College League of Legends coaches poll — Teams gear up for big matchups in Week 6

Maryville University remains the No. 1 College League of Legends team in the country as regular season play in multiple regions approaches its close.

The Saints are among four teams that remain unbeaten in the North region, all of which are ranked in the top 10 entering a big week. Maryville will face No. 10 Illinois, and either No. 2 Columbia College or No. 9 Michigan State will exit Week 6 with their first loss of the CLoL season.

Unbeaten records through Week 5 of the regular season propelled other teams into the rankings, too. LSU’s unblemished record in the South and win over Texas gave it a nudge into the rankings at No. 21, and Simon Fraser, at 5-0 in the West with a notable victory over Colorado, claimed the final spot in the top 25. The Tigers will have a tough test this week with a match against No. 4 Winthrop, while Simon Fraser also earned itself a top 10 opponent in the Swiss bracket with No. 8 Arizona State lying in wait.

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As usual, the latter portion of the CLoL season will be a key moment for many teams hoping to qualify for the playoffs. The Riot Scholastic Association of America announced Tuesday that it will be putting together a selection committee to pick the final four teams to qualify for the College League of Legends Championship. It will be the first time at-large bids come into play for CLoL, and the results of this weekend will likely play a large role in the decisions to come on that front.

Below are the full results of the top 25. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of first-place votes for a team. The ESPN poll aggregates picks from nearly 40 coaches across North America every other week during the College League of Legends season.

For more information, check out the previous College League of Legends coaches poll, and see all of our most recent coaches poll results on our Call of Duty League, Overwatch League and CLoL coaches poll hub.

Maryville (31)

Columbia College (1)

Harrisburg

Winthrop

UC Irvine

Waterloo 4

Western Ontario 1

Arizona State (1)

Michigan State 2

Illinois 3

Stony Brook 2

Illinois Wesleyan

Robert Morris

Grand View University 1

George Mason 6

Toronto 2

British Columbia 1

Texas 1

Ottawa 1

Cal

LSU

Virginia Tech

North Carolina State 4

UT Dallas 6

Simon Fraser

In: Cal, LSU, Virginia Tech, Simon Fraser

Dropped out: York University, Miami (Ohio), Ohio State, USC

Also receiving votes: Miami (Ohio), York University, USC, Ohio State, Purdue, Colorado, Buffalo

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