The top of the 2018 US Lacrosse/MaxLaxLA Preseason Coaches Poll looks an awful lot like the 2017 Final Four, with LA finalists Redondo Union No. 1 and Chaminade No. 2 followed by semifinalists Cate and Agoura.
Redondo Union received 10 first-place votes on the 12 ballots submitted, with Chaminade receiving the other two. Redondo was No. 2 on the two ballots that had the Eagles in the top spot, while Chaminade was placed second on six ballots, third on three ballots and as low as No. 6 on one ballot.
Voters had Cate rated anywhere from No. 2 to No. 8 and Agoura as high as No. 3 and as low as No. 9.
Palos Verdes filled out the Top 5, and Oak Park, Royal, Newbury Park, Crescenta Valley and Birmingham rounded out the Top 20.
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Also receiving Top 20 votes: Westridge (4-6), Oaks Christian (2-11), Valencia (5-6), La Canada (6-8), El Segundo (4-11), Mira Costa (2-14).