Playoff SZN! With the final days in the regular season winding down, the NCLL will announce shortly the league’s playoff schedule. Before the second season starts for the fortunate few, let’s see where our voters thought teams stood with the regular season coming to a close.
In DI, Salisbury did it again. Two weeks after toppling #1 Maryland in OT, the Sea Gulls traveled to the Naval Academy on Sunday and claimed another OT win over the top-ranked team, 11-10. Salisbury jumps to #1 in the DI All Pro President’s poll and heads into the playoffs with old man Mo on their side. Navy drops to the number 2 spot after the loss. Maryland also drops a spot to the number 3 position after posting a 5-1 record as the host school at the Beltway Bash in College Park. The Terps Lacrosse Club racked up wins over Syracuse, #20 Cincinnati, #13 Vermont (twice), and split with #7 JMU in a busy weekend. UVA, Temple and Penn State hold steady at 4, 5 and 6 respectively. JMU leap frogs Ohio University for the 7th spot with the Bobcats sharing the 8th position with Albany. Towson rounds out the top 10 in DI
The Beltway Bash played a major role in the DII landscape as well in the final weekend of the regular season. The biggest beneficiary of the tournament was West Chester. The Golden Rams added 5 wins to their already impressive resume and gained some valuable close game experience heading into the post season. UMBC and #4 VMI both played West Chester to one goal games in College Park. Akron notched a 12-8 victory over #18 Bowling Green, but in the voters’ minds, it wasn’t enough for the Zips to hold onto the number 1 spot and they slipped to 2 despite receiving 4 first place votes. Kutztown defeated PSU Berks 9-4 to maintain the third position in the DII All Pro President’s poll. VMI moves up to the 4th spot in the poll after a 4-1 weekend at the Beltway Bash. The Keydets defeated DII notables, #11 Lynchburg and #6 Rowan before falling in the championship to West Chester. Despite some shuffling, no new teams broke into the DII top 25.
Click the links below for the rest of the DI and DII polls and remember, it’s always comment SZN.