No. 19 Virginia is the only newcomer in this week's D-I ranking. The Cavaliers are one of eight ranked teams competing in Colorado’s Mile High Invitational this week.

As they have done for most of the season, Pittsburgh and Utah State continue to hold the top spots in the new WCLA (Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates) Division I and II coaches polls, released Wednesday. 

Pittsburgh improved to 10-0 overall with home wins over Penn State Club, Notre Dame Club and Delaware Club last weekend. The high-powered Panthers, who have scored 15 or more goals eight times this year, were held to their lowest scoring total of the season in the 8-6 win over No. 10 Delaware.

San Diego State, Michigan Club, BYU, and Cal Poly round out the top five again this week. There were no changes among the top nine teams in the Division I ranking.

No. 19 Virginia, 2-0 overall, is the only newcomer in the D-I ranking. The Cavaliers are one of 12 teams competing in Colorado’s Mile High Invitational this week, with featured games against No. 4 BYU and No. 18 Boston College Club highlighting UVA’s schedule. The strong MHI line-up includes eight ranked teams among the participants.

In Division II, Utah State maintained its hold on number one despite losing for the first time this year. The Aggies dropped an 11-6 decision against Division I BYU before adding wins over Weber State and No. 18 Utah Valley.

Denver Club, Air Force, St. Thomas and Stanford Club complete this week’s Division II top five. 

No. 11 Navy Club was the highest-ranked newcomer. The Mids make their poll debut after improving to 4-0 overall with a 12-7 win over defending champion Loyola Club. The loss dropped the Greyhounds six spots to number eight this week.

No. 19 Binghamton, 3-0 overall, also returns to the poll one week after falling out of the ranking. Gonzaga, which was number 18 last week, dropped out despite improving to 6-0 overall with a win over Idaho. 

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

 

March 27, 2019

Record

Points

First Place Votes

1 Pittsburgh 10-0 160 8
2 San Diego State 8-0 151 0
3 Michigan Club 3-2 142 0
4 Brigham Young 7-0 139 0
5 Cal Poly 7-4 123 0
6 UCLA 6-3 117 0
7 Virginia Tech Club 6-1 113 0
8 Santa Clara 7-4 103 0
9 Georgia 7-4 99 0
10 Delaware Club 5-2 88 0
11 North Carolina Club 4-2 75 0
12 Utah 9-1 63 0
13 Texas 7-2 56 0
14 Duke Club 4-6 55 0
15t Colorado Club 4-2 41 0
15t Northeastern 4-0 41 0
17 Cal Berkeley Club 6-2 31 0
18 Boston College Club 4-1 28 0
19 Virginia Club 2-0 17 0
20 Maryland Club 4-3 16 0

WCLA Division 2 National Top 20

 

March 27, 2019

Record

Points

First Place Votes

1 Utah State 5-1 171 8
2 Denver Club 6-2 147 0
3 Air Force 7-1 142 0
4 St. Thomas 5-0 126 0
5 Stanford Club 4-2 113 0
6t Grand Valley State Club 3-1 106 0
6t Oakland 6-0 106 0
8 Loyola Club 4-1 96 0
9 Nevada-Reno 7-1 79 0
10 Iowa State 2-1 70 0
11 Navy Club 4-0 67 0
12 TCU 3-2 51 0
13 Wake Forest 4-0 40 0
14 UC Irvine 6-1 39 0
15 New Hampshire Club 3-0 36 0
16 Cal State San Marcos 7-2 35 0
17 Dayton 4-0 34 0
18 Utah Valley 6-4 32 0
19t Binghamton Club 3-0 30 0
19t UC San Diego 7-2 30 0