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The College Crosse Week 9 Aggregation For April 10, 2017.

These polls ain’t loyal!!

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What's going on Nation?! We're back with our Week 9 Aggregation. As usual, we compile all the major polls (Links for Week 9 polls: Inside Lacrosse, Lacrosse Magazine, and USILA Coaches Poll), plus Jason and my top 20 media ballot into one table below. You can find the College Crosse Top 20 for Week 9 here. You can also find the updated NCAA RPI rankings here.

Let’s go to the Big Board.

College Crosse Week 9 Aggregation For April 10, 2017.

Rank Inside Lacrosse Jason DLB Myers Lacrosse Magazine USILA Coaches Poll Safe Fekadu
Rank Inside Lacrosse Jason DLB Myers Lacrosse Magazine USILA Coaches Poll Safe Fekadu
1 Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracue Syracuse
2 Hofstra Denver Maryland Hofstra Maryland
3 Maryland Hofstra Hofstra Maryland Albany
4 Denver Army Army Denver Hofstra
5 Albany Albany Penn State Penn State Denver
6 Army Maryland Denver Albany Notre Dame
7 Penn State Duke Albany Notre Dame Duke
8 Duke Penn State Ohio State Army Penn State
9 Ohio State Notre Dame Duke Duke Ohio State
10 Notre Dame Ohio State Notre Dame Ohio State Army
11 Rutgers Yale Yale Rutgers Princeton
12 Richmond Richmond Princeton Johns Hopkins Yale
13 Johns Hopkins Rutgers Towson Princeton Johns Hopkins
14 Princeton Princeton Johns Hopkins Yale Rutgers
15 Yale Johns Hopkins Rutgers Richmond Towson
16 Towson UNC North Carolina Towson Providence
17 North Carolina Binghamton Virginia North Carolina Richmond
18 Virginia Providence Richmond Virginia Binghamton
19 Loyola Loyola Loyola Loyola UNC
20 Binghamton Towson Marquette Villanova Monmouth

Comments.

#1 Syracuse: Another week goes by and another #1 team falls. This week it was Penn State’s turn in front of the klieg lights and while the Nittany Lions didn’t exactly wilt under the pressure, they weren’t able to get past Maryland this weekend unscathed. So now it is the Orange’s turn as the hunted. Syracuse will be tested soon as they play Upstate NY rival Cornell tomorrow. Will the Orange fall under the 2017 curse of the #1 ranking?

Hofstra: Hofstra continued their undefeated season with a victory over Delaware this weekend to move to 10-0 on the season. Hofstra has a pretty good at-large resume as it is now, but I believe they will need to win out the rest of their regular season games (@ Drexel, UMass, & @ Towson) and probably win their CAA semifinal game, to really have a chance at an at-large bid this year in case they don’t win the CAA Tournament.

Notre Dame: I would be a little worried if I were an ND fan. On paper the Irish look great: they are #2 in the RPI, one of the best strength of schedules in D1, & they have 2 quality wins on their resume in Maryland & Ohio State. However, with their loss over the weekend to the Blue Devils, Notre Dame is now 5-3, with Marquette, UNC, & Army as their remaining regular season games, plus the ACC Tournament still left to play.

I’m not saying that Notre Dame is going to finish the regular season under .500 and ineligible for The Big BBQ 2017, but I am saying it is in Notre Dame’s best interests to beat Marquette tomorrow and not leave anything to chance, as a win vs. Marquette tomorrow guarantees at least a .500 record and tournament eligibility.

Virginia: I don’t understand how UVA is still in Media Poll Top 20.

Binghamton: Shout out to the 9-1 Bearcats. BU made it to the IL Media Poll Top 20 for the second week in a row. I don’t know what’s up with the USILA Coaches Poll and/or Lacrosse Magazine not putting Binghamton in their top 20, but it is nice to see BU get the love they deserve in the Media Poll.

Binghamton has UMBC on April 15th, and then two huge games versus Albany & @ Syracuse on the 19th and 22nd, respectively. Sweeping their NY rivals could turn Binghamton’s season from a nice little story, to one of the best years in program history.