The winter sports season is still in full swing, and while we anxiously await the winners of various basketball and hockey tournaments, we’ve decided to jump ahead to the spring, and provide an updated view of the men’s Div. I, II, and III lacrosse rankings via the NCAA.
No. 3/Massachusetts – The Minutemen recently leaped from fifth to third spot in this week’s poll, and are currently sporting a 6-0 record.
Harvard – The Crimson began the season ranked, but have recently fallen out of the Top-20. As of Wednesday, Mar. 14, they’re one of 11 teams “receiving votes.”
No. 5/ Merrimack College – The Warriors have kicked-off their season with two consecutive wins against Dominican (N.Y.) and Limestone (Baltimore, Md.), and are currently 1-0 on the road, and 1-0 on neutral grass.
No. 2/ Tufts University – The Jumbos are off to a quick 2-0 start, thanks to wins against Conn. College and Hamilton College. Tufts will begin a two-game road trip on Saturday, Mar. 17 when they travel to Stevens College in Pennsylvania.
No. 7/ Amherst College – The men sporting the purple and white are off to a 2-0 start, too. They’ll travel to Beverley, Massachusetts on Wednesday, Mar. 14 for a critical matchup against Endicott College. Amherst’s two wins this season have come against Bates College and Colby College.
No. 14/ Endicott College – The Gulls recently fell to the Ducks of Stevens College, but did manage to earn one win this season against Eastern Conn. State. Endicott is sporting a 1-2 record, and can pick up some steam in the polls with a win at home against Amherst.
No. 19/ Springfield College – Despite starting the year with back-to-back victories, Springfield stumbled during their last match against Stevens. However, they’ll look to rebound on Wednesday, Mar. 14 when they face-off against Middlebury College.
Receiving Votes – Babson College