Maryland holds on to No. 1 spot for fourth consecutive week
For a fourth consecutive week, Maryland remained a unanimous No. 1 as the Terrapins took home all 20 first-place votes. The ACC boasts five schools in the top 20, and with Connecticut’s entry into the poll, the Big East now also claims five schools in the rankings. The American Lacrosse Conference has three schools—all in the top six—while the MPSF and the Ivy League both have two ranked institutions. The ACC, Big East and ALC each have three schools in the top nine with Stony Brook from the America East rounding out the top 10 at No. 10.
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The ACC, led by No. 1 Maryland, also claims top-10 schools No. 3 North Carolina and No. 7 Duke; Virginia drops to No. 19 and Boston College rounds out the poll at No. 20.
The Big East also has three schools ranked in the top 10, starting with No. 5 Syracuse. No. 8 Georgetown comes in just ahead of No. 9 Notre Dame. Loyola (Md.) moves up one spot to land at No. 12 and Connecticut enters the poll at No. 17.
The three ALC schools all sit in the top six, with Florida moving back up to No. 2. Northwestern holds at No. 4 and Penn State remains at No. 6.
Denver from the MPSF starts off the second half of the poll as they hold at No. 11, while Stanford moves up one spot to No. 14.
Penn from the Ivy League moves back into the rankings as the Quakers take the No. 16 slot, just in front of the Princeton Tigers, who move to No. 18.
Three other conferences each claim one school, starting with the America East and Stony Brook, which remains at No. 10. Massachusetts from the Atlantic 10 moves to No. 13, while Navy from the Patriot League lands at No. 15.