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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings: Acrosse the Lacrosse Polls: March 30, 2015

Notre Dame leads the way.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The media and coaches polls are out:

  • In the media poll, Notre Dame earned 24 of 25 first place votes while Syracuse earned a nod from one voter as the nation's top team. The Orange slotted in behind the Irish and Maryland, North Carolina, and Denver rounded out the top five. New to the poll this week are Navy and Stony Brook while Boston University and Loyola fell out of the top 20.
  • In the coaches poll, Notre Dame earned 24 of 25 first place votes while Maryland appeared atop the ballot of one pollster. Syracuse, Maryland, North Carolina, and Denver constituted the top five. New to the poll this week is Navy while Bucknell 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 30, 2015
TEAM LAXPOWER MASSEY RPI AVG. COACHES MEDIA AVG. AVG.
Notre Dame 2 2 1 1.67 1 1 1.00 1.40
Syracuse 1 1 2 1.33 2 2 2.00 1.60
Maryland 3 3 4 3.33 3 3 3.00 3.20
Denver 4 5 5 4.67 5 5 5.00 4.80
North Carolina 7 4 8 6.33 4 4 4.00 5.40
Cornell 6 6 3 5.00 8 6 7.00 5.80
Virginia 8 7 7 7.33 6 8 7.00 7.20
Duke 10 8 9 9.00 7 7 7.00 8.20
Brown 5 11 12 9.33 10 10 10.00 9.60
Albany 11 9 14 11.33 9 9 9.00 10.40
Marquette 14 13 6 11.00 13 12 12.50 11.60
Yale 12 10 15 12.33 11 11 11.00 11.80
Princeton 15 12 11 12.67 12 13 12.50 12.60
Army 9 14 24 15.67 15 15 15.00 15.40
Johns Hopkins 13 15 13 13.67 19 19 19.00 15.80
Georgetown 17 18 10 15.00 17 17 17.00 15.80
Ohio State 21 16 16 17.67 14 14 14.00 16.20
Towson 20 17 17 18.00 16 16 16.00 17.20
Navy 19 19 18 18.67 18 18 18.00 18.40
Stony Brook 16 20 27 21.00 21 20 20.50 20.80
Loyola 25 22 22 23.00 20 22 21.00 22.20
Fairfield 18 23 30 23.67 22 23 22.50 23.20
Villanova* 22 21 20 21.00 28 27 27.50 23.60
Bucknell 27 24 19 23.33 24 25 24.50 23.80

* Villanova is not ranked or receiving votes in either the coaches or media polls. The Wildcats are, however, ranked 20th in the RPI and are included in the table. Villanova was assigned the 27th position in the media poll and the 28th position in the coaches poll to compute an overall average.

In the media poll, Colgate, Loyola, Fairfield, Boston University, Bucknell, and Hobart -- in that order -- also received votes. In the coaches poll, Stony Brook, Fairfield, Colgate, Bucknell, Marist, Boston University, and Pennsylvania -- in that order -- also received votes.