But then again you already knew that.
After topping Virginia in a comeback 12-10 victory on Friday, 3-0 Syracuse confirmed its spot atop both polls, shoving the Cavaliers out of the Coaches Poll No. 1 slot they both shared last week.
In the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll the Orange received all 12 first-place votes. Despite losing to the Orange on Friday, Virginia remains its place at No. 2. Big East battery mate Notre Dame is No. 3. Georgetown sneaks into the poll at No. 20.
Over in the USILA Division I Coaches Poll, SU got all first-place votes this week, dropping Virginia to No. 2. The Irish are also No. 3. Oddly enough, Georgetown is unranked but Rutgers (No. 19) and Villanova (No. 20) snuck in there.
As for the Big East, the standings are starting to take shape and the conference as whole is holding up as we get close to conference play. Up next for the Orange, the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday.
Big East Standings
#20 Georgetown (2-1, 1-0)
Rutgers (4-0, 0-0)
#1 Syracuse (3-0, 0-0)
#3 Notre Dame (3-0, 0-0)
Providence (2-0, 0-0)
Villanova (3-1, 0-0)
St. Johns (1-2, 0-1)
More recap from the Syracuse victory on Friday:
- Streak ends, but Syracuse University lacrosse team's defense set the stage for victory regardless...Dave Rahme
- Virginia Dom Starsia coach right on the mark on shot clock, faceoff issues that slow down game...Dave Rahme
- If SU lacrosse is so great (and it is), why doesn't the Orange draw 'Virginia'-like crowds more often?...Bud Poliquin
- Syracuse, Virginia lacrosse teams add another chapter to the closest rivalry in college lacrosse...Dave Rahme
- Game Photos: Syracuse vs Virginia...Lax Playground
- SU allows pair of 2nd-half goals, holds on for win over No. 2 Virginia...Daily Orange
- Desko's career night propels Syracuse offense in win...Daily Orange