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College Crosse 2017 Power Rankings: Week 13 Edition

Every team in Division 1, ranked 1 to 71.

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It’s technically the last weekend for the college lacrosse regular season with three ACC-Patriot League games this weekend. But for the most part, it’s Championship Weekend, with eight conference tournaments being held in a span of four days. This will be the last set of Power Rankings before the end of the NCAA Tournament. So without further adieu, let’s head to the Power Rankings!

  1. Maryland (Last Week: 6) - Maryland has the inside edge to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  2. Denver (LW: 5) - The Pios should win the Big East Tournament.
  3. Syracuse (LW: 1) - They were god awful in the first half, but rebounded very well in the second half.
  4. Albany (LW: 4) - A very important America East Tournament begins tomorrow with Stony Brook.
  5. Ohio State (LW: 3) - The Buckeyes are the third seed in the Big ten Tournament after their loss to Rutgers.
  6. Penn State (LW: 9) - They face Maryland, a team they lost to by four in the regular season, in the semifinals.
  7. Duke (LW: 2) - A favorite to win the ACC Tournament at their own place got bounced by a limping Notre Dame squad.
  8. Rutgers (Last Week: 13) - They should be in the NCAA Tournament with their win over Ohio State.
  9. North Carolina (LW: 18) - Suddenly, the Heels look like the hottest team in the nation.
  10. Notre Dame (LW: 8) - Meanwhile, the Irish are limping into the NCAA Tournament, literally and figuratively.
  11. Johns Hopkins (LW: 7) - Whatever the heck that was against Maryland should not happen again.
  12. Loyola (LW: 19) - Loyola was the best team from the weak Patriot League and will be in the NCAA Tournament.
  13. Towson (LW: 20) - They’re the favorite to win another one-bid conference, the CAA.
  14. Villanova (LW: 16) - They need to win the Big East Tournament in order to make it to The Big BBQ.
  15. Hofstra (LW: 10) - Bubble hopes have been popped, and a CAA championship is the only way they’ll play longer in May.
  16. Yale (LW: 11) - The Harvard loss doesn’t bode well for the Bulldogs, plus the host of the Ivy League Tournament in recent years hasn’t won the whole thing.
  17. Monmouth (LW: 17) - The MAAC favorites hope to appear in their first ever NCAA Tournament.
  18. Richmond (LW: 22) - Richmond blew out Furman, and they’ll do battle again before they probably face Air Force.
  19. Princeton (LW: 12) - With Yale losing, Princeton also loss to rival Cornell in a battle of top freshmen.
  20. Army West Point (LW:15) - Even with a win over Notre Dame, there’s no chance Army’s in the NCAA Tournament.
  21. Brown (LW: 21) - Could Brown steal the Ivy League’s AQ?
  22. Boston University (LW: 14) - A great BU season gets their hopes killed by another loss to Army.
  23. Air Force (LW: 23) - The Falcons have started to reappear in recent weeks, and could be the SoCon Champion.
  24. Binghamton (LW: 26) - Binghamton hopes to extend their season with a win against UMBC, a team they lost to earlier in the regular season.
  25. Penn (LW: 27) - The first meeting against Virginia wasn’t a fluke, as the Quakers enter the Ivy League Tournament with a nice win against the Cavaliers.
  26. Bryant (LW: 30) - Mike Pressler’s squad heads to Hobart to try and recapture the NEC crown.
  27. Providence (LW: 25) - The Friars have lost their last three, including Saturday’s game to Villanova, but hope to redeem themselves against the Wildcats in the Big East semifinals.
  28. Virginia (LW: 24) - Lars Tiffany’s first season was a rollercoaster one, but with players such as Dox Aitken and Michael Kraus only freshmen, big things are ahead for the blueblood.
  29. Marquette (LW: 28) - They got doubled up by Denver to end the regular season, but sadly, they have the Pios again.
  30. Hobart (LW: 35) - The Statesmen got a big come-from-behind victory at Robert Morris to secure the top seed in the NEC Tournament and will also host
  31. Sacred Heart (LW: 34) - Can the Pioneers earn another win over Hobart?
  32. Stony Brook (LW: 29) - Stony Brook has Albany in the America East semifinals, and it could be the time the Seawolves finally get a win over the Great Danes.
  33. Robert Morris (LW: 31) - The Hobart game had a bad ending, and Bobby Mo has Bryant again.
  34. Cornell (LW: 37) - The Jeff Teat show was slow to start, but he single-handedly helped Cornell salvage what could have been a very bad season.
  35. Drexel (LW: 32) - The Dragons now have Towson in the CAA semifinals after a loss to UMass.
  36. UMBC (LW: 38) - The Retrievers have Binghamton again in the AE semifinals.
  37. Navy (LW: 36) - An injury-ridden season cost the Mids a possible Patriot League championship.
  38. Harvard (LW: 39) - The quiet Ivy League undefeated team to start the season, but the Crimson lost seven out of their last nine games.
  39. Delaware (LW: 33) - Bob Shillinglaw’s long career comes to an end after losing every CAA game.
  40. Marist (LW: 43) - The Red Foxes scored three goals in the final 48 seconds to end Siena’s season.
  41. UMass (LW: 44) - UMass rebounded with a good win over Drexel, and hope to compete with Hofstra in the CAA semifinals.
  42. Fairfield (LW: 45) - A darkhorse to win the CAA this season, the Stags couldn’t produce the results to hang with Hofstra or Towson.
  43. Holy Cross (LW: 40) - They’re getting further in Patriot League play, but are still bad in nonconference tilts.
  44. Michigan (LW: 41) - A much-needed change is coming to Ann Arbor after John Paul was let go, and it could jolt the Big Ten basement dwellers.
  45. Furman (LW: 42) - Big loss to Richmond in the regular season finale, and luckily, they get the Spiders again!
  46. Lehigh (LW: 46) - The Mountain Hawks should be happy with a very talented sophomore class leading the way.
  47. Bucknell (LW: 47) - A season filled with promise turned into a disaster, and they missed out on the Patriot League Tournament.
  48. Vermont (LW: 48) - The Catamounts went 2-8 in their last 10 games, and no Ian MacKay for the season due to injury didn’t help the team on offense.
  49. Colgate (LW: 49) - Can they do anything against Syracuse?
  50. Hartford (LW: 50) - Last year’s America East champions didn’t get the same production from most of their offensive players this season, but hope 2018 brings them some better performances.
  51. St. Joe’s (LW: 52) - Another team hurt by an early season injury, this time to Mike Rastivo, had no chance of making the NEC Tournament.
  52. Georgetown (LW: 51) - The Hoyas should be a pretty good Big East team, but that hasn’t been the case for the past few seasons.
  53. Canisius (LW: 55) - Buffalo’s team can get to the MAAC title game with a win over Marist.
  54. Jacksonville (LW: 62) - John Galloway’s sunny crew got in the SoCon Tournament, and play an Air Force team they forced overtime against on the road.
  55. Mount St. Mary’s (LW: 54) - The Mount still hasn’t climbed any higher on the NCAA mountain.
  56. Bellarmine (LW: 56) - Kentucky’s team is always hanging by a thread for conference tournament play, and this year, they missed out.
  57. Wagner (LW: 57) - WAAAAAGGGGGNNNNEEEERRR has a nice record for their 2017 season, but they still haven’t converted into success in NEC play.
  58. UMass Lowell (LW: 58) - Even though the Riverhawks finished 4-12 for a second straight year, there was still improvement from Ed Stephenson’s squad.
  59. Detroit Mercy (LW: 53) - The Titans lost to Cleveland State, and have Monmouth in the MAAC semifinals.
  60. Siena (LW: 59) - SIENA BLEW A THREE GOAL LEAD WITH ABOUT ONE MINUTE TO GO, SO THEY BLEW A 3-1 LEAD (KINDA)!
  61. Mercer (LW: 61) - The Bears need to find some legitimate scores very soon, because their leading scorer, Lucas Wittenberg, had 27 points.
  62. High Point (LW: 60) - The Panthers also have some scoring troubles, with their leading returning scorer for next year only had 20 points this season.
  63. Cleveland State (LW: 68) - The Vikings competed against some of the best in year one, but Dylan Sheridan’s group was rewarded with a win over Detroit Mercy to end their season.
  64. Quinnipiac (LW: 63) - So much for repeating as MAAC champs.
  65. Manhattan (LW: 64) - The Jaspers still haven’t improved as of late.
  66. Lafayette (LW: 65) - They’re still the worst team in the Patriot League, and change needs to come very soon.
  67. Dartmouth (LW: 66) - The Big Green are still the laughing stock in the prestigious Ivy League, and should find something to change their culture.
  68. St. John’s (LW: 67) - An awful season for the Red Storm, and they would’ve gone winless if they didn’t defeat Siena by one.
  69. VMI (LW: 69) - Still the laughing stock in the NCAA.
  70. NJIT (LW: 70) - NJIT is starting to look a little better, but they’re still one of the worst teams in the nation.
  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