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3 Things To Know About College League Of Legends Rankings; Exclusive: List Of Coaches Poll Panelists

League of Legends is a multiplayer, online battle arena, video game developed and published by Riot Games, and one of the first to have a major presence in college esports – including offering scholarships.

To kick off the League of Legends season, the ESPN esports editorial group wanted something that is ever-present throughout college sports: a way for casual fans to keep track of week-to-week action and identify the top teams in the game at any given time.

Front Row has the exclusive list of 47 coaches participating in the first-ever Collegiate League of Legend Rankings.

  1. The voting group includes longtime League of Legends coaches and analysts from 47 schools across the country.
  2. Votes are received every other Monday night and tabulated Tuesday mornings on the West Coast during the regular season (Jan. 7 – March 31).
  3. Forty-three teams received votes in the first edition of the College League of Legends Coaches Poll, which follows similar methodology to the USA TODAY Coaches polls.
Coach NameSchoolConference
Benjamin DuanArizona State UniversityWest
Noah LynnAuburn University South
Sean LienemannBemidji State UniversityNorth
Matthew MaillouxBrock University East
James FitzgeraldCarletonEast
Joseph RudyCoker CollegeSouth
Michael JonesCulver-Stockton CollegeNorth
Chad Harvey Dakota Wesleyan University North
Nate CarsonFlorida Southern CollegeSouth
Daniel HernandezFull Sail UniversitySouth
Conner KleinsasserGrand Canyon UniversityWest
Justin BraggIllinois CollegeNorth
Norman ReidKennesaw State UniversitySouth
Fei Liu Louisiana State University South
Pedro Brito RibeiroMcMaster UniversityEast
Haitham AlgboryMiami University (OH)North
Luke WootenMississippi State UniversitySouth
Maxwell SommersMissouri State UniversityNorth
Stuart McLeodNorth Carolina State UniversitySouth
Gabriel LoayzaNew York Institute of TechnologyEast Coast Conference
Conner VagleNorthern Illinois UniversityNorth
Zach HarringtonShenandoah UniversityEast
Tyler Dugger Southwest Baptist UniversityNorth
Josh SidesSt Ambrose UniversityNorth
Kevin RothSt. Thomas Aquinas CollegeEast Coast Conference
Tony ZhongStony Brook UniversityEast
Kenneth PriceSUNY FredoniaEast
Jacob "Ghostwood" WilkinsonTennessee TechSouth
Kevin WangTexas A&M UniversitySouth
James BatesUC IrvineWest
Chip OgarUniversity of AlabamaSouth
Hayden HudspethUniversity Of ArkansasSouth
Paul ErnstUniversity of DelawareEast
Aaron AsherUniversity of DenverWest
Connor LaidlawUniversity of GuelphEast
Keith TemoresUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoNorth
Sriram TalluriUniversity of MarylandBig Ten
Harrison FangUniversity of MichiganBig Ten
Jalen KeyUniversity of Michigan - Ann ArborBig Ten
Deiter HanbickiUniversity of New MexicoWest
Darren NguyenUniversity of OklahomaSouth
Tanner PetersonUniversity of OregonWest
Brandon S. VermaUniversity of San DiegoWest
Greg AdlerUniversity of Texas at DallasSouth
Leonardo SorianoUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSouth
Alfredo PenaUniversity of Texas Rio Grande ValleySouth
Mervin-Angelo LachicaUniversity Of TorontoEast
Alethia NasonUT ArlingtonSouth
Members of UC Irvine's League of Legends team celebrate the Anteaters' 3-0 victory over Columbia College in the College League of Legends Championship on June 10, 2018 at the LCS Arena in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Riot Games)
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