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Syracuse Lacrosse: Orange End Season in Top 10

The Syracuse Orange fell several spots for its quarterfinals exit in the NCAA Tournament. The ACC held steady with four of five programs being named in the top 20 of both polls.

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With the lacrosse season at an end, the final Cascade/Maverik Media Poll and Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Poll have been released. It should be noted that the final USILA Coaches' Poll was released before the NCAA Tournament.

The North Carolina Tar Heels take the top spot in both polls followed by the Maryland Terrapins, Brown Bears, Loyola Greyhounds, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Towson Tigers. After the top six, the two polls split with Syracuse taking the seventh position in the Media Poll and the eighth spot in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings.

Interestingly enough, not all the votes in the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll went to the National Champion. One voter decided to vote for the Maryland Terrapins. While UMD did beat UNC earlier in the season and it's hard for me to rationalize not voting for the National Champion in the final poll.

Four of five ACC teams remained in the rankings with Virginia being left out of both. Of those four, only Duke was left out of the top ten.

Cascade/Maverik Media Poll

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

Biggest Movers:

Yale -7

UNC +13

Exiting the Poll:

Harvard

Syracuse Opponents in the Poll:

Albany (11), Johns Hopkins (15), Duke (12) Notre Dame (5), UNC (1), Maryland (2)

Rank

School

Last Week

1

North Carolina Tar Heels

14

2

Maryland Terrapins

1

3

Brown Bears

5

4

Loyola Greyhounds

7

5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

6

6

Towson Tigers

10

7

Syracuse Orange

4

8

Denver Pioneers

2

9

Navy Midshipmen

15

10

Yale Bulldogs

3

11

Albany Great Danes

8

12

Duke Blue Devils

9

13

Marquette Golden Eagles

11

14

Air Force Falcons

12

15

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

13

16

Rutgers Scarlett Knights

16

17

Stony Brook Seawolves

17

18

Quinnipiac Bobcats

N/R

19

Villanova Wildcats

18

20

Hartford Hawks

19

Also Receiving Votes: Harvard Crimson, Hobart Statesmen, Richmond Spiders, Army Black Knights, Bucknell Bison, Penn State Nittany Lions

Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Poll

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

Biggest Movers:

Duke -6

UNC, Loyola +8

Exiting the Poll:

Hartford

Syracuse Opponents in the Poll:

Albany (12), Johns Hopkins (15), Duke (13), Notre Dame (5), UNC (9), Maryland (2)

Rank

School

Last Week

1

North Carolina Tar Heels

9

2

Maryland Terrapins

1

3

Brown Bears

3

4

Loyola Greyhounds

12

5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

5

6

Towson Tigers

11

7

Denver Pioneers

2

8

Syracuse Orange

4

9

Navy Midshipmen

13

10

Yale Bulldogs

6

11

Marquette Golden Eagles

8

12

Albany Great Danes

10

13

Duke Blue Devils

7

14

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

14

15

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

15

16

Air Force Falcons

16

17

Villanova Wildcats

17

18

Harvard Crimson

18

19

Penn State Nittany Lions

20

20

Quinnipiac Bobcats

N/R

Also Considered (listed alphabetically): Bucknell Bison, Hartford Hawks, Hobart Statesmen