February 5, 2013

2013 IWLCA Pre-Season Poll

 

 

IWLCA Preseason Division I Poll

Reigning national champions begin in top spot; ALC and ACC both boast five schools in rankings

4 February 2013

 

             The Northwestern Wildcats, the reigning national champions, start the 2013 season sitting in the top spot as the IWLCA released the preseason poll. Maryland, the 2012 runners-up, start in second while 2012 semifinalists Florida and Maryland sit in third and fourth, respectively.
 

      The ACC and the ALC both claim five schools in the rankings while the Big East follows closely with four institutions. The Ivy League is the only other conference to boast of multiple schools in the top-20 with three. The Atlantic-10, CAA, and America East are each represented by one school.

 

      The ACC has four schools in the top-10, with North Carolina just outside the top-four at No. 5. Duke follows and No. 7 with Virginia right behind at No. 8. Boston College rounds out the poll at No. 20.

 

      The ALC is led by top-ranked Northwestern; Florida, who finished the regular season at No. 1, starts the 2013 season at No. 3. Penn State closes out the top half of the poll at No. 10, while Ohio State checks in at No. 13. Johns Hopkins sits at No. 19.

 

      The Big East is led by Syracuse at No. 2; Loyola at No. 6 and Notre Dame at No. 9 also reside in the top-10. Georgetown is also a top-10 team, coming in at No. 15. The Ivy League’s three teams are all in the second half of the poll, led by No. 11 Penn and No. 12 Dartmouth. Cornell lands at No. 16 in the rankings.

 

      Massachusetts from the A-10 starts the season at No. 14, while the CAA’s Towson (No. 17) just edged out the America East’s Stony Brook (No. 18).          

 

      This is the first IWLCA poll of the 2013 season; the regular season polls will start February 25.

 

            IWLCA Division I Preseason Poll (4 February 2013)

 

                                          2012 Record      Votes   (1st pl) Final 2012

1. Northwestern                       21-2                383   (12)           1

2. Syracuse                              19-4                376   (4)             2

3. Florida                                  19-3                366   (3)             3

4. Maryland                              19-4                349   (1)             4

5. North Carolina                      15-4                321                    5

6. Loyola                                  14-6                284                    7

7. Duke                                    12-7                276                    6

8. Virginia                                 11-8                229                   18

9. Notre Dame                         13-5                220                    9

10. Penn State                         12-7                208                   11

11. Pennsylvania                      9-8                 195                   12

12. Dartmouth                          12-5                182                   10

13. Ohio State                          11-6                139                   15

14. Massachusetts                   19-2                112                   14

15. Georgetown                        9-8                 108                   17

16. Cornell                                11-5                  97                  NR

17. Towson                              16-4                  86                   16

18. Stony Brook                       14-5                  60                   RV

19. Johns Hopkins                    9-9                   47                   18

20. Boston College                   10-8                  44                   19

 

Also receiving votes: Albany, Boston University, Harvard, Navy, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt

 
 
 

IWLCA Preseason Division II Poll

LIU Post, reigning national champions, begin season at No. 1; NE-10 and PSAC both claim five schools

4 February 2013

 

             The LIU Post Pioneers, the reigning national champions, start their 2013 season where they left the 2012 campaign—in the No. 1 spot. Northeast-10 rivals LeMoyne and Adelphi sit No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, with 2012 national finalist West Chester from the PSAC starting the season at No. 4. The NE-10 and the PSAC both boast five schools in the top-15.
 

            All five of the NE-10 schools sit in the top-10 of the preseason poll, led by LeMoyne and Adelphi. Stonehill starts a block of three institutions at No. 7, with New Haven (No. 8) and Bentley (No. 9) right behind the Skyhawks.

 

            West Chester leads the PSAC at No. 4; Lock Haven rounds out the top-10 at No. 10. Bloomsburg leads a trio of schools at No. 12; Gannon (No. 13) and Mercyhurst (No. 14) fall in right after the reigning PSAC tournament champions.

 

            LIU Post from the ECC leads the poll and is joined by Dowling as the Golden Lions sit just outside the top-10 at No. 11.

 

            Rollins, a 2012 semifinalist and an independent in lacrosse, starts the 2013 campaign at No. 5, edging out South Region rivals Limestone (No. 6) and Florida Southern (No. 15).

 

      This is the first poll for the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the first regular-season poll will be released Feb. 25.

 

            IWLCA Division II Preseason Poll (4 February 2013)

 

                                          2012 Record      Votes   (1st pl) Final 2012

1. LIU Post                               17-3                221   (13)           1

2. LeMoyne                              16-3                189                    3

3. Adelphi                                 16-3                187   (1)             4

4. West Chester                       16-4                186   (1)             2

5. Rollins                                  15-2                174                    5

6. Limestone                            17-2                150                    6

7. Stonehill                               14-5                138                    7

8. New Haven                          13-5                102                    8

9. Bentley                                 13-6                101                    9

10. Lock Haven                       11-6                189                   11

11. Dowling                              13-4                  80                   10

12. Bloomsburg                        12-7                  50                   12

13. Gannon                              12-6                  36                   14

14. Mercyhurst                         13-7                  33                   13

15. Florida Southern                12-4                  31                   15

 

Also receiving votes: IUP, Lindenwood, Merrimack, Molloy

 

Note that LIU Post is the new name of the school formerly known as C. W. Post.

 
 
 

IWLCA Preseason Division III Poll

Reigning champion Trinity starts 2013 as No. 1; the NESCAC claims seven ranked schools

4 February 2013

 

      The Trinity Bantams, the reigning national champions, open the 2013 season where they left off from 2012—on top of the rankings. The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) claims seven of the top-20 schools, including four in the top-10. The Capital Athletic Conference boasts three ranked schools, including two in the top-10, while the Centennial, Middle Atlantic, and Empire 8 conferences each have two institutions in the preseason IWLCA poll.

 

      The NESCAC’s seven schools are led by Trinity at No. 1, with Middlebury just outside the top-four at No. 5. Colby (No. 7) just edges out Amherst (No. 8), while Bowdoin starts the season at No. 12. Tufts comes in at No. 16, with Hamilton two spots behind at No. 18.

 

      Salisbury’s No. 2 ranking leads the Capital Athletic Conference, and York starts the season inside the top-10 at No. 9. Mary Washington also sits in the top-20, coming in at No. 13.

 

      The Centennial, Middle Atlantic, and Empire 8 each have two schools ranked. Gettysburg from the Centennial starts at No. 4, with Franklin & Marshall starting at No. 14. Messiah from the MAC closes out the top half of the poll at No. 10, and Elizabethtown begins the season at No. 19. From the Empire 8, St. John Fisher leads the way at No. 17 while Ithaca rounds out the poll at No. 20.

 

      The four remaining ranked schools represent four different conferences, starting with Cortland from the SUNYAC. The Red Dragons start the season at No. 3 while the TCNJ Lions from the NJAC comes in at No. 6. Catholic from the Landmark starts the second half of the poll at No. 11 and the ODAC’s Washington & Lee sits at No. 15.

 

      The NESCAC’s eight schools include five in the top-10, led by Bowdoin at No. 4. Hamilton then starts a formidable block.

 

      This is the preseason poll by the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the first regular-season poll will be released on February 25.

 

            IWLCA Division III Preseason Poll (4 February 2013)

 

                                          2012 Record      Votes   (1st pl) Final 2012          

1. Trinity (CT)                           21-1                392   (18)           1

2. Salisbury                              22-1                377   (2)             2

3. Cortland                               20-2                359                    3

4. Gettysburg                           19-2                325                    5

5. Middlebury                           15-5                324                    4

6. TCNJ                                   16-4                301                    6

7. Colby                                    15-3                296                    7

8. Amherst                               13-5                259                    8

9. York                                     14-5                200                   12

10. Messiah                              16-4                182                    9

11. Catholic                              16-6                163                   11

12. Bowdoin                             10-6                162                   13

13. Mary Washington               14-5                133                   10

14. Franklin & Marshall            13-3                128                   RV

15. Washington & Lee              15-5                126                   14

16. Tufts                                    9-6                   93                   15

17. St. John Fisher                   15-5                  84                   16

18. Hamilton                             7-10                  74                   18

19. Elizabethtown                     13-6                  53                   17

20. Ithaca                                 13-4                  44                   RV

 

Also receiving votes: Brockport, Buffalo State, Colorado College, Occidental, Redlands, RPI, Susquehanna, Wittenberg