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Maryland men’s lacrosse returns to top of penultimate media poll

There’s familiar face atop the next-to-last Maverik media poll released Monday.

Maryland benefited from Yale’s 14-8 loss to Cornell in the Ivy League tournament final Sunday to rise one spot to No. 1 in the poll. The Terps (12-3), who lost, 13-10, to Johns Hopkins in the Big Ten tournament final Saturday, were awarded the overall No. 1 seed Sunday night in the NCAA postseason.

Albany (14-2) and Duke (13-3) moved up two spots each to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, while the Bulldogs (13-3) slipped to No. 4. The Blue Jays (11-4) rose from No. 7 to No. 5.

Loyola Maryland (12-3) remained at No. 6, Cornell (12-4) moved up two spots to No. 7, Notre Dame (9-5) stayed at No. 8, Denver (12-3) slid from No. 3 to No. 9, and Virginia (12-5) remained at No. 10.

The biggest riser in the poll was No. 12 Georgetown (12-4), which had been No. 18. The Hoyas upended the Pioneers for the Big East tournament championship Saturday.

Robert Morris (12-4) returned to the poll, sitting at No. 18 after outlasting Saint Joseph’s, 10-9, in overtime of the Northeast Conference tournament final. The Colonials are one spot ahead of Navy (9-5), which dropped two spots.

Here is how the poll shakes out.

Ranking;team;Last week’s ranking;Current record

1.;Maryland;2;12-3

2.;Albany;4;14-2

3.;Duke;5;13-3

4.;Yale;1;13-3

5.;Johns Hopkins;7;11-4

6.;Loyola Maryland;6;12-3

7.;Cornell;9;12-4

8.;Notre Dame;8;9-5

9.;Denver;3;12-3

10.;Virginia;10;12-5

11.;Syracuse;12;8-6

12.;Georgetown;18;12-4

13.;Rutgers;11;9-6

14.;Massachusetts;16;12-4

15.;Ohio State;13;8-7

16.;Bucknell;15;11-4

17.;Villanova;14;10-5

18.;Robert Morris;UR;10-3

19.;Navy;17;9-5

20.;Penn State;19;8-6

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