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NCAA Lacrosse: Latest Lacrosse Magazine Men’s Div I Rankings Feature #1 Duke Followed By Maryland, North Carolina, Denver And Princeton

NCAA Men's Lacrosse

NCAA Men's Div I Rankings

Who’s Hot?
Maryland (+6): The Terps made a big statement, welcoming Syracuse to the ACC with an 16-8 thumping in the Carrier Dome. Maryland faceoff man Charlie Raffa swung momentum in the Terps’ favor.
Drexel (+5): Entering Saturday, Drexel hadn’t lost to Albany since 2009 and the trend continued in a 14-13 shootout between the two teams, which combined for 97 shots. A week after falling to Virginia by just one goal, the Dragons crack the top 15 after taking down the Great Danes. Drexel is squarely in the running to win the CAA title this season.
Penn State (+4): After a week outside the top 10, the Nittany Lions return with a one-goal win on the road at Notre Dame. They sit behind Loyola, which beat Penn State in overtime the game prior.
Who’s Not?
Notre Dame (-6): The Irish managed just seven goals at home against Penn State. Six spots may be looked at as a steep drop, but Notre Dame isn’t far off teams ranked just above them.
Albany (-6): The Great Danes sit at 0-2 with a pair of one-goal losses to Syracuse and Drexel. They’ll need to work their way back up the rankings the rest of the year.
Syracuse (-5): An eight-goal loss to Maryland is concerning. Syracuse’s weakness — faceoffs — showed up again in its inaugural ACC contests. It won’t get any easier in the conference with faceoff guys like Brendan Fowler (Duke) and RG Keenan (North Carolina) looming.

NCAA Lacrosse: Latest Lacrosse Magazine Women’s Div I Rankings Features #1 Duke Followed By Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern And Florida

NCAA Women's Lacrosse

NCAA Women's Lacrosse Poll

Who’s Hot?
Towson (+5): The Tigers opened with a pair of wins this week, topping UMBC and Georgetown to get out of the gate strong. The win over Georgetown (ranked No. 8 last week) coupled with the fall win over Team USA make it seem like this Towson squad means business – we’ll find out how seriously this Sunday when they travel to No. 3 Syracuse.
Loyola (+2): Continuing a solid run of wins to start the season, Loyola topped Princeton 15-10 at home on Saturday, knocking the preseason No. 19 Tigers out of the rankings.
Boston College (+4): Wins over New Hampshire and Ohio State – two teams that are both in the conversation for rankings consideration – and some losses ahead of them continue the Eagles into the Top 10.
Who’s Not?
Georgetown (-6): A steep drop follows the Hoyas loss to Towson, but Georgetown has a chance at regaining some ground if they can have a successful trip to Princeton this weekend.
Stony Brook (-6): A tough tumble for the Seawolves after a one-goal loss against Notre Dame, but this tends to happen in the early season before we have a full picture of the landscape. Stony Brook has Drexel early this week and a tough visit from No. 5 Florida on the weekend, so a sweep would bump it right back into the Top 10 fringe.
Virginia (-3): Yes, the Cavaliers have lost to three Top 10 teams, one of which was by a last-second goal. But 1-3 is still not a start that any team wants to put down, no matter what your opponent RPI happens to be. One win against Richmond is the only positive the Cavaliers have, and Penn State comes to town for another tough tilt this week.
Who’s New?
Louisville (No. 20): Princeton’s loss to Loyola by five goals and wins over Old Dominion and William & Mary are enough to nudge the Cardinals into the rankings this week. Their only loss was a close one (14-11) against No. 6 Duke, but another test looms this week against No. 18 Denver.
Dropped Out?
Princeton: It’s always tough for Ivy League teams to get out of the gate with their later start times, so the Tigers will most likely rebound as the season progresses. But a five-goal loss when you’re on the edge of the rankings makes it hard to argue against giving another solid team the nod.

NCAA Lacrosse: Lacrosse Magazine Women’s Div I Rankings Features #1 North Carolina Followed By Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern And Duke

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Who’s Hot?
Boston College (+6): It’s early, so adjustments are going to be common at this point as we transition from preseason expectations to on-field results. The Eagles travelled to South Bend, Ind. and served as a not particularly welcome wagon for the Atlantic Coast Conference against Notre Dame, taking a 15-10 win. With few other teams in the second half playing, it made for a big leap this week.
Who’s Not?
Notre Dame (-5): See above
Virginia (-3): Two weeks and two losses for the Cavaliers, who stood pat last week at their preseason ranking after a narrow loss to Northwestern, but slipped this week after Loyola came into Charlottesville and handed them a four goal loss. Things don’t get any easier this week with a visit from No. 3 Syracuse.
Who’s New?
Nobody yet. Louisville dominated Detroit 18-1 and is definitely in the mix, but since no teams ranked below Notre Dame (which came in at No. 11) lost, it’s hard to argue putting them in just yet. Next week should see some potential shuffling.
Dropped Out?
Nobody. As mentioned, few of the second half were playing this week, and those that did either won or lost to another ranked team that makes it hard to argue a case for dropping out of the rankings.

NCAA Lacrosse: Latest Lacrosse Magazine Men’s Div I Rankings Features #1 Duke Followed By Syracuse, North Carolina, Notre Dame And Denver

NCAA Men's Lacrosse


Who’s Hot?
Loyola (+4): The Greyhounds went on the road to State College and took down Penn State in overtime.
Who’s Not?
Penn State (-5): The Nittany Lions loss, along with yet another one-goal win by Virginia, and strong performances by Albany and Johns Hopkins, drops Penn State down the ladder.
Ohio State (-5): The Buckeyes are 0-2 with both losses coming in extra time, first to Johns Hopkins and on Sunday night to UMass.
Who’s New?
UMass (16): The Minutemen took down Ohio State 12-11 in overtime in a NBC Sports Network-televised game that ended just short of midnight on Sunday.
Drexel (20): Although the Dragons lost their opener, it was only by one goal to a Virginia team that is ranked in the top 10. Drexel is in the running to win the CAA automatic qualifying bid this season, especially with Penn State ineligible for the conference title.
Dropped Out?
Bucknell (previously 15): The Bison fell to defending NEC champion Bryant on Sunday.
Villanova (previously 20): The Wildcats were outlasted in three overtimes by Lehigh.
Key Results
Duke 14, Denver 10: The Blue Devils beat Denver after losing to the Pioneers in their previous three meetings. The win was a top-5 victory for Duke, which isn’t feeling its normal February blues, off to a 2-0 start.
Syracuse 17, Albany 16 (OT): A thriller in the Carrier Dome lived up to its expecations and showed that the Orange and Great Danes are once again NCAA tournament contenders this season.
Loyola 12, Penn State 11 (OT): This decision led to the biggest swing involving top-10 teams in this week’s rankings.

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Div I Poll Feature #1 North Carolina Followed By Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern And Duke

NCAA Women's Lacrosse

Who’s Hot?
Duke (+1): The Blue Devils opened with a pair of wins this week, including a 14-11 win over a scrappy Louisville squad on Sunday. With Florida taking a tumble after a lopsided loss at North Carolina, Duke reaped the benefits.
Who’s Not?
Florida (-3): The only other Top 20 team to lose this week was Virginia, and the Cavaliers lost by just a goal to Northwestern while the Gators had a tough go against No. 1 North Carolina, falling by 12. Florida is replacing a lot of its key players from a year ago, so this week’s result could just be the product of running into a very good Carolina squad before it had a chance to gel, or it could be a sign that some work needs to be done in Gainesville.
Who’s New?
Nobody yet. Louisville played well against Duke in a loss and Ohio State played well in its opener after being in the discussion prior to the season

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NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Latest “Lacrosse Magazine” Div I Rankings Feature #1 Duke Followed By Syracuse, North Carolina, Denver And Notre Dame

NCAA Men's Lacrosse

Who’s Hot?
Johns Hopkins (+1): The Blue Jays rise one spot compared to their preseason ranking after a 10-9 triple-overtime win at home Sunday over Ohio State. As the season goes on, this “Who’s Hot?” category likely will be filled by teams who jump more than just one ranking position, but with a relatively by-the-book elsewhere during the first real busy weekend of the season, there wasn’t a ton of movement.
Who’s Not?
Loyola (-2): It’s a bit unfair to say the Greyhounds “are not” after mounting a eight-goal comeback only to lose in at Virginia in an overtime thriller last Thursday. But Loyola is one of only two teams to have dropped any spots in the rankings.

NCAA Men's Div I February 10 Rankings

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #4 In USILA Coaches 2014 Preseason Poll

Denver Men's Lacrosse 2014 Preseason Rankings

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team is ranked No. 4 in both the USILA Coaches’ and the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Media Preseason Polls that were released on Monday.
Denver finished last season with a 14-5 overall record and its second trip to the NCAA Tournament Semifinals in three seasons.
The Pioneers claimed 215 points in the USILA Coaches’ Poll, sitting behind Syracuse (240), North Carolina (236) and Duke (230). In the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, Denver has 319 points and sits behind Duke (374), Syracuse (346) and North Carolina (337).
Seven of the Pioneers’ 2014 opponents are ranked within the top-20 in both polls, while Air Force is receiving votes in the Coaches’ Poll and Georgetown is receiving votes in the Media Poll.
To view the USILA Coaches’ Poll, click here.
To view the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, click here.
Denver opens the 2014 season on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Air Force at 1 p.m. MT. The Pioneers then travel to take on defending national champions Duke on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Durham, N.C.

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine 2014 Preseason Top 10” Features Adelphi Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #1 Followed By Le Moyne, Mercyhurst, LIU Post And Limestone

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Div II

Returning national semifinalist Adelphi begins 2014 as the top team in Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse preseason rankings.
Adelphi finished last season with a 14-3 record and went 10-2 in the Northeast-10.
The Panthers fell to eventual champion and NE-10 foe Le Moyne in the final four, but they return several key starters in first-team All-American midfielder Joe Celano, faceoff man Greg Puskuldjian and starting goaltender Aidan Mennardo.
Adelphi edged the defending champion Dolphins for the No. 1 position. Le Moyne went 18-2 en route to the championship and won the NE-10.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division II Men’s Preseason Top 10

1. Adelphi
2. Le Moyne
3. Mercyhurst
4. LIU Post
5. Limestone
7. Seton Hill
8. Lake Erie
9. Dowling
10. Merrimack

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 10” Features LIU Post #1 Followed By Adelphi, Le Moyne, Limestone And Lock Haven

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Two-time defending NCAA Division II women’s champion LIU Post is Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason top-ranked team heading into the 2014 season.
Led by senior attacker Jackie Sileo, who is already Division II women’s lacrosse’s all-time points leader and the NCAA’s all-time leader in assists in any division, LIU Post hasn’t lost a game since 2012.
The Pioneers return many key players in midfielder Katie Rotan and defender Melissa Rohr, among others.
LIU Post went 20-0, and won the ECC in 2013. The season culminated with a 10-7 win over Limestone in the national title game, after a thrilling 7-6 semifinal victory over Long Island rival Adelphi.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division II Women’s Preseason Top 10

1. LIU Post
2. Adelphi
3. Le Moyne
4. Limestone
5. Lock Haven
6. Rollins
7. West Chester
8. Stonehill
9. Dowling
10. Pfeiffer

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
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