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