Opinion: With early recruiting (the recruitment of ninth- and 10th-graders), along with programs in the ACC and Big Ten plowing money into lacrosse budgets, it'll be a long time until a team from the "Great 8" hoists the gold trophy. Overall, the league is strong this season — 23-10 out of conference. Cornell is a top-10 squad, and Harvard, Brown, Princeton and Yale have style and substance. Princeton, on its best day, looks like a playoff team. Dartmouth continues to sink into oblivion.