May 3, 2011

IWLCA Releases Week 10 Polls

 

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 10

 

Maryland holds on to No. 1 as three schools take home first-place votes

 

2 May 2011

  

Maryland held on to the top spot in this week’s poll after both the No. 1 and No. 2 teams lost last week for the first time this season; UNC moved up to a season-high No. 2 and Northwestern also moved up to re-enter the top-three. Massachusetts rejoined the poll, coming in at No. 20. Dartmouth moved into the top-10 for the first time this season, rounding out the top half of the poll at No. 10.

  

The American Lacrosse Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference both boast five schools each. The ACC holds on to the top spot and has a block at 1-2 with Maryland and North Carolina; Duke moves to No. 5 to give that league three of the top five schools in the poll. Boston College edges Virginia for the No. 12 spot. Northwestern and Florida sit at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, and three ALC schools form a tight rank near the end of the rankings, with Penn State at No. 17, Ohio State at No. 18, and Vanderbilt at No. 19.

  

Both the Ivy Group and the Big East are represented by three schools. Loyola leads the Big East at No. 9, with Syracuse just ahead of Georgetown at No. 15. Penn leads the Ivy contingent, moving up to No. 7, and Dartmouth also sits in the top-10, rising to No. 10. Princeton moves up one spot to land at No. 14.

  

Stanford, the MPSF champion, holds at No. 6 while the America East’s Albany remains at No. 8. James Madison from the CAA moves up on spot to No. 11 and Massachusetts from the Atlantic-10 comes back in the ranking at No. 20.

  

Tournaments get underway on Thursday. In the Big East at Georgetown, No. 16 Georgetown hosts Notre Dame and No. 15 Syracuse faces No. 9 Loyola. At the ALC tournament in Nashville, No. 17 Penn State takes on Johns Hopkins and No. 19 Vanderbilt hosts No. 18 Ohio State. At the CAAs in Towson, No. 11 James Madison takes on William & Mary while host Towson faces Drexel. On Friday at the Ivy tournament, No. 7 Penn hosts No. 14 Princeton and No. 10 Dartmouth faces Harvard. At the ALC semifinals. No. 3 Northwestern gets the winner of the Penn State/Johns Hopkins match while Florida faces the winner of Ohio State/Vanderbilt.

 

   The final weekly poll will be released on May 9

    

IWLCA Division I Week 10 Poll (2 May 2011)

 

                    Record   Votes (1st pl)    Previous

1. Maryland                 18-1      390 (14)    1

2. North Carolina       12-5      361 (5)     3

3. Northwestern         15-2      358 (1)     5

4. Florida                     14-2      343         2

5. Duke                        13-4      310         4

6. Stanford                   16-2      296         6

7. Pennsylvania          11-4      270        10

8. Albany                       15-0      266         8

9. Loyola                       14-2      221         7

10. Dartmouth             11-3      213        14

11. James Madison   13-3      202        12

12. Boston College    12-6      199         9

13. Virginia                    9-8       146        11

14. Princeton                9-6       133        15

15. Syracuse              10-7      101        18

16. Georgetown           9-7        96        16

17. Penn State             9-7        89        13

18. Ohio State              9-6        58        19

19. Vanderbilt               8-7        57        17

20. Massachusetts    16-2       30        NR

 

Also receiving votes: Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins

 

 

 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 10

 

Adelphi holds on to all 15 first-place votes, top spot in the nation

 

2 May 2011

  

The Adelphi Panthers and LeMoyne Dolphins sit 1-2 in the poll for a fourth consecutive week as Adelphi kept all 15 first-place votes; the two are also seeded 1-2 in this week’s Northeast-10 tournament. The PSAC’s East Stroudsburg enters the rankings for the first time this season after advancing to the PSAC semifinals last week.

  

The PSAC leads all conferences with six schools in the poll; Lock Haven, the 2011 PSASC Champion, leads the rankings at No. 4. West Chester, the runner-up, sits at No. 6 while Mercyhurst moves to No. 11. Three schools form a block at the end of the rankings, with Gannon moving to No. 13, East Stroudburg coming in at No. 14, and Bloomsburg moving to No. 15.

  

The Northeast-10 holds on to five ranked schools, led by Adelphi and LeMoyne at 1-2. Stonehill moves to No. 7, while New Haven enters the top-10 at No. 10 and Merrimack also moves up on spot to No. 12.

  

The East Coast Conference keeps two schools in the poll, with Dowling leading the league at a season-high No. 5 and C. W. Post holding at No. 8. Limestone represents the Conference Carolinas and remains at No. 3 while Rollins competes as an independent and also holds, staying at No. 9.

  

On Wednesday, the NE-10 tournament gets underway and No. 12 Merrimack hosts No. 10 New Haven in a four-vs.-five seed matchup while No. 7 Stonehill meets Southern New Hampshire in the other first round game.  Top-ranked Adelphi will take on the winner on Saturday, while No. 2 LeMoyne will play the winner of No. 7 Stonehill vs. Southern New Hampshire; the finals are on Sunday. Also on Saturday, No. 5 Dowling travels to face No. 8 C. W. Post and No. 3 Limestone hosts No. 9 Rollins.

  

The final weekly poll will be released on May 9.

    

IWLCA Division II Week 10 Poll (2 May 2011)

 

                    Record   Votes (1st pl)    Previous

1. Adelphi                   16-0      225 (15)    1

2. LeMoyne                 16-1      201         2

3. Limestone              17-0      196         3

4. Lock Haven            16-2      179         4

5. Dowling                   12-2      165        6t

6. West Chester         15-4      141        6t

7. Stonehill                  14-3      136         5

8. CW Post                  12-3      128         8

9. Rollins                     11-4       98         9

10. New Haven           10-7       65        11

11. Mercyhurst             13-6       61        12

12. Merrimack              11-6       60        13

13. Gannon                12-5-1      59        10

14. East Stroudsburg 10-9       23        RV

15. Bloomsburg          10-7       19        14

                      

Also receiving votes: Pfeiffer, Regis

 

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll, Week 10

 

TCNJ maintains hold on first place; Trinity moves up to No. 2

2 May 2011

 

   The TCNJ Lions hold on to first place as they remain undefeated, and the nation’s other undefeated team, the Bantams of Trinity, moves up to the No. 2 spot as the IWLCA released its weekly poll today. Bowdoin from the NESCAC moves up three spots to land in the top-10, while Mary Washington rejoins the ranking as the Eagles come in at No. 20.

 

   The NESCAC’s record run of eight ranked schools came to an end this week, but the conference still leads all leagues with seven institutions in the top-20, led by Trinity at the No. 2 slot. Bowdoin moves up to join the Bantams in the top-10, rising three spots to No. 9. Colby leads off the second half of the poll at No. 11, with Middlebury moving to No. 13 and Tufts holding at No. 14. Amherst moved to No. 17 and Bates rose to No. 19.

 

   The Centennial Conference, the Middle Atlantic Conferences, and the Capital Athletic Conference each claim two schools in the poll. Centennial Conference champion Franklin & Marshall and runner-up Gettysburg hold their positions from last week, with F&M remaining at No. 6 and Gettysburg at No. 7. Messiah and Elizabethtown from the MAC both rose one spot each to land at No. 12 and No. 16, respectively. The CAC’s Salisbury remained at No. 5 while Mary Washington moved back into the poll at No. 20.

 

   Seven different conferences are each represented by one school. TCNJ from the NJAC remains at No. 1, while Hamilton from the Liberty League moves to No. 3. The SUNYAC’s Cortland holds steady at No. 4, and Catholic from the Landmark moves up to No. 8. Stevens of the Empire 8 rounds out the top-10, remaining in the top half of the poll at No. 10. Washington & Lee from the ODAC remains at No. 15, and the SCIAC’s Claremont-Mudd-Scripps also holds true, staying at No. 18.

 

   The MAC tournament gets underway on Tuesday, May 3 with the first round. On Saturday, the NESCAC semifinals take place at top-seeded Trinity with the No. 2 Bantams hosting No. 14 Tufts and No. 9 Bowdoin taking on No. 11 Colby with the winners meeting on Sunday.

 

   The final weekly poll will be released on May 9.

 

     IWLCA Division III Week 10 Poll (2 May 2011)

 

                  2011 Record Votes (1st pl)    Previous  

1. TCNJ                              17-0      400 (20)    1

2. Trinity (CT)                     15-0      363         3

3. Hamilton                        15-1      358         2

4. Cortland                         16-1      338         4

5. Salisbury                       16-2      321         5

6. Franklin & Marshall     17-2      317         6

7. Gettysburg                    14-4      283         7

8. Catholic                         12-3      227        10

9. Bowdoin                       14-2      223        12

10. Stevens                      13-3      215         9

11. Colby                          12-3      195         8

12. Messiah                     15-1      175        13

13. Middlebury                 10-5      165        11

14. Tufts                            11-5      159        14

15. Washington & Lee   12-4      137        15

16. Elizabethtown           15-3       94        17

17. Amherst           9-6        69        16

18. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps     14-2 56          18

19. Bates             9-7        33        20

20. Mary Washington  13-7       18        RV

Also receiving votes: Buffalo State, Geneseo, Nazareth, Williams