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2015 College Lacrosse Preview: NCAA Preseason Coaches Poll Released

Denver opens the season atop the coaches poll.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The USILA released their preseason coaches poll today and Denver earned top billing with 274 points. Notre Dame, Duke (last year's national champion), Syracuse, and Johns Hopkins rounded out the top five. Here's the full poll:

2015 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
RANK TEAM POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES
1. Denver 274
2. Notre Dame 271
3. Duke 268
4. Syracuse 244
5. Johns Hopkins 238
6. North Carolina 234
7. Loyola 198
8. Maryland 191
9. Virginia 189
10. Cornell 177
11. Harvard 134
12. Albany 112
13. Pennsylvania 105
14. Penn State 69
15. Yale 68
16. Drexel 65
17. Hofstra 57
18. Lehigh 54
19. Bryant 44
20. Army 40

Also receiving votes: Ohio State, Princeton, Massachusetts, Towson, Villanova, St. John's, Fairfield, Air Force, Brown, Bucknell, and Navy.

The conference breakdown was as follows: ACC (five); Ivy League (four); Big Ten, Patriot (three); CAA (two); and America East, Big East, NEC (one). Two leagues -- the Southern Conference and the MAAC -- did not have a team ranked. The ACC, the nation's most powerful conference, but its entire five-team membership into the top 10.