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Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse replace Syracuse, North Carolina in media poll’s top 10

Notre Dame sophomore midfielder Bryan Costabile, shown against Maryland, scored three goals in Saturday's 11-9 upset of then-No. 4 Denver.
Notre Dame sophomore midfielder Bryan Costabile, shown against Maryland, scored three goals in Saturday's 11-9 upset of then-No. 4 Denver. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Upset wins on Saturday by the Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse teams and losses by Syracuse and North Carolina saw the four programs trade places in the top 10 of the newest Maverik media poll released Monday morning.

The Fighting Irish (3-1) moved from No. 11 to No. 4 after beating then-No. 4 Denver, 11-9. The Blue Jays (3-2) vaulted from No. 17 to No. 10 after throttling the then-No. 6 Orange, 18-7.

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That convincing loss dropped Syracuse (3-2) from No. 6 to No. 13. And the Tar Heels slid from No. 9 to No. 14 after losing, 12-6, at Hofstra.

Reigning NCAA champion Maryland (5-1) remained at No. 2 despite Saturday’s 11-10 loss to top-ranked Albany. Loyola Maryland (4-2) slipped from No. 7 to No. 8 after losing, 13-9, to No. 3 Duke. And Towson (3-3) moved back into the top 20 at No. 20 after upsetting then-No. 14 Ohio State, 7-6, in overtime. The Buckeyes (5-2) fell to No. 19.

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Here is how the poll shakes out:

1. Albany

2. Maryland

3. Duke

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4. Notre Dame

5. Denver

6. Villanova

7. Yale

8. Loyola Maryland

9. Virginia

10. Johns Hopkins

11. Georgetown

12. Vermont

13. Syracuse

14. North Carolina

15. Army West Point

16. Lehigh

17. Robert Morris

18. Rutgers

19. Ohio State

20. Towson

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