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Week 5 Poll Aggregation And Buy & Sell

Seeing (Big) Red.

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While there weren’t too many upsets this weekend, we still saw a good deal of movement in the polls. The biggest mover of course was Cornell as the Big Red’s thrilling victory over Penn State on Sunday garnered much attention and a ton of votes.

To help provide some clarity on the state of the polls, please check out our Week 5 Poll Aggregation table directly below. Additionally, you can find our Week 5 College Crosse Top 20 post here, and here are the links for the Week 5 USILA Coaches Poll, the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, & the US Lacrosse Magazine Top 20. For transparency’s sake, here’s my ballot the College Crosse Top 20 and the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

Week 5 Poll Aggregation

Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag Rank
Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag Rank
1 Cornell Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse 1
2 Syracuse Cornell Cornell Princeton 2
3 North Carolina Princeton Princeton Cornell 3
4 Maryland Maryland North Carolina North Carolina 4
5 Princeton North Carolina Yale Yale 5
6 Penn State Yale Maryland Penn State 6
7 Yale Penn State Penn State Maryland 7
8 Georgetown Duke Duke Duke 8
9 Duke Georgetown Georgetown Georgetown 9
10 Army Denver Virginia Denver 10
11 Virginia Virginia Denver Virginia 11
12 Penn Penn UMass Loyola 12
13 Villanova Loyola Notre Dame Notre Dame 13
14 UMass Notre Dame Loyola Army 14
15 Loyola Villanova Army Lehigh 15
16 Ohio State Army Penn UMass 16
17 Denver UMass Villanova Ohio State 17
18 Notre Dame Ohio State Lehigh Villanova 18
19 Hobart Lehigh Ohio State Penn 19
20 Providence Bucknell Richmond Brown 20

Weekend Take

Forgot about Teat: With Chris Gray, Michael Sowers, & Grant Ament sucking up all the oxygen & attention in the first month of the season, one could be forgiven for not instantly saying the name Jeff Teat when discussing the best attackman in the country. Truth be told, even us here at College Crosse kind of forgot about Teat, as we didn’t put him in our 2020 College Crosse Preseason All-American list, for which we got a fair amount of grief.

Teat didn’t have a “bad” year last season, as he finished with 70 points in 15 games, however, it was a far cry from his sensational sophomore year when he finished with 99 points in 18 games and was unarguably one of the top 2 or 3 offensive players in the country. That drop-off from sophomore year to junior year was the main reason we put Logan Wisnauskas of Maryland on our 3rd Team All-American list instead of Teat, a decision that still holds up given the fact that Logan is presently tied for fourth in the country in points/game. Nevertheless, while Teat is 13th in points/game so far in 2020, the Cornell senior is starting to get on a roll.

Indeed, after starting off with 7 combined points in his first two games against Albany (1G & 4As) & Towson (1G & 1A), Teat has been on fire in his last three contests with 8 points against High Point (3Gs & 5As), 6 against Ohio State (4Gs & 2As), and another 6 points against Penn State (3Gs & 3As). The Cornell star leads the team in total points & assists with 27 & 15, respectively, and is a major reason why the Big Red are 5-0. I don’t know if Jeff Teat is going to hit 99 points again like he did when he was a sophomore, but I do know he’s starting to remind us all what it was like watching him in 2018 and for that we should all be thankful. #FreeJeffTeat

Buy & Sell

Buy

  • Logan Wisnauskas: I mentioned him a little bit in the Weekend Take section, but seriously, how good is Logan Wisnauskas?!? On Saturday the Terp junior tied his career-high of 8 points in a game with a huge 5Gs & 3As effort in Maryland’s 14-13 win against Albany. As previously noted, he’s now tied for 4th in the country in points/game and he’s also 5th in the country in goals/game. Jared Bernhardt might still be the leader of the Terps and the go-to guy in crunch time, but Logan Wisnauskas might be Maryland’s most dangerous weapon on offense.
  • Georgetown: I know, I know, the Hoyas haven’t played a very difficult schedule so far in 2020. Nevertheless, winning is winning and Georgetown keeps racking up the Ws. Moreover, they have a great defense. Indeed, Georgetown’s only allowed 15 combined points in their last three games & have given up double digit goals only once all season in a 25-12 win over Fairfield. They’ll have a tough test this weekend against North Carolina on the 14th, but the Tar Heels will be playing their fourth game of the month of March and 3rd game in eight days when they go up against the Hoyas, so fatigue may be a factor for UNC. They’ll be the underdog, but a win by Georgetown over North Carolina this weekend and you might see a lot of teams suffering from Hoya Paranoia the rest of the season.

Sell

  • Notre Dame: It’s not panic time in South Bend yet, but the Fighting Irish are now 2-3 on the season and are riding a 3-game losing streak, thanks to their 13-11 loss to Ohio State tonight. Notre Dame looked good early on in 2020 with a 17-7 win over Cleveland St. & a 13-5 win over Richmond. But three straight losses to Maryland (14-9), Denver (14-11), and now Ohio State are concerning. Notre Dame should be able to take care of Michigan on Sunday the 15th and get back to .500, but then they have Virginia, Syracuse, Duke, Marquette, Army, and North Carolina to close out the regular season. I’ll be back to buying Notre Dame if they can string together two or three wins over the next few weeks, but until then, I am selling the Fighting Irish.

Let us know your top 20 ballot and which teams you’re buying or selling in the comments section below.