D-I Poll: Techs at the Top
ATLANTA – There is a tie atop the MCLA Division I New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll as Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are knotted up in the final regular season poll of the season.
Georgia Tech (14-3), which just rolled to the SELC championship last weekend, and Virginia Tech (12-2), which has its ALC playoff upcoming, each amassed 647 points. The Yellow Jackets garnered 13 first-place votes while the Hokies snagged nine of their own.
Liberty (12-2), a likely foe for Virginia Tech this weekend in the ALC tournament, checks in at No. 3 bolstered by a lone first-place nod. Florida (12-2), the No. 1 team for the past three weeks, dips to No. 4 after bowing to Georgia Tech in the SELC semifinals. The Gators were still listed atop two ballots.
Georgia (12-2), which also lost in the SELC semifinals to No. 12 South Carolina (8-9), fell to No. 5 this week, followed by Concordia (10-4) at No. 6. Each had a first-place vote.
Southern Methodist (11-4), LSU (10-4) and Colorado State (5-8) were escorted out of the polls and replaced by No. 17 Texas (8-2), No. 24 Oregon (7-4) and No. 25 Auburn (8-7).
The seeding and matchups for the 2023 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance will be released on Sunday evening. The national tournament runs from May 8-13 at the Round Rock (Texas) Multipurpose Complex.
New Balance Division I Coaches Poll – Week 10
|14.||San Diego State||296|
|21.||UC Santa Barbara||160|
Receiving votes: Southern Methodist (33), LSU (26), Missouri (21), Texas Christian (8), Minnesota (7), Colorado State (7), West Virginia (6), Grand Canyon (5), Tennessee (3), Santa Clara (3), Temple (2), Sonoma State (1), New Hampshire (1).