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It’s the holiday season, which means spring practices are just around the corner. Which means we can actually start to talk about predictions and lacrosse stuff now!

We’ve been taking a look at many team’s schedules so far and highlighting some of the best games to watch in each conference, so I guess that means we can start looking at preseason rankings.

Inside Lacrosse has unveiled their first Top 20 of the season for Division I Men’s lacrosse. Take a look at it below:

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division I Men’s Rankings #1-20

Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record Final 2016 Media Poll Ranking
Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record Final 2016 Media Poll Ranking
1 Denver Big East 13-3 8
2 North Carolina ACC 12-6 1
3 Maryland Big Ten 17-3 2
4 Notre Dame ACC 11-4 5
5 Loyola Patriot 14-4 4
6 Yale Ivy 13-3 10
7 Syracuse ACC 12-5 7
8 Duke ACC 11-8 12
9 Navy Patriot 11-5 9
10 Brown Ivy 16-3 3
11 Towson CAA 16-3 6
12 Johns Hopkins Big Ten 8-7 15
13 Albany America East 12-4 11
14 Virginia ACC 7-8 NA
15 Richmond SoCon 11-5 NA
16 Penn State Big Ten 8-7 NA
17 Fairfield CAA 9-8 NA
18 Air Force SoCon 15-3 14
19 Rutgers Big Ten 11-5 16
20 Marquette Big East 11-5 13

In the Face-Off Yearbook, IL previews all 71 D1 teams and ranks them. Here’s 21-71:

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division I Men’s Rankings #21-71

Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record Final 2016 Media Poll Ranking
Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record Final 2016 Media Poll Ranking
21 Villanova Big East 9-5 19
22 Ohio State Big Ten 7-8 NA
23 Stony Book America East 12-4 17
24 Boston University Patriot 8-7 NA
25 Penn Ivy 8-7 NA
26 Bucknell Patriot 10-5 NA
27 Bryant NEC 10-5 NA
28 High Point SoCon 9-6 NA
29 Harvard Ivy 8-8 NA
30 Cornell Ivy 6-7 NA
31 UMass CAA 4-9 NA
32 Quinnipiac MAAC 12-4 18
33 Princeton Ivy 6-8 NA
34 Army West Point Patriot 10-7 NA
35 Hofstra CAA 9-6 NA
36 Drexel CAA 6-9 NA
37 Hobart NEC 10-7 NA
38 St. Joe's NEC 12-4 NA
39 Hartford America East 11-7 20
40 Lehigh Patriot 6-9 NA
41 UMBC America East 4-10 NA
42 Georgetown Big East 2-12 NA
43 Marist MAAC 9-7 NA
44 Providence Big East 7-9 NA
45 Vermont America East 9-8 NA
46 Colgate Patriot 4-10 NA
47 Michigan Big Ten 3-10 NA
48 Monmouth MAAC 7-7 NA
49 Robert Morris NEC 7-8 NA
50 Bellarmine SoCon 6-9 NA
51 Delaware CAA 5-10 NA
52 Holy Cross Patriot 4-11 NA
53 Mount St. Mary's NEC 6-8 NA
54 Mercer SoCon 5-8 NA
55 Jacksonville SoCon 3-10 NA
56 St. John's Big East 2-12 NA
57 Binghamton America East 4-10 NA
58 Siena MAAC 3-10 NA
59 Canisius MAAC 4-8 NA
60 Sacred Heart NEC 2-14 NA
61 Lafayette Patriot 3-11 NA
62 Detroit Mercy MAAC 2-10 NA
63 Furman SoCon 2-11 NA
64 Wagner NEC 6-9 NA
65 UMass Lowell America East 4-12 NA
66 Manhattan MAAC 3-12 NA
67 Dartmouth Ivy 1-13 NA
68 VMI SoCon 2-14 NA
69 NJIT Independent 1-14 NA
70 Hampton Independent 0-5 NA
71 Cleveland State Independent NA NA

They also ranked the Top 20 teams in Division I Women’s lacrosse. The 2017 season will be the first season to feature a 90 second possession clock, which will definitely change how teams play the game:

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division I Women's Rankings

Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record
Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record
1 North Carolina ACC 20-2
2 Maryland Big Ten 22-1
3 Florida Big East 18-2
4 Stony Brook America East 17-4
5 Penn State Big Ten 14-7
6 USC MPSF 20-1
7 Syracuse ACC 19-6
8 Notre Dame ACC 14-7
9 Duke ACC 11-9
10 Northwestern Big Ten 11-10
11 Penn Ivy 15-5
12 Virginia ACC 9-9
13 UMass Atlantic-10 20-2
14 Cornell Ivy 14-5
15 Stanford MPSF 15-5
16 Princeton Ivy 11-6
17 Boston College ACC 10-9
18 Johns Hopkins Big Ten 11-8
19 Towson CAA 16-4
20 Loyola Patriot

IL also had preseason rankings for teams in Division II, Division III, NJCAA (JUCO), and both MCLA Divisions.

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division II Men’s Rankings

Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record
Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record
1 Le Moyne Northeast-10 20-0
2 Merrimack Northeast-10 15-3
3 Limestone Carolinas 21-1
4 Tampa Sunshine State 15-3
5 NYIT East Coast 13-5
6 Seton Hill Great Midwest Athletic 11-4
7 Mercyhurst Great Midwest Athletic 15-3
8 Adelphi Northeast-10 12-5
9 LIU Post East Coast 12-4
10 Mercy East Coast 9-6
11 Mount Olive Carolinas 13-5
12 Belmont Abbey Carolinas 12-4
13 Lake Erie Great Midwest Athletic 9-6
14 Chestnut Hill East Coast 6-7
15 Indianapolis Independent 8-6

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division III Men’s Rankings

Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record
Ranking Team Conference Last Year's Record
1 Salisbury CAC 23-1
2 Ithaca Empire 8 20-2
3 RIT Liberty 18-2
4 York CAC 18-4
5 Tufts NESCAC 20-3
6 Cabrini CSAC 15-5
7 Gettysburg Centennial 17-3
8 St. Lawrence Liberty 18-3
9 Bowdoin NESCAC 12-5
10 Stevenson 15-5 MAC Commonwealth
11 Bates NESCAC 11-4
12 Ohio Wesleyan NCAC 13-4
13 Amherst NESCAC 14-5
14 Denison NCAC 18-2
15 RPI Liberty 13-5
16 Middlebury NESCAC 12-7
17 Wesleyan NESCAC 10-5
18 Ursinus Centennial 14-3
19 Roanoke ODAC 13-5
20 Cortland SUNYAC 14-6
21 Stevens Empire 8 14-5
22 Springfield NEWMAC 12-8
23 Western New England Commonwealth Coast 15-4
24 Washington & Lee ODAC 16-4
25 Colorado College Independent 12-5
26 Lynchburg ODAC 12-9
27 Keene State Little East 14-4
28 Nazareth Empire 8 12-6
29 Endicott Commonwealth Coast 9-9
30 Brockport SUNYAC

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook NJCAA Rankings

Ranking Team Last Year's Record
Ranking Team Last Year's Record
1 Onondaga 13-2
2 Genesee 15-4
3 CCBC Essex 16-3
4 Nassau 13-1
5 Harford 7-7
6 Anne Arundel 9-7
7 Howard 11-5

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook MCLA Division I Rankings

Ranking Team
Ranking Team
1 Chapman
2 Cal Poly
3 Georgia
4 Grand Canyon
5 Colorado
6 BYU
7 UC Santa Barbara
8 Arizona State
9 Colorado State
10 Boston College
11 Michigan State
12 Oregon State
13 Cal-Berkeley
14 Arizona
15 Oregon
16 Florida State
17 UConn
18 Liberty
19 Stanford
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Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook MCLA Division II Rankings

Ranking Team
Ranking Team
1 St. Thomas
2 Grand Valley State
3 North Dakota State
4 Concordia
5 Dayton
6 Kennesaw State
7 St. John's
8 Minnesota-Duluth
9 Sierra Nevada
10 Grove City
11 Montana State
12 Palm Beach Atlantic
13 Cal State Fullerton
14 Bridgewater State
15 Southern Oregon
16 Metro State
17 UC Davis
18 Louisiana-Lafayette
19 Fort Lewis
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The Face-Off Yearbook also ranked the top 10 teams in both Division II and Division III Women’s lacrosse:

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division II Women's Rankings

Ranking Team
Ranking Team
1 Florida Southern
2 Adelphi
3 Le Moyne
4 LIU Post
5 Rollins
6 Lindenwood
7 West Chester
8 Queens
9 Mercyhurst
10 New Haven

Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division III Women's Rankings

Ranking Team
Ranking Team
1 Middlebury
2 Cortland
3 Trinity
4 TCNJ
5 Franklin & Marshall
6 Salisbury
7 Brockport
8 Gettysburg
9 Amherst
10 Catholic