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!
- Maryland (Last Week: 6) - Maryland has the inside edge to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
- Denver (LW: 5) - The Pios should win the Big East Tournament.
- Syracuse (LW: 1) - They were god awful in the first half, but rebounded very well in the second half.
- Albany (LW: 4) - A very important America East Tournament begins tomorrow with Stony Brook.
- Ohio State (LW: 3) - The Buckeyes are the third seed in the Big ten Tournament after their loss to Rutgers.
- Penn State (LW: 9) - They face Maryland, a team they lost to by four in the regular season, in the semifinals.
- Duke (LW: 2) - A favorite to win the ACC Tournament at their own place got bounced by a limping Notre Dame squad.
- Rutgers (Last Week: 13) - They should be in the NCAA Tournament with their win over Ohio State.
- North Carolina (LW: 18) - Suddenly, the Heels look like the hottest team in the nation.
- Notre Dame (LW: 8) - Meanwhile, the Irish are limping into the NCAA Tournament, literally and figuratively.
- Johns Hopkins (LW: 7) - Whatever the heck that was against Maryland should not happen again.
- Loyola (LW: 19) - Loyola was the best team from the weak Patriot League and will be in the NCAA Tournament.
- Towson (LW: 20) - They’re the favorite to win another one-bid conference, the CAA.
- Villanova (LW: 16) - They need to win the Big East Tournament in order to make it to The Big BBQ.
- Hofstra (LW: 10) - Bubble hopes have been popped, and a CAA championship is the only way they’ll play longer in May.
- 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.
- Monmouth (LW: 17) - The MAAC favorites hope to appear in their first ever NCAA Tournament.
- Richmond (LW: 22) - Richmond blew out Furman, and they’ll do battle again before they probably face Air Force.
- Princeton (LW: 12) - With Yale losing, Princeton also loss to rival Cornell in a battle of top freshmen.
- Army West Point (LW:15) - Even with a win over Notre Dame, there’s no chance Army’s in the NCAA Tournament.
- Brown (LW: 21) - Could Brown steal the Ivy League’s AQ?
- Boston University (LW: 14) - A great BU season gets their hopes killed by another loss to Army.
- Air Force (LW: 23) - The Falcons have started to reappear in recent weeks, and could be the SoCon Champion.
- Binghamton (LW: 26) - Binghamton hopes to extend their season with a win against UMBC, a team they lost to earlier in the regular season.
- 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.
- Bryant (LW: 30) - Mike Pressler’s squad heads to Hobart to try and recapture the NEC crown.
- 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.
- 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.
- Marquette (LW: 28) - They got doubled up by Denver to end the regular season, but sadly, they have the Pios again.
- 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
- Sacred Heart (LW: 34) - Can the Pioneers earn another win over Hobart?
- 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.
- Robert Morris (LW: 31) - The Hobart game had a bad ending, and Bobby Mo has Bryant again.
- 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.
- Drexel (LW: 32) - The Dragons now have Towson in the CAA semifinals after a loss to UMass.
- UMBC (LW: 38) - The Retrievers have Binghamton again in the AE semifinals.
- Navy (LW: 36) - An injury-ridden season cost the Mids a possible Patriot League championship.
- Harvard (LW: 39) - The quiet Ivy League undefeated team to start the season, but the Crimson lost seven out of their last nine games.
- Delaware (LW: 33) - Bob Shillinglaw’s long career comes to an end after losing every CAA game.
- Marist (LW: 43) - The Red Foxes scored three goals in the final 48 seconds to end Siena’s season.
- UMass (LW: 44) - UMass rebounded with a good win over Drexel, and hope to compete with Hofstra in the CAA semifinals.
- Fairfield (LW: 45) - A darkhorse to win the CAA this season, the Stags couldn’t produce the results to hang with Hofstra or Towson.
- Holy Cross (LW: 40) - They’re getting further in Patriot League play, but are still bad in nonconference tilts.
- 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.
- Furman (LW: 42) - Big loss to Richmond in the regular season finale, and luckily, they get the Spiders again!
- Lehigh (LW: 46) - The Mountain Hawks should be happy with a very talented sophomore class leading the way.
- Bucknell (LW: 47) - A season filled with promise turned into a disaster, and they missed out on the Patriot League Tournament.
- 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.
- Colgate (LW: 49) - Can they do anything against Syracuse?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Canisius (LW: 55) - Buffalo’s team can get to the MAAC title game with a win over Marist.
- 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.
- Mount St. Mary’s (LW: 54) - The Mount still hasn’t climbed any higher on the NCAA mountain.
- Bellarmine (LW: 56) - Kentucky’s team is always hanging by a thread for conference tournament play, and this year, they missed out.
- Wagner (LW: 57) - WAAAAAGGGGGNNNNEEEERRR has a nice record for their 2017 season, but they still haven’t converted into success in NEC play.
- 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.
- Detroit Mercy (LW: 53) - The Titans lost to Cleveland State, and have Monmouth in the MAAC semifinals.
- Siena (LW: 59) - SIENA BLEW A THREE GOAL LEAD WITH ABOUT ONE MINUTE TO GO, SO THEY BLEW A 3-1 LEAD (KINDA)!
- Mercer (LW: 61) - The Bears need to find some legitimate scores very soon, because their leading scorer, Lucas Wittenberg, had 27 points.
- 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.
- 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.
- Quinnipiac (LW: 63) - So much for repeating as MAAC champs.
- Manhattan (LW: 64) - The Jaspers still haven’t improved as of late.
- Lafayette (LW: 65) - They’re still the worst team in the Patriot League, and change needs to come very soon.
- Dartmouth (LW: 66) - The Big Green are still the laughing stock in the prestigious Ivy League, and should find something to change their culture.
- 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.
- VMI (LW: 69) - Still the laughing stock in the NCAA.
- NJIT (LW: 70) - NJIT is starting to look a little better, but they’re still one of the worst teams in the nation.
- 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|
|20||Army West Point||11-4||15||-5||17|
|55||Mount St. Mary's||4-10||54||-1||56|