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College Crosse 2017 Power Rankings: Week 5 Edition

Every team in Division 1, ranked 1 to 71.

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Forget the introduction, let’s get right to this week’s rankings.

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