Pitt, Utah State Continue Hold on No. 1 in WCLA Polls

Andrew Leal

Defending D-II champion Loyola Club, not ranked last week, debuted at third after opening the year with three wins.


There were no changes at the top in this week’s WCLA (Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates) Division I and II coaches polls, with Pittsburgh and Utah State maintaining the No. 1 spots, respectively.

UCLA, BYU, Michigan Club and Cal Poly round out the top five in the Division I ranking.

Stanford, Loyola Club, Denver Club and St. Thomas complete the top five in the Division II poll.

No. 6 Virginia Tech Club was one of the biggest Division I movers, jumping three spots this week after posting wins over No. 10 Duke Club and No. 12 North Carolina Club. In addition, four other members of the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Lacrosse League (MAWLL) moved into the poll this week: UNC, No. 13 James Madison Club, No. 17 Maryland Club, and No. 18 Penn State Club.

In Division II, defending champion Loyola Club, not ranked last week, debuted at third after opening the year with wins over Drexel, Penn, and Temple. 

No. 8 Nevada-Reno made the largest jumped of the week, moving up 12 spots following weekend road wins at No. 2 Stanford and unranked Chico State. 

The WCLA features 230 Division I and Division II non-varsity teams that compete under the US Lacrosse umbrella. The 2019 season will conclude with the US Lacrosse WCLA D-I and D-II national championships in Virginia Beach, May 8-11.
 







WCLA Division 1 National Top 20

 

Feb. 27, 2019

Record

Points

First Place Votes

1 Pittsburgh 7-0 160 8
2 UCLA 5-1 148 0
3t Michigan Club 3-2 137 0
3t Brigham Young 3-0 137 0
5 Cal Poly 4-3 119 0
6 Virginia Tech Club 5-1 106 0
7 Santa Clara 4-3 105 0
8 San Diego State 5-0 101 0
9 Georgia 4-4 99 0
10 Duke Club 2-4 76 0
11 Texas 6-2 63 0
12 North Carolina Club 1-1 61 0
13t James Madison Club 2-2 40 0
13t Utah 4-0 40 0
15 Cal Berkeley Club 4-2 37 0
16 Colorado Club 1-2 35 0
17 Maryland Club 1-0 34 0
18 Penn State Club 0-1 31 0
19 Florida State 7-2 22 0
20 Colorado State 3-2 20 0

WCLA Division 2 National Top 20

 

Feb. 27, 2019

Record

Points

First Place Votes

1 Utah State 3-0 118 4
2 Stanford Club 2-2 102 0
3 Loyola Club 3-0 99 3
4 Denver Club 2-2 97 0
5 St. Thomas 3-0 91 0
6 Grand Valley State Club 3-1 87 0
7 Air Force 5-1 85 0
8 Nevada-Reno 4-1 75 0
9 TCU 3-2 67 0
10 Oakland 2-0 66 0
11 UC San Diego 6-0 57 0
12 Elon Club 2-0 56 0
13 Iowa State 2-1 41 0
14 East Carolina Club 1-1 31 0
15 Wake Forest 1-0 26 0
16t Gonzaga 2-0 24 0
16t Illinois State 0-2 24 0
16t UC Irvine 5-1 24 0
19 Coastal Carolina Club 1-0 23 0
20 Cal State San Marcos 4-1 14 0

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