Yale is the fourth men's lacrosse team to occupy the top spot in the newest Maverik media poll released Monday morning.
The Bulldogs (11-2) defeated then-No. 2 Albany, 14-6, on Sunday, which the voters rewarded by vaulting them from No. 5 to No. 1. Yale joins Duke, Albany and Maryland as teams to have sat atop the media poll this season.
Before the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team’s 12-10 upset of No. 1 Maryland on Sunday, the Buckeyes accused the Terps of trying to intimidate them by crossing the 50-yard line. But Maryland coach John Tillman has a different version.
The Terps (10-2) slid from No. 1 to No. 3 after Sunday's 12-10 loss to unranked Ohio State. And the Great Danes (11-2) tumbled from No. 2 to No. 5. The Blue Devils (12-2) moved up one spot to No. 2, and Denver (10-2) held fast at No. 4.
Cornell (10-3), Johns Hopkins (9-3) and Loyola Maryland (10-3) remained at Nos. 6, 7 and 8, respectively. Rutgers (9-4) moved up one spot to No. 9, and Bucknell rose two spots to No. 10.
Navy (9-4) climbed three spots to No. 11 after Saturday's 13-12 win against then-No. 9 Syracuse (7-5), who slipped to No. 12.
The lone newcomer to the poll is Ohio State (7-6), which is ranked No. 19.