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Let The Threepeating Begin

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Preseason NCAA Lacrosse polls!  Get your preseason NCAA Lacrosse polls!  Hot off the press!

Inside Lacrosse has premiered their Face-Off Yearbook’s Top 25 and while the two-time defending champions don't find themselves at No. 1 (That's perennial also-ran Duke), they're not far behind at No. 2.

Lost plenty of leadership from last year’s NCAA Championship squad, but everybody said the same thing after ’08. With Cody Jamieson, Stephen Keogh, Joel White and some talented newcomers, ’Cuse has a shot at the three-peat.

Pretty sure they had written that same exact first sentence before last season.

Virginia, North Carolina and runner-up Cornell round out the top five.  And what would a lacrosse Top Ten be without Hopkins, Maryland and Princeton at No. 6, 7 and 8 respectively.

In the first season of Big East Lacrosse, there's a few of SU's new conference-mates among the ranked as well including No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 13 Georgetown and No. 25 Villanova.

There is one group that thinks Syracuse is the No. 1 team in the land...the guys who have to coach against them. Syracuse topped the Coaches preseason poll, receiving 24 first-place votes, followed by Virginia, Duke, North Carolina and Hopkins.