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NCAA Div II Men’s Lacrosse: Colorado Mesa And Dominican (CA) Are Picked As Co-Favorites In 2014 WILA Preseason Coaches Poll


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NCAA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 20” Ranks Duke Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Syracuse, North Carolina, Denver & Notre Dame


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With several key players returning from last year’s NCAA championship team, the Duke men’s lacrosse team tops Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division I preseason rankings for 2014.
The Blue Devils, who have advanced to seven straight NCAA final fours and won titles in 2010 and 2013 under coach John Danowski, were 16-5 in 2013, winning 14 of their final 15 games.
All six members of the revamped ACC are ranked in the top 10, with 2013 NCAA runner-up Syracuse and North Carolina right behind the Blue Devils at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Notre Dame (No. 6), Maryland (No. 7) and Virginia (No. 9) gave the expanded conference a dramatic presence at the top of the rankings.
Denver is the only non-ACC squad in the top five, earning the No. 4 nod after a trip to the NCAA semifinals last year. The Pioneers will make their Big East debut this season.
The rankings were compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultation with college coaches.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division I Men’s Preseason Top 20

1. Duke
2. Syracuse
3. North Carolina
4. Denver
5. Notre Dame
6. Princeton
7. Maryland
8. Penn State
9. Virginia
10. Albany
11. Loyola
12. Yale
13. Johns Hopkins
14. Bucknell
15. Ohio State
16. Lehigh
17. Penn
18. Cornell
19. St. John’s
20. Villanova

MCLA Lacrosse: March 19 Poll Ranks Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Stanford, Colorado, Arizona State And Chapman


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With BYU taking its first loss of the season, Stanford bumped up a spot and took over the wingman role next to Colorado State at the top of the charts, even garnering a first place vote for the first time this spring. Colorado, however, is hot on the Cardinal’s heels after subduing UC Santa Barbara on Friday night.
There should be some movement next week after No. 5 Chapman makes the trip out to face No. 1 Colorado State and No. 3 Colorado in back-to-back games.
Who’s Hot
Grand Canyon (+3): Solid weekend for the upstart ‘Lopes. They spooked BYU in a one-goal loss and then squeezed past Davenport and Minnesota.
Sonoma State (+3): The Seawolves get a residual bump for the Texas win, but face a stern test on the East Coast swing this week.
Who’s Not
Minnesota-Duluth (-5): The Bulldogs tumble out of the Top 10 after losses to Michigan State and Colorado State, the last of which was a shutout.
Brigham Young (-4): It was a challenging trip to the desert for the Cougars with a one-goal win over GCU and a loss to Arizona State.
Buffalo (Out): It’s been a steady decline for the Bulls, but they could hop right back into the mix with a pair of ranked opponents this weekend.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Latest USILA Coaches Poll Ranks Maryland Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Cornell, Notre Dame, Syracuse And Denver


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Who’s Hot?
Syracuse (+7): The Orange resume looks very impressive since a season-opening loss to Albany: wins over Johns Hopkins, Virginia, St. John’s and Army.
Penn (+7): The Ivy League race will be a fun one to watch this season, as the Quakers continue to prove their worth alongside Cornell, Princeton and Yale and Brown.
Who’s Not?
North Carolina (-8): After losing to Duke last Wednesday, the Tar Heels have yet to win two games in a row this season. But they haven’t lost two in a row eitiher. North Carolina bounces up and down the poll as if on a yo-yo each week.
Johns Hopkins (-7): The Blue Jays lost for the third straight time in the Carrier Dome, and swapped spots in the poll with the Syracuse team that beat them.

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MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Latest Poll Ranks St. Thomas Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Westminster, St. John’s (MN), Concordia (CA) And Dayton


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As expected, Westminster assumed the No. 2 spot in the polls after they rocked formerly No. 5 North Dakota State in Colorado and Grand Valley State lost its first two games of the season in Florida. The Griffins only have one major test in Division II remaining — an April 6 date with No. 4 Concordia (Calif.) — meaning they could be in the second chair for a while.
Who’s Hot
Florida Gulf Coast (+8): The Eagles were the biggest mover of the week after taking down Grand Valley State and then routing two Texas teams.
Sam Houston State (+4): It was a critical trip to Florida for the Bearkats, and they delivered, bouncing both Elon and SCAD, with a meeting with PBA on Tuesday.
Who’s Not
Grand Valley State (-7): It was a slow start to the season for the Lakers with a pair of losses, but they rebounded adequately to stay in the Top 10.
Western Washington (-5): The Vikings enjoyed the weather in Florida, but they went 1-3 on the trip, although all three were against ranked foes.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Latest Coaches Poll Features Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #1 Followed By BYU, Stanford, Colorado And Chapman


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This week’s poll welcomes a pair of neophytes. Oregon State gets out from behind the shadow of the Ducks and enters this week at No. 20 while Grand Canyon, which played in Division II last spring, not only breaks into the rankings, but hurdles Davenport — another program making the jump — setting up this weekend’s throwdown between the ‘Lopes and Panthers.
The top four stayed the same while Chapman finally got the bump it deserved a week late from the ASU road win and checks in at No. 5. After a rivarly game against Wisconsin, Duluth gains admittance to the Top 10, setting up this weekend’s critical games with No. 11 Michigan State and No. 1 Colorado State in Chicago.
Who’s Hot
Boston College (+6): The Eagles didn’t get the bump last week with the Texas win coming after the polls closed. They got it this week.
Georgia (+6): America’s favorite grinders keep churning up the charts. Next big test appears to be No. 17 Georgia in a huge rivalry game.
Who’s Not
Buffalo (-7): As expected, the retooled offense struggled against a stingy Georgia Tech backline. Bulls get Clemson Wednesday.
Simon Fraser (Out): The Clansmen are on the outside looking in this week, but they could find redemption vs. Virginia Tech Tuesday.
Who’s New
Oregon State: The Beavers crack the big board after handling Sonoma State over the weeknd. They should be 11-2 heading into the Oregon game.
Grand Canyon: After lurking in the ‘receiving votes’ bin for several weeks, the ‘Lopes get their chance. Just in time for BYU to come calling.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Latest USILA Coaches Poll Ranks Maryland Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Cornell, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins And Denver


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Through the first month of the season, Maryland and Cornell have established themselves as the top teams in the country, as the latest USILA Division I Coaches’ Poll reflect. Notre Dame is right there as well, but the Irish are coming off a home loss to Hofstra on Saturday and fall to No. 3.
Meanwhile, the Ivy League now has four teams in the Top 20, with Princeton, Penn and Yale joining the Big Red. Princeton visits Penn adn Cornell heads to Yale on Saturday.
Who’s Hot?
Hofstra (+5): The Pride are 4-1 after a win at Notre Dame. Hofstra’s lone loss is to Princeton.
North Carolina (+4): The Tar Heels were on the right end of a wild finish, beating Princeton 16-15.
Penn (+4): The 2013 Quakers add depth to an already competitive Ivy League.
Who’s Not?
UMass (-10): Three straight losses by the Minutemen have them dangling near the bottom of the Top 20. They are struggling without Will Manny.
Penn St. (-5): The Nittany Lions have also lost three straight, to Notre Dame, Ohio State and most recently Lehigh.
Loyola (-4): The defending champs are 4-2 and were defeated by a determined Duke team on Friday night.
Who’s New?
Yale, Duke, Albany
Dropped Out
Colgate, Fairfield, Quinnipiac

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