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Latest NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rankings From Lacrosse Magazine: #1 North Carolina Followed By Maryland, Syracuse, Florida And Boston College


NCAA Women's Lacrosse

Who's Hot? Notre Dame (+7): The Irish are this week's big jumper, shooting up from 15th to eighth on the strength of two good wins -- beating Northwestern on the road during the week and topping Louisville over the weekend. Thus far, their only losses are to No. 5 Boston College and No. 1 North Carolina. Stanford (+7): A three-win week including a pair of thrillers over quality opponents on an East Coast swing moved the Cardinal into the Top 10. A 19-5 win over Fresno State started things, then Stanford paid visits to Towson (8-7 win in OT) and Georgetown (11-10 in 2OT) to improve to 5-1. Johns Hopkins (+5): Up to 7-0 on the season, the Blue Jays topped Towson in reasonably convincing fashion early in the week and then routed George Washington. While chaos has reigned for several teams in the parity-laden early season, the Jays have yet to hit a hiccup. Who's Not? Virginia (-7): Losing games against good competition is still losing games. Right now, Virginia has only Penn State and Richmond in the win column against four losses to the top tier. The only reason they stayed in and Loyola fell out is that their most recent win is closer than the Greyhounds (and was to a team that Loyola just lost by six goals to - trumping Loyola's head-to-head win, which must feel like it was ages ago for fans at Homeland. Northwestern (-5): Not an easy week for the Wildcats, who slip after being edged by Notre Dame and Ohio State, the latter of which hadn't topped Northwestern since 2003. Who's New? Ohio State: After suffering three losses as February turned to March (by a combined five goals), the Buckeyes roared back this week with one-goal wins over Louisville and Northwestern. Brown: A win over Princeton earns Bruno a spot in our rankings, a fair boost considering it was the first time the Bears had topped the Tigers since 1991. (The Lions have also already been dispatched on the season for Brown, which already topped Columbia in a previous week). Dropped Out? Loyola (14): Two weeks ago, the Greyhounds were 2-0 and sitting pretty at No. 7. After four consecutive losses, they've dropped out. I would bet they'll be back - three of the four losses were by one goal including Tuesday against No. 4 Florida - but it's tough to keep Loyola in at this point. Louisville (18): A week after jumping into the rankings, the Cardinals are back on the outside looking in after falling to Ohio State and Notre Dame.

Who’s Hot?
Notre Dame (+7): The Irish are this week’s big jumper, shooting up from 15th to eighth on the strength of two good wins — beating Northwestern on the road during the week and topping Louisville over the weekend. Thus far, their only losses are to No. 5 Boston College and No. 1 North Carolina.
Stanford (+7): A three-win week including a pair of thrillers over quality opponents on an East Coast swing moved the Cardinal into the Top 10. A 19-5 win over Fresno State started things, then Stanford paid visits to Towson (8-7 win in OT) and Georgetown (11-10 in 2OT) to improve to 5-1.
Johns Hopkins (+5): Up to 7-0 on the season, the Blue Jays topped Towson in reasonably convincing fashion early in the week and then routed George Washington. While chaos has reigned for several teams in the parity-laden early season, the Jays have yet to hit a hiccup.
Who’s Not?
Virginia (-7): Losing games against good competition is still losing games. Right now, Virginia has only Penn State and Richmond in the win column against four losses to the top tier. The only reason they stayed in and Loyola fell out is that their most recent win is closer than the Greyhounds (and was to a team that Loyola just lost by six goals to – trumping Loyola’s head-to-head win, which must feel like it was ages ago for fans at Homeland.
Northwestern (-5): Not an easy week for the Wildcats, who slip after being edged by Notre Dame and Ohio State, the latter of which hadn’t topped Northwestern since 2003.
Who’s New?
Ohio State: After suffering three losses as February turned to March (by a combined five goals), the Buckeyes roared back this week with one-goal wins over Louisville and Northwestern.
Brown: A win over Princeton earns Bruno a spot in our rankings, a fair boost considering it was the first time the Bears had topped the Tigers since 1991. (The Lions have also already been dispatched on the season for Brown, which already topped Columbia in a previous week).
Dropped Out?
Loyola (14): Two weeks ago, the Greyhounds were 2-0 and sitting pretty at No. 7. After four consecutive losses, they’ve dropped out. I would bet they’ll be back – three of the four losses were by one goal including Tuesday against No. 4 Florida – but it’s tough to keep Loyola in at this point.
Louisville (18): A week after jumping into the rankings, the Cardinals are back on the outside looking in after falling to Ohio State and Notre Dame.

Latest NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rankings From Lacrosse Magazine Feature #1 Maryland Followed By Loyola, Johns Hopkins, Duke And Virginia


NCAA Men's Lacrosse

Who's Hot? Cornell (+8): The Big Red took down previously second-ranked Virginia in Ithaca on Saturday afternoon. It was Cornell's first top-20 win of the year with its other four victories coming Canisius, Hobart, Michigan and Binghamton. Who's Not? Yale (-5): An overtime loss to Fairfield hurts, but the Bulldogs remain in the top 20 for now, holding wins over Bryant, which makes its debut in the rankings this week, and St. John's, which just dropped out. Who's New? Hofstra (17): The Pride have won three in a row — against Ohio State, Georgetown and Fairfield — all teams right outside the top 20. Hofstra's two losses have been by two goals to Princeton and another two goal season-opening loss to Marquette, which looks more like an anomaly as the season moves forward. Colgate (19): Although their most recent win isn't the most impressive result ever seen — a 7-5 win over first-year program Boston University — the Raiders are 5-1 and have beaten Bryant, ranked just below them. Bryant (20): The defending NEC champs beat Drexel and not by the one-goal margin the Dragons are used to for their final scores. The Bulldogs beat them 12-6. Dropped Out? Drexel (16): The Dragons fell to 3-3 with the loss to Bryant. Drexel is a hard team to put a finger on. Wins: Albany, St. John's and Robert Morris. Losses: Virginia, Villanova, Bryant. St. John's (19): At some point quality wins are needed. The Red Storm lost to Syracuse in Georgia on Saturday. The Johnnies wins to date are over Siena and Holy Cross, with losses to the Orange, Yale and Drexel. Army (20): After breaking into the rankings last week, the Black Knights lost in overtime to Rutgers last Tuesday, but they did follow that up with a 10-goal win over Holy Cross.

Who’s Hot?
Cornell (+8): The Big Red took down previously second-ranked Virginia in Ithaca on Saturday afternoon. It was Cornell’s first top-20 win of the year with its other four victories coming Canisius, Hobart, Michigan and Binghamton.
Who’s Not?
Yale (-5): An overtime loss to Fairfield hurts, but the Bulldogs remain in the top 20 for now, holding wins over Bryant, which makes its debut in the rankings this week, and St. John’s, which just dropped out.
Who’s New?
Hofstra (17): The Pride have won three in a row — against Ohio State, Georgetown and Fairfield — all teams right outside the top 20. Hofstra’s two losses have been by two goals to Princeton and another two goal season-opening loss to Marquette, which looks more like an anomaly as the season moves forward.
Colgate (19): Although their most recent win isn’t the most impressive result ever seen — a 7-5 win over first-year program Boston University — the Raiders are 5-1 and have beaten Bryant, ranked just below them.
Bryant (20): The defending NEC champs beat Drexel and not by the one-goal margin the Dragons are used to for their final scores. The Bulldogs beat them 12-6.
Dropped Out?
Drexel (16): The Dragons fell to 3-3 with the loss to Bryant. Drexel is a hard team to put a finger on. Wins: Albany, St. John’s and Robert Morris. Losses: Virginia, Villanova, Bryant.
St. John’s (19): At some point quality wins are needed. The Red Storm lost to Syracuse in Georgia on Saturday. The Johnnies wins to date are over Siena and Holy Cross, with losses to the Orange, Yale and Drexel.
Army (20): After breaking into the rankings last week, the Black Knights lost in overtime to Rutgers last Tuesday, but they did follow that up with a 10-goal win over Holy Cross.

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse March 4 Coaches Poll Features #1 Colorado Followed By Colorado State, Arizona State, Boston College And BYU


March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

MCLA Men's Poll March 4

NCAA Lacrosse: Lacrosse Magazine Men’s Div I Rankings Feature #1 Maryland Followed By Virginia, Duke, Loyola, Johns Hopkins And Notre Dame


NCAA Men's Lacrosse

Who's Hot? Penn (+9): The Quakers fell behind early to Denver, 5-1 at the end of the first quarter, but rallied for a 12-10 win over the previously fourth-ranked Pioneers. Penn has a ton of experienced players all over the field and should be a threat to win the Ivy League title this year. Penn's only loss so far is by three goals to Duke. Johns Hopkins (+6): The Blue Jays are off to a 4-0 start after downing previously fifth-ranked Princeton 15-9 on the road in New Jersey. Notre Dame (+4): North Carolina led for three quarters on Saturday, but the Irish rallied for an 11-10 win in Chapel Hill. It was a nice bounce back from losing 8-7 at home to Penn State the week before. Who's Not? Denver (-7): The Pioneers lost control against Penn in the second quarter and couldn't halt the Quakers from coming back to win. Denver is now 3-2 with losses to Penn and Duke, and has a tough stretch ahead: vs. Notre Dame in California on Saturday, a game back home against Penn State next Monday and Ohio State the Saturday after that. Princeton (-7): The loss to Johns Hopkins leaves the Tigers without a signature win so far this season. The most impressive was a 12-10 victory over Hofstra in the season-opener. North Carolina (-4): Had they held on to win, North Carolina likely would have retained the third spot in the rankings. Ifs and buts, ifs and buts... Who's New? Army (20): Army sneaks into the top 20 with 3-1 record, and the lone loss of the season to current No. 13-ranked team UMass. It should be noted that there isn't much difference between teams ranked 16 and beyond to about 35, if you compare the season's results. Nearly every team in that range has a loss that thus far keeps them just out of the top 20, such as Hofstra, which beat Fairfield and Georgetown this past week, but lost to Marquette earlier in the year.  Dropped Out? Ohio St. (18): The Buckeyes sit at 1-3 with losses to UMass, Penn St. and Johns Hopkins, all top 20 teams. They will have a great chance to work back into the top 20 as the season progresses.

Who’s Hot?
Penn (+9): The Quakers fell behind early to Denver, 5-1 at the end of the first quarter, but rallied for a 12-10 win over the previously fourth-ranked Pioneers. Penn has a ton of experienced players all over the field and should be a threat to win the Ivy League title this year. Penn’s only loss so far is by three goals to Duke.
Johns Hopkins (+6): The Blue Jays are off to a 4-0 start after downing previously fifth-ranked Princeton 15-9 on the road in New Jersey.
Notre Dame (+4): North Carolina led for three quarters on Saturday, but the Irish rallied for an 11-10 win in Chapel Hill. It was a nice bounce back from losing 8-7 at home to Penn State the week before.
Who’s Not?
Denver (-7): The Pioneers lost control against Penn in the second quarter and couldn’t halt the Quakers from coming back to win. Denver is now 3-2 with losses to Penn and Duke, and has a tough stretch ahead: vs. Notre Dame in California on Saturday, a game back home against Penn State next Monday and Ohio State the Saturday after that.
Princeton (-7): The loss to Johns Hopkins leaves the Tigers without a signature win so far this season. The most impressive was a 12-10 victory over Hofstra in the season-opener.
North Carolina (-4): Had they held on to win, North Carolina likely would have retained the third spot in the rankings. Ifs and buts, ifs and buts…
Who’s New?
Army (20): Army sneaks into the top 20 with 3-1 record, and the lone loss of the season to current No. 13-ranked team UMass. It should be noted that there isn’t much difference between teams ranked 16 and beyond to about 35, if you compare the season’s results. Nearly every team in that range has a loss that thus far keeps them just out of the top 20, such as Hofstra, which beat Fairfield and Georgetown this past week, but lost to Marquette earlier in the year.
Dropped Out?
Ohio St. (18): The Buckeyes sit at 1-3 with losses to UMass, Penn St. and Johns Hopkins, all top 20 teams. They will have a great chance to work back into the top 20 as the season progresses.

NCAA Lacrosse: Lacrosse Magazine Women’s Rankings Feature #1 North Carolina Followed By Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern And Florida


NCAA Women's Lacrosse

NCAA Women's Div I Rankings March 3

Who’s Hot?
Massachusetts (+6): Still unbeaten after beating Boston University and Iona this week, the only thing holding the Minutewmen back is the lack of a defining win over a top team. There’s a good chance they’ll be able to win out leading up to a March 25th date against Northwestern, and if that’t the case, that’ll be a big one.
Virginia (+4): Virginia continues to be a tough squad to slot, with a sub-.500 record but all three losses coming against ranked teams (and two against the Top 5). A close win over Penn State and losses by a lot of the middle of the pack float them back to the Top 10.
Louisville (+2): A road win over Denver Saturday lifts the Cardlinals a couple spots in their second week in the rankings. If they can go 2-0 against Ohio State and Notre Dame this week, they’ll see even more upward mobility.
Who’s Not?
Loyola (-7): Tough sledding this week for the Greyhounds, who fell by a goal each to Johns Hopkins and then James Madison in the past week. Things don’t get any easier with Penn State visiting on Wednesday.
Stanford (-5): An overtime loss to unranked Vanderbilt hurts the Cardinal, but redemption could be at hand if they can navigate a Fresno State-Towson-Georgetown slate this week with at least two wins.
Penn State (-3): A one-goal loss to Virginia is a tough read, but the Nittany Lions can make it right back into the Top 10 if they can get through James Madison and Loyola in the coming week.
Who’s New?
Johns Hopkins (No. 17): A 5-0 record and win over then-No. 7 Loyola put the Blue Jays in the ranks and jump them over a couple of other squads that don’t have the same quality of signature win yet.
James Madison (No. 20): Wins over Loyola paid off this week, as the Dukes make their first appearance of the season. Their only loss so far is to Florida, but Penn State and Connecticut lurk this week.
Dropped Out?
Stony Brook: The Seawolves were routed at home by No. 5 Florida, scoring just once. Their biggest game so far was a one-goal loss to Notre Dame, so their resume isn’t strong enough to warrant a ranking, but don’t be surprised to see them make it back.
Denver: Denver fell on the road to Louisville, but has a chance to right the ship if it can get a win against a Vanderbilt team that just topped MPSL rival Stanford this week.

Nike/US Lacrosse 2014 Preseason West Region High School Girls’ Top 10 Features #1 Amador Valley Followed By Carondelet, Cherry Creek, Torrey Pines And La Costa Canyon


Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

Nike US Lacrosse 2014 Preseason West Region High School Girls Rankings

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Women’s 2014 Preseason Top 20” Features Salisbury #1 Followed By Cortland, Trinity, Middleton And Franklin & Marshall


NCAA Div III Women's Lacrosse

After avenging a loss in the 2012 NCAA title game with a 12-5 win over Trinity last May to capture its second NCAA championship, the Salisbury University Sea Gulls open 2014 as Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason No. 1 for NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse.
Salisbury, which went a perfect 23-0 a year ago, returns first-team All-America selections Ashton Wheatley (G) and Bethany Baer (M) along with second-team honoree Meghan Toomey (D) and several other key players under reigning IWLCA Division III Coach of the Year Jim Nestor.
Cortland, led by IWLCA Defender of the Year Jessica Lavelle, comes in at No. 2 this spring after making the NCAA semifinals in 2013. Trinity, which eliminated the Red Dragons in the semifinals before falling to Salisbury in the title game, is No. 3.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA DIII Women’s Preseason Top 20

1. Salisbury
2. Cortland
3. Trinity
4. Middlebury
5. Franklin & Marshall
6. Gettysburg
7. TCNJ
8. Colby
9. Bowdoin
10. Geneseo
11. RPI
12. York
13. Amherst
14. Susquehanna
15. Hamilton
16. Christopher Newport
17. Ithaca
18. Brockport
19. Fredonia
20. Stevenson