by Lacrosse Magazine Online Staff
Each Friday, we hash out the top 10 games of the weekend ahead in college lacrosse. In the spirit of March Madness, now you can get in on the bragging rights.
Enter your picks next to each game and see how they stack up to ours, then click the "Submit Picks" button below. Go undefeated and we'll feature your new picks with ours next week -- you know, a little face time next to the pros.
Note: Submissions received after the first game begins will not be considered.
Hook: Can't get to Charlottesville? Fasten yourself to the couch. This one's on The Deuce -- ESPN2 -- and available in high definition. Both teams have playmakers on attack and defense, but UVA has the decisive advantage at midfield. If Dom Starsia gets to dictate pace, it'll be a fun game. If Dave Cottle gets to dictate pace, well, you can pass time trying to spot Grant Catalino's nose hairs in HD.
MD1: No. 2 Syracuse at No. 15 Loyola - Saturday, 1 p.m. Eastern
MD1: No. 7 Johns Hopkins at No. 12 UNC - Saturday, 2 p.m. Eastern
WD1: No. 5 Duke at No. 10 Virginia - Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Hook: Inconsistency has plagued both teams (as much as you can call being in the top 10 a plague). The Wahoos had lost two of three and three of five before getting back on track with a win over James Madison. Both the Blue Devils' losses have come on the road.
MCLA: No. 5 BYU at No. 1 Michigan - Saturday, 7 p.m. Eastern
Hook: It's not very often that BYU travels somewhere and is a prohibitive underdog, especially when they boast an impressive record, but the Cougars will be in that position when they arrive in Ann Arbor. After dispatching former No. 1 Chapman a couple of weeks ago, Michigan has been rolling thanks to a defense that hasn't missed a step from last year's national championship team. The Wolverines should be wary of the Cougars, though -- BYU head coach Jason Lamb has two full lines of talented middies, giving him the strength he had during his team's 2007 title run.
WD1: No. 14 Stanford at No. 2 Maryland - Sunday, 12 p.m. Eastern
Hook: Even if the Cardinal defeats Johns Hopkins on Friday, this is the win it needs to secure an NCAA tournament at-large berth (provided Stanford takes care of business in the weakened MPSF). The Terps have been unstoppable, but they will be playing their third game in six days, giving the Cardinal at least a glimmer of hope here.
MD1: Army at No. 17 Colgate - Sunday, 1 p.m. Eastern
WD1: No. 13 Loyola at No. 9 Notre Dame - Sunday, 1 p.m Eastern