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College Crosse 2017 Power Rankings: Week 12 Edition

Every team in Division 1, ranked 1 to 71.

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It’s the second-to-last weekend of regular season lacrosse play (thanks to the ACC-Patriot League challenge being next weekend), so it’s do-or-die time for a ton of teams. Let’s head to the Power Rankings!

  1. Syracuse (Last Week: 1) - They live and die by one-goal games.
  2. Duke (LW: 3) - They enter the ACC Tournament very hot, and it also doesn’t hurt that they’re hosting.
  3. Ohio State (LW: 5) - They could be the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament with a win over Rutgers.
  4. Albany (LW: 6) - They got their resume win over Yale, so now they have to win the America East Tournament.
  5. Denver (LW: 4) - They’re still the best Big East team, and have Marquette to wrap up the regular season.
  6. Maryland (LW: 2) - Could Maryland be injured and fatigued entering Rivalry Week against Hopkins?
  7. Johns Hopkins (LW: 8) - The Jays have a prime chance of beating the Terps on the road.
  8. Notre Dame (LW: 7) - The Irish edged out UNC, and hope to get revenge over Duke later tonight.
  9. Penn State (LW: 9) - Penn State is in the Big Ten Tournament, but can they win it?
  10. Hofstra (LW: 11) - They blew UMass out by seven, and hope to take the top seed in the CAA Tournament with a win over Towson (and a Drexel loss).
  11. Yale (LW: 10) - They have to win the Ivy League Tournament in order to be in the NCAA Tournament.
  12. Princeton (LW: 16) - Rivalry week with Cornell is this weekend, followed by a must-win Ivy League Tournament.
  13. Rutgers (Last Week: 12) - They need to beat Ohio State, along with some help, in order to be in the NCAA Tournament.
  14. Boston University (LW: 17) - Could they win the Patriot League Tournament? (Marisa Note: Yes)
  15. Army West Point (LW:13) - Army could have a wasted season with a loss this weekend.
  16. Villanova (LW: 19) - They’ll take on Providence in what will be a preview of next week’s Big East semifinal.
  17. Monmouth (LW: 20) - They’re on ESPNU today against Manhattan, wow.
  18. North Carolina (LW: 18) - They have to win this weekend, or they’re done.
  19. Loyola (LW): 23 - The Hounds are the top seed in the Patriot League Tournament and have Pat Spencer.
  20. Towson (LW: 14) - They had a yikes moment with a loss to Fairfield, and have Hofstra tomorrow.
  21. Brown (LW: 21) - Brown is kinda warming up, with the Ivy League Tournament next week after Dartmouth.
  22. Richmond (LW: 15) - The Air Force loss makes Furman a very important game in the conference tournament race.
  23. Air Force (LW: 28) - Unless Air Force messes up against High Point, the Falcons have a very good chance of taking the SoCon.
  24. Virginia (LW: 25) - They play Penn tomorrow to end Lars Tiffany’s first season in Charlottesville.
  25. Providence (LW: 22) - Providence is on a two-game losing skid and have Villanova in their next two games, regular season and postseason matchups.
  26. Binghamton (LW: 24) - Make that three straight losses for the Bearcats, and play in a big game against Stony Brook tonight.
  27. Penn (LW: 29) - The Quakers take on Virginia for the second time this season, before they play in the Ivy League Tournament.
  28. Marquette (LW: 27) - They played tough against Duke, but to no avail, and Denver is up next for the next two games.
  29. Stony Brook (LW: 32) - The Seawolves have an important game against Binghamton tonight.
  30. Bryant (LW: 33) - The Bulldogs handled Robert Morris, but fell in a tough Ocean State Cup game against Brown to end their regular season.
  31. Robert Morris (LW: 26) - The Bryant game was a disaster.
  32. Drexel (LW: 41) - The Dragons are HOT!
  33. Delaware (LW: 30) - The Blue Hens are NOT!
  34. Sacred Heart (LW: 37) - Cleveland State is a gimmie win.
  35. Hobart (LW: 43) - Statesmen continue to march on with a win against Mount St. Mary’s, and have Robert Morris this weekend.
  36. Navy (LW: 34) - A injury-ridden season cost the Mids a possible Patriot League championship.
  37. Cornell (LW: 31) - Cornell’s season is done after Princeton.
  38. UMBC (LW: 35) - A bad loss to Hartford did put them in the America East Tournament.
  39. Harvard (LW: 38) - The Crimson have Yale, but their season is done.
  40. Holy Cross (LW: 47) - THEY CAN WIN THE PATRIOT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT!
  41. Michigan (LW: 36) - They’re still the worst team in the Big Ten.
  42. Furman (LW: 44) - Furman’s still the top team in the SoCon, and can be undefeated in conference play with a win over Richmond.
  43. Marist (LW: 45) - They’re in the MAAC Tournament, but face a hot Siena team this weekend.
  44. UMass (LW: 40) - The Minutemen are in the CAA Tournament, but the loss to Hofstra wasn’t good.
  45. Fairfield (LW: 49) - Big win over Towson, but too little, too late.
  46. Lehigh (LW: 42) - The Mountain Hawks should be happy with a very talented sophomore class leading the way.
  47. Bucknell (LW: 39) - A season filled with promise turned into a disaster, and they missed out on the Patriot League Tournament.
  48. Vermont (LW: 46) - They were idle last week and won’t be in the America East Tournament, but they can play spoiler for UMBC this weekend.
  49. Colgate (LW: 50) - Not the worst team in the Patriot League!
  50. Hartford (LW: 51) - The Hawks are still alive for a spot in the America East Tournament.
  51. Georgetown (LW: 48) - The idle Hoyas have St. John’s this weekend to end their season.
  52. St. Joe’s (LW: 54) - St. Joe’s wraps up their season with Mount St. Mary’s.
  53. Detroit Mercy (LW: 52) - The Titans are hoping Marist beats Siena so that they’re in the MAAC tourney.
  54. Mount St. Mary’s (LW: 53) - The Mountaineers end their season with St. Joe’s in a battle of sad NEC teams.
  55. Canisius (LW: 56) - Canisius fell to Monmouth, but are still in the MAAC Tournament next week.
  56. Bellarmine (LW: 59) - The Knights defeated Mercer, and a win over Jacksonville solidifies their spot in the SoCon Tournament.
  57. Wagner (LW: 55) - WAAAAAGGGGGNNNNEEEERRR wraps up the regular season with Sacred Heart.
  58. UMass Lowell (LW: 57) - The Riverhawks wrap up the season with NJIT.
  59. Siena (LW: 62) - SIENA IS PIPING HOT!
  60. High Point (LW: 60) - The Panthers have Air Force and need to win, along with a Bellarmine loss, to get them into the SoCon Tournament.
  61. Mercer (LW: 58) - Mercer is done for the season, although they have VMI to end the season.
  62. Jacksonville (LW: 61) - The Dolphins need to beat Bellarmine and Air Force to beat High Point to get into the SoCon Tournament!
  63. Quinnipiac (LW: 64) - They won’t defend their MAAC crown this season.
  64. Manhattan (LW: 65) - NATIONAL TV FOR THE JASPERS TODAY!
  65. Lafayette (LW: 63) - They’re still the worst team in the Patriot League, and change needs to come very soon.
  66. Dartmouth (LW: 66) - The Big Green finish the season with Brown on Saturday.
  67. St. John’s (LW: 67) - The Red Storm keep losing, and have Georgetown on Saturday.
  68. Cleveland State (LW: 68) - The Vikings wrap up their inaugural season against Canisius.
  69. VMI (LW: 69) - They finish the season with Mercer.
  70. NJIT (LW: 70) - The Highlanders finish the regular season against UMass Lowell.
  71. Hampton (LW: 71) - They’re still a work in progress after their second full season in the NCAA.

If you decided to skip the small explanations for each team above, here’s a table for ya, which include each team’s official RPI ranking.

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