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Maryland men’s lacrosse moves into top spot in latest media poll

For the first time this season, the Maryland men's lacrosse team sits atop the newest Maverik media poll released Monday morning.

The reigning NCAA champion Terps benefited from then-No. 1 Albany's 11-7 upset loss at UMBC on Friday night. Maryland (9-1), which outlasted then-No. 15 Penn State, 13-12, on Sunday night, moved from No. 2 to No. 1. The Great Danes (10-1), who edged Maryland, 11-10, on March 10, slipped one spot to No. 2.

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A 9-8 overtime loss to then-No. 14 Bucknell dropped Yale (8-2) from No. 3 to No. 6. Denver (8-2) moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 after dusting then-No. 7 Villanova, 22-6, Johns Hopkins (8-2) rose from No. 5 to No. 4 after defeating Ohio State, 13-10, and Duke (10-2) hopped from No. 6 to No. 5 after humbling then-No. 12 Notre Dame, 8-2.

Loyola Maryland (7-3) moved up from No. 11 to No. 10 after whipping then-No. 17 Lehigh, 16-10. Navy (7-4) made its first appearance in the top 20 at No. 17 after beating Colgate, 12-10.

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The aforementioned Wildcats (8-3) suffered the biggest slide from No. 7 to No. 13. The Bulldogs (8-2) and the Fighting Irish (5-4) both slipped three spots to Nos. 6 and 15, respectively.

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