April 21, 2014
Harvard (+1): Only a couple teams gained ground in the rankings this week, and one was the Crimson with its 8-7 win over Princeton. Harvard remains in first place in the Ivy League standings at 4-1 with a head-to-head win over Cornell, which is also 4-1. For the past couple seasons, Harvard has been pegged as a team to watch and it appears there is no more appropriate time than now.
Drexel (+1): “We’re doing our best to peak at the right time,” Dragons coach Brian Voelker said after Drexel beat Towson 13-7 on Saturday night. His group locked up the second seed for the CAA tournament and has won five straight games.
Princeton (-3): Princeton lost any chance of winning the Ivy League title when it lost to Harvard on Saturday. The Tigers are ineligible for the conference postseason tournament. The loss also hurt Princeton’s NCAA tournament at-large chances as every other Ivy League foe ranked ahead of them could be compared more favorably by the NCAA tournament selection committee.
Albany (20): Albany returns to the Top 20 after downing UMBC 18-14 on Saturday. The Great Danes have an intriguing game with Binghamton this week to decide the top seed for the America East tournament. Both teams are 4-0 in league.
Air Force (previously 20): The Falcons made it a one-week stay in the Top 20, falling to Ohio State 8-6 in Columbus. Suddenly, the Buckeyes are 6-6 and right back in the ECAC and national conversation, sitting just outside LM’s main list.