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IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 1

Maryland-Northwestern remain undefeated after top-four wins, remain 1-2 in poll

28 Feb 2011

      The Maryland Terrapins and the Northwestern Wildcats both faced top-four opponents this week and returned unscathed, and the two teams sit 1-2 in the first weekly poll of the 2011 season. Maryland took all 20 first place votes and Northwestern claimed all 20 second place votes, putting some distance between them and the rest of the rankings. Virginia moved up to No. 5, giving the ACC four of the top five slots.

      The ACC leads all conferences with five schools for the second consecutive week, and this week the league has four of the top five spots with the Terrapins leading the way at No. 1 and UNC (No. 3), Duke (No. 4), and Virginia (No. 5) forming a block at the top. Boston College moved up three spots to sit at No. 16.

      The Big East and the CAA both claim four schools. The Big East includes Loyola, who was the week’s biggest mover with a five-spot jump to No. 7. The Greyhounds sit right behind preseason favorite Georgetown, who improved to No. 6. Syracuse starts the second half of the poll at No. 11, just in front of Notre Dame, who comes in at No. 12. In the CAA, James Madison closes out the top-10 at No. 10, while Towson moves to No. 17. William & Mary enters the rankings at No. 19, just in front of Hofstra, who holds steady at No. 20.

      The American Lacrosse Conference and the Ivy Group both have three schools in the rankings. The ALC is led by Northwestern at No. 2, Vanderbilt just edges out Florida at No. 13. Penn leads the Ivy charge at No. 8, while Dartmouth moves to No. 15 and Princeton enters the poll at No. 18.

      Stanford is the lone representative of the MPSF; the Cardinal move up four notches to rank in the top-10 at No. 9.

      On March 4, the top-ranked Terrapins welcome the Cavaliers to the top-five with a game in Charlottesville. On March 5, eight ranked teams are in action, starting with the game in our nation’s capital between No. 6 Georgetown and No. 2 Northwestern. Up the road, the No. 7 Greyhounds face the No. 17 Tigers in a key intra-city game. The No. 8 Quakers host the No. 3 Tar Heels and the No. 4 Blue Devils welcome the No. 18 Tigers to the rankings on the same day.

            The next weekly poll will be released on March 7.

 

            IWLCA Division I Week 1 Poll (28 Feb 2011)

                                               Record           Votes   (1st pl) Previous

1. Maryland                               4-0                 400   (20)           1

2. Northwestern                        3-0                 380                    2

3. North Carolina                      3-1                 359                    3

4. Duke                                       3-1                 337                    4

5. Virginia                                  2-1                 282                    7t

6. Georgetown                          0-0                 273                    7t

7. Loyola                                    1-0                 268                   12

8. Pennsylvania                         1-0                 267                    6

9. Stanford                                 4-0                 242                   13

10. James Madison                  1-0                 211                    9

11. Syracuse                             1-2                 189                    5

12. Notre Dame                         2-2                 186                   10

13. Vanderbilt                            2-2                 167                   11

14. Florida                                 3-1                 148                   17

15. Dartmouth                           1-0                 145                   14

16. Boston College                  3-0                   78                   19

17. Towson                                0-0                   73                   15

18. Princeton                             1-0                   43                   RV

19. William & Mary                    1-1                   28                   RV

20. Hofstra                                2-1                   25                   20

 

Also receiving votes: Albany,, Johns Hopkins, Louisville, Massachusetts, Navy, Penn State, Rutgers,

 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 1

Adelphi wins, remains atop polls for first week

28 Feb 2011

      The Adelphi Panthers continue their reign atop the rankings as the first week’s poll is published; AU swept all ten votes in a unanimous selection. The same 10 teams remain ranked as in the preseason, with some shuffling through the poll, but the top three of Adelphi, C. W. Post, and Lock Haven remain intact.

      The PSAC leads all conferences with four schools. Lock Haven holds at No. 3 while West Chester slips to No. 5; Mercyhurst remains at No. 6 and Gannon rises one slot to No. 9. The Northeast-10 boasts three institutions, led by No. 1 Adelphi and followed by No. 6 LeMoyne and No. 8 Stonehill.  C. W. Post from the ECC sits at No. 2 and conference-mate Dowling moves to No. 10, and Limestone (No. 5) represents the Conference Carolinas.

      In games between ranked opponents this week, on March 1, Gannon will travel to Pfeiffer, who received votes in the latest rankings. On Wednesday, the No. 4 Saints host the No. 6 Lakers of Mercyhurst. On Friday, March 4, the two teams picking up votes will square off as Rollins travels to face Pfeiffer. The No. 9 Golden Knights continue their tour of the south on Saturday as they face No. 4 Limestone.

      The next weekly poll will be released on Mar. 7.

            IWLCA Division II Week 1 Poll (28 Feb 2011)

                                               Record           Votes   (1st pl) Previous

1. Adelphi                                  1-0                 100   (10)           1

2. CW Post                                0-0                   87                    2

3. Lock Haven                            0-0                   77                    3

4. Limestone                              2-0                   64                    5

5. West Chester                        0-0                   56                    4

6t. LeMoyne                               0-0                   43                    8

6t. Mercyhurst                            0-0                   43                    6

8. Stonehill                                 0-0                   28                    7

9. Gannon                                  1-0                   22                   10

10. Dowling                                0-0                   12                    9

 

Also receiving votes: Pfeiffer, Rollins

 

IWLCA Division III Poll, Week 1

Salisbury remains on top of poll

28 Feb 2011

      The Salisbury SeaGulls continue on top of the poll after earning the No. 1 ranking in the preseason; the top 19 teams from the preseason remain in the rankings in week one while Stevenson, Salisbury’s rival in the CAC, joins the top-20. The top 13 places remain the same, while some shuffling took place between ranks 14-18.

      The NESCAC continues to place seven schools in the rankings, equaling the record. Trinity, Colby and Williams remain in a block at 7, 8 and 9, respectively, and Tufts holds at No. 12.  Middlebury moves to No. 15 while Amherst jumps up to No. 17 and Bowdoin remains at No. 19.

      The Capital Athletic Conference now claims three schools with Stevenson’s arrival into the ranks; No. 1 Salisbury is joined by No. 18 Mary Washington and the No. 20 Mustangs.

      Two conferences boast two schools each, including the Centennial Conference and the Liberty League. Both of the Centennial schools are in the top-five, with Franklin & Marshall sitting at No. 3 and Gettysburg just behind at No. 5. Hamilton holds on to the No. 2 spot while Union starts the second half of the poll at No. 11.

      Six conferences are represented by one institution each. TCNJ from the NJAC remains at No. 4, while the SUNYAC’s Cortland holds at No. 6. Stevens of the Empire 8 rounds out the top-10 at No. 10, while Catholic of the Landmark remains at No. 13. The ODAC’s Washington & Lee moves up to No. 14 while Babson from the NEWMAC holds at No. 16.

      On Saturday, March 5 the No. 14 Generals host the No. 3 Diplomats; on Sunday the top-ranked SeaGulls travel to face the No. 13 Cardinals of Catholic in the only two games featuring ranked opponents this week.

      The next weekly poll will be released on March 7.  

            IWLCA Division III Week 1 Poll (28 Feb 2011)

                                           2011 Record      Votes   (1st pl) Previous 

1. Salisbury                                2-0                 397   (18)           1

2. Hamilton                                0-0                 382   (2)             2

3. Franklin & Marshall              0-0                 341                    3

4. TCNJ                                      0-0                 334                    4

5. Gettysburg                            1-0                 333                    5

6. Cortland                                0-0                 281                    6

7. Trinity (CT)                            0-0                 275                    7

8. Colby                                     0-0                 256                    8

9. Williams                                0-0                 208                    9

10. Stevens                              0-0                 192                   10

11. Union                                  0-0                 170                   11

12. Tufts                                    0-0                 162                   12

13. Catholic                              0-0                 160                   13

14. Washington and Lee        3-0                 150                   15

15. Middlebury                          0-0                 131                   14

16. Babson                                0-0                 104                   16t

17. Amherst                               0-0                   87                   18

18. Mary Washington                2-2                   81                   16t

19. Bowdoin                              0-0                   62                   19

20. Stevenson                           1-1                   25                   NR                 

 

Also receiving votes: Brockport, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Elizabethtown, Haverford