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College Crosse Week 1 Top 20 Poll

Your brand spanking new Top 20 after the first full week of games

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We had our first full week of college lacrosse action this week, and naturally it wrecked absolute havoc on our polls. This was perhaps the toughest ballot to fill out in recent memory. As usual, Chris, Ryan, Adam, Skyler, Safe, and myself took part in the voting. Directly below you can find each of our individual ballots and below that is the official College Crosse Top 20 poll for Week 1. Let us know any thoughts you have or what your Top 20 would be in the comments or on Twitter.

College Crosse Week 1 Top 20 Ballots

Rank Jake Adam Chris Safe Ryan Skyler
Rank Jake Adam Chris Safe Ryan Skyler
1 Yale Yale Yale Yale Yale Yale
2 Penn State Loyola Maryland Maryland Penn State Loyola
3 Loyola Penn State Loyola Penn State Loyola Penn State
4 Maryland Maryland Penn State Loyola Maryland Maryland
5 Cornell Cornell Cornell Cornell Cornell Cornell
6 Denver Denver Denver Denver Denver Towson
7 Duke Towson Towson Towson Duke Denver
8 Georgetown Ohio State Duke Rutgers Notre Dame Virginia
9 Towson Notre Dame Rutgers Duke Virginia Notre Dame
10 Notre Dame Rutgers Notre Dame Michigan Ohio State Ohio State
11 Virginia Duke Virginia Georgetown Michigan Georgetown
12 Ohio State Georgetown Georgetown Ohio State Johns Hopkins High Point
13 Michigan Michigan Michigan Virginia Rutgers Duke
14 Rutgers North Carolina Colgate Notre Dame Princeton Colgate
15 Army Colgate Ohio State Colgate Georgetown Princeton
16 Colgate Virginia Johns Hopkins High Point Albany Rutgers
17 Navy Navy High Point Johns Hopkins Army Army
18 UMass Princeton Albany Albany Towson North Carolina
19 Albany Johns Hopkins North Carolina Navy High Point Syracuse
20 High Point High Point Princeton Army Navy Bucknell

College Crosse Week 1 Top 20

Rank College Crosse Top 20
Rank College Crosse Top 20
1 Yale
T2 Loyola
T2 Penn State
4 Maryland
5 Cornell
6 Denver
7 Towson
8 Duke
9 Notre Dame
T10 Ohio State
T10 Virginia
12 Georgetown
13 Rutgers
14 Michigan
15 Colgate
16 High Point
17 Johns Hopkins
18 Princeton
19 Army
20 Albany


4 of the Top 5 from last week remains intact, but there are some changes. Duke is the lone member to drop out, falling from 4 to 8 after their mid-week loss to High Point. Taking their place is Penn State, who after dropping a ludicrous 27 goals on Robert Morris jumps into a tie for 2nd. Joining them in that tie is Loyola, who moves up a spot from 3rd last week after trouncing Virginia. Maryland drops two spots, albeit mostly just due to tremendous performances from Penn State and Loyola, I think the score is deceiving in their win over Richmond, the Terps look good.

Two members of last week’s Top 10 have exited, those being Johns Hopkins and Syracuse. Hopkins was the victim of a bloodbath at Towson, and fell 9 spots to 17th. Syracuse lost at home to Colgate and tumbled from 10th to all the way outside the Top 20. Lehigh was just outside the Top 10 at #11, but also dropped out after a dismal offensive effort in a 4-3 loss to Hofstra.

There were new entrants to the Top 20, those being Colgate at 15th, High Point at 16th, and Army at 20th. In total, 4 teams exited the Top 20 and three entered and 7 Top 20 teams from last week lost. Let’s hope we continue to get a wild season.