ATLANTA – After taking down previously undefeated Florida on Monday night to improve to 5-0 on the season, Liberty has taken over the top spot in the New Balance MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll for week three.
The Flames had the second most first-place votes (9) out of the 27 ballots cast, but managed to float five total points clear of No. 2 Brigham Young (2-0). The Cougars were awarded 13 top votes.
Concordia-Irvine (4-0) remains in the third chair for the second-straight week, bolstered by a pair of first-place votes. Clemson (8-1), which lost on Friday night to No. 10 Arizona State (4-1), drops to fourth with one top vote.
Florida (8-1), which grabbed a pair of first-place votes, moved up three spots despite the setback to Liberty.
Santa Clara (5-0) was the big mover this week, jumping 11 spots to No. 8 overall, one spot ahead of Virginia Tech (6-1). The Hokies moved up four spots.
Michigan State and Colorado departed the poll this week, making way for No. 22 Northeastern (4-0) and No. 24 Auburn (6-2).
Division I New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll – Week 3
Also receiving votes: UC Santa Barbara (49), Colorado (48), Michigan State (40), Missouri (20), NC State (18) New Hampshire (15), Texas (15), Connecticut (9), LSU (7), Texas A&M (7), Indiana (5), Temple (2), Oregon State (1), Oregon (1).