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College Crosse 2017 Power Rankings: Week 8 Edition

Every team in Division 1, ranked 1 to 71.

Dow Marks Longest Losing Streak Since 2011 With 8 Days Of Declines Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Another week, another week of craziness and movement across the Power Rankings. As always, let’s get to this week’s rankings and let the disagreements begin to kick start your weekend!

  1. Notre Dame (LW: 2) - The Irish don’t need to be flashy to win, they just get the job done.
  2. Syracuse (LW: 4) - On the other hand, Cuse loves to raise everyone’s blood pressure when they play.
  3. Penn State (LW: 3) - Penn State’s undefeated as they get set to begin Big Ten play.
  4. Denver (LW: 6) - They bounced back with a tight win over Towson, tight because Towson scored seven goals to cut the Denver lead to one with 22 seconds left.
  5. Albany (LW: 7) - They got their best win of the season Wednesday against Harvard.
  6. Hofstra (LW: 8) - Good news, the Pride won by more than one or two goals (they won by three)!
  7. Maryland (LW: 9) - It sure looked like the Terps were still mad about losing to UNC in the national championship game last year.
  8. Ohio State (LW: 5) - The Buckeyes lost to Notre Dame by five, which was better than how Michigan did against the Irish.
  9. Rutgers (Last Week: 1) - DELAWARE WAS A TRAP!
  10. Army West Point (LW: 11) - They came from behind to beat the Raiders and stay undefeated in Patriot League play.
  11. Richmond (LW: 13) - A win over Virginia on Saturday would definitely strengthen, if not give the Spiders a lock, as a possible at-large team come May.
  12. Duke (LW: 10) - They played better in the Carrier Dome than they did two years ago, but they were on the losing end of this overtime regular season game.
  13. Johns Hopkins (LW: 16) - After losing to Cuse in OT two weeks ago, they defeated Virginia in OT last week.
  14. Boston University (LW: 18) - With four games left in PL play, can the Terriers avoid another late-season collapse?
  15. Princeton (LW: 12) - The loss doesn’t help their resume, and the overall look of the Ivy League.
  16. Towson (LW: 15) - The fourth quarter comeback was one goal short, but they have to be solid in CAA play this month.
  17. Michigan (LW: 20) - The Wolverines have their best start in program history as they enter Big Ten play against Maryland.
  18. Yale (LW: 23) - Has Yale got their swagger back?
  19. Delaware (LW: 25) - “I think the Blue Hens will hang in there with the Scarlet Knights on Saturday.” This is why you should read this post every week.
  20. North Carolina (LW: 17) - 5-4 is not good for the Heels to be at, but it’s also good because this is where they were last year and you know the rest.
  21. Marquette (LW: 23) - The Air Force win helps their resume a ton.
  22. Virginia (LW: 14) - They’ve contended in every game they’ve played in, but it hasn’t resulted in the win-loss column.
  23. Binghamton (LW: 24) - Sooner or later, they’ll be entering top 20 polls.
  24. Providence (LW: 26) - They defeated Drexel in #WhitneyInOT on Sunday, and we’re now social media friends!
  25. Villanova (LW: 28) - They went deer hunting in Connecticut and got a lot of bucks for their trophy display.
  26. Brown (LW: 27) - Barely defeated UMass on Saturday in #WhitneyInOT.
  27. Loyola (LW: 19) - Unless they win the Patriot League Tournament, there’s no chance they make the Big BBQ.
  28. Air Force (LW: 22) - They needed that Marquette win, but now it’s SoCon or bust.
  29. Penn (LW: 29) - Ben Franklin’s favorite school got out of Ithaca with a one-goal win, and face Yale, their thorn in their side from a year ago.
  30. Harvard (LW: 30) - They hung in there with a very good Albany team on Wednesday.
  31. Stony Brook (LW: 31) - The Seawolves snapped a three-game losing skid against an okay Hartford team.
  32. Robert Morris (LW: 32) - Bobby Mo escaped Mount St. Mary’s with a #WhitneyInOT victory.
  33. Bryant (LW: 35) - They got a good win over St. Joe’s in what has usually been a battle of the NEC’s top two teams, but the Hawks haven’t been so hot this season.
  34. Monmouth (LW: 34) - They joined Siena’s large list of teams that have beaten them this season, and not the list of teams the Saints have beaten (they’re winless).
  35. Bucknell (LW: 40) - The Bison got a huge 2OT win over a Loyola team that was a possible national champion contender.
  36. Sacred Heart (LW: 39) - The nation’s other Pioneer squad edged Hobart by one and look to be legit contenders in the NEC.
  37. Vermont (LW: 36) - The Catamounts were Binghamton’s next victim.
  38. Fairfield (LW: 33) - Yeah, they’re kinda bad this season.
  39. Georgetown (LW: 37) - They lost to Loyola by one, and to Marquette by, you guessed it, one.
  40. Hobart (LW: 38) - “The scoring touch looks to have returned to Geneva.” I may have lied about that.
  41. Marist (LW: 43) - A much needed win over Holy Cross last weekend, but the Red Foxes needed to get the job done in MAAC play.
  42. Navy (LW: 44) - If Dave Little can have games like how he played against Lehigh, he’d be the Tewaaraton winner.
  43. UMass (LW: 49) - A three-game losing skid ended in #WhitneyInOT against Brown.
  44. Drexel (LW: 42) - They were also the victims of a #WhitneyInOT game.
  45. Cornell (LW: 48) - Even though they still lost, they still looked competitive against Penn.
  46. Lehigh (LW: 41) - They invaded the ship and they had to retreat.
  47. UMBC (LW: 47) - A 10-7 loss to Michigan isn’t bad, but I’m going to be intrigued by their game against UMass Lowell on Saturday.
  48. Hartford (LW: 46) - It doesn’t seem like they’ll repeat as America East champions.
  49. Furman (LW: 52) - Furman has Jacksonville before the brunt of their SoCon schedule (and VMI) begins.
  50. St. Joe’s (LW: 49) - The Hawks played Bryant tight, but ended up losing by a goal, and it doesn’t look like Sweeney Field will host the NEC Tournament again.
  51. Colgate (LW: 51) - The Raiders played Army West Point to a thriller in Patriot League play.
  52. Holy Cross (LW: 50) - I think Holy Cross is just good in Patriot League conference games.
  53. Detroit Mercy (LW: 54) - Jason Weber has been one of the more underrated goalies in the past four years.
  54. UMass Lowell (LW: 55) - The River Hawks hope to end a four-game losing skid with a win over UMBC.
  55. High Point (LW: 53) - Richmond is just a much better team than the Panthers, or even any SoCon team at this point.
  56. Mercer (LW: 57) - Georgia’s team played Furman well, but it wasn’t enough for a SoCon win.
  57. Wagner (LW: 59) - The Seahawks are a weak 5-5, but they’re still #1 in our hearts.
  58. Mount St. Mary’s (LW: 60) - Had the Robert Morris game was a win, the Mount would be on a four-game winning streak entering this weekend’s game against Sacred Heart.
  59. Canisius (LW: 58) - After beating Manhattan, they met the Binghamton train and failed to derail the Bearcats’ success.
  60. St. John’s (LW: 62) - The Red Storm played Hofstra to a close game, but every team except NJIT has done that.
  61. Manhattan (LW: 61) - The Jaspers need a win sometime soon.
  62. Bellarmine (LW: 63) - They won a game this past weekend...over VMI.
  63. Quinnipiac (LW: 56) - Remember when Safe had the Bobcats in his preseason top 20?
  64. Lafayette (LW: 64) - They lost to BU, so their season is still over.
  65. Dartmouth (LW: 65) - The Big Green hecklers that want Andy Towers back should make a comeback because Dartmouth does good the game after that happens, according to a study.
  66. Jacksonville (LW: 67) - Heartbreaking loss for the Dolphins in Colorado against the Falcons.
  67. Siena (LW: 66) - Nothing heartbreaking about Siena’s loss to Monmouth, they’re just bad.
  68. Cleveland State (LW: 68) - They held their own for a half and most of the third against Penn State *golf claps*.
  69. VMI (LW: 69) - “Hey guys, still in the basement!”
  70. NJIT (LW: 70) - DidNJITWin.com. (Answer: still no)
  71. Hampton (LW: 71) - Still a work in progress.

If you decided to skip the small explanations for each team above, here’s a table for ya This week, I added the NCAA’s RPI rankings, as well as each team’s Massey Rating.

2017 College Crosse Week 13 Power Rankings

Rank Team Record Last Week Change NCAA RPI Ranking
Rank Team Record Last Week Change NCAA RPI Ranking
1 Maryland 10-3 6 +5 1
2 Denver 11-2 5 +3 6
3 Syracuse 11-2 1 -2 2
4 Albany 12-2 4 -- 8
5 Ohio State 12-3 3 -2 7
6 Penn State 12-2 9 +3 4
7 Duke 11-4 2 -5 10
8 Rutgers 10-4 13 +5 12
9 North Carolina 8-7 18 +9 9
10 Notre Dame 8-4 8 -2 3
11 Johns Hopkins 8-5 7 -4 5
12 Loyola 10-5 19 +7 15
13 Towson 8-4 20 +7 11
14 Villanova 9-5 16 +2 14
15 Hofstra 11-2 10 -5 13
16 Yale 8-5 11 -5 19
17 Monmouth 12-3 17 -- 37
18 Richmond 11-3 22 +4 26
19 Princeton 9-5 12 -7 24
20 Army West Point 11-4 15 -5 17
21 Brown 9-5 21 -- 22
22 Boston University 12-4 14 -8 16
23 Air Force 10-5 23 -- 31
24 Binghamton 10-4 26 +2 18
25 Penn 7-5 27 +2 20
26 Bryant 8-7 30 +4 39
27 Providence 9-6 25 -2 29
28 Virginia 8-7 24 -4 23
29 Marquette 6-7 28 -1 30
30 Hobart 8-6 35 +5 34
31 Sacred Heart 9-5 34 +3 43
32 Stony Brook 7-6 29 -3 27
33 Robert Morris 9-6 31 -2 41
34 Cornell 5-8 37 +3 32
35 Drexel 6-7 32 -3 33
36 UMBC 6-7 38 +2 28
37 Navy 6-8 36 -1 46
38 Harvard 6-7 39 +1 35
39 Delaware 7-8 33 -6 42
40 Marist 9-5 43 +3 36
41 UMass 6-7 44 +3 25
42 Fairfield 5-9 45 +3 38
43 Holy Cross 5-10 40 -3 51
44 Michigan 8-6 41 -3 21
45 Furman 7-7 42 -3 40
46 Lehigh 7-7 46 -- 45
47 Bucknell 5-8 47 -- 54
48 Vermont 5-8 48 -- 52
49 Colgate 5-8 49 -- 49
50 Hartford 6-8 50 -- 47
51 St. Joe's 5-9 52 +1 53
52 Georgetown 4-10 51 -1 44
53 Canisius 6-8 55 +2 48
54 Jacksonville 3-10 62 +8 59
55 Mount St. Mary's 4-10 54 -1 56
56 Bellarmine 4-9 56 -- 61
57 Wagner 6-9 57 -- 66
58 UMass Lowell 4-12 58 -- 60
59 Detroit Mercy 5-10 53 -6 57
60 Siena 3-11 59 -1 65
61 Mercer 5-8 61 -- 64
62 High Point 4-10 60 -2 55
63 Cleveland State 5-9 68 +5 50
64 Quinnipiac 2-9 63 -1 67
65 Manhattan 3-11 64 -1 68
66 Lafayette 2-12 65 -1 62
67 Dartmouth 2-11 66 -1 63
68 St. John's 1-13 67 -1 58
69 VMI 2-12 69 -- 69
70 NJIT 1-14 70 -- 70
71 Hampton 1-7 71 -- NA