Shock No. 1 in Overwatch League preseason coaches poll

San Francisco Shock DPS Jay "sinatraa" Won, left, talks to Overwatch League host Malik Forte following his acceptance of the OWL MVP award at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California. Photo by Robert Paul/Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

After an offseason filled with drama, roster surprises and no shortage of angst, the results of our inaugural Overwatch League coaches poll are in ... and there's a familiar face at No. 1.

The San Francisco Shock finished the 2019 season on an absolute tear, settling the question of who was the league's true power by easily 4-0ing the Vancouver Titans in the Grand Finals. The Shock bring back almost their entire championship core, with league MVP Jay "sinatraa" Won looking to dominate once again now that he can play DPS for an entire season.

They won't have it too easy, though -- it's a brand new meta this season, and the rest of the league has made moves of its own.

The Overwatch League coaches poll is built off of the responses of coaches from across the Overwatch League. Voters rank the teams from best to worst, and those votes are compiled into an aggregate ranking. The coaches poll will come out weekly during the OWL season.

The rankings

San Francisco Shock

1. San Francisco Shock

New York Excelsior

2. New York Excelsior

Vancouver Titans

3. Vancouver Titans

Seoul Dynasty

4. Seoul Dynasty

Shanghai Dragons

5. Shanghai Dragons

Philadelphia Fusion

6. Philadelphia Fusion

L.A. Gladiators

7. L.A. Gladiators

Atlanta Reign

8. Atlanta Reign

Hangzhou Spark

9. Hangzhou Spark

Guangzhou Charge

10. Guangzhou Charge

Florida Mayhem

11. Florida Mayhem

Chengdu Hunters

12. Chengdu Hunters

Washington Justice

13. Washington Justice

Dallas Fuel

14. Dallas Fuel

London Spitfire

15. London Spitfire

Paris Eternal

16. Paris Eternal

Toronto Defiant

17. Toronto Defiant

Houston Outlaws

18. Houston Outlaws

L.A. Valiant

19. L.A. Valiant

Boston Uprising

20. Boston Uprising