) and No. 21 Rhode Island (3-0).
St. Thomas kept its two first-place votes from last week while Dayton upped its total to two, as well.
North Dakota State (1-0), which is heading the Rockies to play Division I powers Colorado and Colorado State, remains at No. 4 while College of Idaho (1-0) sits tight at No. 5.
There were no departures from last week’s poll.
MCLA Division II New Balance Coaches Poll – Week 3
|4.||North Dakota State||486|
|5.||College of Idaho||453|
|6.||Grand Valley State||437|
|12.||Florida Gulf Coast||267|
|16.||UC San Diego||193|
|18t.||Cal State San Marcos||141|
|22.||Central Conn. State||101|
Others receiving votes: San Diego (44), Colorado Denver (30), College of Charleston (26), Elon (24), Rice (19), Western Oregon (16), Wake Forest (12), Stonehill (9), UC Irvine (7), Washington-Mo. (6), Saint Mary’s (4), Central Washington (1), Coastal Carolina (1).