April 21, 2014

Aided by RPI, Duke Edges Loyola in Composite Top 20

by Sean Burns | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

With strong RPI numbers and the No. 2 spot behind Loyola in polls, Duke's balance between computer and human rankings gives it the edge over Loyola in the composite. (Mark Abbott)

For the second straight week, the human polls and computers paint a different picture of the lacrosse world. The 'people' by and large have Loyola ranked No. 1 and Duke at No. 2. But the Greyhounds RPI numbers are only 7th, which bumps them down for the computers, and gives Duke the top spot once again in the composite of rankings across the lacrosse world. All six ACC teams remain in the Top 10 of the composite, while five Ivy League teams make the Top 20.

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, the NCAA's RPI numbers 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)
NCAA RPI (RPI)
USILA Top 20 (USILA)
Warrior Media Poll (Media)
Quint Kessenich's Top 20 (QK)

NCAA Men's DI Composite Top 20: April 21

Composite Team LM EM RPI USILA LP Media QK Average
1 Duke 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1.67
2 Loyola 1 1 7 1 5 1 2 2.83
3 Syracuse 4 5 1 4 9 4 3 4.33
4 Denver 3 3 9 3 4 3 5 4.50
5 Maryland 7 4 4 5 2 7 7 4.83
6 North Carolina 5 6 5 6 3 6 4 5.00
7 Johns Hopkins 6 7 10 7 6 5 6 6.83
8 Penn 12 9 3 10 13 8 10 8.83
9 Notre Dame 9 10 13 9 7 9 8 9.33
10 Virginia 8 8 11 8 11 10 9 9.50
11 Cornell 11 13 6 11 10 12 12 10.67
12 Hofstra 10 11 8 12 - 11 11 12.33
13 Yale 13 12 12 13 12 13 13 12.50
14 Drexel 15 15 14 16 18 16 14 15.50
15 Harvard 16 17 20 16 14 19 15 16.83
T-16 Albany 20 - 17 - 8 - 17 17.50
T-16 Fairfield 14 14 18 14 - 17 - 17.50
18 Army - 18 - 15 20 14 19 17.83
19 Princeton 17 19 15 19 16 20 - 18.33
20 Lehigh 18 - - 18 15 18 20 18.83
  Bryant 19 16 - 20 - 15 - 19.00
  Ohio State - - - - 19 - 16 19.83
  Umass - 20 16 - - - - 20.00
  Penn State - - - - 17 - - 20.33
  St. Joseph's - - - - - - 18 20.50
  Towson - - 19 - - - - 20.67
  Air Force - - - - - - - 21.00
  Penn State - - - - - - - 21.00

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