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ATLANTA – For the fourth straight week, Brigham Young and Concordia-Irvine sit in the top spots of the New Balance MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll.
The Cougars (11-0) still sit comfortably in the big chair, gobbling up 26 of the 27 first-place votes cast this week. The Eagles (10-1) are 27 points clear of the third-place team, with their lone loss coming to BYU by a goal.
Liberty (10-1) inches up a spot to No. 3 and snagged the remaining first-place vote. Florida (12-1) also moved up a spot in fourth.
After its big win over Clemson (11-2) on Sunday, Virginia Tech (9-1) jumps to No. 5, 12 points ahead of the Tigers.
Florida State (5-6) dropped out of the poll this week to make way for UC Santa Barbara (5-5). The Gauchos knocked off No. 12 Santa Clara (6-3) to make the leap.
Division I New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll – Week 6
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Others receiving votes: Dominican (44), Florida State (27), NC State (18), Michigan State (14), Cal Poly (12), James Madison (11), New Hampshire (8), Texas A&M (7), Texas Christian (6).