MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby holmes435 on Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:14 pm

I would not want to be a pollster this year. You've got a lot of great teams sitting at records like 5-4, 4-3, 4-5, 3-5 who have lots of close losses.

Take Arizona State. 3-5 and they are on a 4-game losing streak, including going 0-3 vs the SELC on a trip east, including two overtime games and an average goal differential of -1. Three of their five losses were in overtime, and every single loss was a one-goal game.

Colorado sits at 5-1 and went 3-0 in their trip east against the SELC, and two of those were overtime games and a goal differential of +1.3 on the trip. They get to play each other this weekend, which should be a good game to watch. Colorado then has a brutal end to their schedule.

I'm excited to see how the undefeated teams continue to do do. Michigan State and Davenport look very dangerous, both with top 10 wins - they face each other this weekend so one will have a loss. South Carolina looks good but they unfortunately don't have any good out of conference games to really gauge them. Utah continues to look good but their SOS is dropping as they haven't beaten anyone with a winning record yet. Chapman is undefeated having gone through the meat of their schedule with a few one-goal wins as well.

Exciting season to say the least.
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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby sheldon26 on Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:30 am

Interesting poll results for this week. It seems like there is a lot of east coast representation, which is good for the MCLA. More exposure brings better talent. Utah is just rolling along, but there will be challenges ahead for a young team come tournament time. Quite a bit of shuffling in the 9 through 19 slots. I think that there is little difference between #9 Concordia Irvine and #19 Cal Poly. I wouldn't want to be on the tournament selection committee this year. Teams 1-4 seem to have separated themselves from the pack.
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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby LeadSled1 on Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:53 pm

ASU and FSU coaches quit mid season a day apart.

GCU loses to unranked Colorado State. Were up 4-1 going into the 4th quarter, then lose 6-7.

Crazy 2 days in the MCLA.
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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby ChargersLax on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:25 pm

MCLA Lacrosse: A Dawg Fight. This week's QuickStick Top 20 Poll is live! See where your school is ranked! https://quickstickblog.com/2018/03/27/q ... arch-26th/
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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby ChargersLax on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:57 pm

This week's QuickStick MCLA Top 20 Poll is Live! Be sure to see where your MCLA stands.https://quickstickblog.com/2018/04/10/q ... 20-4-9-18/
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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby ChargersLax on Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:10 pm

QuickStick has come out with a 2018 MCLA All-Name Team. Pretty funny stuff, stemming off of what IL started to do a couple years back with NCAA player.

https://quickstickblog.com/2018/04/30/2 ... name-team/
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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby LeadSled1 on Tue May 08, 2018 10:28 pm

After downing GCU, BYU downs Utah.
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Re: MCLA Predictions for 2018 Season

New postby holmes435 on Wed May 09, 2018 11:37 am

Utah had a solid season, good luck next year! BYU exacts revenge after an embarrassing mid-season blowout loss.

South Carolina and Michigan State seem to be firing on all cylinders right now, we'll see if they keep it up. Chapman gets by in another tight game, I think that's like their 6th of the season in one or two goal games.

Should be a fun Final 4
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