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Syracuse Lacrosse: The Orange pull back into the top 15 of the rankings

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The pollsters rewarded Syracuse for a 3OT win over Army with a top 15 ranking in this week’s polls.

2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships - Semifinals - Syracuse v Denver Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange picked up several positions for a triple overtime win against the Army Black Knights. All five ACC teams remain in the top twenty but after falling to the Penn Quakers, the Duke Blue Devils lose the top spots in both major polls this week. For the second straight week the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had an unimpressive win against a weak opponent, this time struggling against Richmond. The Irish remain in both top tens though.

The Big East has four teams in each ranking. The Hoyas are 3-0 with wins over High Point, Robert Morris and Towson while Marquette is 2-0 having wins over Jacksonville and Detroit. Denver bounced back after a loss to Duke with a dominating win against Cleveland State and the Pioneers remain in the top five. Villanova is the fourth Big East squad with two OT wins against Penn State and Yale and a smothering of a weak Hofstra team.

Maverik Men’s Division I Media Poll

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

Biggest Movers:

Syracuse +4

Johns Hopkins, Army -4

Exiting the Poll:

Penn State

Towson

Colgate

Entering the Poll:

Marquette

Georgetown

Penn

Syracuse Opponents in the Poll:

Albany (1), Johns Hopkins (18), Duke (3), Notre Dame (8), UNC (10), Army (13), Rutgers (15), Virginia (4)

Maverik Media Poll

Rank Team Previous Rank
Rank Team Previous Rank
1 Albany (24) 2
2 Maryland (6) 3
3 Duke (1) 1
4 Virginia 6
5 Denver (1) 4
6 Ohio State 5
7 Villanova 7
8 Notre Dame 8
9 Loyola 10
10 North Carolina 12
11 Yale 11
12 Syracuse 16
13 Army 9
14 Penn NR
15 Rutgers 13
16 Vermont 17
17 Georgetown NR
18 Johns Hopkins 14
19 Marquette NR
20 Princeton 18

USILA/Nike Division I Coaches Poll

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

Biggest Movers:

Johns Hopkins -5

Syracuse, Penn +5

Exiting the Poll:

Penn State, Colgate, Hofstra, Princeton

Entering the Poll:

Marquette, Georgetown, Delaware, Vermont

Syracuse Opponents in the Poll:

Albany (2), Johns Hopkins (15), Notre Dame (5), Duke (3), Army (14), North Carolina (11), Rutgers (15), Virginia (9)

Nike/US Lacrosse

Rank Team Previous Ranking
Rank Team Previous Ranking
1 Maryland 2
2 Albany 3
3 Duke 1
4 Denver 4
5 Notre Dame 5
6 Villanova 7
7 Ohio State 6
8 Yale 8
9 Virginia 9
10 Loyola 10
11 North Carolina 13
12 Penn 17
13 Syracuse 18
14 Army 11
15 Rutgers 12
16 Marquette NR
17 Georgetown NR
18 Delaware NR
19 Vermont NR
20 Johns Hopkins 15