ATLANTA – After rolling to its first national title at the 2022 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance, Utah has been ranked No. 1 in the final New Balance MCLA Division II Coaches Poll.
The Utes (14-3) scooped up 21 of the 23 first-place votes cast to leave them comfortably in the big chair.
Rhode (12-3), who fell to Utah in the championship game, 13-7, sits at No. 2 with one first-place vote. The Rams are just a lone point ahead of St. Thomas (15-4), with the Tommies checking in third.
Montana (16-6), which made its first appearance in the national semifinals since 2007, is slotted at No. 4 followed by Grand Valley State (10-4) rounds out the Top 5.
2022 Final New Balance MCLA Division II Coaches Poll
|5.||Grand Valley State||478|
|8.||College of Idaho||396||1|
|10.||Cal State San Marcos||369|
|12.||North Dakota State||335|
|14.||Florida Gulf Coast||275|
|15.||UC San Diego||254|
|25.||Air Force Academy||56|
Others receiving votes: Miami (32), Loyola Marymount (19), St. John’s (12), MSU Denver (5), North Texas (5), UC Santa Cruz (4), Tulane (2).