Syracuse-Virginia is going to be No. 1 vs. No. 2, just as the Lacrosse Gods intended.
The new lacrosse polls are out and the Orange maintain their spot as the No. 1 team in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, grabbing every first-place votes. Upcoming opponent Virginia is No. 2, so this Friday's game is kinda a big deal.
Notre Dame (No. 4) is the only other Big East teams in the rankings. Georgetown dropped out after losing 20-8 to Maryland.
Also notable, defending-champion Duke is in a free-fall. After starting the year as a preseason top five squad, the Blue Devils are 1-2 and ranked No. 19. They've got No. 3 Maryland to try and contend with this weekend. Too bad they're not Johns Hopkins, they'd still be in the top ten if so.
BIG EAST STANDINGS
Rutgers (3-0, 0-0)
(1) Syracuse (2-0, 0-0)
(4) Notre Dame (2-0, 0-0)
Providence (1-0, 0-0)
Georgetown (1-1, 0-0)
St. John's (1-1, 0-0)
Villanova (1-1, 0-0)