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Syracuse Men's Lacrosse: Orange Stay Steady in the Polls

The Syracuse Orange continue to hold steady in two of the three polls while moving up one in the Nike/USILA Coaches' Poll.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The three major polls were released on Monday afternoon. The only movement for the Syracuse Orange was in the Coaches' Poll where SU moved up one spot. The biggest drop in all of the polls was Virginia, otherwise, the ACC continues to dominate the top ten of all of the rankings.

In the Nike/USILA Coaches' Poll, SU and UNC both moved up one spot each after Johns Hopkins fell from #5 to #7. The ACC features four of its five teams in the top ten of this week's poll, with Notre Dame taking the top spot from Denver.

The two big movers in the poll were the Virginia Cavaliers and Loyola Greyhounds. After getting pummeled by Loyola 4-11, UVA slid from #8 to #14. The Greyhounds swapped with the Cavs and rose from #14 to #8.

Ranked Teams by Conference: ACC (5/5), Ivy (4/7), Big Ten (4/6), Patriot (2/9), Big East (2/6), America East (2/7), Colonial (1/6), Metro Atlantic (0/7), SoCon (0/8), Independent (0/2), Northeast (0/7)

Biggest Movers:

Virginia -6

Loyola +6

Syracuse Opponents in the Poll:

Albany (12), UVA (14), Johns Hopkins (7), Duke (3), Notre Dame (2), Cornell (18), UNC (5)

Rank

School

Points (1st place votes)

Last Week

1

Notre Dame

445 (12)

2

2

Denver Pioneers

430 (10)

1

3

Duke Blue Devils

419 (1)

3

4

Maryland Terrapins

381

4

5

North Carolina Tar Heels

349

6

6

Syracuse Orange

345

7

7

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

328

5

8

Loyola Greyhounds

295

14

9

Yale Bull Dogs

271

9

10

Brown Bears

228

10

11

Ohio State Buckeyes

190

11

12

Albany Great Danes

182

12

13

Georgetown Hoyas

160

13

14

Virginia Cavaliers

138

8

15

Towson Tigers

123

16

16

Navy Midshipmen

120

18

17

Harvard Crimson

97

15

18

Cornell Big Red

89

17

19

Stony Brook Seawolves

58

20

20

Penn State Nittany Lions

39

NA

Also Receiving Votes: Army Black Knights, Bucknell Bison, Providence Friars, Villanova Wildcats, Fairfield Stags, Lehigh Mountain Hawks, Marquette Golden Eagles, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Boston University Terriers, Michigan Wolverines, Richmond Spiders, Air Force Falcons, High Point Panthers, Bellarmine Knights.

In the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll, the Orange continues to sit at the #5 spot. SU did receive one first place vote however, along with Duke. Notre Dame received 18 first place votes while Denver took in five.

Ranked Teams by Conference: ACC (5/5), Ivy (4/7), Big Ten (4/6), Big East (3/6), Patriot (2/9), America East (1/7), Colonial (1/6), Metro Atlantic (0/7), SoCon (0/8), Independent (0/2), Northeast (0/7)

Biggest Movers:

Virginia -6

Loyola +3

Syracuse Opponents in the Poll:

Albany (12), UVA (13), Johns Hopkins (6), Duke (3), Notre Dame (1), Cornell (15), UNC (7)

Rank

School

Last Week

1

Notre Dame

1

2

Denver Pioneers

2

3

Duke Blue Devils

3

4

Maryland Terrapins

4

5

Syracuse Orange

5

6

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

6

7

North Carolina Tar Heels

8

8

Loyola Greyhounds

11

9

Yale Bull Dogs

9

10

Brown Bears

10

11

Ohio State Buckeyes

12

12

Albany Great Danes

13

13

Virginia Cavaliers

7

14

Georgetown Hoyas

14

15

Cornell Big Red

15

16

Navy Midshipmen

18

17

Towson Tigers

17

18

Harvard Crimson

16

19

Penn State Nittany Lions

NA

20

Villanova Wildcats

19

Also Receiving Votes: Princeton Tigers, Marquette Golden Eagles, Bucknell Bison, Army Black Knights, Stony Brook Seawolves, Lehigh Mountain Hawks, Boston University Terriers, UMBC Retrievers

Finally, in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Poll the Orange sit at #5 for another week. Just as in the other polls, Virginia fell out of the top ten and the program now sits at #13. Overall, the top eight continues to stay steady.

Ranked Teams by Conference: ACC (5/5), Ivy (4/7), Big Ten (3/6), Big East (3/6), Patriot (2/9), America East (2/7), Colonial (1/6), Metro Atlantic (0/7), SoCon (0/8), Independent (0/2), Northeast (0/7)

Biggest Movers:

Virginia -4

Loyola +1, Towson +1, Ohio State +1, Georgetown +1, Brown +1

Syracuse Opponents in the Poll:

Albany (17), UVA (13), Johns Hopkins (6), Duke (3), Notre Dame (1), Cornell (14), UNC (7)

Rank

School

Last Week

1

Notre Dame

1

2

Denver Pioneers

2

3

Duke Blue Devils

3

4

Maryland Terrapins

4

5

Syracuse Orange

5

6

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

6

7

North Carolina Tar Heels

7

8

Yale Bull Dogs

8

9

Brown Bears

10

10

Georgetown Hoyas

11

11

Loyola Greyhounds

12

12

Ohio State Buckeyes

13

13

Virginia Cavaliers

9

14

Cornell Big Red

14

15

Towson Tigers

16

16

Navy Midshipmen

15

17

Albany Great Danes

17

18

Marquette Golden Eagles

18

19

Stony Brook Seawolves

19

20

Harvard Crimson

20

Also Considered (listed alphabetically): Bucknell Bison, Lehigh Mountain Hawks, Michigan Wolverines, Penn State Nittany Lions, Princeton Tigers, Villanova Wildcats