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College Crosse Week 3 Top 20 Poll

The #1 debate is settled and everyone in the back half of the Top 20 loses

Craig Chase

Last week we had a tie at the top for #1 in the College Crosse Top 20 and it felt like this week would be the start of some clarification as to where the teams in the Top 20 truly line up. As it turns out, while we did get a clear verdict on who #1 is, there’s still no clarity throughout much of the Top 20 as we finished up the first month of the season. 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 3. Let us know any thoughts you have or what your Top 20 would be in the comments or on Twitter.

College Crosse Week 3 Top 20 ballots

Rank Jake Adam Chris Safe Ryan Skyler
Rank Jake Adam Chris Safe Ryan Skyler
1 Loyola Loyola Loyola Loyola Loyola Loyola
2 Maryland Maryland Maryland Maryland Maryland Yale
3 Cornell Cornell Yale Yale Cornell Maryland
4 Yale Towson Cornell Cornell Yale Penn State
5 Penn State Yale Penn State Penn State Penn State Cornell
6 Towson Penn State Towson Towson Duke Towson
7 Duke Ohio State Duke Duke Ohio State Denver
8 Ohio State Duke Ohio State Ohio State Towson Villanova
9 Denver Denver Denver Denver Denver Duke
10 Richmond Richmond Villanova Richmond Villanova Syracuse
11 Georgetown Villanova Richmond Georgetown Richmond Ohio State
12 Syracuse Syracuse Georgetown Villanova Notre Dame Georgetown
13 Villanova Army Syracuse Syracuse Georgetown Notre Dame
14 Army Georgetown Notre Dame Army Syracuse Navy
15 Notre Dame High Point Virginia Notre Dame Army Army
16 Navy Notre Dame Army West Point High Point Navy Virginia
17 Colgate Navy Colgate Navy Colgate Johns Hopkins
18 High Point Virginia High Point Colgate High Point Colgate
19 St. John's Johns Hopkins Navy Virginia Virginia Princeton
20 Virginia Colgate St. John's Johns Hopkins St. John's High Point

College Crosse Week 3 Top 20

Rank College Crosse Top 20
Rank College Crosse Top 20
1 Loyola
2 Maryland
3 Yale
4 Cornell
5 Penn State
6 Towson
7 Duke
8 Ohio State
9 Denver
10 Villanova
11 Richmond
12 Georgetown
13 Syracuse
14 Notre Dame
15 Army
16 Navy
17 High Point
18 Virginia
19 Colgate
20 Johns Hopkins

After a tie at the top between Loyola and Penn State a week ago, the Loyola Greyhounds are the new solo and unanimous #1 in the College Crosse Top 20. Penn State’s close loss at Yale saw the Nittany Lions drop from a share of #1, but they remain in the Top 5. Yale re-enters the Top 5 after the win, jumping from 7 to 3rd. The lone Top 5 team to fall out is Duke, who due to Yale’s big win, perhaps the best of the early season, and a highly impressive win by Towson over Georgetown, fell from 5th last week to 7th.

Georgetown and Notre Dame are the two teams to fall out of the Top 10 after respective losses to Towson and Richmond, going from 9th and 10th to 12th and 14th. Their spots were taken by Denver and Villanova, who had a huge jump from 19th all the way to the 11th. The biggest jump was Richmond, who went from outside the Top 20 all the way to 11th after their aforementioned win over Notre Dame and numerous losses from teams ranked 11th-20th. Those losses meant many teams who lost didn’t fall out of the Top 20, but such a fate did occur to Michigan, Rutgers, and Princeton.