Lacrosse Magazine Rankings: Dowling Rises
Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, will publish weekly NCAA Division II men's rankings every Monday through championship weekend in May on LaxMagazine.com. Check back each week to see who is rising, falling and new to the list. The rankings are compiled by LM staff.
Dowling (+2): Molloy was the darling of the offseason with a stacked offense and a revamped defense, but Dowling handled the Lions with relative ease.
Pfeiffer (-2): The Falcons hung with Mercyhurst for nearly three quarters, but eventually the damn broke and Pfeiffer got rolled. The birds are still very much a player in the south.
St. Michael's: The Purple Knights got handled by NYIT, tentatively confirming that St. Mike's lost a bunch from last year. There are plenty of opportunities to get back into the game.
Chestnut Hill: After a week hiatus, the Griffins return even though they're still search for the first win. There's no denying that schedule.