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Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse moves into top five of newest media poll

Attackmen Cole Williams (#14) and Kyle Marr (#13) have helped the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team rise to No. 5 in the media poll.
Attackmen Cole Williams (#14) and Kyle Marr (#13) have helped the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team rise to No. 5 in the media poll. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Courtesy of a thrilling 13-12 win against No. 9 Rutgers on Sunday night, the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team garnered a spot in the top five of the latest installment of the Maverik media poll released Monday morning.

The Blue Jays (7-2), who have won six consecutive games, moved from No. 6 to No. 5. They join No. 1 Albany (10-0), No. 2 Maryland (8-1), No. 3 Yale (7-1) and No. 4 Denver (7-2) in the top five. Yale and Denver traded positions in the newest poll.

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Duke (9-2) slipped from No. 5 to No. 6, Villanova (8-2) moved up one spot to No. 7, Syracuse (5-2) jumped two spots to No. 8, the Scarlet Knights (7-3) remained at No. 9, and Cornell (6-3) leaped from No. 13 to No. 10.

Making the biggest rise in the poll was Penn State (7-3), going from unranked to a tie for No. 15. Bucknell (7-3) moved from No. 18 to No. 14.

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Kyle Marr scored with 14 seconds remaining to lift the No. 6 Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory over host Rutgers on Sunday night.

Robert Morris (6-3) dropped from No. 14 to a tie for No. 19 after losing, 10-7, to Bryant on Friday, while Notre Dame (4-3) slipped from No. 7 to No. 12 after losing, 10-6, to the Orange on Saturday. Michigan dropped from No. 15 to No. 18 after losing, 13-5, to the reigning NCAA champion Terps on Saturday, and No. 20 Army (5-4) slid out of the poll after falling, 10-7, to the Bison on Saturday. Loyola Maryland (6-3) remained at No. 11.

Team; Last week’s ranking; Current record

1. Albany; 1; 10-0

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2. Maryland; 2; 8-1

3. Yale; 4; 7-1

4. Denver; 3; 7-2

5. Johns Hopkins; 6; 7-2

6. Duke; 5; 9-2

7. Villanova; 8; 8-2

8. Syracuse; 10; 5-3

9. Rutgers; 9; 7-3

10. Cornell; 13; 6-3

11. Loyola Maryland; 11; 6-3

12. Notre Dame; 7; 5-3

13. Virginia; 12; 8-3

14. Bucknell; 18; 7-3

T-15. Penn State; UR; 7-3

T-15. Vermont; 16; 9-1

17. Lehigh; 17; 8-3

18. Michigan; 15; 7-3

T-19. Harvard; 19; 7-2

T-19. Robert Morris; 14; 6-3

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