clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Acrosse the College Lacrosse Polls: March 2, 2015

Aggregating the media and coaches polls, and generally making life terrific for everyone.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

These pieces are usually more substantial, but as everyone is still kind of idling in the driveway, it's really hard to make internal combustion when you're just holding a can of gasoline and a bucket of screws. So, you get what you get at this point.

The media and coaches polls are out and things are kind of:

  • In the media poll, Syracuse took home 15 first-place votes while North Carolina (seven) and Notre Dame (two) each earned first-place nods from the poll's voters. The split among pollsters recognizes the difficulty of assessing the nation's top teams at such an early part of the season. New to the poll this week are Colgate and Villanova while Lehigh and Holy Cross fell out of the top 20.
  • In the coaches poll, Syracuse earned 11 first-place votes while North Carolina was placed at the top of three ballots. New to the poll this week are Villanova and Brown while while Holy Cross and Pennsylvania exited the top 20.

Below is an aggregation of both the coaches and media polls. I'm holding off on featuring computer-type rankings until we get a little deeper into the season.

ACROSSE THE COLLEGE LACROSSE POLLS: MARCH 2, 2015
TEAM COACHES MEDIA AVG. TEAM COACHES MEDIA AVG.
Syracuse 1 1 1.0 Loyola 12 14 13.0
North Carolina 2 2 2.0 Albany 16 12 14.0
Notre Dame 3 3 3.0 Marquette 15 13 14.0
Denver 4 4 4.0 Towson 14 15 14.5
Duke 5 5 5.0 Harvard 13 16 14.5
Yale 6 6 6.0 Johns Hopkins 17 17 17.0
Virginia 7 7 7.0 Colgate 18 18 18.0
Cornell 8 7 7.5 Villanova 19 19 19.0
Maryland 10 9 9.5 Brown 20 21 20.5
Army 9 11 10.0 Pennsylvania 22 20 21.0
Princeton 11 10 10.5



In the media poll, Brown, Penn State, Holy Cross, Ohio State, Lehigh, Marist, Michigan, and Stony Brook -- in that order -- also received votes. In the coaches poll, Penn State, Pennsylvania, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Navy, and Michigan -- in that order -- also received votes.