More teams made their 2018 debuts last weekend, and this weekend, the Ivy League and others will also get their seasons started.
Since a few teams still have not played, we won’t update their description from last week.
Without further ado, here’s our first regular season edition of the Power Rankings!
- Duke (Last Week: 1) - Justin Guterding is still a beast.
- Albany (LW: 2) - This could be the best Great Dane team in program history, and it doesn’t even include the Thompsons.
- Denver (LW: 3) - It was a snowy game against Air Force, but the Pios have a huge task ahead of them tomorrow against Duke.
- Maryland (LW: 4) - The Terps look to be fine with Connor Kelly, Jared Bernhardt, and now Bubba Fairman up top.
- Yale (LW: 5) - The Elis have a stud in Ben Reeves, but need to find a consistent goalie with Phil Huffard gone, and it might be Brody Wilson.
- Ohio State (LW: 7) - A huge performance against a good BU team shows the Buckeyes haven’t missed a beat.
- Syracuse (LW: 9) - 21 goals against Binghamton last week, but they’ll face a way tougher Albany team on Saturday in the Dome.
- Rutgers (LW: 8) - Another four-goal win, this time to St. John’s, with a road test at Army on Saturday.
- Johns Hopkins (LW: 10) - Brock Turnbaugh showed no signs of concern in goal for the Jays, but Loyola will provide another good battle.
- Notre Dame (LW: 6) - The Irish defense looked solid, but the offense, outside of Bryan Costabile, needs work.
- Penn State (LW: 14) - The Nittany Lions overcame a slowish start but prevailed over Hobart in Happy Valley.
- Virginia (LW: 16) - It took them some time to get their offense going, but the Cavaliers look like they might have a good defense as well.
- Army West Point (LW: 15) - Army has a game against Rutgers, a team they lost to last year, in an effort to start 3-0.
- North Carolina (LW: 12) - The Heels avoided upset alert with an overtime win over Furman, but how will they respond against Lehigh and Johns Hopkins in their next two games?
- Loyola (LW: 11) - When Pat Spencer touches the ball, the Greyhounds have a great offense, but when he doesn’t, it’s meh.
- Villanova (LW: 17) - Matt Barrett won’t be available for at least a month, and the Wildcats have a big task ahead of them against Yale in Texas.
- Towson (LW: 13) - Towson doesn’t have a strong offense, and needed a half to figure out their starting goalie against Johns Hopkins.
- Penn (LW: 19) - With 212 out of 220 points returning from a year ago, the Quakers have a very talented offense returning, and ready to take the next step forward for Mike Murphy.
- Brown (LW: 20) - Life without Dylan Molloy and Larken Kemp begins, so who will step up with both of them gone?
- Bucknell (LW: 28) - The Bison are 2-0 for the second straight season, but they look much better than they started last year.
- Boston University (LW: 18) - Had the Terriers had a better first quarter than falling behind 7-0, maybe this would’ve been a more competitive game.
- Vermont (LW: 26) - They might not beat Albany in the America East, but the Catamounts are starting to put something together, especially on defense.
- Princeton (LW: 22) - Michael Sowers is a stud player, but can Austin Sims stay healthy for the entire season?
- Providence (LW: 21) - It was still a win for the Friars, but playing Holy Cross to a three-goal win was a little eye raising.
- Hofstra (LW: 24) - Another year, another time to ask if the Pride can avoid a late-season collapse.
- Marquette (LW: 27) - The loss of Tanner Thomson for the season will hurt the Golden Eagles, but should expect to compete in the Big East once again.
- Richmond (LW: 23) - Richmond got out to a 4-1 lead in the first, before UMBC made a goalie change and flipped the momentum of their game.
- Bryant (LW: 25) - A good offensive performance, but it just wasn’t enough to get past Bucknell.
- Monmouth (LW: 30) - The defending MAAC champions lose a very talented starting goalie, but should compete for the conference crown once again.
- Lehigh (LW: 33) - A big test looms large for the Mountain Hawks, a date with UNC in Chapel Hill.
- UMBC (LW: 45) - After a shaky first few minutes, the Killer Bees got things going, and also got some action on offense.
- Hobart (LW: 29) - The Statesmen led at the half against Penn State thanks to Chris Aslanian, but couldn’t contain the Nittany Lion offense that was missing Grant Ament.
- Cornell (LW: 32) - Despite having an interim head coach in Peter Milliman, the Big Red boast one of the top sophomores in the nation in Jeff Teat, as well as Connor Fletcher with him at attack.
- Harvard (LW: 34) - Fifteen seniors return to a revamped coaching staff with Chris Wojcik still at the helm, spearheaded by Morgan Cheek.
- Michigan (LW: 36) - A good start at 2-0, but they have to take on Penn at Franklin Field for their third win of the season.
- Colgate (LW: 51) - Is another Patriot League Rookie of the Year in the making with Mike Hawkins?
- Robert Morris (LW: 38) - An easy bounceback win for the Colonials, but have to face a good offense in Georgetown on Saturday.
- Jacksonville (LW: 37) - I don’t think anyone thought the Dolphins could beat Duke, and they didn’t.
- Georgetown (LW: 49) - An electric season-opening win over High Point thanks to Jake Carraway’s five goals, but the Hoyas hope for similar results against Robert Morris on Saturday.
- Stony Brook (LW: 35) - Despite scoring the final five goals in their game against Sacred Heart, the Seawolves were held scoreless for 20:24 prior to that run.
- UMass (LW: 40) - The Minutemen rebounded nicely with a win against Sacred Heart after being clobbered by Army West Point.
- Delaware (LW: 46) - The second quarter scared some Blue Hen fans, but Ben DeLuca got his first win as Delaware’s boss.
- Drexel (LW: 44) - If Brian Voelker can get a solid replacement for Jimmy Joe Granito in goal, don’t be surprised if the Dragons make a run in the CAA.
- Marist (LW: 31) - Brian Corrigan was pulled in the team’s loss to Colgate, followed by a loss to Maryland on Tuesday.
- Sacred Heart (LW: 52) - After earning a good win over Stony Brook, the Pioneers suffered a small setback against UMass.
- Navy (LW: 39) - Joe Varello dominated at the face-off X, but the Mids couldn’t get their offense going against the Terps, and face another tough defense in UMBC this weekend.
- Saint Joseph’s (LW: 47) - Mike Rastivo should give the Hawks the lift they need to return to the NEC Tournament.
- Air Force (LW: 43) - In blizzard conditions, the Falcons suffered another loss to their in-state rival Denver Pioneers, but take on Marist on Saturday.
- Fairfield (LW: 41) - Colin Burke had nothing on three shots against Vermont, and he’s usually their top offensive weapon.
- Hartford (LW: 50) - The attack unit is pretty good, and if Dylan Protesto can continue being a force at the face-off X, they can try and avoid their weakness on defense.
- Detroit Mercy (LW: 56) - UDM held their own against Notre Dame until they gave up five goals in the final 15 minutes of play.
- Furman (LW: 53) - The Paladins should’ve beaten UNC on the road, but will need to move on and take on a good Sacred Heart team.
- UMass Lowell (LW: 57) - Their above .500 for the first time ever thanks to an overtime win over Quinnipiac, and can stay above .500 with a win over Harvard.
- Canisius (LW: 54) - The Golden Griffins look to make Mark Miyashita’s first year as head coach a memorable one, especially with Connor Kearnan on offense.
- High Point (LW: 48) - Not a ton of offense was seen against Duke and Georgetown, and it doesn’t get easier with Maryland coming to town.
- Binghamton (LW: 42) - Two straight games giving up 21 goals, that’s not good.
- Wagner (LW: 60) - The Seahawks earned a revenge win over Manhattan, and it sets up an interesting game against Lafayette on Friday.
- Holy Cross (LW: 55) - The Crusaders played a tight game against Providence, but will need a little more effort if they want to beat Vermont.
- Bellarmine (LW: 58) - The Knights had a tough loss to Robert Morris, but made things interesting late in Ann Arbor against Michigan.
- St. John’s (LW: 64) - A little interesting to see the Red Storm lose by only four to Rutgers.
- Mercer (LW: 63) - Despite almost losing a lead to Cleveland State, the Bears ended up earning their first win in overtime against the Vikings.
- Mount St. Mary’s (LW: 59) - A bright spot in the team’s loss to Delaware was their six-goal second quarter, which was half of their offensive output.
- Lafayette (LW: 66) - They’re already out of Reverse Survivor contention with a win over NJIT.
- Siena (LW: 62) - They almost made it to the MAAC Tournament, but will look to not start 0-10 this time around. this time around.
- Cleveland State (LW: 61) - After losing to Michigan, the Vikings nearly capped off a come from behind victory over Mercer, but fell in overtime.
- Quinnipiac (LW: 65) - The Bobcats let the River Hawks back in their home opener with nine goals in the second half, but Jake Tomsik looked good with four goals.
- NJIT (LW: 69) - A tough loss to Lafayette before they were blown out by Army West Point on Tuesday, but look to earn an upset win over Delaware on Saturday.
- Dartmouth (LW: 68) - After winning one game in 2016 and two in 2017, will the Big Green win at least three games?
- Manhattan (LW: 67) - An opportunity for their first win of the season comes against VMI on Saturday.
- VMI (LW: 70) - They have depth at the face-off X, but they need to find similar depth at every other position as well.
- Hampton (LW: 71) - The Pirates continue to grow as a team in their third year of play.
Here’s the table version:
2018 Week 4 Power Rankings
|Rank||Team||Record||Last Week's Rank||Change||2017 Record|
|Rank||Team||Record||Last Week's Rank||Change||2017 Record|
|13||Army West Point||3-1||6||-7||12-4|
|55||Mount St. Mary's||1-4||62||+7||4-10|