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#LMRanks: A Countdown to the College Season

by Lacrosse Magazine Staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

A new year and a new season is upon us, and with that comes predictions, prognostication and optimism. Over the next month, Lacrosse Magazine will release its preseason top teams and name preseason player the year honorees across all levels of the college game.

Follow our countdown — including the high and low points of 2013, the best and worst case scenarios for 2014 and rival scouting reports for each NCAA Division I team — and join the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #LMranks.

The rankings, compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultations with coaches, predict the champions of 12 divisions of college play, including the NCAA, the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA), the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

NCAA Division I Countdown




No. 20 Villanova
No. 20 Boston College

No. 19 St. John's No. 19 Princeton

No. 18 Cornell
No. 18 Navy

No. 17 Penn
No. 17 Denver

No. 16 Lehigh
No. 16 UMass

No. 15 Ohio State
No. 15 Towson

No. 14 Bucknell
No. 14 Stanford

No. 13 Johns Hopkins
No. 13 Penn

No. 12 Yale
No. 12 Stony Brook

No. 11 Loyola
No. 11 Notre Dame

No. 10 Albany
No. 10 Loyola

No. 9 Virginia
No. 9 Georgetown

No. 8 Penn State
No. 8 Penn State

No. 7 Maryland
No. 7 Virginia

No. 6 Princeton No. 6 Duke

No. 5 Notre Dame
No. 5 Florida

No. 4 Denver
No. 4 Northwestern

No. 3 North Carolina
No. 3 Syracuse

No. 2 Syracuse
No. 2 Maryland

No. 1 Duke
No. 1 North Carolina
Preseason POY: Lyle Thompson Preseason POY: Alyssa Murray
Feb. 10-14 Best of the Rest, Rankings Analysis, Telling Numbers, Top 20 Matchups 

NCAA Division II Countdown




Preseason POY: Andrew Wagner Preseason POY: Jackie Sileo

Nos. 10-8 Nos. 10-8  
Feb. 11 Nos. 7-5 Nos. 7-5  
Feb. 12 Nos. 4, 3 (Mercyhurst, LIU Post) Nos. 4, 3 (Le Moyne, Limestone)  
Feb. 13 No. 2 Le Moyne No. 2 Adelphi  
Feb. 14 No. 1 Adelphi No. 1 LIU Post  

NCAA Division III Countdown





Preseason POY: Corey Elmer  Preseason POY: Ashton Wheatley

Nos. 20-11 Nos. 20-11  

Nos. 10-5 Nos. 10-5  
Feb. 11 No. 4 Salisbury
No. 4 Middlebury  
Feb. 12 No. 3 Cortland
No. 3 Trinity  
Feb. 13 No. 2 RIT
No. 2 Cortland  
Feb. 14 No. 1 Stevenson
No. 1 Salisbury  

NJCAA Countdown



 Rankings and Preseason Player of the Year Rankings and Preseason Player of the Year

Club Countdown



Division II Preseason Top 20 Division II Preseason Top 20
Division I Preseason Top 20 Division I Preseason Top 20
DI POY: Carson Barton, Grand Canyon DI POY: Tully Moorhead, Texas
DII POY: Will Hersman, St. Thomas 
DII POY: Julie Joo, James Madison 
Division I Rankings Breakdown Division I Rankings Breakdown
Division II Rankings Breakdown Division II Rankings Breakdown

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