2012 IWLCA/Under Armour Week 7 Poll

 

 

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 7

 

Northwestern unanimous No. 1 for fourth straight week;

Same 20 schools remain ranked

 

9 April 2012

 

   Northwestern continued its perch on top of the national rankings by taking all 20 votes for a fourth straight week while the poll remained consistent overall with all 20 ranked teams from last week appearing in this week’s poll. The ALC stretches its record six schools for a fourth consecutive poll, with three of them appearing in the upper half of the rankings. The ACC has five schools in the top-20, while the Big East and the Ivy League both claim four schools each.

 

   In the ALC, the Wildcats remain on top at No. 1, with Florida holding at No. 5 and Ohio State moving back into the top-10 at No. 10. Penn State moves to No. 13, while Vanderbilt sits at No. 17 and Johns Hopkins holds at No. 19.

 

   The ACC also has three schools in the top-10, led by North Carolina at No. 3. Maryland falls right behind at No. 4, and Duke remains at No. 6. Virginia falls to No. 12 and Boston College remains in the top-20 at No. 20.

 

   The Big East has four schools in the poll, with two in the top-10. Syracuse holds at No. 2 and Notre Dame moves up to No. 8. Loyola starts off the second half of the poll at No. 11, while Georgetown remains at No. 14.

 

   The Ivy League claims four schools in the top-20, two of which reside in the top-10. Penn moves up to No. 7 and Dartmouth also jumps, landing at No. 9. Cornell rises to No. 15 and Princeton remains at No. 18.

 

   Massachusetts from the Atlantic-10 moves up one spot to No. 16.

 

   The week starts out with No. 2 Syracuse taking on No. 9 Dartmouth in New York. On Wednesday, No. 4 Maryland travels to No. 18 Princeton and No. 12 Virginia faces No. 19 Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. On Friday, a top-three matchup takes place in Illinois as top-ranked Northwestern faces No. 3 North Carolina. A quartet of games between ranked teams is scheduled for Saturday, including three conference games. No. 2 Syracuse takes on No. 14 Georgetown in Big East action, while No. 5 Florida welcomes No. 17 Vanderbilt in ALC play. A top-10 tilt is on the line in the Ivy League as No. 7 Penn travels to face No. 9 Dartmouth while No. 15 Cornell welcomes No. 11 Loyola. On Sunday, four ALC teams are in action, with No. 1 Northwestern hosting No. 19 Johns Hopkins and No. 10 Ohio State welcoming No. 13 Penn State.

 

   This is the seventh regular-season IWLCA poll of the 2012 season; the next poll will be released on April 17.

 

     IWLCA Division I Week 7 Poll (9 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. Northwestern       12-0       400 (20)    1

2. Syracuse                8-2       371         2

3. North Carolina      13-1       367         4

4. Maryland               11-3       335         3

5. Florida                   13-2       325         5

6. Duke                       9-5       282         6

7. Pennsylvania          6-4       252         8

8. Notre Dame            9-2       243         9

9. Dartmouth               8-1       229         10

10. Ohio State             9-3       220         11

11. Loyola                    8-3       175         13

12. Virginia                   9-5       174         7

13. Penn State             8-4       167         12

14. Georgetown           8-4       163         14

15. Cornell                   7-3       104         16

16. Massachusetts     12-1        93         17

17. Vanderbilt                7-5        86         15

18. Princeton                6-4        72         18

19. Johns Hopkins        7-4        65         19

20. Boston College      6-7        40         20

 

Also receiving votes: James Madison, Stony Brook, Towson

 

 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 7

 

LeMoyne takes all 15 first-place votes for a second straight week

 

9 April 2012

  

The LeMoyne Dolphins swept all 15 first-place votes for a second consecutive week as all 15 schools remained in the ranking from last week. Only three schools moved from their positions in last week’s poll as there was little movement.

 

   The NE-10 continues to lead all conferences as the league has seven ranked teams, starting with No. 1 Le Moyne and No. 2 Adelphi. Stonehill remains at No. 6 and New Haven holds at No. 7 with Bentley remaining at No. 8. Merrimack sits just outside the top-10 at No. 11 and St. Anselm moves up to No. 13.

 

   The PSAC’s three schools are led by No. 9 West Chester; Lock Haven remains in the top-10 at No. 10 and IUP moves to No. 14.

 

   The ECC is represented by No. 5 C. W. Post and No. 12 Dowling, up one spot from last week. Limestone from the Conference Carolinas stays at No. 4.

 

   The two independent schools in Florida remain in the poll, with Rollins holding steady at No. 3 and Florida Southern remaining in the poll at No. 15.

 

   On Tuesday, No. 8 Bentley travels to No. 11 Merrimack. On Wednesday, the two ranked Florida schools square off as No. 3 Rollins travels to face No. 15 Florida Southern. Thursday brings No. 6 Stonehill hosting No. 11 Merrimack. On Saturday, the top-ranked Dolphins host No. 13 St. Anselm

 

   This is the seventh weekly poll for the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the next regular-season poll will be released April 17.

 

     IWLCA Division II Week 7 Poll (9 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. LeMoyne                   9-0       225 (15)    1

2. Adelphi                      9-1       205         2

3. Rollins                    13-0       198         3

4. Limestone              12-1       179         4

5. CW Post                  8-1       165         5

6. Stonehill                    9-2       147         6

7. New Haven               8-2       120         7

8. Bentley                     7-4       119         8

9. West Chester          8-1       113         9

10. Lock Haven            6-4       103         10

11. Merrimack              4-5        60         11

12. Dowling                  5-4        38         13

13. St. Anselm             5-5        36         14

14. IUP                         8-2        31         12

15. Florida Southern  10-3        20         15

 

Also receiving votes: Gannon, Mercyhurst, Queens (NY)

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll – Week 7

 

Salisbury remains at No. 1; same 20 schools remain ranked

 

9 April 2012

  

The Salisbury Sea Gulls held on to the No. 1 position this week, picking up another first place vote to lay claim to 19 of the 20 votes. Cortland remains in the No. 2 slot, and Trinity, who claimed the other first-place nod, moved up to the No. 3 position. The same 20 schools from last week remain in the rankings for Week 7, giving the NESCAC eight ranked schools again.

 

   Of the NESCAC’s eight schools in the poll, four sit in the top-10, including two in the top-five as Trinity moves up to No. 3 and Middlebury rises to No. 5.  Colby moves to No. 8 and Bowdoin rounds out the top-10 at No. 10. Amherst starts the second half of the poll at No. 11 and Tufts moves to No. 13; Hamilton holds at No. 18 and Bates moves to No. 20.

 

   The Capital Athletic Conference is represented by No. 1 Salisbury while York moves up to a program-high No. 12. Mary Washington sits right behind the Spartans at No. 13 and Stevenson remains at No. 19.

 

   The Centennial has both schools in the rankings sitting in the top-10; Gettysburg holds at No. 4 while Franklin & Marshall moves up to No. 7.

 

   Six conferences claim one school each. Cortland from the SUNYAC remains at No. 2 position, while TCNJ from the NJAC moves to No. 6. Messiah from the Commonwealth rises to No. 9 while Washington & Lee from the ODAC holds at No. 15. Catholic from the Landmark remains at No. 16 and Stevens Tech also holds steady, staying at No. 17.

 

   On Tuesday, No. 12 York faces No. 17 Stevens in New Jersey. On Wednesday, No. 4 Gettysburg travels to face No. 16 Catholic. Friday brings a top-10 meeting as No. 1 Salisbury travels to face No. 6 TCNJ. On Saturday, two top-five teams meet in Vermont as No. 3 Trinity travels to draw against No. 5 Middlebury; No. 13 Tufts is on the road at No. 11 Amherst in another NESCAC tilt. On Sunday, the CAC sees top-ranked Salisbury on the road at No. 19 Stevenson.

 

   This is the seventh weekly poll by the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the next regular-season poll will be released on April 17.

 

     IWLCA Division III Week 7 Poll (9 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. Salisbury                  12-0       398 (19)    1

2. Cortland                    10-1       371         2

3. Trinity (CT)                 9-0       347 (1)     5

4. Gettysburg                10-1       328         4

5. Middlebury                   9-0       324         6

6. TCNJ                         10-2       306         3

7. Franklin & Marshall     10-2      297         8

8. Colby                           9-1       265         7

9. Messiah                       8-2       203         10

10. Bowdoin                    6-4       199         9

11. Amherst                     6-3       197         11

12. York                         11-3       183         13

13. Tufts                          6-3       160         12

14. Mary Washington      8-3       150         14

15. Washington & Lee  10-3       117         15

16. Catholic                     7-4       104         16

17. Stevens                     7-3        62         17

18. Hamilton                    4-6        55         18

19. Stevenson                 6-5        26        19t

20. Bates                         5-5        22        19t

Also receiving votes: Buffalo State, Ithaca, Oneonta, RPI, Susquehanna