February 8, 2013

#LMranks: Top 20 Matchups for the Season (WD1)


Duke plays eight games against teams ranked in Lacrosse Magazine's preseason top 20.
© Kevin P. Tucker

by Clare Lochary | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Lacrosse Magazine counted down the preseason Top 20 NCAA Division I men's and women's teams throughout the month of January. The Loyola men and Florida women earned top billing.

Here are all of the matchups this season between our preseason Top 20 teams.

Visit LaxMagazine.com/LMranks for our complete preseason coverage.

* All times Eastern

Feb. 8
No. 3 Northwestern vs. No. 17 UMass, Los Angeles, 6 p.m.

Feb. 9
No. 1 Florida at No. 5 North Carolina, Noon

Feb. 15
No. 5 North Carolina at No. 16 Towson, 4 p.m.

Feb. 16
No. 8 Virginia at No. 6 Loyola, 1 p.m.

Feb. 17
No. 4 Maryland at No. 2 Syracuse, 1 p.m.

Feb. 20
No. 18 Stony Brook at No. 1 Florida, 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 22
No. 3 Northwestern at No. 5 North Carolina, 7 p.m.

Feb. 23
No. 9 Penn State at No. 6 Loyola, 11 a.m.
No. 16 Towson at No. 14 Georgetown, 1 p.m.
No. 19 Boston College at No. 13 Ohio State, 1 p.m.

Feb. 24
No. 7 Duke at No. 4 Maryland, 1 p.m.
No. 8 Virginia at No. 2 Syracuse, 1 p.m.

#LMranks WD1 Preseason Rankings

No. 20 Princeton
No. 19 Boston College
No. 18 Stony Brook
No. 17 UMass
No. 16 Towson
No. 15 Cornell
No. 14 Georgetown
No. 13 Ohio State
No. 12 Penn
No. 11 Dartmouth
No. 10 Notre Dame
No. 9 Penn State
No. 8 Virginia
No. 7 Duke
No. 6 Loyola
No. 5 North Carolina
No. 4 Maryland
No. 3 Northwestern
No. 2 Syracuse
No. 1 Florida

Also considered: Best of the Rest
Analysis: Top 20 Breakdown
Telling Numbers
Preseason Player of the Year:
Taylor Thornton

More: #LMranks Landing Page | MD1 | MD2 | WD2 | MD3 | WD3 | JuCo | MCLA | WCLA

Feb. 27
No. 13 Ohio State at No. 10 Notre Dame, 6 p.m.

March 1
No. 20 Princeton at No. 14 Georgetown, 4 p.m.
No. 4 Maryland at No. 8 Virginia, 7 p.m.

March 2
No. 5 North Carolina at No. 12 Penn, 1 p.m.
No. 6 Loyola at No. 16 Towson, 1 p.m.
No. 1 Florida vs. No. 2 Syracuse, Miami, 5 p.m.

March 3
No. 9 Penn State at No. 8 Virginia, 1 p.m.

March 5
No. 6 Loyola at No. 1 Florida, 1 p.m.

March 6
No. 19 Boston College at No. 3 Northwestern, 6 p.m.

March 9
No. 1 Florida at No. 11 Dartmouth, Noon
No. 9 Penn State at No. 4 Maryland, Noon
No. 2 Syracuse at No. 16 Towson. 1 p.m.
No. 7 Duke at No. 14 Georgetown, 1 p.m.
No. 8 Virginia at No. 5 North Carolina, 3:30 p.m.

March 13
No. 9 Penn State at No. 15 Cornell, 4 p.m.

March 16
No. 20 Princeton at No. 8 Virginia, Noon
No. 4 Maryland at No. 19 Boston College, 1 p.m.
No. 14 Georgetown at No. 5 North Carolina, 1 p.m.

March 17
No. 11 Dartmouth at No. 7 Duke, 1 p.m.
No. 4 Maryland at No. 18 Stony Brook, 4 p.m.

March 20
No. 15 Cornell at No. 5 North Carolina, 7 p.m.

March 23
No. 7 Duke at No. 8 Virginia, 1 p.m.
No. 13 Ohio State at No. 1 Florida, 1 p.m.
No. 19 Boston College at No. 5 North Carolina, 7 p.m.

March 24
No. 15 Cornell at No. 12 Penn, 1 p.m.

March 26
No. 4 Maryland at No. 16 Towson, 7 p.m.

March 27
No. 2 Syracuse at No. 19 Boston College, 4 p.m.
No. 13 Ohio State at No. 3 Northwestern, 6:30 p.m.

March 28
No. 5 North Carolina at No. 7 Duke, 7 p.m.

March 30
No. 1 Florida at No. 9 Penn State, Noon
No. 2 Syracuse at No. 3 Northwestern, 1 p.m.
No. 12 Penn at No. 4 Maryland, 1 p.m.
No. 8 Virginia at No. 19 Boston College, 1 p.m.
No. 20 Princeton at No. 15 Cornell, 3 p.m.

April 5
No. 9 Penn State at No. 3 Northwestern, 8 p.m.

April 6
No. 5 North Carolina at No. 4 Maryland, Noon
No. 14 Georgetown at No. 6 Loyola, Noon
No. 15 Cornell at No. 11 Dartmouth, Noon
No. 19 Boston College at No. 7 Duke, 1 p.m.

April 7
No. 3 Northwestern at No. 8 Virginia, 7 p.m.

April 10
No. 20 Princeton at No. 4 Maryland, 7 p.m.

April 12
No. 11 Dartmouth at No. 12 Penn, 5 p.m.
No. 6 Loyola at No. 10 Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Duke at No. 3 Northwestern, 8 p.m.

April 14
No. 11 Dartmouth at No. 4 Maryland, Noon
No. 13 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State, 1 p.m.
No. 14 Georgetown at No. 10 Notre Dame, 2 p.m.

April 16
No. 15 Cornell at No. 2 Syracuse, 4 p.m.

April 17
No. 20 Princeton at No. 12 Penn, 7 p.m.

April 19
No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 2 Syracuse, 7 p.m.

April 20
No. 3 Northwestern at No. 1 Florida, Noon
No. 13 Ohio State at No. 7 Duke, 1 p.m.
No. 20 Princeton at No. 11 Dartmouth, Noon

April 24
No. 3 Northwestern at No. 10 Notre Dame, 7 p.m.

April 26
No. 2 Syracuse at No. 6 Loyola, 7 p.m.

April 27
No. 9 Penn State at No. 20 Princeton, 1 p.m.
No. 12 Penn at No. 3 Northwestern, 2 p.m.

April 28
No. 2 Syracuse at No. 14 Georgetown, 1 p.m.


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