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College Crosse 2017 Power Rankings: Week 9 Edition

Every team in Division 1, ranked 1 to 71.

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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!

  1. Syracuse (LW: 2) - With a one-goal win at Notre Dame, and a SIX-GOAL WIN over Hobart, the Orange keep improving as the year progresses.
  2. Penn State (LW: 3) - Happy Valley was happy after a big win over Ohio State in Big Ten play and they look legit.
  3. Notre Dame (LW: 1) - It’s rare when Notre Dame loses at home, like really rare.
  4. Denver (LW: 4) - Big East play started strong with a win over Georgetown, but a hot Villanova team is up next.
  5. Albany (LW: 5) - They’re still riding the winning wave, but how will they be when they host Maryland Wednesday night?
  6. Hofstra (LW: 6) - The Pride won a four-goal game against Fairfield, so are they also improving?
  7. Maryland (LW: 7) - They’ll get a taste of May play with games against Penn State and Albany this week.
  8. Johns Hopkins (LW: 13) - The Jays breezed by Rutgers and look to be hot once again with Hunter Moreland and Kyle Marr heating up.
  9. Army West Point (LW: 10) - Another close Patriot League game, this time against Bucknell by a goal.
  10. Duke (LW: 12) - They got their first win in ACC play over their archrivals, and that always feels good.
  11. Ohio State (LW: 8) - Not a good way to start Big Ten play, and even worse, they have a hot Johns Hopkins team on Sunday.
  12. Yale (LW: 18) - Penn’s always been close for the Bulldogs, but they’ve pulled out with a win the past four meetings.
  13. Princeton (LW: 15) - Even without Austin Sims again, the Tigers took care of Brown handedly, by scoring 21 goals.
  14. Towson (LW: 16) - CAApril began with a one-goal win over Drexel, and the Tigers have a UMass team that’s won four of their last five games.
  15. Rutgers (Last Week: 9) - Is Rutgers starting to fall apart?
  16. Virginia (LW: 22) - They needed that win over Richmond, which is their best win so far this season, but MUST beat North Carolina on Sunday.
  17. Richmond (LW: 11) - After going ahead by a goal, the Spiders gave up two goals in under 30 seconds and lost the game.
  18. Villanova (LW: 25) - They finally beat Marquette, and in #WhitneyInOT nonetheless.
  19. Binghamton (LW: 23) - They finally entered the Top 20 in the polls, but can they stay there?
  20. Providence (LW: 24) - The Friars took care of St. John’s, and now have a tough Georgetown game this weekend.
  21. Boston University (LW: 14) - They lost to Lehigh in Bethlehem by four goals and face Army West Point, Loyola, and Holy Cross before the Patriot League Tournament, so it’s do-or-die time for the Terriers.
  22. Loyola (LW: 27) - They defeated Colgate, but have Lehigh, BU, and Army West Point coming up, and nothing’s set in stone just yet.
  23. Michigan (LW: 17) - Michigan fell to Maryland, but can they look good against a struggling Rutgers team?
  24. North Carolina (LW: 20) - The ceiling was the roof for the hoops team, so can it be the same for the lacrosse team?
  25. Marquette (LW: 21) - The Air Force win was great, but then they lost to Villanova.
  26. Delaware (LW: 19) - After we thought they’d look like a top 20 team, they fell to UMass in CAA play.
  27. Air Force (LW: 28) - Bellarmine isn’t good this year, and neither isn’t anyone in the SoCon other than themselves and Richmond.
  28. Robert Morris (LW: 32) - Bobby Mo took care of St. Joe’s, and have Wagner and a big game against Virginia later on in the week.
  29. Brown (LW: 27) - They got wrecked by Princeton, and are in the danger zone of missing the Ivy League Tournament.
  30. Harvard (LW: 30) - Cornell doesn’t look like a 2-6 team, so Harvard better play a strong game.
  31. Penn (LW: 29) - Brown is going to be huge for both teams and their hopes of making the Ivy League Tournament.
  32. Bryant (LW: 33) - Sacred Heart could be a possible opponent in the NEC semifinals for the Bulldogs.
  33. Monmouth (LW: 34) - They beat Marist without a hitch but they struggled against Lafayette on Tuesday.
  34. Stony Brook (LW: 31) - They never seem to be able to beat Albany.
  35. Sacred Heart (LW: 36) - A huge NEC battle looms with a game at Bryant.
  36. Bucknell (LW: 35) - Another close loss doesn’t help, but luckily, the Bison have Mount St. Mary’s, Lafayette, and Lehigh left before the Patriot League Tournament.
  37. Navy (LW: 42) - The Mids have won three straight and are hot at the right time, with Colgate and Army West Point left.
  38. UMBC (LW: 47) - A good win over UMass Lowell, but their final four games will be a challenge.
  39. Lehigh (LW: 46) - Nice bounceback win over BU, and have two solid teams this week in Loyola and Princeton.
  40. Fairfield (LW: 38) - The Stags need to get it going after a loss to Hofstra in their CAApril opener.
  41. UMass (LW: 42) - Are the Minutemen the hottest non-ranked team right now?
  42. Georgetown (LW: 39) - The Hoyas played Denver strong in the first half before the Pios exploded, and also, welcome back Patrick Ewing.
  43. Cornell (LW: 45) - They got a win, granted it was Dartmouth.
  44. Hartford (LW: 48) - A two-goal win over Vermont bodes well for their chances at making the America East Tournament.
  45. Vermont (LW: 37) - A two-goal loss over Hartford doesn’t bode well for their chances at making the America East Tournament.
  46. Hobart (LW: 40) - The Statesmen have lost two straight, and are at Sweeney Field to take on St. Joe’s in a rematch of last year’s NEC championship contest.
  47. Marist (LW: 41) - The Red Foxes didn’t have their best game against a very good Monmouth team.
  48. Drexel (LW: 44) - The Dragons did play Towson to a one-goal game.
  49. Furman (LW: 49) - Furman’s also heating up, and look to be the third best team in the SoCon.
  50. Colgate (LW: 51) - The Raiders got worked by Loyola, and have a streaking Navy squad this week.
  51. Detroit Mercy (LW: 53) - The Titans have won three straight games, and could make it four against Canisius.
  52. St. Joe’s (LW: 50) - I don’t think the Hawks are going to make the NEC Tournament this year.
  53. Holy Cross (LW: 52) - “I think Holy Cross is just good in Patriot League conference games.” Even though they lost to a Patriot League team, this statement still applies.
  54. Mercer (LW: 56) - They got a #WhitneyInOT win over High Point in front of their lacrosse alumni.
  55. UMass Lowell (LW: 54) - The River Hawks have a five-game losing streak after their loss against UMBC.
  56. High Point (LW: 55) - They needed to beat Mercer last weekend, but they still have Bellarmine, Furman, and Jacksonville left before their season finale against Air Force.
  57. Wagner (LW: 57) - The Seahawks had a nonconference schedule with plenty of sub-.500 teams and it hasn’t helped with NEC play.
  58. Mount St. Mary’s (LW: 58) - The Mount fell to a good Sacred Heart team last weekend.
  59. Canisius (LW: 59) - How will the Golden Griffins be with a long period of rest as they take on Detroit Mercy?
  60. Quinnipiac (LW: 63) - They snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Manhattan.
  61. Manhattan (LW: 61) - Still waiting on a win, and could it be this weekend against Siena?
  62. St. John’s (LW: 60) - The Red Storm got crushed by Providence last weekend.
  63. Bellarmine (LW: 63) - They got dismantled by Air Force last Saturday.
  64. Lafayette (LW: 64) - They can be good if they play like they did against Monmouth on Tuesday.
  65. Dartmouth (LW: 65) - They still need Andy Towers back.
  66. Jacksonville (LW: 66) - They still don’t have a win after losing to Furman, but do they get one against VMI?
  67. Siena (LW: 67) - They still don’t have a win after losing to Detroit Mercy, butt do they get one against Manhattan?
  68. Cleveland State (LW: 68) - They got crushed by Virginia, as expected.
  69. VMI (LW: 69) - They got their second win of the season...over Hampton.
  70. NJIT (LW: 70) - DidNJITWin.com. (Answer: still no)
  71. 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, 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