The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team just keeps on moving up the rankings thanks to another impressive victory. This time it was an 11-10 double-OT victory over North Carolina. The win, plus a victory over Cornell earlier in the week, pushed the Orange into the ACC Tournament and vaulted the Orange all the way up to No. 4 in both the Media and Coaches Polls. SU climbed all the way up from 7th in both polls last week.
Loyola is still No. 1 in both polls but Duke is gaining heavily at No. 2. If the Blue Devils can win-out, they'll most likely end up as the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Denver and Syracuse round out the top four. After that, Hopkins, Maryland and North Carolina are in a jumble for the 5th - 7th spots. Other ACC schools in the rankings include Notre Dame (8/8) and Virginia (9/10).
Quint Kessenich has the Orange at No. 3 in his power rankings while Glaude has Syracuse No.4 in his weekly ballot.
The Orange now close out the regular season with a road contest against Hobart (4-7) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. With another showdown with Duke looming in the ACC Tournament, let's hope the Orange don't get caught looking ahead here.