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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings: Acrosse the Lacrosse Polls: April 27, 2015

Syracuse has reclaimed its position atop both human polls.

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The media and coaches polls are out:

  • In the media poll, Syracuse earned all 23 of 24 first place votes this week with Notre Dame earning a nod as the nation's top team despite the Irish's early exit from the ACC Tournament. Notre Dame, Denver, North Carolina, and Duke rounded out the top five. Maryland dropped out of the top five from last week. New to the poll this week are Johns Hopkins, Army, and Richmond while Bucknell, Towson, and Navy fell out of the top 20.
  • In the coaches poll, Syracuse earned the full allotment of 19 first place votes. Notre Dame, North Carolina, Denver, and Duke constituted the top five. Maryland lost its position in the top five from last week. New to the poll this week are Johns Hopkins, Army, and Fairfield while Loyola, Towson, and Navy 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: APRIL 27, 2015
TEAM LAXPOWER MASSEY RPI AVG. COACHES MEDIA AVG. AVG.
Syracuse 1 1 2 1.33 1 1 1.00 1.20
Notre Dame 2 2 1 1.67 2 2 2.00 1.80
Denver 3 4 5 4.00 4 3 3.50 3.80
North Carolina 4 5 3 4.00 3 4 3.50 3.80
Duke 5 3 4 4.00 4 5 4.50 4.20
Maryland 6 6 7 6.33 6 6 6.00 6.20
Virginia 9 7 6 7.33 8 8 8.00 7.60
Albany 7 8 9 8.00 7 7 7.00 7.60
Cornell 8 9 8 8.33 10 10 10.00 9.00
Brown 10 11 11 10.67 9 9 9.00 10.00
Yale 11 12 12 11.67 11 11 11.00 11.40
Colgate 14 10 10 11.33 12 13 12.50 11.80
Georgetown 16 14 14 14.67 13 12 12.50 13.80
Johns Hopkins 13 13 13 13.00 16 17 16.50 14.40
Ohio State 18 16 16 16.67 14 14 14.00 15.60
Princeton 17 17 17 17.00 15 15 15.00 16.20
Army 12 15 23 16.67 18 18 18.00 17.20
Stony Brook 20 18 26 21.33 17 16 16.50 19.40
Marquette 27 19 15 20.33 19 19 19.00 19.80
Loyola 15 22 20 19.00 26 28 27.00 22.20
Navy 26 24 19 23.00 21 21 21.00 22.20
Towson 25 20 24 23.00 22 22 22.00 22.60
Fairfield 22 21 28 23.67 19 23 21.00 22.60
Richmond 19 26 27 24.00 23 20 21.50 23.00
Harvard 21 25 18 21.33 27 25 26.00 23.20

In the media poll, Navy, Towson, Fairfield, Marist, Harvard, Bucknell, Drexel, Loyola, and St. Joseph's -- in that order -- also received votes. In the coaches poll, Navy, Towson, Richmond, Bucknell, Marist, Loyola, Harvard, High Point, and Drexel -- in that order -- also received votes.