2012 IWLCA/Under Armour Week 9 Poll

 

 

 

 

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 9

 

Northwestern remains No. 1 but three schools split first-place votes

 

23 April 2012

  

The Northwestern Wildcats remained on top of the poll, but they lost a couple first-place votes as the race for the No. 1 spot tightened. Syracuse, who stayed at No. 2, picked up nine first-place votes and now sits just five points behind NU. Florida picked up the other first-place vote and moved up to No. 4. The same 20 schools from last week remained in the rankings. Voting took place before games on Monday. The ALC continues to lead all conferences with six ranked teams, which includes all member schools sponsoring a team in 2012.

  

Northwestern leads the ALC, holding on to the No. 1 spot; Florida also sits in the top-four at No. 4. Penn State jumps up to No. 8, giving the league three schools in the top-eight. Ohio State moves to No. 13, while Johns Hopkins (No. 19) and Vanderbilt (No. 20) round out the poll.

  

The ACC claims five schools in the top-20, starting with North Carolina at No. 3. Maryland moves to No. 5 while Duke falls to No. 7. Virginia moves back into the top-10 at No. 9, while Boston College falls to No. 18.

  

The Big East has four schools in the ranking, with two sitting in the top-six. Syracuse, with nine first-place votes, holds at No. 2 while Notre Dame rises to No. 6. No. 14 Loyola and No. 15 Georgetown both hold their positions from last week.

  

The Ivy League also has four ranked schools, led by Pennsylvania at No. 10. Dartmouth starts off the second half of the poll at No. 11, followed by Cornell at No. 12. Princeton jumps up three spots to land at No. 17. Massachusetts from the Atlantic-10 holds steady at No. 16.

  

The ACC final on Monday night featured No. 3 North Carolina against No. 5 Maryland. On Wednesday, the top-ranked Wildcats welcome No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 5 Maryland hosts No. 15 Georgetown, and No. 17 Princeton takes on No. 10 Penn in a key Ivy League game. On Friday, No. 2 Syracuse welcomes No. 14 Loyola. Saturday features four games between ranked teams, starting with No. 1 Northwestern hosting No. 9 Virginia. No 7 Duke welcomes No. 10 Penn, No. 8 Penn State takes on No. 17 Princeton, and No. 19 Johns Hopkins plays No. 13 Ohio State in Baltimore.

  

This is the ninth regular-season IWLCA poll of the 2012 season; the next poll will be released on May 1.  

    

IWLCA Division I Week 9 Poll (23 April 2012)

 

                    Record   Votes (1st pl)    Previous

1. Northwestern        14-1      384 (10)    1

2. Syracuse               13-2      379 (9)     2

3. North Carolina       14-2      356         3

4. Florida                   15-2      353 (1)     5

5. Maryland                15-3      328         4

6. Notre Dame           12-2      282         7

7. Duke                      10-6      280         6

8. Penn State            11-4      246        10

9. Virginia                  11-6      203        11

10. Pennsylvania        7-5       197         9

11. Dartmouth           10-3      188         8

12. Cornell                  9-4       176        13

13. Ohio State           10-4      168        12

14. Loyola                 10-4      144        14

15. Georgetown        8-6        131        15

16. Massachusetts    16-1      104        16

17. Princeton               7-6        67        20

18. Boston College      8-8        61        17

19. Johns Hopkins       7-7        53        18

20. Vanderbilt              8-7        41        19

 

Also receiving votes: Harvard, Stony Brook, Towson

 

 

 

 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 9

 

Adelphi moves back to No. 1; Rollins sits at a program-high No. 2;

three schools have first-place votes

 

23 April 2012

  

The Panthers of Adelphi moved back into the No. 1 spot, but three teams snared a first-place vote this week in the rankings for Week 9. The Rollins Tars, the only undefeated team in Division II, moved up to a program-high No. 2 as well as the first votes for the top ranking in program history. LeMoyne, the top-ranked team over the last three weeks, fell to No. 4 but still picked up four first-place votes, keeping the schools bunched at the top.

  

The NE-10 continues to lead all conferences as the league has seven ranked teams, starting with No. 1 Adelphi.  LeMoyne sits at No. 4, while New Haven (No. 6) and Stonehill (No. 7) both hold steady; Bentley rounds out the top-10 at No. 10. Merrimack remains at No. 12 and St. Anselm stays at No. 13.

  

The PSAC has three ranked schools, with West Chester moving up to No. 8 and Lock Haven rising to No. 9. Gannon remains in the rankings for a second consecutive week, moving up to No. 14.

  

The ECC claims two teams in the top 15; C. W. Post remains at No. 5 and Dowling just misses the top 10 at No. 11. Limestone from the Conference Carolinas moves up No. 4. The two Florida schools remain in the poll, with Rollins rising to No. 2 and Florida Southern holding at No. 14.

  

On Tuesday, top-ranked Adelphi travels to face No. 6 New Haven, No. 5 C. W. Post goes on the road to take on No. 8 West Chester, and No. 13 St. Anselm hosts No. 10 Bentley. On Saturday, three more games between ranked teams are on the slate, starting with the top-ranked Panthers hosting No. 5 C. W. Post. No. 6 New Haven welcomes No. 13 St. Anselm and No. 4 LeMoyne takes on No. 7 Stonehill in New York.

  

This is the ninth weekly poll for the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the next regular-season poll will be released May 1.

    

IWLCA Division II Week 9 Poll (23 April 2012)

 

                    Record   Votes (1st pl) Previous

1. Adelphi                 13-1      216 (8)     2

2. Rollins                  14-0      204 (3)     3

3. Limestone            16-1      187         4

4. LeMoyne              13-1      183 (4)     1

5. CW Post               12-1      169         5

6. New Haven           12-3      142         6

7. Stonehill               12-3      136         7

8. West Chester       12-2      126         9

9. Lock Haven           11-4      115        10

10. Bentley                10-5       94         8

11. Dowling               10-4       70        11

12. Merrimack             6-8        38        12

13. St. Anselm             8-6        37        13

14t. Florida Southern 12-4       31        14

14t. Gannon               10-5       31        15t 

 

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

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll – Week 9

 

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

 

23 April 2012

  

The Salisbury Sea Gulls strengthened their hold on the top spot in the rankings by taking all 20 first-place votes for a second consecutive week while Susquehanna moved into the poll for the first time in 2012, landing at No. 20.

  

The NESCAC saw its streak of eight ranked schools halted, but the conference still claimed seven ranked teams. Trinity held at No. 3, and Colby moved up to No. 6, followed by Middlebury at No. 7 and Amherst at No. 9. Bowdoin fell to No. 13 and Tufts remained at No. 14, while Hamilton moved to No. 19.

  

The Capital Athletic Conference continues to sit at No. 1 as the Sea Gulls are the top-ranked team; York starts off the second half of the poll at No. 11, and Mary Washington sits right behind the Spartans at No. 12. Stevenson moved up two spots to land at No. 17.

  

The Centennial has both schools in the rankings sitting in the top-10 as No. 4 Gettysburg holds from last week while Franklin & Marshall rounds out the top half of the poll at No. 10.

  

With the addition of Susquehanna, the Landmark has two schools in the poll; Catholic moved up to No. 15 while Susquehanna enters the rankings at No. 20.

  

Five conferences claim one school each. Cortland from the SUNYAC remains at No. 2, while TCNJ from the NJAC holds at No. 5. Messiah from the Commonwealth jumps to No. 8 while Washington & Lee from the ODAC dropped to No. 16. Stevens Tech from the Empire 8 fell to No. 18.

  

On Tuesday, No. 18 Stevens welcomes in-state foe and fifth-ranked TCNJ, while all four CAC schools square off. No. 11 York hosts No. 12 Mary Washington and the top-ranked Sea Gulls welcome No. 17 Stevenson. On Wednesday, four NESCAC schools are in action as No. 3 Trinity hosts No. 9 Amherst and No. 13 Bowdoin welcomes No. 14 Tufts. On Saturday, six of the NESCAC schools will compete against another ranked team in the first round of the conference tournament; Trinity hosts Bates and the other six ranked schools will play in one of the quarterfinal contests.

  

This is the ninth weekly poll by the IWLCA for the 2012 season; the next regular-season poll will be released on May 1.

    

IWLCA Division III Week 9 Poll (23 April 2012)

 

                    Record   Votes (1st pl)    Previous

1. Salisbury                   16-0      400 (20)    1

2. Cortland                    13-1      375         2

3. Trinity (CT)                13-0      363         3

4. Gettysburg                15-1      335         4

5. TCNJ                          12-3      303         5

6. Colby                         12-1      300         8

7. Middlebury                 10-2      278         6

8. Messiah                     12-2      237         9

9. Amherst                     10-3      221        10

10. Franklin & Marshall   13-3     213         7

11. York                         13-3      210        11

12. Mary Washington    13-3      172        13

13. Bowdoin                   9-5       168        12

14. Tufts                         9-4       131        14

15. Catholic                   10-5      126        16

16. Washington & Lee   13-4      108        15

17. Stevenson                 9-6        43        19

18. Stevens                     9-5        41        17

19. Hamilton                    6-8        34        18

20. Susquehanna           12-1       29        RV

Also receiving votes: Bates, Fredonia, Ithaca, Oneonta, RPI, St. John Fisher