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The College Crosse Top 20: Week 2

Stability at the top, but a shake-up elsewhere

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After the first weekend of the year with every conference in D1 involved, we had some shake-up to the College Crosse Top 20 for the first time, albeit things at the top remained largely as you were since the beginning of the season. Our Top 20 ballots brought some diversion and disagreement near the top, but large consensus towards the back end.

Ryan, Adam, Safe, and myself took part in the voting and for the time being this will be the group that constitutes the College Crosse Top 20 for this season. Directly below you can find each of our individual ballots and below that is the official College Crosse Top 20 poll for Week 2. Let us know any thoughts you have or what your Top 20 would be in the comments or on Twitter.

College Crosse Top 20 Ballots

Rank Jake Adam Ryan Safe Rank
Rank Jake Adam Ryan Safe Rank
1 Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State 1
2 Virginia Virginia Virginia Maryland 2
3 Maryland Yale Maryland Virginia 3
4 Yale Maryland Yale Yale 4
5 Penn Notre Dame Notre Dame Syracuse 5
6 Army Syracuse Penn Notre Dame 6
7 Syracuse Army Army Penn 7
8 Notre Dame North Carolina Syracuse North Carolina 8
9 Cornell Cornell North Carolina Army 9
10 North Carolina Duke Duke Cornell 10
11 Duke Penn Cornell Duke 11
12 Georgetown Loyola Georgetown Georgetown 12
13 Loyola Georgetown Loyola Loyola 13
14 Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Delaware 14
15 Delaware Delaware Delaware Johns Hopkins 15
16 Denver Denver Ohio State Richmond 16
17 Ohio State Ohio State Richmond Denver 17
18 Air Force Air Force Denver Ohio State 18
19 Hobart Navy Robert Morris Air Force 19
20 Richmond Hobart Air Force Hobart 20

The College Crosse Top 20

Rank College Crosse Top 20
Rank College Crosse Top 20
1 Penn State
2 Virginia
3 Maryland
4 Yale
5 Notre Dame
6 Syracuse
7 Penn
8 Army
9 North Carolina
10 Cornell
11 Duke
12 Georgetown
13 Loyola
14 Johns Hopkins
15 Delaware
16 Denver
17 Ohio State
18 Richmond
19 Air Force
20 Hobart

Penn State remains the unanimous #1, a vice-like grip that they’ve held dating back to midway through last season. But we’ll see if that holds with their first big test of the season up ahead against Yale. Maryland gets one 2nd place vote on the basis of having the best win of anyone so far against Penn, but it remains Virginia-Maryland-Yale 2-4. Notre Dame jumps into the Top 5 for the first time off the backs of a dominant victory over Cleveland State and Penn’s falling out following their loss. The Quakers moved to 8th.

Two teams fell out of the Top 10, those being Johns Hopkins and Ohio State following their rough losses to Loyola and UMass this past weekend. The Hounds made the biggest jump, going four spots up from 17th to 13th. The Buckeyes had the biggest fall, falling nine spots from 8th to 17th. The only team to leave the Top 20 was Rutgers following their brutal loss to Army, and their replacement was Hobart, who’s broken into the Top 20 for the first time.