A new king sits on top of the throne as the Utah Valley Men’s Lacrosse program is having a phenomenal year. The Varsity Club Lacrosse boys have been on top of MCLA this season giving us weekly breakdowns and rankings. Let’s see what they have to say for Week 10.
1. Utah Valley
The Wolverines are 9-1 with their only loss being a one goal one to #7 Liberty at home. They have wins over South Carolina on the road and Cal Poly and Boise State. This weekend they have a huge test against #11 Georgia Tech.
2. Boston College
The Eagles haven’t lost a game since their season opener at #15 FSU. This weekend they are off, but next weekend they play CLC opponent #10 Northeastern which have huge effects on CLC playoffs.
Would most likely be #1 if not for their one loss to #2 BC at home. They have 11 wins including ranked ones over South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. They play their final game against rival #15 FSU at home this weekend. With a win they clinch a bye in the SELC tournament.
The Dawgs only loss is to #3 UF back in February. This weekend they play #14 South Carolina who is also a SELC North opponent. They also play a solid Tennessee team this weekend as well.
5. San Diego State
One of two undefeated teams, they play USC this weekend. A win will get them to 4-0 in the SLC which will almost guarantee a spot in the SLC tournament.
6. Virginia Tech
The Hokies just got a huge win over #9 Concordia at home to move to 11-2. They have two losses to Georgia Tech and South Carolina, but neither affect their conference standing. They play their final game on 4/15 against NC State.
They only have two losses to Virginia Tech and South Carolina, and this weekend have a huge test against #9 Concordia. They play their final game against James Madison on 4/15. A win gets them the #1 seed in the ALC North.
They only have losses to BC and Cal, but are still undefeated in SLC and they have a chance to move to 4-0 this weekend if they beat UCLA.
The Golden Eagles are 7-2 with a lot of big wins, but two bad losses to #18 Arizona State and #21 Cal which puts them at 3-1 in the SLC as the playoff races heats up.
This past weekend they dropped a tough one to then unranked Auburn, but made up for it with a win at Georgia Tech. They’ve taken three long road trips, but stay in New England for the rest of the season.
11. Georgia Tech
They started the season 9-0, but have dropped the last three to Liberty, UGA, and Northeastern. They’re SELC season is over, and this weekend they have a chance to build their at-large resume against Utah Valley and BYU in Utah.
12. Simon Fraser
The other undefeated team in Division 1. They play their first home games against Western Washington and Washington State.
They’ve dropped 2 of the last 3, but have a great chance to bounce back this weekend and improve their at-large resume with a win over Georgia Tech at home.
14. South Carolina
Probably the highest ranked team in any sport at any level ever to have a losing record. They dropped seven straight after their first game, but have since beaten Virginia Tech and Liberty, both of whom were #1 seeds at the time. They have another big one against #4 UGA. A win keeps their SELC playoff hopes alive.
15. Florida State
The Noles started 10-0, but have dropped their last three to UGA, Auburn, and Colorado. They play rival Florida this weekend, a win will get them a bye in the SELC tourney.
The Buffs have played less games than most ranked teams, but recently had a huge win on the road over FSU. They start conference play this week with a game against Utah.
They have a SLC loss against SDSU, but have another conference game this weekend against GCU, which is a must win in an always competitive SLC playoff race.
18. Arizona State
ASU has some big out-of-conference wins, but also two conference losses which makes their game on 4/15 against GCU a big one.
19 .Cal Poly
The Mustangs are 5-5, but are still undefeated in WCLL. This weekend they play division opponent Santa Clara, a team that has a couple upsets this season.
5-4, but just like Cal Poly their still undefeated in WCLL. This weekend they play division opponent Stanford.
The Bears are below .500, but they have two Top 10 wins, and are still undefeated in WCLL. They play division opponent Nevada this weekend.
The Ducks have a huge game this weekend against #23 Boise State which is also a PNCLL game. A win will move them into second in the conference.
23. Boise State
Dropped a tough one to UVU this weekend, but they have a chance to move into the first place spot in the PNCLL with a win over Oregon this weekend.
24. Colorado State
They start RMLC play this weekend against Texas and Utah. They loss the three ranked games they played, so it’s looking like they need to win these conference games to keep their nationals hopes alive.
After starting the season 1-6, the Tiger have won six straight which includes ranked wins over Florida State and Northeastern. They locked in an SELC playoff spot and finished their season this weekend against rival Alabama.
1. San Marcos
Still undefeated, they play another SLC game this weekend against UC Irvine.
2. Rhode Island
Just like San Marcos, they’re undefeated with only conference games left, all which they’re favored to win.
3. Florida Gulf Coast
Undefeated with only one game left, this weekend they play rival FAU. A win gets them a #1 seed in the SELC tourney.
4. Montana State
They only have one loss to St. Thomas. This weekend they pay #11 Utah State, which is likely the RMLC finals game.
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— 2023 MCLA National Tourney (@MCLA_Tournament) March 11, 2023
5. Missouri State
This past weekend they beat GVSU, but lost to St. Thomas which will hurt their at-large bid chance. They also beat Drury which means they’ve won the LSA North. They only have two out-of-conference games left against UMD and SJU.
6. Grand Valley State
They’ve already won the UMLC East and now just have two Division 1 games left before the UMLC tourney.
7. St. Thomas
This weekend they have a huge UMLC West game against UMD. This past weekend they lost to GVSU, but got a big win over Missouri State.
They have the most wins in Division 2 and two losses to Montana State and San Marcos. This weekend they play a big out-of-conference game against #11 Utah State.
9. Wake Forest
Another undefeated team, they have wins over Kennesaw State and Coastal Carolina. They still have a big conference game left against UNCC on 4/16.
10. UC San Diego
They only have one loss against Montana and just got a big win over Utah State. This weekend they play newly ranked San Diego, who is also a SLC South opponent.
11. Utah State
They’re coming off an out-of-conference loss to UCSD, but are still undefeated in RMLC. They look to stay undefeated in RMLC when they play Montana State this weekend.
They’ve played less games than most ranked teams. On 4/16 they play Wake Forest which is looking like the ALC title game.
It’s about that time again…GAMEWEEK️️️
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— Charlotte Club Lacrosse (@49erLacrosse) April 4, 2023
13. Kennesaw State
They haven’t played since 3/28 when they lost to WFU. They look to get back on track this weekend against App State.
14. Air Force
They haven’t played since March 5th, but have two conference games against Southern Utah and Fort Lewis this Saturday.
Just got a division win in the always competitive UMLC DII. They play St. Thomas this weekend, which should be a huge test for the Bulldogs.
16. College of Idaho
They got a huge out-of-conference win against UC Davis. They play Saint Mary’s this weekend before playing a huge conference game against Montana on 4/14.
17. Western Washington
The dark horse in the PNCLL playoff race, they clinched a playoff spot and finish the season against Simon Fraser and Multnomah.
18. Florida Atlantic
A team with some big wins, but also with some bad losses. This weekend they play FGCU, a win get them a #1 seed in the SELC tournament.
19. North Dakota State
Another team with big wins, but a record that doesn’t necessarily reflect that. They play St. Thomas on 4/16.
Just like NDSU and most UMLC teams, they have some big wins, but also some losses due to their tough schedule. They play Miami (OH) next week before playing St. Thomas and SJU.
21. Saint John’s
With a loss to UMD, they need to beat St. Thomas on 4/21 to keep their UMLC playoff hopes alive.
22. Northern Arizona
They play Claremont this weekend and with a win they win the SLC North and get a #1 seed in the tournament.
23. Northwest Nazarene
Back in the rankings after being out for a couple weeks, they a had huge win over UC Davis this past weekend.
24. UC Davis
They dropped three last weekend, but are still undefeated in WCLL and look to keep that going this weekend against SJSU and UC Santa Cruz.
25. San Diego
Ranked for the first time this year, they play UCSD this weekend, a win will move them into second in SLC South.