Maryville University No. 1 in preseason ESPN College League of Legends coaches poll

Maryville University players and staff celebrate their title at the College League of Legends championship on May 26 at the League of Legends Championship Series Arena in Los Angeles. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Provided by Riot Games

Maryville University in St. Louis was selected as the top College League of Legends team in the ESPN college League of Legends preseason coaches poll.

The Saints are the reigning College League of Legends champions and a perennial powerhouse in the collegiate scene. They, along with more than 470 other teams, will begin the College League of Legends regular season Monday.

Below are the full results of the preseason 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.

1. Maryville (24)

2. Columbia College (1)

3. Harrisburg (6)

4. UC Irvine

5. Western Ontario (2)

6. Illinois (2)

7. Michigan State

8. Waterloo

9. Stony Brook

10. Texas

11. Robert Morris

12. Illinois Wesleyan

13. Arizona State

14. Toronto

15. British Columbia

16. North Carolina State

17. UT Dallas

18. Winthrop

19. Miami Ohio

20. Grand View

21. Ottawa

22. York University

23. George Mason

24. Ohio State

T-25. Michigan

T-25. Maryland

Others receiving votes: San Jose State, Boise State, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ryerson, Cal Poly