Final D-I Poll: Concordia Goes Out on Top
ATLANTA – Fresh off its first – and last – Division I championship, Concordia unanimously sits atop the final MCLA New Balance Coaches Poll.
The Golden Eagles (15-5), which is heading to NCAA Division II next spring, snagged all 27 first-place votes after outscoring their semifinal and finals opponents by a combined 42-20.
Runner-up Virginia Tech (15-4) took the second spot, 45 points clear of their ALC rival Liberty (17-3), which ended up in third.
Chapman (17-4) was slotted fourth following its semifinal run while Georgia Tech (15-4) rounded out the top five.
The SELC finished the season with the most teams (6) in the final poll, followed by the SLC with five.
The PNCLL, RMLC and WCLL all had three teams included in the poll while the ALC and the CLC had a pair apiece. The LSA had one.
Final MCLA Division I New Balance Coaches Poll
|14.||UC Santa Barbara||292|
|16.||San Diego State||247|
Receiving votes: Southern Methodist (35), Michigan State (19), LSU (17), Missouri (15), USC (10), Grand Canyon (9), West Virginia (6), Colorado State (6), Minnesota (5), Tennessee (3), Temple (3), Dominican (2), New Hampshire (1), Santa Clara (1), Sonoma State (1).