May 7, 2013

2013 IWLCA Week 11 Poll

 

 

 

 

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 11

 

Maryland remains a unanimous No. 1; ACC and Big East combined hold half of the top-20 spots

 

7 May 2013

 

            The Maryland Terrapins ended the 2013 regular season with a consensus No. 1 ranking in the IWLCA poll, the sixth consecutive week the squad took home all 20 first-place votes. There was movement near the top of the poll as the reigning national champion Northwestern Wildcats rose to No. 2, switching spots with ALC rival Florida. The ACC and Big East both claim five schools each, giving these two conferences half of the top-20 institutions. The ALC has three schools in the poll—all in the top seven—while the Ivy League and the MPSF are the only other leagues with multiple schools in the ranking.

 

            The ACC is led by top-ranked Maryland; North Carolina holds at No. 3 and Duke moves to No. 8. Virginia also rises one spot to land at No. 12, while Boston College holds stead at No. 19.

 

            The Big East also has three schools in the top half of the poll, as all three of those institutions remain in the same position as last week with Syracuse at No. 5, Georgetown at No. 6, and Notre Dame at No. 9. Loyola moves up one spot to start the second half of the poll at No. 11 while Connecticut remains at No. 18.

 

            The ALC’s three schools all reside in the top-seven, starting with No. 2 Northwestern. Florida moves to No. 4 while Penn State jumps up one spot to land at No. 7.

 

            Penn from the Ivy League moves up two spots and now sits at No. 14 while Princeton drops two spots to No. 17.

 

            Stanford from the MPSF returns to the rankings; Denver slides to No. 13 while the Cardinal re-enter at No. 20.

 

            Stony Brook, the 2013 America East champions, remain in the top-10 at No. 10 while two other conference champions also remain in the poll as the Atlantic-10’s Massachusetts moves to No. 15 and the Patriot League’s Navy rises one spot to No. 16.

 

            The NCAA tournament opens this week and all 20 ranked teams are in action. On Friday, four games take place between ranked teams as No. 8 Duke faces No. 17 Princeton at Navy, No. 12 Virginia takes on No. 14 Penn at Georgetown, No. 15 Massachusetts and No. 18 Connecticut meet at Penn State, and No. 9 Notre Dame draws against No. 20 Stanford at Northwestern. Also on Friday No. 10 Stony Brook faces Towson at Maryland, No. 16 Navy hosts Monmouth, No. 13 Denver takes on Jacksonville at Florida, No. 19 Boston College draws against Dartmouth at Syracuse, No. 11 Loyola sees High Point at North Carolina, and No. 7 Penn State hosts Canisius. On Sunday, No. 1 Maryland hosts the Stony Brook/Towson winner, No. 4 Florida faces winner from the Denver/Jacksonville game, and No. 5 Syracuse welcomes the winner of Boston College/Dartmouth. Also on Sunday No. 3 North Carolina faces the winner between Loyola and High Point, No. 6 Georgetown plays the winner from the Penn/Virginia game, and No. 2 Northwestern hosts the winner of the Notre Dame/Stanford game.

 

            This is the eleventh weekly poll of the 2013 season; the next poll will be released on May 28.

 

            IWLCA Division I Weekly Poll for 7 May 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous

1. Maryland                              19-0                400   (20)           1

2. Northwestern                        17-2                362                    4

3. North Carolina                      14-3                361                    3

4. Florida                                  17-2                343                    2

5. Syracuse                              16-3                334                    5

6. Georgetown                         13-5                291                    6

7. Penn State                           12-6                271                    8

8. Duke                                     12-5                266                    7

9. Notre Dame                          12-4                208                    9

10. Stony Brook                       16-2                189                   10

11. Loyola                                10-8                180                   12

12. Virginia                                9-9                 159                   13

13. Denver                               17-2                158                   11

14. Pennsylvania                      11-5                147                   16

15. Massachusetts                   17-2                134                   14

16. Navy                                   18-1                118                   17

17. Princeton                            10-6                  82                   15

18. Connecticut                        13-4                  66                   18

19. Boston College                   12-7                  55                   19

20. Stanford                             13-5                  26                   RV

Also receiving votes: Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Towson

 
 
 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 11

 

LIU Post ends regular season on top of poll; Limestone remains at No. 2

 

7 May 2013

 

            The LIU Post Pioneers swept all 15 first-place votes for a fourth consecutive week and Limestone remained at No. 2 as all 15 schools remained in the top-15. There was little movement in the poll as only two schools switched positions; the Northeast-10 continues to lead all conferences with five ranked teams while the PSAC has three schools ranked in the poll and the ECC and Conference Carolinas each claim two schools. The only change in the poll from last week includes New Haven moving up one spot to No. 13 while Bentley slides down one to No. 14.

 

            The NE-10 has three schools in the top-10, starting with LeMoyne at No. 4. The Panthers of Adelphi sit right behind the Dolphins at No. 5 while Stonehill remains at No. 9. New Haven moved up to No. 13 while Bentley moved down to No. 14.

 

            Lock Haven continues to lead the PSAC schools at No. 6 while West Chester sits right behind them at No. 7 and IUP remained at No. 12.

 

            Representing the ECC, LIU Post remained a consensus No. 1 and Dowling held fast at No. 11.

 

            Limestone from the Conference Carolinas remained at No. 2 while Pfeiffer held steady at No. 8.

 

            Lindenwood from the WILA remains in the poll as the Lions stay at No. 15.

 

Rollins, an independent in lacrosse, remained at No. 3 while Florida Southern, also an independent in lacrosse, remains in the top-10 at No. 10.

 

The NCAA tournament begins this week and eight ranked teams are in action on Saturday. Top-ranked LIU Post hosts No. 9 Stonehill and No. 4 LeMoyne welcomes No. 5 Adelphi in the north portion of the bracket while No. 2 Limestone hosts conference rival and eighth-ranked Pfeiffer in one quarterfinal and No. 3 Rollins welcomes No. 6 Lock Haven in the other quarterfinal.

 

This is the eleventh weekly poll for the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the next weekly poll will be released May 28.

 

            IWLCA Division II Weekly Poll for 7 May 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous

1. LIU Post                               17-0                225   (15)           1

2. Limestone                            18-1                207                    2

3. Rollins                                  15-1                190                    3

4. LeMoyne                              16-2                186                    4

5. Adelphi                                 17-2                165                    5

6. Lock Haven                          15-2                147                    6

7. West Chester                       15-4                128                    7

8. Pfeiffer                                  14-2                117                    8

9. Stonehill                               13-6                111                    9

10. Florida Southern                11-4                  90                   10

11. Dowling                              12-3                  73                   11

12. IUP                                     13-3                  62                   12

13. New Haven                        12-7                  41                   14

14. Bentley                               11-7                  33                   13

15. Lindenwood                        15-2                  14                   15

 

Also receiving votes: St. Anselm

 

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

 

 

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll, Week 11

 

Trinity holds at No. 1 but Salisbury picks up two first-place votes

 

7 May 2013

 

      The Trinity Bantams held on to the No. 1 ranking, but the Salisbury Sea Gulls picked up some room on the reigning champions as these two schools remained 1-2 and there was no movement among the top eight schools from last week’s poll. Ten different conferences claimed at least one school in the top-20, led by the NESCAC with six institutions. The SUNYAC has three schools in the top-20 while the Centennial, Capital Athletic, and Empire 8 each have two schools in the poll.

 

      The NESCAC is led by top-ranked Trinity; the league has half of the top eight schools with Middlebury holding at No. 3, Colby remaining at No. 7, and Bowdoin holding at No. 8. Amherst moved to No. 13 and Hamilton also moved as the Continentals remained in the poll at No. 20.

 

      The SUNYAC’s Cortland remained at No. 4 while Geneseo re-enters the poll at No. 17 while Fredonia moves to No. 19.

 

      Both the Centennial Conference and the CAC claim a pair of schools in the top-10. Centennial champion Gettysburg remains at No. 5, just ahead of conference rival Franklin & Marshall at No. 6. CAC champion Salisbury held at No. 2 while York moved up slightly at now sits at No. 9. St. John Fisher defeated Ithaca to win the Empire 8 crown; the Cardinals moved up to No. 12 while Ithaca slid to No. 16.

 

      TCNJ from the NJAC remains in the top-10 at No. 10, while Susquehanna, undefeated in the regular season and champion of the Landmark Conference, starts off the second half of the poll at No. 11. RPI won the Liberty League and rose to No. 14, while Christopher Newport, the USA South champion slid to No. 15 after being idle last week. Stevenson, from the Commonwealth Conference, moved to No. 18.

 

      The NCAA tournament opens on Wednesday with two games pitting ranked teams against each other. No. 14 RPI hosts No. 12 St. John Fisher and No. 11 Susquehanna welcomes No. 17 Geneseo in first round action.

 

      This is the eleventh weekly poll by the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the next poll will be released on May 28.

 

            IWLCA Division III Weekly Poll for 7 May 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous 

1. Trinity (CT)                           17-0                396   (16)           1

2. Salisbury                              18-0                384   (4)             2

3. Middlebury                           15-2                350                    3

4. Cortland                               18-1                344                    4

5. Gettysburg                           18-1                325                    5

6. Franklin & Marshall              14-4                290                    6

7. Colby                                    12-4                263                    7

8. Bowdoin                               13-3                224                    8

9. York                                      13-4                212                   10

10. TCNJ                                  13-4                210                    9

11. Susquehanna                     17-0                206                   11

12. St. John Fisher                   15-3                127                   20

13. Amherst                               9-6                 123                   12

14. RPI                                     14-3                121                   18

15. Christopher Newport          17-2                112                   13

16. Ithaca                                 12-6                100                   14

17. Geneseo                            12-5                  91                   RV

18. Stevenson                          16-2                  78                   15

19. Fredonia                             14-3                  62                   16

20. Hamilton                              9-8                   55                   17

 

Also receiving votes: Elizabethtown, Messiah, Redlands, Washington College