Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, has released its annual preseason college rankings, predicting nine of 11 defending national champions to repeat as title winners in 2011. The magazine also named its Preseason Player of the Year in each division.
The rankings, compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultations with coaches, predict Syracuse has been tabbed the preseason favorite to capture the NCAA Division I men’s championship.
3. North Carolina
4. Stony Brook
7. Notre Dame
12. Johns Hopkins
Preseason Player of the Year: Kevin Crowley, Stony Brook