2013 IWLCA Week 4 Polls

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 4

 

Maryland, Florida stay 1-2, but Big East takes over total slots with five ranked teams

 

19 March 2013

 

            The Maryland Terrapins and the Florida Gators stayed 1-2 in the IWLCA rankings, but the Big East took over top honors among conferences as they lead all leagues with five ranked teams in the fourth weekly poll. Three of the Big East’s teams sit in the top-eight; with Louisville’s return to the poll the conference now has five teams ranked while the ACC and the ALC both have four institutions ranked. The only other conference with more than one team is the Ivy League; the Ancient 8 has two ranked teams.

 

            The Big East is led by Syracuse; the Orange hold steady from last week at No. 5. Notre Dame moved up one spot to land at No. 7, while Georgetown also rose, moving up two spots to No. 8. Loyola slid to No. 16 and Louisville re-entered the rankings at No. 20.

 

            The ACC’s four ranked teams all reside in the top half of the poll, and all four hold their positions from last week. No. 1 Maryland continues to lead the poll, while No. 3 North Carolina, No. 6 Duke, and No. 9 Virginia remain in the top-10.

 

            Florida from the ALC holds steady at No. 2, and Northwestern also remains the same, staying at No. 4. Penn State leads off the second half of the poll, coming in at No. 11, just ahead of No. 12 Johns Hopkins.

 

            The Ivy League’s Cornell moves into the top-10, rising four spots to land at No. 10 while Dartmouth holds at No. 13. 

 

            Five other conferences claim one school each in the rankings, starting with the MPSF. Stanford moved up two spots again, this time landing at No. 14. Stony Brook rose three spots as the America East school comes in at No. 15 this week. Massachusetts from the Atlantic 10 remained at No. 17, and the Patriot League’s Navy moved up two spots to No. 18. James Madison from the CAA was the other newcomer this week; the Dukes came in at No. 19.

 

            On Wednesday, poll newcomer and No. 19 James Madison hosts No. 9 Virginia and No. 3 North Carolina welcomes No. 10 Cornell. On Friday, a Big East clash between No. 16 Loyola and No. 20 Louisville is on the books, along with top-ranked Maryland hosting No. 19 James Madison and an ACC game as No. 9 Virginia welcomes No. 6 Duke. On Sunday, the No. 20 Cardinals stay in the region and face Big East foe and No. 8 Georgetown.

 

            This is the fourth weekly poll of the 2013 season; the next poll will be released on March 26.

 

            IWLCA Division I Weekly Poll (19 March 2013)

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous

1. Maryland                               9-0                 398   (18)           1

2. Florida                                  11-0                382   (2)             2

3. North Carolina                       7-1                 359                    3

4. Northwestern                         7-1                 340                    4

5. Syracuse                               3-2                 317                    5

6. Duke                                      8-1                 299                    6

7. Notre Dame                           6-0                 270                    8

8. Georgetown                          5-2                 237                   10

9. Virginia                                  4-4                 230                    9

10. Cornell                                 6-0                 217                   14

11. Penn State                          5-3                 216                    7

12. Johns Hopkins                    5-2                 167                   12

13. Dartmouth                           4-2                 152                   13

14. Stanford                              4-2                   98                   16

15. Stony Brook                        5-2                   91                   18

16. Loyola                                 2-5                   81                   11

17. Massachusetts                    7-2                   77                   17

18. Navy                                    8-1                   71                   20

19. James Madison                   5-1                   59                   RV

20. Louisville                             7-1                   33                   RV

Also receiving votes: Boston University, Connecticut, Delaware, Denver, Ohio State, Princeton, Rutgers, Towson

 
 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 4

 

LIU Post-West Chester remain 1-2

 

19 March 2013

 

            The LIU Post Pioneers hold on to the No. 1 ranking in the IWLCA poll for the fourth consecutive week as the reigning champions remain undefeated in the 2013 campaign. The Northeast-10 conference continues to lead all leagues with five ranked teams, while the PSAC remains closely behind with four teams in the poll. The ECC and Conference Carolinas both boast two ranked teams as well.

 

            The NE-10 is led by No. 4 Adelphi; the Panthers hold steady from last week. Bentley jumps up two spots to land at No. 7, while LeMoyne moves to No. 9. Stonehill rounds out the top-10 at No. 10, and New Haven slides to No. 13.

 

            West Chester from the PSAC holds at No. 2, keeping a first-place vote. Lock Haven moves up to No. 11, while Mercyhurst (No. 14) and Bloomsburg (No. 15) switch places from last week.

 

            The ECC continues to be led by top-ranked LIU Post, while Dowling also holds their position from last week as the Golden Lions remain at No. 8.

 

            The Conference Carolinas had some shifting as Limestone rises to hold the No. 3 position and Pfeiffer also moves up, landing at No. 6.

 

            Rollins, an independent in lacrosse, slides to No. 5 while Florida Southern, also an independent school in lacrosse, moves back into the poll and re-enters the rankings at No. 11.

 

            On Wednesday, a top-10 matchup takes place as ECC rivals meet on Long Island with top-ranked LIU Post hosting No. 8 Dowling. No. 3 Limestone welcomes No. 15 Bloomsburg on the same day. On Saturday, an NE-10 clash between ranked teams takes place as No. 10 Stonehill hosts No. 13 New Haven. On Sunday, the No. 15 Huskies welcome No. 1 LIU Post and No 3 Limestone hosts No. 11 Lock Haven.

 

            This is the fourth weekly poll for the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the next regular-season poll will be released Mar. 26.

 

            IWLCA Division II Weekly Poll for 19 March 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Preseason

1. LIU Post                                5-0                 224   (14)           1

2. West Chester                        2-0                 205   (1)             2

3. Limestone                             7-1                 174                    6

4. Adelphi                                  5-0                 169                    4

5. Rollins                                   6-1                 160                    3

6. Pfeiffer                                  10-0                156                    7

7. Bentley                                  2-1                 136                    9

8. Dowling                                 4-0                 134                    8

9. LeMoyne                               2-2                 116                    5

10. Stonehill                              1-2                   69                   10

11t. Florida Southern                6-1                   61                   RV

11t. Lock Haven                        1-0                   61                   12

13. New Haven                         2-3                   56                   11

14. Mercyhurst                          3-1                   35                   15

15. Bloomsburg                         1-1                   15                   14

Also receiving votes: Assumption, Lindenwood, St. Anselm

 

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

 
 
 

IWLCA Division III Poll, Week 4

 

Trinity remains at No. 1 as Salisbury picks up six first-place votes and edges closer as No. 2

 

19 March 2013

 

      The Trinity Bantams remained in first place in the IWLCA poll for week 4, but Salisbury edged closer to the No. 1 spot as the Sea Gulls picked up six first place votes and held the No. 2 spot. For a third consecutive week, the same 20 schools appear in the IWLCA poll. The NESCAC continues to lead all conferences with seven schools, while eight other conferences are represented in the remaining 13 spots. The Capital Athletic Conference has three schools in the top-20, including No. 2 Salisbury. The Centennial Conference, Empire 8, and Landmark Conference also have two schools recognized in this week’s poll for the third straight week.

 

      The NESCAC’s seven schools are led by top-ranked Trinity; Middlebury moves up one spot to enter the top-four. Colby improves one spot to sit at No. 6, and Bowdoin moves into the top-10, landing at No. 9. Hamilton starts off the second half of the poll at No. 11, with Amherst sitting right behind the Continentals at No. 12. Tufts also jumps up to land at No. 16.

 

      The CAC’s Salisbury holds steady at No. 2, while York holds at No. 10. Mary Washington rounds out the poll at No. 20.

 

      The Centennial, Empire 8, and Landmark conferences each have two institutions in the poll. Both of the Centennial schools reside in the top-10, led by Gettysburg at No. 5 and followed by Franklin & Marshall, who remains at No. 8. Ithaca from the Empire 8 moves up to No. 14 while St. John Fisher moves to No. 19. The Landmark’s Susquehanna rises four spots to end up at No. 13, and Catholic moves to No. 18.

 

      The four remaining ranked schools represent four different conferences, starting with Cortland from the SUNYAC. The Red Dragons remain at No. 3 for the fourth straight week while the NJAC’s TCNJ moves down to No. 7. Messiah from the Commonwealth Conference moves up to No. 15, while Christopher Newport from the USA South also jumps, landing at No. 16.

 

      On Wednesday, top-ranked Trinity travels to play No. 18 Catholic, while No. 15 Messiah hosts No. 8 Franklin & Marshall. Thursday sees a top-10 meeting as No. 5 Gettysburg welcomes No. 7 TCNJ. On Friday, a NESCAC match between top-20 schools takes place as No. 11 Hamilton hosts No. 9 Bowdoin. Saturday features a top-10 tilt between No. 8 Franklin & Marshall and No. 2 Salisbury in Lancaster.  

 

      This is the fourth weekly poll by the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the next poll will be released on March 26.

 

            IWLCA Division III Weekly Poll for 19 March 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous 

1. Trinity (CT)                            2-0                 391   (13)           1

2. Salisbury                               6-0                 387   (7)             2

3. Cortland                                4-1                 345                    3

4. Middlebury                            2-0                 329                    5

5. Gettysburg                            5-0                 326                    4

6. Colby                                     2-0                 289                    7

7. TCNJ                                     4-1                 282                    6

8. Franklin & Marshall               3-1                 261                    8

9. Bowdoin                                3-0                 220                   11

10. York                                     5-1                 215                   10

11. Hamilton                              3-0                 210                   12

12. Amherst                               1-2                 152                    9

13. Susquehanna                      7-0                 121                   17

14. Ithaca                                  2-2                 115                   15

15. Messiah                               2-3                   99                   16

16t. Christopher Newport          8-1                   78                   19

16t. Tufts                                   2-1                   78                   18

18. Catholic                               1-3                   57                   13

19. St. John Fisher                    4-2                   56                   14

20. Mary Washington                3-3                   38                   20

 

Also receiving votes: Dickinson, Redlands, RPI, Washington