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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings: Acrosse the Lacrosse Polls: March 23, 2015

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Syracuse leads the way.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The media and coaches polls are out:

  • In the media poll, Syracuse was a unanimous selection as the nation's top team, earning the full allotment of 25 first place votes. Notre Dame, Maryland, North Carolina, and Denver rounded out the top five. New to the poll this week are Georgetown and Boston University while Villanova and Harvard fell out of the top 20.
  • In the coaches poll, Syracuse was also a unanimous selection as the nation's top team, earning all 22 first place votes. Notre Dame, Maryland, North Carolina, and Denver rounded out the top five. New to the poll this week are Georgetown and Bucknell while Villanova and Harvard departed the top 20.

Below is an aggregation of both the coaches and media polls. I've also layered in the LaxPower ratings, Massey ratings, and current RPI rankings for this week, and we'll add in more math-driven rankings as the season continues to unfold. Teams listed appear in the top 20 in at least one set of examined rankings.

ACROSSE THE LACROSSE POLLS: MARCH 23, 2015
TEAM LAXPOWER MASSEY RPI AVG. COACHES MEDIA AVG. AVG.
Syracuse 1 1 1 1.00 1 1 1.00 1.00
Notre Dame 2 3 2 2.33 2 2 2.00 2.20
Maryland 3 2 3 2.67 3 3 3.00 2.80
North Carolina 6 4 10 6.67 4 4 4.00 5.60
Cornell 5 6 4 5.00 7 7 7.00 5.80
Denver 7 7 7 7.00 5 5 5.00 6.20
Duke 9 5 6 6.67 6 6 6.00 6.40
Virginia 8 8 5 7.00 8 8 8.00 7.40
Albany 11 10 12 11.00 10 9 9.50 10.40
Princeton 15 9 11 11.67 9 10 9.50 10.80
Brown 4 12 18 11.33 12 13 12.50 11.80
Yale 13 11 15 13.00 11 11 11.00 12.20
Marquette 16 14 8 12.67 13 12 12.50 12.60
Georgetown 14 16 9 13.00 14 14 14.00 13.40
Johns Hopkins 10 13 13 12.00 19 20 19.50 15.00
Loyola 17 15 19 17.00 15 16 15.50 16.40
Ohio State 24 19 14 19.00 16 15 15.50 17.60
Army 12 18 27 19.00 17 17 17.00 18.20
Towson 20 20 16 18.67 18 18 18.00 18.40
Bucknell 19 21 17 19.00 20 21 20.50 19.60
Villanova 22 17 24 21.00 25 25 25.00 22.60
Harvard 25 24 20 23.00 26 23 24.50 23.60
Boston University 18 27 34 26.33 21 19 20.00 23.80

In the media poll, Bucknell, Navy, Harvard, Stony Brook, Villanova, Fairfield, and Marist -- in that order -- also received votes. In the coaches poll, Boston University, Navy, Stony Brook, Fairfield, Villanova, Harvard, Marist, Richmond, and Massachusetts -- in that order -- also received votes.