Arizona State gets some headlines
Arizona State recently got some press about their National Title hopes. Pretty great article, check it out below.
Prodigy Top 25 Polls Released
Prodigy released their top 25 polls for MCLA D1 and D2. There are definitely some surprises, specifically Oregon coming in at #24 despite their record thus far, 412 has talked plenty about that. But are their any other surprises of teams in the poll? Any one that should have been in the polls but isn’t? Chime in below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA (March 1, 2011) – CollegeLAX announced the second 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 CollegeLAX.us.
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 (March 1, 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. University of Texas
11. University of California, Santa Barbara
12. Florida State University
13. Boston College
14. Virginia Tech
15. University of Arizona
16. University of Utah
17. Simon Fraser University
18. Texas State University
19. Sonoma State University
20. Santa Clara University
21. University of New Hampshire
22. University of California
23. University of Illinois
24. University of Oregon
25. University of Central Florida
Prodigy MCLA Coaches Division 2 Top 25 Poll (March 1, 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. Kennesaw State University
10. Briarcliffe College
11. Grove City College
12. Elon University
13. Savannah College of Art and Design
14. Hope College
15. Sam Houston State University
16. University of Northern Colorado
17. Missouri State University
18. Indiana Tech University
19. St. Marys College
20. Cal State Fullerton
21. Missouri Baptist University
22. Tennessee Wesleyan College
23. Concordia University – Irvine
24. North Dakota State
25. Emory University
A full list of all Prodigy MCLA poll rankings throughout the season can be found athttp://www.collegelax.us/polls.php. The next Prodigy MCLA Coaches Poll will be released on CollegeLAX on Tuesday, March 8th.
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.
About CollegeLAX (www.CollegeLAX.us)
CollegeLAX is a private lacrosse web site that exists to promote and primarily cover the MCLA, affectionally called the largest lacrosse league in the world. The site previously existed as USLIA.com and it has existed in one form or another since the spring of 1998. CollegeLAX continues to offers timely information including MCLA scores, Top 25 polls, statistics, schedules, team press releases, selected game photographs and active message forums. Thousands of players, coaches, parents, alumni and fans from across the country visit the CollegeLAX web site each week. For more information, please visit www.collegelax.us, follow us on Twitter @CollegeLAX, or visit www.collegelax.us/mobile from your mobile device. CollegeLAX is a product of SONNYLAX, LLC.
About Prodigy Network
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