Johns Hopkins (+3): A 10-0 start moves the Jays into the Top 10 for the first time this spring after a one-goal win at Georgetown.
Ohio State (+2): A rare case of a team pushing up despite a loss, the Buckeyes fell against Florida, but it was by a goal, and served to bolster the Buckeyes case as being among the elite by playing the No. 5 Gators so close.
Albany (+2): The Great Danes continued their unbeaten start, winning convincing contests against William & Mary and Hofstra. They have Niagara and Binghamton this week and then a big test on April 1st with a visit to Syracuse.
Navy (-6): A 9-8 loss to Boston University nearly dropped the Mids out of the rankings, as they have feasted upon opponents with sub-par records (their nine wins came against teams with a combined 23-52 mark) and fell to a Terriers team that entered with a 2-5 record. BU is better than that record might indicate (their losses are to North Carolina, Maryland, UMass, Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth), but Navy’s 9-1 record needs some more chutzpah to compare against the other teams in the rankings.
Penn (-4): The Quakers were close to a much more precipitous drop, nearly losing on Sunday against Vanderbilt but hanging on. A 10-5 loss to Maryland did some damage, but the Quakers have a week off to prepare for Georgetown on April 1st.