2013 IWLCA Week 7 Polls

 

  

IWLCA Division I Poll, Week 7

 

Maryland remains a unanimous No. 1; ACC takes over lead with five ranked schools

9 April 2013

 

            The Maryland Terrapins continued their stranglehold on the top spot, taking all 20 first place votes for a second consecutive week as the ACC maintained their lead with five ranked schools as Boston College re-entered the poll. The American Lacrosse Conference and the Big East both claimed four teams in the poll while the MPSF and the Ivy League, with two teams each, are the only other conferences with multiple ranked teams.

 

            The ACC kept the top two spots, as North Carolina held steady at No. 2. Duke remained in the top-10 at No. 9, while Virginia dropped to No. 11 to lead off the second half of the poll. Boston College re-entered the rankings, coming in at No. 19.

 

            Both the ALC and the Big East have four ranked schools with three each in the top-10. The ALC’s Florida stayed at No. 3 and Northwestern remained at No. 4. Penn State moved up one spot to No. 7 while Johns Hopkins rounds out the poll at No. 20. Syracuse in the Big East remained at No. 5; Notre Dame improved to No. 6 and Georgetown also moved up one spot and now sits at No. 8. Loyola shifted to No. 17.

 

            Denver from the MPSF shot up eight spots and now sits at No. 12 while Stanford moved to No. 15. Princeton from the Ivy League moved up two spots to No. 16 while Cornell moved to No. 18.

 

            Stony Brook from the America East broke into the top-10, landing at No. 10 this week. Massachusetts from the Atlantic 10 remained at No. 13 while Navy from the Patriot League rose up to sit at No. 13 as UMass and Navy tied for that spot.

 

            On Wednesday the top-ranked Terrapins host No. 16 Princeton. Thursday brings a game between No. 11 Virginia and No. 20 Johns Hopkins in Virginia. On Friday, a top-10 matchup is scheduled in Evanston as No. 4 Northwestern welcomes No. 9 Duke; less than 100 miles away, No. 6 Notre Dame hosts No. 17 Loyola.

On Sunday, the top-10 contest shifts to South Bend as the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish host the No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas; also on Sunday the No. 4 Wildcats host No. 15 Stanford.

 

            This is the seventh weekly poll of the 2013 season; the next poll will be released on April 16.

 

            IWLCA Division I Weekly Poll for 9 April 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous

1. Maryland                              14-0                400   (20)           1

2. North Carolina                      11-2                371                    2

3. Florida                                  14-1                354                    3

4. Northwestern                        11-1                352                    4

5. Syracuse                               7-3                 314                    5

6. Notre Dame                          10-0                295                    7

7. Penn State                            7-4                 266                    8

8. Georgetown                          8-2                 264                    9

9. Duke                                      9-3                 252                    6

10. Stony Brook                       11-2                177                   12

11. Virginia                                7-7                 175                   11

12. Denver                               13-1                136                   20

13t. Massachusetts                  11-2                132                   13

13t. Navy                                  13-1                132                   16

15. Stanford                              7-3                 121                   10

16. Princeton                             7-3                   93                   18

17. Loyola                                 5-6                   92                   15

18. Cornell                                 6-4                   63                   14

19. Boston College                    6-6                   56                  NR

20. Johns Hopkins                    7-5                   32                   17

Also receiving votes: Connecticut, Dartmouth, James Madison, Louisville, Ohio State, Pennsylvania, Rutgers

 

 

 

IWLCA Division II Poll, Week 7

 

LIU Post remains at No. 1

9 April 2013

 

            LIU Post remained at No. 1 and West Chester stayed at No. 2 as the top three teams remained the same in the seventh weekly poll published by the IWLCA. IUP from the PSAC joined the poll, giving that conference four ranked schools, but the Northeast-10 maintained the overall lead with five schools in the rankings. The ECC and the Conference Carolinas both have two schools in the poll.

 

            The NE-10’s Adelphi leads the way for that conference as the Panthers moved up to No. 4. LeMoyne holds steady at No. 7; Stonehill moves to No. 11, just ahead of No. 12 Bentley. New Haven remains at No. 15.

 

            West Chester from the PSAC kept one first-place vote and remained at No. 2. Lock Haven also held their position from last week at No. 8. Mercyhurst improved to No. 13 and IUP joined the poll at No. 14.

 

            LIU Post continues to lead the ECC as the top-ranked team; Dowling rounds out the top-10 at No. 10.

 

            Limestone leads the Conference Carolinas as the Saints hold on at No. 3; Pfeiffer also remains in the same rank from the previous week.

 

            Rollins, an independent in lacrosse, moves to No. 5 while Florida Southern, also an independent school, jumped into the top-10 at No. 9 this week.

 

            Four games between ranked teams are scheduled for this week, including a pair of NE-10 games on Tuesday. No. 4 Adelphi hosts No. 15 UNH while No. 11 Stonehill takes on No. 12 Bentley. On Thursday, a top-five matchup features No. 2 West Chester welcoming No. 5 Rollins.  On Saturday, the No. 11 Skyhawks host the top-ranked Pioneers of LIU Post.

 

            This is the seventh weekly poll for the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the next weekly poll will be released April 16.

 

            IWLCA Division II Weekly Poll for 9 April 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous

1. LIU Post                                9-0                 223   (14)           1

2. West Chester                        8-0                 211   (1)             2

3. Limestone                            12-1                189                    3

4. Adelphi                                 10-0                180                    5

5. Rollins                                   9-1                 167                    4

6. Pfeiffer                                  12-1                151                    6

7. LeMoyne                               6-2                 131                    7

8. Lock Haven                           8-1                 112                    8

9. Florida Southern                   9-2                 103                   11

10. Dowling                               7-2                   92                   10

11. Stonehill                              7-4                   73                    9

12. Bentley                                6-3                   47                   12

13. Mercyhurst                          9-2                   43                   14

14. IUP                                      8-0                   35                   RV

15. New Haven                         5-5                   34                   13

Also receiving votes: Lindenwood

 

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

 

 

 

IWLCA Division III Poll, Week 7

 

Trinity remains at No. 1 and Salisbury continues at No. 2

 

9 April 2013

 

      The Trinity Bantams stayed at No. 1 while the Salisbury Sea Gulls stayed No. 2; Fredonia’s addition to the rankings this week allows the SUNYAC to remain as one of only four conferences with multiple schools in the poll as the IWLCA released its weekly poll. The NESCAC continues to lead all conferences with seven ranked teams, including five in the top-10. The Centennial Conference boasts three teams, while the SUNYAC and Capital Athletic Conference both have two ranked teams.

 

      Trinity from the NESCAC continues at No. 1, with No. 3 Middlebury, No. 6 Colby, No. 9 Bowdoin and No. 10 Amherst holding steady from last week.  Hamilton moves to No. 16 and Tufts shifts to No. 17.

 

      The Centennial’s Gettysburg remains at No. 5 while Franklin & Marshall moves up one spot to No. 7. Washington College also improves, landing at No. 18 this week.

 

      Salisbury from the CAC stays at No. 2 as the Sea Gulls are the only school other than Trinity to pick up first-place votes. York starts off the second half of the poll at No. 11.

 

      The SUNYAC’s Cortland remains at No. 4 while Fredonia enters this week’s poll at No. 20.

 

      Five other conferences boast one school each. The TCNJ Lions from the NJAC remain in the top-10 at No. 8. Susquehanna from the Landmark holds at No. 12 and Ithaca from the Empire 8 also remains the same, holding at No. 13. Messiah from the Commonwealth Conference remains at No. 14, while the USA South’s Christopher Newport moves up two slots to land at No. 15. RPI from the Liberty League moves to No. 19.

 

      There are three games this week between ranked teams, all taking place on Saturday. Two of the games feature two top-8 teams, including a NESCAC showdown in Connecticut as top-ranked Trinity hosts No. 3 Middlebury. Staying in the NESCAC, No. 17 Tufts hosts No. 10 Amherst. Another top-eight showdown includes No. 2 Salisbury welcoming No. 8 TCNJ.

 

      This is the seventh weekly poll by the IWLCA for the 2013 season; the next poll will be released on April

16.

 

            IWLCA Division III Weekly Poll for 9 April 2013

 

                                               Record          Votes   (1st pl) Previous 

1. Trinity (CT)                            9-0                 395   (16)           1

2. Salisbury                              11-0                384   (4)             2

3. Middlebury                           10-0                359                    3

4. Cortland                                9-1                 338                    4

5. Gettysburg                           10-1                320                    5

6. Colby                                     8-1                 300                    6

7. Franklin & Marshall               9-2                 281                    8

8. TCNJ                                     8-3                 247                    7

9. Bowdoin                                7-2                 245                    9

10. Amherst                               6-3                 215                   10

11. York                                     9-2                 174                   11

12. Susquehanna                     11-0                170                   12

13. Ithaca                                  6-4                 126                   13

14. Messiah                               5-5                 106                   14

15. Christopher Newport          14-1                  90                   17

16. Hamilton                              5-5                   87                   15

17. Tufts                                    5-4                   83                   16

18. Washington College            9-1                   78                   20

19. RPI                                      7-2                   63                   18

20. Fredonia                             10-0                  56                   RV

 

Also receiving votes: Brockport, Geneseo, St. John Fisher, Williams