June 1, 2016
Le Moyne turned up the defense and held Limestone scoreless in the second half en route to winning the NCAA Division II title. (Kevin Tucker)
Le Moyne turned up the defense and held Limestone scoreless in the second half en route to winning the NCAA Division II title. (Kevin Tucker)

Nike/LM DII Men's Top 15: Le Moyne on Top

by Lacrosse Magazine Staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Rankings

Division I Men's Top 20
Division I Women's Top 20
Division II Men's Top 15
Division II Women's Top 15
Division III Men's Top 20
Division III Women's Top 20

Entering the NCAA tournament, Division II was still Limestone's world. However, we've got a new king in town.

Le Moyne's defense shut down a prolific Limestone offense and helped the Dolphins cruise to a 8-4 win at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. It's Le Moyne's first championship since 2013.

With it, we have a new No. 1. Outside of that, there wasn't much movement, as the only teams that played since the last rankings made the NCAA tournament. Tampa moved to No. 4 after a miraculous comeback against Mercyhurst. The rest remained mostly unchanged.

W-L
Last Week
Results
Next
1
Le Moyne 20-0
2
W, NYIT; W, Merrimack; W, Limestone 9-4
-
2
Limestone 21-1
1
W, Mount Olive; W, Tampa; L , Le Moyne 9-4
-
3
Merrimack 15-3
3
W, LIU Post; L, Le Moyne 8-4
-
4
Tampa 15-3
5
W, Mercyhurst 10-9; L, Limestone 13-10
-
5
NYIT 13-5
8
L, Le Moyne 8-7 (OT)
-
6
LIU Post 12-4
6
L, Merrimack 15-13
-
7
Mercyhurst 15-3
4
L, Tampa 10-9
-
8
Mount Olive 13-5
9
L, Limestone 15-6
-
9
Adelphi 12-5
7
DNP
-
10
Belmont Abbey 12-4
10
DNP
-
11
Dowling 10-5
11
DNP
-
12
Seton Hill 11-4
12
DNP
-
13
Colorado Mesa 13-4
13
DNP
-
14
Lindenwood (MO) 10-6
14
DNP
-
15
Lake Erie 9-6
15
DNP
-

Also considered: Indianapolis, Lenoir-Rhyne, Mercy, Molloy, Pace, Rollins, Saint Anselm.

Who's Hot?

Le Moyne (+1): It would be hard not to pick the team that capped its undefeated season with a 9-4 win over Limestone in the national championship game. The Dolphins got by NYIT in the first round, then dismissed Merrimack for the third time and got revenge over Limestone in the title game.

NYIT (+3): The Bears just slid into the tournament field, but showed they belonged there. NYIT overcame a 6-1 deficit and took Le Moyne to overtime before falling, a good showing for a team that lost the ECC final to LIU Post.

Who's Not?

Mercyhurst (-3): It was a tough way to the end the season for Mercyhurst. It led 8-1 at halftime and fell 10-9 to Tampa in overtime of the NCAA tournament first round.

Who's New?

None

Who Dropped out?

None


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