May 1, 2012

2012 IWLCA/Under Armour Week 10 Poll

 

 

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 10

 

Northwestern holds at No. 1, picking up 18 No. 1 votes

 

30 April 2012

 

The Northwestern Wildcats maintained their position on top of the rankings, taking 18 of the 20 first-place votes while ALC rival Florida held on to one top vote and Syracuse from the Big East also kept one vote for No. 1 as the final week of the regular season kicks off. Towson from the CAA joined the poll this week as the CAA Tournament champions move into the No. 20 slot.

 

The ALC claimed five ranked schools, including No. 1 Northwestern and No. 3 Florida. No. 11 Penn State started off the second half of the poll, while Ohio State moved to No. 14 and Johns Hopkins held at No. 19.

 

The ACC also boasts five schools, including four in the top-10. Maryland moved up to No. 4 and North Carolina slid to No. 5, while Duke held at No. 7 and Virginia moved to No. 8. Boston College remained at No. 18.

 

The Big East has four ranked schools, including two in the top-six. Syracuse remained at No. 2 and Notre Dame stayed at No. 6. Loyola jumped to No. 12 and Georgetown moved to No. 16.

 

The Ivy League also has four schools that appear in the top-20, led by Penn at No. 9. Cornell rounds out the top-10 at No. 10, and Dartmouth moved to No. 13. Princeton remained at No. 17.

 

Massachusetts, the A-10 champion, moved up to No. 15 while the CAA champion Towson Tigers moved into the top-20 at No. 20.

 

The ALC, Ivy, and the Big East championships both take place this week, starting on Thursday. No. 2 Syracuse hosts No. 16 Georgetown while No. 6 Notre Dame plays No. 12 Loyola. On Friday in Florida, No. 11 Penn State plays No. 19 Johns Hopkins and No. 14 Ohio State plays Vanderbilt. On Friday, No. 3 Florida plays the winner of the Ohio State/Vanderbilt game and No. 1 Northwestern faces the winner of the Penn State/Johns Hopkins contest. In Ivy play, No. 10 Cornell plays No. 13 Dartmouth and host, No. 9 Penn, plays Harvard.

 

This is the tenth regular-season IWLCA poll of the 2012 season; the next poll will be released on May 8.  

    

IWLCA Division I Week 10 Poll (20 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. Northwestern      16-1       397 (18)    1

2. Syracuse              15-2       373 (1)     2

3. Florida                  15-2       355 (1)     4

4. Maryland               17-3       340         5

5. North Carolina       14-3       335         3

6. Notre Dame           13-3       285         6

7. Duke                      11-6       275         7

8. Virginia                   11-7       251         9

9. Pennsylvania           8-6       222         10

10. Cornell                 11-4       201         12

11. Penn State           11-5       193         8

12. Loyola                  11-5       175         14

13. Dartmouth            10-4       163         11

14. Ohio State            10-5       125         13

15. Massachusetts     18-1       115         16

16. Georgetown           9-7       112         15

17. Princeton                8-7        77         17

18. Boston College       9-8        54         18

19. Johns Hopkins        8-8        52         19

20. Towson                15-3        44         RV

 

Also receiving votes: Harvard, James Madison, Stony Brook

 

 

 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 10

 

Le Moyne returns to No. 1 as four schools have first-place votes

 

30 April 2012

 

The Le Moyne Dolphins retook the No. 1 ranking this week, but four teams were tabbed for the slot as the race for No. 1 tightened last week. Adelphi moved to No. 2 despite four first-place votes while both C. W. Post and Limestone picked up two No. 1 nominations. The same 15 schools remained in the rankings from last week.

 

The NE-10 continues to lead all conferences with seven ranked teams, including a 1-2 start with Le Moyne and Adelphi. New Haven (No. 7), Stonehill (No. 8), and Bentley (No. 9) form a block in the top-10, giving the league half of the top-10 in the poll. Merrimack moved to No. 13 and St. Anselm remained in the poll at No. 15.

 

The PSAC claimed three schools in the poll, starting with West Chester at No. 6. Lock Haven rounded out the top-10 at No. 10, and Gannon moved up two slots to land at No. 12.

 

The ECC has two teams in the rankings, starting with C. W. Post remains at No. 3 while Dowling just misses the top 10 at No. 11. Limestone from the Conference Carolinas picked up two first-place votes but moved to No. 5. The two Florida schools remain in the poll, with Rollins dropping to No. 4 and Florida Southern holding at No. 14.

 

On Wednesday, the NE-10 tournament starts off as No. 8 Stonehill hosts No. 13 Merrimack and No. 9 Bentley hosts No. 7 New Haven. On Saturday, No. 1 Le Moyne hosts the semifinals and the Dolphins play the winner of New Haven/Bentley while No. 2 Adelphi plays the winner of Stonehill/Merrimack. The same day No. 3 C. W. Post plays No. 11 Dowling.

 

This is the tenth weekly poll for the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the next regular-season poll will be released May 8.

    

IWLCA Division II Week 10 Poll (23 April 2012)

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. LeMoyne              15-1       209 (7)     4

2. Adelphi                 14-2       195 (4)     1

3. CW Post               13-2       190 (2)     5

4. Rollins                   15-1       180         2

5. Limestone             17-1       179 (2)     3

6. West Chester       14-2       148         8

7. New Haven           13-4       146         6

8. Stonehill                13-4       132         7

9. Bentley                 12-5        94         10

10. Lock Haven         11-5        91         9

11. Dowling               12-4        76         11

12. Gannon               12-5        56        14t  

13. Merrimack              7-8        29         12

14. Florida Southern  12-4        25        14t

15. St. Anselm             9-8        16         13

 

Also receiving votes: Bloomsburg, IUP, Mercyhurst

 

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll – Week 10

 

Salisbury takes all 20 first-place votes for a third consecutive week

 

30 April 2012

 

The Salisbury Sea Gulls capitalized on another undefeated week and kept all 20 first-place votes, maintaining their spot atop the poll for week 10. Ithaca moved into the top-20 for the first time this season and York moved into the top-10.

 

The NESCAC continued to lead all conferences with seven ranked teams, including four in the top-10. Regular-season champion Trinity led the pack at No. 4, while Amherst jumped to No. 6 and Middlebury just edge Colby at No. 8. Bowdoin moved up to No. 12 and Tufts held at No. 14, while Hamilton rose to No. 18.

 

The Capital Athletic Conference claimed four schools overall and two schools in the top-10, with Salisbury remaining at No. 1 and York rising to round out the top-10 at No. 10. Mary Washington began the second half of the poll at No. 11, and Stevenson held at No. 17.

 

The Centennial Conference claims two schools, with Gettysburg at No. 3 and Franklin & Marshall at No. 16. The Empire 8 also has two ranked schools, with No. 18 Stevens just in front of poll newcomer No. 20 Ithaca.

 

Five conferences claim one school each. Cortland from the SUNYAC held steady at No. 2, while TCNJ from the NJAC remained at No. 5. The other three schools all rose in the poll as Messiah from the Commonwealth jumped to No. 7, Catholic from the Landmark moved up to No. 13 and Washington & Lee from the ODAC moved up to No. 15.

 

A number of conference tournaments take place this week, including the NESCAC semifinals at Trinity on Saturday. No. 6 Amherst plays No. 8 Middlebury while No. 4 Trinity hosts No. 18 Hamilton.

 

This is the tenth weekly poll by the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the final regular-season poll will be released on May 7.

    

IWLCA Division III Week 10 Poll (30 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. Salisbury                 18-0       400 (20)    1

2. Cortland                    15-1       379         2

3. Gettysburg                17-1       354         4

4. Trinity (CT)                14-1       336         3

5. TCNJ                          14-3       328         5

6. Amherst                     12-3       283         9

7. Messiah                     14-2       259         8

8. Middlebury                11-3       251         7

9. Colby                        13-2       249         6

10. York                        14-4       194         11

11. Mary Washington   13-4       173         12

12. Bowdoin                 10-6       164         13

13. Catholic                  12-5       155         15

14. Tufts                         9-6       130         14

15. Washington & Lee  13-4       105         16

16. Franklin & Marshall   13-3     103         10

17. Stevenson                 9-7        67         17

18t. Hamilton                   7-9        48         19

18t. Stevens                  10-6        48         18

20. Ithaca                      12-3        38         RV

Also receiving votes: Buffalo State, Elizabethtown, Fredonia, St. John Fisher, Susquehanna