IWLCA Releases Week 8 Polls

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 8

 

American Lacrosse Conference sets record with six ranked schools

 

18 Apr 2011

 

   The American Lacrosse Conference made history with all six schools ranked in this week’s poll, marking not only the first time that every school in a conference sits in the top-20 but also the highest number of schools from one league ranked in the same poll, breaking the record of five held by both the ALC and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Johns Hopkins’ addition to the top-20 gives the ALC six schools, including two in the top-five and four in the second half of the rankings.

 

   Florida leads the ALC, sitting in the No. 3 spot in the poll, while Northwestern moves to No. 5. Penn State rises two spots to land at No. 13, while Vanderbilt holds at No. 17. Johns Hopkins moves in to the No. 18 spot while Ohio State moves to No. 20.

 

   The ACC holds a block at No. 1-2, led by Maryland and new No. 2 Duke, and with North Carolina holding at No. 4 and Virginia’s move to No. 10, the ACC has four of the top-10 places in the poll.  Boston College sits right outside the top-10 at No. 11.

 

   The Ivy Group and the Big East both claim three schools each and both have one institution in the top half of the poll. The Ivy’s Penn holds steady at No. 8 while Dartmouth moves ahead of Princeton to land at No. 14 while Princeton moves to No. 15. Loyola from the Big East moves to No. 6; Georgetown rises to No. 16 and Syracuse falls to No. 19.

 

   Three leagues each boast one school; Stanford from the MPSF remains at No. 7, and Albany from the America East moves up one spot to sit at No. 9. James Madison from the CAA moves to No. 12.

 

   On Tuesday April 19, a Big East matchup between No. 6 Loyola and No. 16 Georgetown takes place in Baltimore. On Wednesday, the Ivies feature No. 8 Penn hosting No. 15 Princeton. Thursday marks the opening of the ACC tournament; one of the quarterfinal games pits No. 10 Virginia against No. 4 North Carolina. The winner of this game will face No. 2 Duke in the semifinal on Friday. Friday also features an ALC meeting between No. 5 Northwestern and No. 20 Ohio State in Evanston. Two key conference contests take place on Saturday as No. 14 Dartmouth hosts the No. 15 Tigers in Ivy action, while No. 18 Johns Hopkins welcomes No. 13 Penn State. On Sunday, the No. 5 Wildcats play a second consecutive ranked opponent when they host No. 7 Stanford.

 

   The next weekly poll will be released on April 25

 

     IWLCA Division I Week 8 Poll (18 Apr 2011)

 

                    Record   Votes (1st pl)    Previous

1. Maryland                     15-0      400 (20)    1

2. Duke                            13-2      370         3

3. Florida                         14-1      357         6

4. North Carolina           10-4      329         4

5. Northwestern             12-2      313         2

6. Loyola                         12-0      294         5

7. Stanford                     13-1      279         7

8. Pennsylvania             9-3       269         8

9. Albany                          2-0      237        10

10. Virginia                     9-5       223        11

11. Boston College     10-5      156        14

12. James Madison    10-3      136         9

13. Penn State               8-6       121        15

14. Dartmouth               8-3       118        16

15. Princeton                 6-5       109        12

16. Georgetown            7-5       108        20

17. Vanderbilt                 7-7        81        17

18. Johns Hopkins        9-5        76        RV

19. Syracuse                   5-7        65        13

20. Ohio State                 8-5        61        19

 

Also receiving votes: Harvard, Massachusetts, William & Mary

 

 

 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 8

 

Adelphi remains on top, takes all first-place votes

 

18 Apr 2011

 

   The Adelphi Panthers took all 15 first-place votes to hold on to the No. 1 ranking this week, and NE-10 rival LeMoyne sits right behind them at No. 2 for the second consecutive week as the same 15 schools remain in the poll.

 

   Both the Northeast-10 and the PSAC have five schools in the poll, with the NE-10 holding the top two spots and three of the top five. Adelphi (No. 1), LeMoyne (No. 2), and Stonehill (No. 5) all hold steady from last week, with New Haven moving up to No. 11 and Merrimack moving to No. 13. Lock Haven leads the PSAC at No. 4, with West Chester moving up to No. 6, Gannon holding at No. 10, Mercyhurst rising to No. 11 and Bloomsburg staying at No. 14.

 

   The East Coast Conference and the Conference Carolinas both claim two schools. The ECC’s Dowling now leads the conference at No. 7, with C. W. Post moving to No. 8. Limestone from the Conference Carolinas moves up to No. 3 while Pfeiffer rounds out the poll for a second consecutive week at No. 15. Rollins, which competes as an independent, moves to No. 9.

 

   On Tuesday, No. 12 New Haven hosts No. 2 LeMoyne in a key NE-10 contest, while No. 6 West Chester meets No. 8 C. W. Post on Long Island. On Thursday, No. 10 Gannon hosts No. 11 Mercyhurst in a PSAC tilt. Old rivals Adelphi (No. 1) and C. W Post (No. 8) meet on Friday at C. W. Post. On Saturday, a pair of key regional contests take place as  No. 4 Lock Haven hosts No. 3 Limestone and No. 6 West Chester hosts No. 9 Rollins.

 

   The next weekly poll will be released on April 25.

 

     IWLCA Division II Week 8 Poll (18 Apr 2011)

 

                    Record   Votes (1st pl)    Previous

1. Adelphi                  11-0      225 (15)    1

2. LeMoyne               11-1      200         2

3. Limestone            15-0      185         4

4. Lock Haven          13-1      173         3

5. Stonehill               12-1      169         5

6. West Chester        2-2      155         7

7. Dowling                  9-2       134         9

8. CW Post                 9-2       128         6

9. Rollins                   11-3      110         8

10. Gannon             11-4-1      90        10

11t. Mercyhurst         10-4       58        12

11t. New Haven         8-5        58        13

13. Merrimack            9-5        46        11

14. Bloomsburg        9-6        22        14

15. Pfeiffer                12-6       16        15

                      

Also receiving votes: Bentley, East Stroudsburg

 

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll, Week 8

 

TCNJ takes all 20 first-place votes

18 Apr 2011

 

   The TCNJ Lions continue to hold all first place votes with this week’s ranking, which features a school from California for the first time this season. The Athenas from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps come in at No. 20, giving the SCIAC a ranked team for the first time.

 

   On the east coast, the NESCAC maintains its eight schools in the rankings, led by Trinity at No. 3. Colby moves up two spots to No. 8, while Middlebury leads a block of NESCAC institutions in the second half of the poll. The Panthers sit at No. 11, followed by Bowdoin (No. 12) and Tufts (No. 13). Amherst moves up to No. 16, while Williams (No. 18) and Bates (No. 19) hold from last week.

 

   Two conferences each claim two schools. Gettysburg (No. 6) and Franklin & Marshall (No. 7) from the Centennial Conference remain steady from last week’s rankings. From the Middle Atlantic Conferences, Messiah moves up to No. 14 while Elizabethtown moves to No. 17.

 

   Eight different leagues each have one school ranked in this week’s poll. TCNJ from the NJAC leads the poll at No. 1, while Hamilton from the Liberty League sits right behind them at No. 2. Cortland from the SUNYAC rises to No. 4, while Salisbury from the Capital Athletic Conference moves to No. 5. Stevens from the Empire 8 holds at No. 9 while Catholic from the Landmark rises to No. 10, giving eight different leagues a representative in the top-10. Washington & Lee from the ODAC moves to No. 15 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps comes in at No. 20.

 

    On Tuesday, No. 2 Hamilton travels to No. 18 Williams in a matchup between future NESCAC rivals. On Wednesday, No. 6 Gettysburg travels to No. 7 Franklin & Marshall in a key Centennial and national contest. Also on April 20, No. 12 Bowdoin hosts No. 19 Bates in a game between current NESCAC foes. On Saturday, the NESCAC games continue as No. 3 Trinity hosts the No 19 Bobcats, No. 13 Tufts hosts No. 11 Middlebury, and No. 18 Williams travels to No. 12 Bowdoin.

 

   The next weekly poll will be released on April 25.

 

     IWLCA Division III Week 8 Poll (18 Apr 2011)

 

                  2011 Record Votes (1st pl)    Previous  

1. TCNJ                              14-0      400 (20)    1

2. Hamilton                         10-1      364         2

3. Trinity (CT)                     11-0      354         3

4. Cortland                         11-1      330         5

5. Salisbury                        14-2      327         4

6. Gettysburg                     12-2      311         6

7. Franklin & Marshall      13-2      279         7

8. Colby                                9-2       251        10

9. Stevens                          12-2      231         9

10. Catholic                        9-3       195        11

11. Middlebury                   7-4       193         8

12. Bowdoin                       9-2       171        12

13. Tufts                              9-3       152        13

14. Messiah                      11-1      132        15

15. Washington and Lee 9-4       123        14

16. Amherst                        7-4       120        17

17. Elizabethtown              10-3       76        16

18. Williams          8-5        42        18

19. Bates             7-4        36        19

20. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps     12-2 24          RV

 

Also receiving votes: Brockport, Geneseo, Ithaca, Mary Washington