Forget the introduction, let’s get right to this week’s rankings.
- Notre Dame (Last Week: 4) - A top five win over Maryland and other teams losing made the choice unanimous.
- Penn State (LW: 6) - Nice comeback win over Penn for one of the Big Ten’s finest.
- Maryland (LW: 3) - I don’t think the Terps should be rewarded for their loss nor penalized, so they stay where they are.
- North Carolina (LW: 9) - Nice to see Carolina’s offense (and goaltender) show up in Rocky Mountain High, Colorado.
- Denver (LW: 1) - Trevor Baptiste is good, but winning face-offs doesn’t mean you’ll win the game.
- Syracuse (LW: 8) - Dome magic exists, but the Orange play their first outdoor game this weekend (against St. John’s, so...).
- Loyola (LW: 7) - No movement for the Greyhounds, who got their first big win Wednesday against Towson.
- Rutgers (LW: 15) - If they keep playing like this and don’t make the tournament, the NCAA Tournament system will be deemed rigged.
- Albany (LW: 10) - They could be 4-0 and a top five team had they not lost to ‘Cuse.
- Johns Hopkins (LW: 2) - These Power Rankings do not give any teams mulligans, this isn’t golf here.
- Virginia (LW: 11) - I like what I’m seeing from Lars Tiffany’s group, but there’s some things to work on defensively, including at goal.
- Boston University (LW: 16) - Great to see the polls start to give love to BU, I guess they read our stuff?
- Stony Brook (LW: 19) - The Seawolves might give Albany a run for their money in the America East.
- Army West Point (LW: 20) - They’re a good team, but they’re NOT A TOP TEN TEAM...yet.
- Penn (LW: 14) - I wasn’t biting on the Penn hype just yet, and Saturday showed why, although they’re still a pretty good team.
- Towson (LW: 13) - The Tigers have played in three tight games, and lost one (Loyola).
- Ohio State (LW: 18) - The Buckeyes are undefeated for the first time since 1966, but their best win is against Marquette in Milwaukee.
- Duke (LW: 17) - Duke played Richmond to a tough game, and have Loyola at home this weekend.
- Yale (LW: 5) - Lol, they lost to Bryant and we all thought they’d be a very good team last week.
- Hofstra (LW: 22) - The Pride are always known for good starts, but can they keep it up?
- Princeton (LW: 27) - “Make Princeton Great Again” is working!
- Richmond (LW: 12) - Imagine if Richmond defeated Duke and Duke wasn’t in the top 20, wow!
- Harvard (LW: 25) - They’re the undefeated team nobody’s talking about.
- Bryant (LW: 40) - They stymied Yale’s offense (which had Ben Reeves), but lost to BU earlier.
- Robert Morris (LW: 36) - They should be on everyone’s radar at this point in time.
- Navy (LW: 26) - No movement here for the Mids.
- Brown (LW: 21) - The Bears aren’t the same Bears as they were last year.
- Marist (LW: 29) - The Red Foxes have a solid goaltender in Brian Corrigan as well as J.D. Recor.
- Delaware (LW: 35) - The Blue Hens are a team that should be talked about a little more.
- Michigan (LW: 34) - They got their best win of the season on Saturday on the road...against Furman.
- Sacred Heart (LW: 44) - The Pioneers are looking like a team on the rise after beating a pretty good Providence team.
- Air Force (LW: 24) - The Falcons haven’t had a good win since their regular season upset of Duke.
- Providence (LW: 23) - The Friars were looking like a possible top 20 squad before Sacred Heart ended that possibility.
- Marquette (LW: 28) - The Golden Eagles don’t look like the Big East champions from a year ago.
- Fairfield (LW: 32) - Stag Nation almost lost to UMass Lowell, and their offense is still struggling.
- Monmouth (LW: 38) - The Hawks edged a tough UMass Lowell team to get back to above .500.
- St. Joe’s (LW: 42) - The other Hawks finally got their stride going with wins over St. John’s and Manhattan.
- Hobart (LW: 31) - The Statesmen and their high-powered offense scored just six goals in their loss to Binghamton.
- Bucknell (LW: 33) - Things aren’t looking so good for the darkhorse team in the Patriot League.
- Villanova (LW: 37) - The Main Line cats came from behind to beat Drexel, but then lost to Delaware at home, and their schedule doesn’t get much easier.
- Vermont (LW: 30) - They lost to Dartmouth.
- Binghamton (LW: 51) - The Bearcats look kind of good under Kevin McKeown.
Georgetown (LW: 43) - Hoya
SuxaSaxa is probably the best winless team around.
- Lehigh (LW: 53) - The Mountain Hawks took care of Colgate, but have some work to do in order to be competitive in the Patriot League.
- Quinnipiac (LW: 46) - Nice first win for the Bobcats...over NJIT.
- High Point (LW: 39) - Tim Troutner Jr. is a good goaltender, but the Panthers need more than that to contend in the SoCon.
- Drexel (LW: 41) - The Dragons blew a 10-5 lead to Villanova.
- Furman (LW: 47) - The Paladins played Michigan to a strong outing, but yet again were on the wrong side of the outcome.
- Colgate (LW: 45) - We thought Colgate would improve from last year, but we might be wrong.
- Hartford (LW: 49) - The Hawks blew out Jacksonville for their first win of the season.
- Canisius (LW: 52) - The Golden Griffins defeated Cleveland State in Ohio.
- UMass Lowell (LW: 56) - Although they lost two games by a goal last week, there’s definitely promise in Lowell.
- UMass (LW: 48) - The Minutemen are ranked below the River Hawks, holy cow!
- UMBC (LW: 54) - The Retrievers played Towson to a tight 8-6 contest.
- Detroit Mercy (LW: 58) - The Titans defeated Bellarmine, but bowed to Marquette in the final game of the Midwest Lacrosse Classic.
- Cornell (LW: 51) - Stud freshman Jeff Teat was held pointless, and might be overrated.
- Holy Cross (LW: 59) - The Crusaders played Loyola very well in the first quarter, before Pat Spencer exploded.
- Bellarmine (LW: 58) - Two losses against Detroit Mercy and Ohio State resulted in a bad weekend for the Knights.
- Mercer (LW: 57) - The Bears were crushed by the Wolverines on Thursday.
- Wagner (LW: 62) - The NEC is a surprisingly good conference this year.
- Manhattan (LW: 61) - They had another #WhitneyInOT in triple OT against Hartford, before getting crushed by St. Joe’s.
- St. John’s (LW: 60) - The Red Storm overcame a 7-1 deficit to edge Siena by a goal.
- Dartmouth (LW: 70) - THEY WON A GAME!
- Siena (LW: 63) - They had a win right in their hands, but they blew that opportunity.
- Jacksonville (LW: 64) - Looks like the development in north Florida is going to take some time.
- Cleveland State (LW: 65) - The Vikings are so good in the first quarter, so if they can play like that in the final three, they’ll have a few wins under their belt.
- Mount St. Mary’s (LW: 66) - They didn’t play a game last week.
- Lafayette (LW: 67) - The Leopards got dismantled by Army.
- VMI (LW: 68) - The Keydets lost to Delaware and are now at the nicest spot in the Power Rankings.
- NJIT (LW: 69) - The Highlanders almost got a win over Quinnipiac but it got away.
- Hampton (LW: 71) - Congrats on their first win this weekend!
If you decided to skip the small explanations for each team above, here’s a table for ya.
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|