May 28, 2014

Lacrosse Magazine Rankings: Duke Ends Where It Started — at No. 1

by Lacrosse Magazine Staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Duke's win over Notre Dame for the NCAA title leaves it right where it started 2014 - atop LM's rankings. (Bill Danielewski)

Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, published weekly NCAA Division I men's rankings every Monday throughout the season on LaxMagazine.com. These are the year-end rankings, which are topped by LM's preseason No. 1 team Duke.

The Blue Devils took their second straight NCAA title, defeating Notre Dame in the finals by a 11-9 score. On the way there, the top-seeded Duke team toppled Air Force, Johns Hopkins and Denver to earn its finals shot. The Fighting Irish, who rolled through the close of the season with the ACC tournament title and a run through Harvard, Albany and Maryland to reach the finals, close out at No. 2.

W-L Previous Result Next
1
Duke 17-3
2
W, AFA 20-9; W Hopkins 19-11; W, Denver 15-12; W, Notre Dame 11-9
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2
Notre Dame 12-6
5
W, Harvard 13-5; W, Albany 14-13 OT
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3
Denver 16-3
3
W, North Carolina 9-5; W, Drexel 15-6; L, Duke 15-12
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4
Maryland 13-4
9
W, Cornell 8-7; W, Bryant 16-8; L, Notre Dame 11-6
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5
Loyola (Md.) 15-2
1
L, Albany 13-6
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6
Syracuse 11-5
4
L, Bryant 10-9
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7
Albany 12-6
15
W, Loyola 13-6; L, Notre Dame 14-13 OT
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8
Johns Hopkins 11-5
8
W, Virginia 14-8; L, Duke 19-11
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9
Drexel 13-5
12
W, Penn 16-11; L, Denver 15-6
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10
North Carolina 10-5
7
L, Denver 9-5
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11
Virginia 10-6
6
L, Johns Hopkins 14-8
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12
Bryant 16-5
18
W, Siena 9-8; W, Syracuse 10-9; L, Maryland 16-8
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13
Penn 11-4
10
L, Drexel 16-11
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14
Cornell 11-5
11
L, Maryland 8-7
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15
Harvard 10-7
13
L, Notre Dame 13-5
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16
Hofstra 11-5
14
DNP
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17
Air Force 11-6
16
W, Richmond 13-5; L, Duke 20-9
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18
Yale 9-5
17
DNP
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19
Fairfield 12-4
19
DNP
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20
Lehigh 13-5
20
DNP
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Also Considered (alphabetical order): Army, Penn St., Princeton, Richmond, Siena


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