April 7, 2014

NCAA Men's DI Composite: Duke, Loyola Knotted

by Sean Burns | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

While Duke and Loyola are knotted at the top of the composite, Maryland is just behind in the third spot. (John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com)

The cases are there to be made for both Duke and Loyola at No. 1. And the jury is still out, as the pair wound up this week knotted atop our composite of rankings, with Maryland right behind at No. 3.

Loyola's case stems from its unbeaten streak ever since an OT fall against Virginia in its opener back in February, including a rout in head-to-head competition against Duke. The Blue Devils have a monster tournament resume and have been beating very good teams every week. Maryland is also right there, having itself defeated Duke and put together a great resume in the ACC.

We're just a month off from NCAA tournament selection, so there's time yet to make a run for these three and everyone else in this parity-filled season of men's DI lacrosse.

Each week, we will publish an aggregate of the rankings from Lacrosse Magazine, ESPN broadcasters Eamon McAnaney and Quint Kessenich, the Warrior media poll, the USILA coaches poll and the LaxPower computer rankings. Click here for last week's composite ranks.

Rankings Sources

Lacrosse Magazine Top 20 (LM)
Eamon McAnaney's Top 20 (EM)
LaxPower Top 20 (LP)
USILA Top 20 (USILA)
Warrior Media Poll (Media)
Quint Kessenich's Top 20 (QK)

NCAA Men's DI Composite Ranks: April 7

Composite Team LM EM LP USILA Media QK Average
1T Loyola  1 1 4 1 1 4 2
1T Duke 2 3 1 2 2 2 2
3 Maryland 4 2 2 3 3 1 2.5
4 North Carolina 3 5 3 4 4 3 3.67
5 Denver 5 4 5 5 5 5 4.83
6 Cornell 6 6 8 6 6 7 6.5
7 Syracuse 7 7 15 7 7 6 8.17
8 Notre Dame 9 8 6 10 9 8 8.33
9 Johns Hopkins 10 10 7 9 8 10 9
10 Virginia 8 9 12 8 10 9 9.33
11 Penn 11 12 13 12 11 11 11.67
12 Yale 12 13 10 13 13 12 12.17
13 Fairfield 13 11 16 11 12 14 12.83
14T Princeton 14 18 14 15 17 15 15.5
14T Hofstra 15 14 - 16 14 13 15.5
16T Harvard 16 17 11 17 - 20 17
16T Umass 21 15 17 14 16 19 17
18 Bryant 19 16 20 18 15 18 17.67
19 Albany - - 9 - - - 19
20T Drexel 17 19 - - - 17 19.33
20T Towson 20 - - 19 19 16 19.33
  Lehigh 18 20 18 20 20 -
19.5
  Army - - - - 18 - 20.5
  Penn State - - 19 - - - 20.67
  Air Force - - - - - - 21
  Colgate - - - - - - 21
  Ohio State - - - - - - 21
  Rutgers - - - - - - 21
  St. Joseph's - - - - - - 21
  Villanova - - - - - - 21
  Bucknkell - - - - - - 21
  Brown - - - - - - 21
  St. John's - - - - - - 21

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