March 24, 2014

NCAA Men's DI Composite: Greyhounds By a Nose

by Sean Burns | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Loyola and Cornell were neck-and-neck for this week's Men's DI top spot, with the Greyhounds taking the close race. (John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com)

This week's race for the No. 1 spot in the NCAA men's DI composite rankings was a photo finish, which makes it entirely appropriate that the Loyola Greyhounds managed to snap the tape just ahead of Cornell.* Loyola was No. 1 in this week's rankings from the USILA, media and Eamon McAnaney, with Cornell headlining the Top 20 from Lacrosse Magazine and Quint Kessenich. LaxPower threw a monkey wrench into the whole thing with Maryland (last week's No. 1) remaining in the top spot in the computer rankings, with Loyola at No. 5 and Cornell No. 8.

Bolstered by that high computer rank, the Terrapins came in No. 3 this week, with Duke and North Carolina rounding out the Top 5.

Each week, we will publish an aggregate of the rankings from Lacrosse Magazine, ESPN broadcasters Eamon McAnaney and Quint Kessenich, the Warrior media poll, the USILA coaches poll and the LaxPower computer rankings. Click here for last week's composite ranks.

Rankings Sources

Lacrosse Magazine Top 20 (LM)
Eamon McAnaney's Top 20 (EM)
LaxPower Top 20 (LP)
USILA Top 20 (USILA)
Warrior Media Poll (Media)
Quint Kessenich's Top 20 (QK)

NCAA Men's DI Composite Ranks: March 24th

Composite Team LM EM LP USILA QK Media Average
1 Loyola 2 1 5 1 2 1 2
2 Cornell 1 2 8 2 1 2 2.67
3 Maryland 5 3 1 4 3 4 3.33
4 Duke 3 4 6 3 4 3 3.83
5 North Carolina 4 7 2 5 7 5 5
6 Denver 6 5 7 6 5 6 5.83
7 Notre Dame 7 6 4 7 6 7 6.17
8 Virginia 8 8 12 8 8 8 8.67
T-9 Syracuse 9 9 13 10 9 9 9.83
T-9 Johns Hopkins 10 10 9 9 11 10 9.83
11 Yale 11 15 10 11 10 11 11.33
12 Albany 15 12 3 13 17 15 12.5
13 Bryant 14 11 14 12 14 12 12.83
14   12 17 11 15 12 14 13.5
15 Massachusetts 17 13 15 14 15 13 14.5
16 Penn 13 18 16 18 18 16 16.5
17 Fairfield 16 14 19 16 - 18 17.33
18 Penn State 18 16 17 17 19 20 17.83
19 Colgate 20 - - 19 13 - 19.17
20 Hofstra - 19 - - 16 19 19.5
  Towson 19 - - - 20 - 20.5
  Harvard - - 18 - - - 20.5
  Army - - 20 20 - - 20.67
  St. John's - 20 - - - - 20.83
  Drexel - - - - - - 21
  Georgetown - - - - - - 21
  Lehigh - - - - - - 21
  Ohio State - - - - - - 21
  Rutgers - - - - - - 21

 

*The implication being that a Greyhound is a racing dog. I realize that most people under the age of 40 don't really hang out at dog tracks anymore. Besides, jokes are always better when you explain them, right?


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