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The College Crosse Top 20 Poll For March 13, 2018 & Week 6 Elimination Pool Picks.

The Great Danes are back on top!!!

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Another week goes by, and a new #1 team emerges. This time at least it’s a familiar face as the Albany Great Danes bully their way back to the top spot after a week long hiatus as #2 by coming back against the Maryland Terps in College Park (last week’s number 1 team) this past Saturday. This is the second time in three weeks that the Danes were the unanimous #1 team on all of our ballots. Albany looks really good right now and has a decent shot at running the table for the rest of the regular season.

Just to review our pollsters for anyone new to our blog, this year we have Jack Goods (The Buffalo News), James Simmons (Troy Nunes), and Caroline Darney (SB Nation & Streaking The Lawn) voting alongside Chris, Marisa, Ryan, Adam, Jake, & myself. Additionally, we asked new writers Dan & Skyler to join us in voting for the remainder of the regular season, which gives us a total of 11 voters in our Poll.

You can find our official College Crosse Top 20 Poll for this week directly below (Numbers within ()s indicate the number of 1st place votes a team received). I’ve included the previous two Top 20 Polls in the columns on the right so you can see the changes side by side. The second graph on this page contains our ballots for this week’s Poll. #Transparency Additionally, you can find comments from Jake and Dan about their top 20 votes below the ballots spreadsheet. Finally, the last graph on this page contains our Week 6 Elimination Pool picks. Let us know what you think in the comments section!

College Crosse Top 20 Poll For March 13, 2018.

College Crosse Top 20 Poll For March 13, 2018.

Rank College Crosse Top 20 - March 13 College Crosse Top 20 - March 7 College Crosse Top 20 - Feb. 27
Rank College Crosse Top 20 - March 13 College Crosse Top 20 - March 7 College Crosse Top 20 - Feb. 27
1 Albany (11) Maryland (6) Albany (11)
2 Maryland Albany (5) Maryland
3 Duke Duke Duke
4 Notre Dame Vilanova Villanova
5 Villanova Denver Denver
6 Denver Loyola Virginia
7 Yale Syracuse Ohio State
8 Loyola Army Loyola
9 Virginia North Carolina Notre Dame
10 Johns Hopkins Virginia Syracuse
11 Georgetown Yale Rutgers
12 Vermont Notre Dame North Carolina
13 Syracuse Rutgers Yale
14 Army Vermont Army
15 Rutgers Ohio State Penn
16 Robert Morris Georgetown Georgetown
17 Lehigh Johns Hopkins Vermont
18 Towson Delaware Johns Hopkins
19 Ohio State Robert Morris Bucknell
20 North Carolina Penn State Robert Morris
ACV Cornell, Princeton, Hofstra Penn, Sacred Heart, Boston University. Delaware, Marquette, Jacksonville, Providence

College Crosse Week 6 Ballots.

College Crosse Week 6 Ballots.

Rank Adam Epstein Ryan McDonnell Jake Nazar Rank Chris Jastrzembski Jack Goods Marisa Ingemi Rank Safe Fekadu Jim Simmons Caroline Darney Rank Skyler Gilbert Dan Arestia Rank
Rank Adam Epstein Ryan McDonnell Jake Nazar Rank Chris Jastrzembski Jack Goods Marisa Ingemi Rank Safe Fekadu Jim Simmons Caroline Darney Rank Skyler Gilbert Dan Arestia Rank
1 Albany Albany Albany 1 Albany Albany Albany 1 Albany Albany Albany 1 Albany Albany 1
2 Maryland Maryland Maryland 2 Duke Maryland Maryland 2 Maryland Maryland Maryland 2 Maryland Duke 2
3 Duke Duke Duke 3 Maryland Duke Duke 3 Duke Duke Duke 3 Duke Maryland 3
4 Notre Dame Notre Dame Villanova 4 Notre Dame Notre Dame Villanova 4 Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame 4 Villanova Notre Dame 4
5 Villanova Denver Notre Dame 5 Yale Villanova Notre Dame 5 Villanova Villanova Villanova 5 Notre Dame Denver 5
6 Denver Villanova Yale 6 Villanova Yale Yale 6 Denver Denver Denver 6 Denver Yale 6
7 Yale Yale Denver 7 Denver Denver Denver 7 Virginia Yale Yale 7 Yale Villanova 7
8 Loyola Virginia Loyola 8 Loyola Loyola Loyola 8 Loyola Loyola Virginia 8 Johns Hopkins Virginia 8
9 Johns Hopkins Loyola Johns Hopkins 9 Johns Hopkins Virginia Johns Hopkins 9 Georgetown Georgetown Loyola 9 Loyola Loyola 9
10 Virginia Johns Hopkins Virginia 10 Virginia Johns Hopkins Vermont 10 Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins 10 Vermont Hopkins 10
11 Georgetown Vermont Vermont 11 Vermont Georgetown Virginia 11 Vermont Virginia Georgetown 11 Virginia Vermont 11
12 Vermont Georgetown Georgetown 12 Georgetown Vermont Georgetown 12 Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse 12 Georgetown Georgetown 12
13 Lehigh Syracuse Syracuse 13 Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse 13 Yale Lehigh Army 13 Syracuse Syracuse 13
14 Syracuse Lehigh Robert Morris 14 Army West Point Lehigh Army 14 Army Army Lehigh 14 Lehigh Lehigh 14
15 Army Army Lehigh 15 Rutgers Army Rutgers 15 Lehigh Rutgers Rutgers 15 Rutgers Army 15
16 Rutgers Robert Morris Army 16 Robert Morris Robert Morris Robert Morrs 16 Robert Morris Vermont Vermont 16 Army Rutgers 16
17 Robert Morris Rutgers Rutgers 17 Lehigh Rutgers Ohio State 17 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina 17 Robert Morris North Carolina 17
18 North Carolina Ohio State Ohio State 18 Princeton Ohio State Cornell 18 Rutgers Towson Towson 18 Hofstra Robert Morris 18
19 Cornell Cornell Cornell 19 Ohio State Cornell Towson 19 Ohio State Robert Morris Ohio State 19 North Carolina Princeton 19
20 Ohio State Towson Towson 20 Cornell Towson Princeton 20 Towson Ohio State Robert Morris 20 Towson Towson 20



  1. Albany: Albany was second best for three quarters on Saturday. They were best for one. And they made it count
  2. Maryland: Truthfully, I believe Maryland is the best team in the country. But they didn’t finish on Saturday. John Tillman will work on that.
  3. Duke:Devils exposed Loyola’s defense on Saturday. That offense could be frightening come May.
  4. Villanova:The loss to Brown wasn’t a good one, but they came back and impressively dispatched Penn. Big time game vs Maryland next week.
  5. Notre Dame: Irish offense showed some really positive signs on Saturday that could bode well for their chances in ACC play.
  6. Yale: I don’t know if they’re the #6 team, but they’ve kept winning since the loss to Nova Week 1. Still the prohibitive Ivy favorite.
  7. Denver: Impressive effort on Monday against UNC, less so Saturday against Notre Dame. The offense doesn’t wow me.
  8. Loyola: The defense turned out to not be as good as we’d thought. Offense still relies too much on Spencer.
  9. Johns Hopkins: Blue Jays offense is finally clicking like expected. Too much talent on that unit to be kept quiet for long.
  10. Virginia: Two less than stellar performances by UVA up in New York this week, but winning means you move up this week.
  11. Vermont: Arguably the biggest game in UVM’s history goes down this weekend. Beat Albany, and they could be headed for a special year.
  12. Georgetown: Hoyas can score with anybody. One more gimme game against Drexel and then things get interesting.
  13. Syracuse: Remember that time #6 Syracuse lost 18-7 to #17 Johns Hopkins in the Carrier Dome?
  14. Robert Morris: Bobby Mo sneakily has one of the most impressive resumes in the nation. Prohibitive NEC favorite
  15. Lehigh: Mountain hawks have their best squad in half a decade. They grinded one out against Army, which is no easy favorite.
  16. Army: The Black Knights at-large hopes probably went up in smoke this weekend. Need to rebound quickly with PL play in full force.
  17. Rutgers: The offense finally arrived for the Scarlet Knights....and the defense fell apart. A huge week with games against Lehigh and Syracuse. Could make or break their season.
  18. Ohio State: The Buckeyes can still play defense with anyone, but attrition on offense is taking its toll
  19. Cornell: Jeff Teat is bringing excitement to the Big Red for the first time since Rob Pannell graduated.
  20. Towson: The Nadelen Death Trap has resurfaced and Towson is rolling in time to dominate the CAA again.


1. Albany: Hard to see a loss anywhere on the Dane Train schedule from here on out.

2. Duke: Only two points from Guterding Saturday, but the Duke midfield is looking quite strong lately. Twelve points from Smith and Conley in the latest win

3. Maryland: Remember the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy grabs the gold statue, escapes the cave full of traps and death, thinks he has made it, and sees Belloq outside who steals the statue? Maryland is Indy and a win over Albany was the statue. I spent a lot of time thinking about this.

6. Yale: Started slow, just like last year, except this year it’s ugly wins instead of losses. Yale is looking better every week.

7. Villanova: Nice bounce back win, we’ll see how they handle Maryland on Saturday.

8. Virginia: Loss of Conrad is, in my opinion, the number one reason for recent struggles. He cannot be replaced.

10. Johns Hopkins: Is “18-7” the best lacrosse meme?

11. Vermont: Game of the year against Albany on Saturday. We’ll find out just how legit this UVM defense is in that one.

12. Georgetown: The Hoyas just keep quietly winning and climbing the polls. Can’t get caught looking ahead to Loyola though.

13. Syracuse: The Cuse owe Dom Madonna an apology. Oh hey Cole Williams just scored again.

14. Lehigh: Massive win over Army shows the potential this team has. The Patriot League is really just Thunderdome.

15. Army: Tough one to drop against Lehigh, and lost their QB on offense in Conor Glancy to boot. If he misses extended time, guys like Symmes/Jones/Glesener will need to step up big.

16. Rutgers: Gets a hot Lehigh squad on a short week, then Syracuse next Sunday. Tough stretch but Rutgers needs W’s to keep pace in the Big 10.

17. North Carolina: Played with fire all year and it finally caught up to them in Hempstead.

18. Robert Morris: Bobby Mo has a one goal loss to Georgetown and a close one with Rutgers, and wins over Penn State and Marquette. This team can play and is the class of the NEC right now.

19. Princeton: seven of their last eight games are on the road, including all Ivy games. Not easy but the Tigers are putting it together.

20. Towson: Offense is starting to find itself, a good sign. Mazza OT winner was as gritty as they come.

Elimination Pool.

There’s a big part of me that would love it if by the end of the regular season Chris was the only one eliminated from the Elimination Pool.

Week 6 Elimination Pool Picks.

Players Adam Epstein Ryan McDonnell Jake Nazar Chris Jastrzembski Safe Fekadu Marisa Ingemi Jack Goods Jim Simmons Caroline Darney
Players Adam Epstein Ryan McDonnell Jake Nazar Chris Jastrzembski Safe Fekadu Marisa Ingemi Jack Goods Jim Simmons Caroline Darney
Week 1 Providence Delaware Delaware Providence Delaware Providence Providence Delaware Providence
Week 2 Army Vermont Army Michigan Army Army Towson Army Army
Week 3 Loyola BU Albany Richmond Loyola Boston Univ. Richmond Albany Loyola
Week 4 Villanova (vs. Drexel) Army Yale MSM (vs. VMI) MSM (vs. VMI) Georgetown (vs. MSM) Georgetown (vs. MSM) Denver MSM (vs. VMI)
Week 5 Cornell (vs. Bing) Princeton (vs NJIT) Georgetown (vs Marist) Delaware (vs. Mercer) Princeton vs. NJIT Virginia (vs. Manhattan) Virginia (vs. Manhattan) Princeton v NJIT Princeton
Week 6 Hopkins (vs. UMBC) Johns Hopkins (vs. UD) Saint Joseph's (vs NJIT) ELIMINATED Hopkins (vs. UMBC) Johns Hopkins (vs. UD) Hopkins (vs. UMBC) Marist Albany