Chapman Takes Over Top Spot in Poll

ATLANTA –- On the strength of 17 first-place votes, Chapman has surged into the top spot of the Under Armour Division I Weekly .

The (9-0) defeated North foe on Sunday, propelling Chapman past new No. 2 (8-0), which was idle this week. The Utes grabbed the remaining nine first place votes.

Chapman had opened the season No. 2 in the poll behind Grand Canyon but dropped to No. 3 in Week 2 as moved up. The climbed back to No. 2 in Week 5 and took over the No. 1 spot for the first time this week.

Colorado (7-1) jumped into the No. 3 spot after knocking off defending national champion and former No. 3 Grand Canyon on Saturday. The Lopes (6-2) dropped to No. 6.

Despite suffering its first loss of the season, State (9-1) didn’t budge in the polls, remaining at No. 4. South Carolina (9-0) rounds out the Top 5.

Concordia-Irvine (6-1) moved up one spot from No. 9 to No. 8, and UC Santa Barbara (5-5) fell three spots to No. 18.

Northeastern (2-1) exited this week’s poll, making room for the return of Colorado State. The Rams check back in at No. 22 on the strength of a win over Grand Canyon.

Under Armour MCLA Division I – Week 6

Rank  Team                Points    1st-place votes
1.    Chapman              641          17
2.    Utah                 627           9
3.    Colorado             589    
4.     State       548    
5.    South Carolina       545    
6.    Grand Canyon         516    
7.    Brigham Young        513    
8.    Concordia-Irvine     450    
9.    Virginia Tech        413    
10.    Liberty             395    
11.    Boston College      375    
12.    Connecticut         359    
13.    Georgia Tech        303    
14.    Davenport           301    
15.    New Hampshire       278    
16.    Arizona State       240    
17.    Georgia             184    
18.    UC Santa Barbara    180    
19.    Florida State       176    
20.    California          164    
21.    Simon Fraser        138    
22.    Colorado State      121    
23.    Clemson             109    
24.    Cal Poly             92    
25.    Oregon               56    

Also receiving votes: Northeastern (54), Florida (52), Texas A&M (16), Oklahoma (5), Alabama (4), Minnesota (2), Texas (2), Santa Clara (1), Oregon State (1).