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The College Crosse Week 5 Aggregation For March 13, 2017.

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These polls ain’t loyal!

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As usual, we compile all the major polls (Links for Week 5 polls: Inside Lacrosse, Lacrosse Magazine, and USILA Coaches Poll), plus Jason and my media poll top 20, into one table. You can find the College Crosse Top 20 for Week 5 here. Let’s go to this week's Aggregation Big Board.

College Crosse Week 5 Aggregation

Rank Inside Lacrosse Jason Myers Lacrosse Magazine USILA Coaches Poll Safe Fekadu
Rank Inside Lacrosse Jason Myers Lacrosse Magazine USILA Coaches Poll Safe Fekadu
1 Denver Penn State Penn State Denver Penn State
2 Notre Dame Denver Denver Penn State Denver
3 Penn State Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame
4 Maryland Maryland Maryland Maryland Rutgers
5 Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Maryland
6 Syracuse Syracuse Hofstra Syracuse Syracuse
7 Hofstra Boston Army UNC Albany
8 Albany Albany Syracuse Army Ohio State
9 North Carolina Hofstra Princeton Albany Towson
10 Army Towson North Carolina Towson Hostra
11 Towson Virginia Towson Hofstra Duke
12 UVA Army Virginia Duke UNC
13 Duke Duke Johns Hopkins UVA BU
14 Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Albany Johns Hopkins UVA
15 BU UNC Michigan Princeton Johns Hopkins
16 Princeton Loyola Penn BU Army
17 Ohio State Stony Brook Duke Loyola Princeton
18 Loyola Richmond Ohio State Ohio State Michigan
19 Penn Princeton Loyola Richmond (Tied For 19) Loyola
20 Richmond Ohio State Boston University Penn (Tied For 19) Richmond

Commentary.

Denver Returns To The Top: Denver’s thrilling win over Notre Dame was a return to form after their 4-point loss to UNC on March 4th. The victory helped propel the Pios to the top spot on two of the Big Board polls. With tough games against Ohio State and Towson coming up, Denver will have more opportunities to separate themselves from the rest of the field before they enter Big East play.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions are 7-0 and one of the more controversial teams in D1. Some believe PSU has merited its high ranking. Others believe Penn State has been aided by a weak schedule. Penn State’s next game against a top 20 opponent isn’t until April 2nd vs. Ohio State. Which means whispers will still follow the Nittany Lions for the next couple of games.

CAA Back: The CAA had a great weekend. Both Towson and Hofstra had big wins on Saturday over Hopkins and UNC, respectively. Hofstra’s win at UNC was very impressive, especially since the Tar Heels were coming off a nice win over Denver in Denver. If both Towson (next game vs. Ohio State) and Hofstra (next game vs. Providence) can continue their strong play, they will have decent at-large resumes come Selection Sunday.

ACC Non-Conference Losses: Counting today’s loss by UNC to Richmond, the ACC now has 8 non-conference losses on the year.