Men's college lacrosse: The NCAA released its first look at the RPI rankings for the 2017 season, and Maryland and Johns Hopkins are both in the Top 10. The Terps (5-2) are ranked No. 8, and the Blue Jays (5-3) are No. 10. They are ahead of North Carolina (No. 11, 5-4) Villanova (No. 13, 5-4) and Army (No. 18, 8-1) for at-large berths in the NCAA tournament. Notre Dame (5-1) is atop the rankings and is followed by Denver (6-2), Syracuse (6-1), and Hofstra (8-0). Among area programs, Towson (4-3) is ranked No. 21, UMBC (3-5) is No. 27, Loyola Maryland (5-4) is No. 39, Navy (4-6) is No. 44, and Mount St. Mary's (2-5) is No. 47. The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a numerical system weighing a team's winning percentage, strength of schedule and opponents' strength of schedule.