April 7, 2014

Women's Composite Rankings: Carolina Recovers, Holds

by Sean Burns | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Abbey Friend shoots on the Maryland cage during Saturday's win over the Terrapins at home, a win which helped North Carolina maintain its hold on the top spot despite a loss on Monday against Northwestern. (Peyton Williams)

A loss early in the week to Northwestern could have knocked North Carolina out of the top spot in the rankings, but the Tar Heels bounced back with a win Saturday over previously unbeaten Maryland in an NCAA finals rematch, enough to keep them atop all but LaxPower's ranking this week. Northwestern's big week - which saw wins over ranked Penn State and Penn teams in addition to handing the Tar Heels their first blemish - vaulted the Wildcats into sixth, with Syracuse (No. 3), Boston College and Florida (Tied at No. 4) continuing to hover near the top of all rankings.

Each week, we will publish an aggregate of the four major rankings - The Top 20 Lacrosse Magazine, the ILWomen.com media poll, the IWLCA coaches poll and the LaxPower computer rankings. All teams that were either ranked or noted as 'received votes' in one of the polls is listed below.

Rankings Sources

Lacrosse Magazine Top 20 (LM)
LaxPower Top 20 (LP)
IWLCA Top 20 (IWLCA)
Media Poll (Media)

Last Week's Composite Rankings

NCAA DI Women's Lacrosse Composite Ranking: April 7

 Composite Team  LM IWLCA Media LP Average
1 North Carolina 1 1 1 2 1.25
2 Maryland 2 2 2 1 1.75
3 Syracuse 3 3 3 3 3
4T Northwestern 4 5 5 5 4.75
4T Florida 6 4 5 4 4.75
6 Boston College 5 6 4 6 5.25
7 Duke 10 7 7 15 9.75
8 Massachusetts 7 10 11 14 10.5
9 Penn State 17 8 12 8 11.25
10 Notre Dame 14 11 10 12 11.75
11 Johns Hopkins 15 13 8 13 12.25
12T Albany 9 18 17 7 12.75
12T Stanford 13 12 9 17 12.75
14 Penn 11 9 13 - 13.5
15 Stony Brook 16 15 15 9 13.75
16 Loyola 18 14 14 10 14
17 Ohio State 8 17 15 18 14.5
18 Virginia 20 16 18 11 16.25
19 Denver 12 20 - 21 18.5
20 Louisville 19 19 19 19 19
  Princeton - - - 16 19.75
  Georgetown - - - 20 20.75
  Navy - - 20 - 20.75
  James Madison - - - - 21
  Duquesne - - - - 21
  Towson - - - - 21
  Vermont - - - - 21

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