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Latest media poll in men’s lacrosse welcomes four newcomers

Johns Hopkins vaulted from No. 9 to No. 6 in this week's media poll. Pictured is Michigan defenseman Nick DeCaprio shadowing  Hopkins faceoff specialist Hunter Moreland on April 22, 2017.

The newest version of the Maverik men’s lacrosse media poll released Monday morning features four new teams.

Cornell (4-3) made the biggest leap, to No. 13, after walloping then-No. 16 Penn, 20-13, on Saturday. Michigan (7-2) moved up to No. 15 after knocking off then-No. 4 Notre Dame, 13-12, on Wednesday and UMBC, 9-6, on Saturday.

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Bucknell (7-3) made its first appearance in the Top 20 at No. 18 by rebounding from a 9-8 loss to Penn on Tuesday with a 12-11 upset of then-No. 6 Loyola Maryland on Saturday. And Harvard rose to No. 19 after edging Boston University, 19-18, in overtime on Tuesday and Dartmouth, 10-8, on Saturday.

The four teams that fell out of the Top 20 are Penn (5-4), then-No. 18 Georgetown (6-2), then-No. 19 Hofstra (4-4) and then-No. 20 North Carolina (6-4).

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Reigning NCAA champion Maryland (7-1) remained at No. 2 after disposing of the Tar Heels, 11-7. Johns Hopkins (6-2) vaulted from No. 9 to No. 6 after stunning then-No. 10 Virginia, 15-13. And the Greyhounds (5-3) dropped to No. 11.

Here is how the poll shakes out.

Team; Last week’s ranking; Current record

1. Albany; 1; 8-0

2. Maryland; 2; 7-1

3. Denver; 5; 6-2

4. Yale; 6; 6-1

5. Duke; 3; 8-2

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6. Johns Hopkins; 9; 6-2

7. Notre Dame; 4; 5-2

8. Villanova; 8; 7-2

9. Rutgers; 11; 7-2

10. Syracuse; 15; 4-3

11. Loyola Maryland; 6; 5-3

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12. Virginia; 10; 7-3

13. Cornell; UR; 4-3

14. Robert Morris; 14; 6-2

15. Michigan; UR; 7-2

16. Vermont; 16; 8-1

17. Lehigh; 12; 7-3

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18. Bucknell; UR; 6-3

19. Harvard; UR; 7-1

20. Army West Point; 13; 5-3


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