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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.
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. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

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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A look back at how the Division I men’s lacrosse teams from the state fared in action from this past week.

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.

Team; Last week’s ranking; Current record

1. Albany; 1; 8-0

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2. Maryland; 2; 7-1

3. Denver; 5; 6-2

4. Yale; 6; 6-1

5. Duke; 3; 8-2

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

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

18. Bucknell; UR; 6-3

19. Harvard; UR; 7-1

20. Army West Point; 13; 5-3

The senior attackman for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team accrued six goals and 12 assists in two games, including a program- and Division I-high 13 points against Boston University a week ago.

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