Prodigy MCLA Top 25 Polls (February 22, 2011)


The Prodigy MCLA Top 25 Polls were released today with Michigan and St. Thomas in the #1 spots for their respective divisions. Check out the full rankings below. Any surprises? Chime in down below in the comments.


ATLANTA (February 22, 2011) – CollegeLAX announced the first 2011 Prodigy MCLA Coaches Polls earlier today. Prodigy Networks will once again serve as the title sponsor for this year’s Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Coaches Division 1 and Division 2 Polls, announced each Tuesday morning on

As confirmed at the 2010 Summer MCLA Board Meetings, the Prodigy Top 25 poll will be the only ranking system considered by members of the 2011 MCLA National Tournament Selection Committee.

Prodigy MCLA Coaches Division 1 Top 25 Poll (February 22, 2011)
1. University of Michigan
2. Arizona State University
3. Colorado State University
4. Brigham Young University
5. Chapman University
6. University of Colorado
7. Michigan State University
8. University of Minnesota-Duluth
9. Cal Poly
10. Simon Fraser University
11. University of California, Santa Barbara
12. University of Texas
13. Boston College
14. Florida State University
15. Virginia Tech
16. University of Illinois
17. Texas State University
18. Sonoma State University
19. Santa Clara University
20. University of Arizona
21. University of Florida
22. University of California, Berkeley
23. University of Utah
24. University of New Hampshire
25. Lindenwood University

Prodigy MCLA Coaches Division 2 Top 25 Poll (February 22, 2011)
1. University of St. Thomas
2. Davenport University
3. University of Dayton
4. Grand Valley State University
5. Western Oregon University
6. St. John’s University
7. Utah Valley University
8. Westminster College
9. Briarcliffe College
10. Grove City College
11. Elon University
12. Savannah College of Art and Design
13. Kennesaw State University
14. University of Northern Colorado
15. Hope College
16. Sam Houston State University
17. Missouri State University
18. Cal State Fullerton
19. Tennessee Wesleyan College
20. Missouri Baptist University
21. St. Marys College
22. Indiana Tech University
23. North Dakota State
24. Concordia University – Irvine
25. Western Washington University

A full list of all Prodigy MCLA poll rankings throughout the season can be found at  The next Prodigy MCLA Coaches Poll will be released on CollegeLAX on Tuesday, March 1st.

The Prodigy Poll MCLA Division 1 voters are:
Doug Carl (Sonoma State), Ben Clark (New Hampshire), Frank Clark (Minnesota-Duluth), Phil Dodson (Illinois), Tom Greene (SMU), Buff Grubb (Clemson), Bill Harkins (Florida State), Dallas Hartley (Chapman), Brent Hoskins (Simon Fraser), Lane Jaffe (UCSB), Jaron Klopstein (Wisconsin), Jim Lange (Lindenwood), Ken Lovic (Georgia Tech), Chris Malone (Arizona State), Mark Miller (TCU), Craig Morris (Utah), Dan Morris (Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League), Dan Nourse (Cal), John Paul (Michigan), Gary Podesta (Santa Clara), Mike Ryder (Colorado), Matt Schneck (BYU), Chad Snelling (Oregon State), Alex Smith (Colorado State) and Ryan Winters (Florida).

The Prodigy Poll MCLA Division 2 voters are:
Zach Bosh (North Dakota State), Mike Brand (Centenary College), Bob Clarkson (Davenport), Derek Daehn (St. John’s), Kellen Gallacher (Central Washington), Will Gilner (Creighton), Ryland Huyghue (UC, Irvine), Andrew Joly (Missouri Baptist), Colin Knightly (St. Mary’s College), Dave Leach (Regis), Charlie Mark (Dayton), Pete Moosbrugger (St. Thomas), Sean Pagano (Briarcliffe College), Blaine Patrick (Appalachian State), Kevin Perkins (Utah Valley), Dustin Rich (Missouri State), John Robinnette (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference), Mike Schanhals (Hope College), Christopher Southard (Palm Beach Atlantic) and Michael Wilkerson (Portland).

Poll Methodology and Process
The 2011 Prodigy MCLA Top 25 Poll is comprised of current MCLA coaches and MCLA conference administrators who have committed to submit rankings for the top 25 MCLA teams each week. These panelists were selected by CollegeLAX from multiple nominations submitted by various MCLA coaches and all 10 MCLA conferences. The panel has been designed to be a statistically valid representation of all MCLA conferences and includes numerous coaches from across the country.

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    • Yeah and Portland, who beat them is 3-0 and only got votes. I’m calling the U of P Pilots as the single most improved team in the MCLA right now for the season. I was hoping it would be the Occidental Tigers, but U of P is coming out strong from obscurity.

  1. “As confirmed at the 2010 Summer MCLA Board Meetings, the Prodigy Top 25 poll will be the only ranking system considered by members of the 2011 MCLA National Tournament Selection Committee.”

    … so the adidas top 23 poll by mcla mag is completely meaningless now?