2012 IWLCA/Under Armour Week 8 Poll

 

 

 

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 8

 

Northwestern unanimous No. 1 for fifth straight week; top-20 remains the same

 

16 April 2012

 

The Northwestern Wildcats remained on top of the top-20 by sweeping all 20 first-place votes, a feat they accomplished for the fifth consecutive week, while the same 20 schools remained in the rankings from last week’s edition. Also for a fifth consecutive week, the ALC boasts all six playing schools in the top-20 while the ACC claims five ranked schools and the Big East and the Ivy League both have four schools each in the poll.

 

The ALC is led by top-ranked Northwestern; Florida holds at No. 5 and Penn State moves back into the top-10 at No. 10. Ohio State moves to No. 12 while Johns Hopkins rises to No. 18 and Vanderbilt moves to No. 19.

 

The ACC also has three schools in the top-10, starting with No. 3 North Carolina. The Tar Heels are just ahead of No. 4 Maryland and No. 6 Duke. Virginia goes to No. 12 and Boston College rises to No. 17.

 

The Big East’s four schools include two in the top half of the poll; Syracuse holds at No. 2 and Notre Dame jumps up to No. 7. Loyola moves to No. 14, right in front of No. 15 Georgetown.

 

The Ivy League also has two top-10 schools, with No. 8 Dartmouth just ahead of No. 9 Penn. Cornell rises to No. 13 while Princeton remains in the poll at No. 20.

 

Massachusetts from the Atlantic-10 holds steady at No. 16.

 

On Tuesday, the No. 2 Orange travel to face in-state rival and No. 13 Cornell. On Wednesday, the No. 7 Irish welcome No. 19 Vanderbilt. The ACC Tournament kicks off on Friday, with No. 4 Maryland playing Virginia Tech and No. 11 Virginia taking on No. 17 Boston College. On Saturday, the ACC semifinals take place with the winner of the Maryland-VT game playing Duke and the winner of the Virginia/Boston College matchup playing No. 3 North Carolina. Also on Saturday, four key regular season games are on the line that feature ranked teams. Top-ranked Northwestern hosts No. 5 Florida while No. 10 Penn State welcomes No. 18 Johns Hopkins in ALC action. No. 8 Dartmouth travels to face No. 20 Princeton and No. 15 Georgetown hosts No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday as well.

 

This is the eighth regular-season IWLCA poll of the 2012 season; the next poll will be released on April 24.  

    

IWLCA Division I Week 8 Poll (16 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. Northwestern        14-0       400 (20)    1

2. Syracuse                10-2       376         2

3. North Carolina       14-2       359         3

4. Maryland                13-3       336         4

5. Florida                    14-2       312         5

6. Duke                      10-5       290         6

7. Notre Dame           10-2       259         8

8. Dartmouth               9-2       248         9

9. Pennsylvania           6-5       222         7

10. Penn State          10-4       215         13

11. Virginia                10-5       183         12

12. Ohio State             9-4       174         10

13. Cornell                   8-3       168         15

14. Loyola                    8-4       138         11

15. Georgetown           8-5       129         14

16. Massachusetts     14-1       117         16

17. Boston College      8-7        64         20

18. Johns Hopkins       7-6        61         19

19. Vanderbilt             7-6        57         17

20. Princeton              6-6        43         18

 
Also receiving votes: Denver, Harvard, James Madison, Stony Brook, Towson

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 8

 

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

 

16 April 2012

 

The Dolphins of LeMoyne maintained their grip on the No. 1 ranking by taking all 15 first-place votes for a third consecutive week. At the other end of the poll, Gannon and Queens (NY) move into the rankings, tying for the No. 15 spot. This is the first time that the Knights of Queens have received a top-15 ranking in school history in women’s lacrosse.

 

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. New Haven (No. 6) moves up to edge Stonehill (No. 7) while Bentley holds at No. 8. Merrimack moves to No. 12 and St. Anselm holds at No. 13.

 

The PSAC claims three ranked schools with the addition of Gannon; West Chester (No. 9) and Lock Haven (No. 10) hold from last week while Gannon moves in at No. 15.

 

The ECC also has three teams in the top 15; C. W. Post holds at No. 5 and Dowling moves up to land just outside the top-10 at No. 11 while Queens (NY) moves into the rankings for the first time at No. 15.

 

Limestone from the Conference Carolinas remains at No. 4, while two Florida schools remain in the poll as Rollins stays at No. 3 and Florida Southern moves up one spot to land at No. 14.

 

On Wednesday, No. 1 Le Moyne hosts No. 6 New Haven in a top-10 matchup between NE-10 teams. On Friday, the two top-10 PSAC schools meet as No. 9 West Chester hosts No. 10 Lock Haven. On Saturday, another top-10 NE-10 tilt is on the books as No. 2 Adelphi travels to face No. 8 Bentley. A pair of ECC-NE-10 games between top-10 opponents are also scheduled for Saturday as No. 5 C. W. Post welcomes No. 7 Stonehill and No. 11 Dowling hosts No. 12 Merrimack. On Sunday, the No. 7 Skyhawks remain in New York to take on poll newcomer and 15th-ranked Queens.

 

This is the eighth weekly poll for the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the next regular-season poll will be released April 24.

 

     IWLCA Division II Week 8 Poll (16 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. LeMoyne               11-0       225 (15)    1

2. Adelphi                  11-1       207         2

3. Rollins                    14-0       194         3

4. Limestone              14-1       175         4

5. CW Post                 10-1       171         5

6. New Haven            11-2       140         7

7. Stonehill                 10-2       137         6

8. Bentley                   10-4       119         8

9. West Chester         10-1       107         9

10. Lock Haven            8-4        98         10

11. Dowling                 8-4        61         12

12. Merrimack              5-7        52         11

13. St. Anselm             6-6        29         13

14. Florida Southern  11-4        26         15

15t. Gannon                8-5        19         RV  

15t. Queens (NY)         7-3        19         RV

 

Also receiving votes: IUP, Mercyhurst

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll – Week 8

 

Salisbury sweeps all 20 first-place votes and remains No. 1

 

16 April 2012

 

The Salisbury Sea Gulls took control of first place in this week’s IWLCA poll by earning all 20 first-place votes; the same 20 schools remained in the rankings this week as the NESCAC continued its stretch of weeks with a record eight ranked schools.

 

Of the eight NESCAC schools in the top-20, four sit in the top-10. Trinity holds at No. 3, while Middlebury moves to No. 6. Colby remains at No. 8 and Amherst moves back into the top-10 at No. 10. Bowdoin slides to No. 12 while Tufts moves to No. 14; Hamilton (No. 18) and Bates (No. 20) both hold from last week.

 

The Capital Athletic Conference continues to sit at No. 1 as the Sea Gulls are the top-ranked team; York moves up again and lands at No. 11 while Mary Washington also rises to No. 13. Stevenson remains at No. 19.

 

The Centennial has both schools in the rankings sitting in the top-10 as No. 4 Gettysburg and No. 7 Franklin & Marshall both hold steady from last week’s ranks.

 

Six conferences claim one school each. Cortland from the SUNYAC remains at No. 2 position, while TCNJ from the NJAC rises to No. 5. Messiah from the Commonwealth remains to No. 9 while Washington & Lee from the ODAC also holds, staying at No. 15. Catholic from the Landmark remains at No. 16 and Stevens Tech also holds steady, staying at No. 17.

 

On Tuesday, No. 20 Bates travels to No. 14 Tufts. On Wednesday, a key Centennial contest takes place as No. 4 Gettysburg hosts No. 7 Franklin & Marshall. The NESCAC also features No. 8 Colby hosting No. 12 Bowdoin. On Saturday, the No. 8 White Mules travel to face the No. 7 Panthers of Middlebury and No. 18 Hamilton goes to No. 3 Trinity. On Sunday, the No. 4 Bullets take on a second consecutive ranked opponent in No. 15 Washington & Lee.

 

This is the eighth weekly poll by the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the next regular-season poll will be released on April 24.

    

IWLCA Division III Week 8 Poll (16 April 2012)

 

                     Record    Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. Salisbury                 15-0       400 (20)    1

2. Cortland                  11-1       373         2

3. Trinity (CT)              11-0       363         3

4. Gettysburg              12-1       332         4

5. TCNJ                        11-3       302         6

6. Middlebury                 9-1       301         5

7. Franklin & Marshall    12-2      296         7

8. Colby                        10-1       269         8

9. Messiah                    10-2       231         9

10. Amherst                    8-3       206         11

11. York                        12-3       190         12

12. Bowdoin                   8-4       183         10

13. Mary Washington   11-3       147         14

14. Tufts                         7-4       128         13

15. Washington & Lee  11-3       116         15

16. Catholic                    8-5       112         16

17. Stevens                    8-4        63         17

18. Hamilton                   6-6        55         18

19. Stevenson                7-6        31         19

20. Bates                        6-5        26         20

Also receiving votes: Babson, Fredonia, Ithaca, Oneonta, Redlands, RPI, Susquehanna