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LaxPower MD3 Forum Poll #12
May 4, 2015


RankTeamPast Week (or Since Last Poll)Pts.1stPrev.
1RIT (18-0)W Clarkson 17-4, W Union 25-14360181
2Gettysburg (17-0)W Washington College 23-5, W Ursinus 11-103362
3Tufts (16-2)W Middlebury 23-9, W Amherst 16-43106
4Ohio Wesleyan (16-0)3004
5Lynchburg (17-2)W W&L 13-5, W Roanoke 17-122965
6Amherst (16-2)W Bates 10-8, L Tufts 4-162743
7Stevenson (15-4)W Widener 8-3, W Messiah 8-42407
8Endicott (15-3)W Gordon 26-9, W WNE 13-122298
9Salisbury (15-4)W Frostburg 14-52189
10Cortland (14-4)W Oneonta 21-5, W Plattsburgh 14-1219511
11Middlebury (12-5)L Tufts 9-2318210
12Union (13-4)W St. Lawrence 12-11, L RIT 14-2514212
13Nazareth (15-4)W St. John Fisher 13-4, W Ithaca 9-814013
14tUrsinus (13-3)W Dickinson 8-6, L Gettysburg 10-1111014
14tBates (10-5)L Amherst 8-1011015
16Ithaca (13-5)W Stevens 11-9, L Nazareth 8-98816
17Cabrini (13-5)W Marywood 18-67817
18Denison (13-4)5318
19Frostburg State (16-3)L Salisbury 5-143719
20Roanoke (12-6)W Guilford 13-5, W Va. Wesleyan 11-5, L Lynchburg 12-173420
Others receiving votes: Eastern (14), Rensselaer (10), Keene State (7), Western New England (7), Williams (5), Wesleyan (3), Colorado College (1), Sewanee (1)

Number of voters: 18 (AO, Big Eyed Fish, corkscrew, D-III, Dehuntshigwa'es, Doxology, goalielax10, LaxForNow, laxmarmot, minkhoo, nevadajoe, Richard, Ron Burgundy, Southwillrise, The Reason, trplax25, valaxfan, zarching)

Pollsters' Comments About Teams They Ranked

RIT: #1. Dominant offense and absurd in transition. LSM went 6,0 in LL finals. WOW!!! Number one overall seed. RIT vs. Tufts for it all in the semis. (Big Eyed Fish) — #1. RIT 22, Morrisville 6; RIT 16, Nazareth 9; RIT 17, Endicott 12; Tufts 17, RIT 15. (D-III) — My number 1 team since day 1 ... will be national champs. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #1. (goalielax10) — #1. (LaxForNow) — #1. Liberty champs are my favorite it the NCAAs. 8-0 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — Still my #1 from the first poll. I don't think there's a team that can beat them. If they lose in the tournament, it will be due to a bad game on their part. (nevadajoe) — #1. (Richard) — #1. (Ron Burgundy) — Can the Tigers close the deal? (Southwillrise) — #1. Scored 25 against preseason All-American goalie. (The Reason) — #1. (trplax25) — #1. It's a five-team race for national title, with RIT the clear favorite. (valaxfan) — #1. Finished strongly. Clearly deserving the top spot. (zarching)

Gettysburg: #2. Still undefeated, used to winning tough games. Still unsure how good this team really is. Either way, it's been great to see the Bullets back in the conversation. (Big Eyed Fish) — #2. Gettysburg 14, Catholic 6; Gettysburg 11, Cabrini 8; Gettysburg 10, OWU 9 (OT); Salisbury 12, Gettysburg 10. (D-III) — Great year for the Bullets. Team and coach are undefeated like his protege at OWU. They will meet in the tournament. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #2. (goalielax10) — #3. (LaxForNow) — #2. Giant bounceback for the Centennial champs. 5-0 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — Rolling on and getting better. Can they stay cool under the tournament pressure? (nevadajoe) — #2. (Richard) — #3. (Ron Burgundy) — Certainly not convincing against Ursinus. Probably #1 seed in South. (Southwillrise) — #3. Best in the South, so their records says. Yet to be seen! (The Reason) — #2. (trplax25) — #2. Come a long way and deserves their ranking. (valaxfan) — #2. Buried WAC by 18, then squeak by Ursinus by singleton. Undefeated, deserving of the #2 spot. (zarching)

Tufts: Jumbos go into late, late season overdrive and rip new ones for everyone. (AO) — #3. Dominant Jumbos gearing up for another title run. They'll have to face an RIT squad that is better than the 2014 version. (Big Eyed Fish) — #3. Tufts 23, Emmanuel 5; Tufts 15, Bates 9; Tufts 15, Middlebury 10; Tufts 17, RIT 15; Tufts 15, Salisbury 8. (D-III) — Plays fast. Could they stumble again against Bates? (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #5. (goalielax10) — #2. (LaxForNow) — #3. NESCAC champs have bounced back from as couple of surprising losses. 5-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — A team that I wouldn't want to face in the tournament. (nevadajoe) — #3. (Richard) — #2. (Ron Burgundy) — Pay back Lord Jeffs for 6th consecutive NESCAC title. (Southwillrise) — #2. If they play defense like this weekend, they will be champs again! (The Reason) — #4. (trplax25) — #4. Playing like the ole Tufts now. (valaxfan) — #5. Tremendously strong finish, but not enough of a reason to return them into the top three. (zarching)

Ohio Wesleyan: #4. Falls one spot because of Jumbo dominance. Undefeated and capable of making it to Memorial Day weekend. (Big Eyed Fish) — #5. OWU 18, Carthage 5; OWU 14, Albion 8; Gettysburg 10, OWU 9 (OT). (D-III) — Great season can they get to the final. Anything short would be disappointing after raising expectations schedule has been suspect. SOS 64!!! (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #4. (goalielax10) — #6. (LaxForNow) — #4. NCAC champs, 3-0 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — Will a long layoff hurt them? They look to have a high seed and an easy first game. (nevadajoe) — #5. (Richard) — #4. (Ron Burgundy) — Very favorable draw; should cruise into quarterfinals. (Southwillrise) — #6. They haven't played against real competition all year. (The Reason) — #5. (trplax25) — #5. Still undefeated. (valaxfan) — #3. Undefeated season garners them a top three finish. Let the NCAA tourney sort out the rest ... and render final determination of this team's worth. (zarching)

Lynchburg: #5. I think that this is the best team in the South. They have a stellar attack and very good workman's attitude. This is my pick to get to Memorial weekend. (Big Eyed Fish) — #4. Lynchburg 19, Sewanee 6; Lynchburg 20, Otterbein 5; Salisbury 12, Lynchburg 11 (OT). (D-III) — 17-2 best Hornet team yet. We will see if the battle hardened Hornets have enough gas in the tank after a brutal regular season schedule. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #3. (goalielax10) — #4. (LaxForNow) — #7. ODAC champs are 4-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — This might just be their year. (nevadajoe) — #4. (Richard) — #6. (Ron Burgundy) — I pick the ODAC champs to make it to Philly out of the South. (Southwillrise) — #5. (The Reason) — #3. (trplax25) — #3. On a roll. (valaxfan) — #4. End up with 2 losses. Single-goal loss to Gettysburg and 2-goal loss to Endicott. BOTH early to mid-March losses. Still believe this the hottest team coming out of the South. (zarching)

Amherst: The Jeffs toss the world's biggest spitball into my rankings schema :-( (AO) — #9. Dismantled by Tufts on their home field. Shows that maybe this Jeffs team isn't quite ready for the press clippings yet. They are a very tough quarterfinal caliber team. (Big Eyed Fish) — #6. Amherst 21, Castleton 2; Middlebury 13, Amherst 12. (D-III) — Weak D?? Won't get past Tufts if they get to that game. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #8. (goalielax10) — #5. (LaxForNow) — #5. NESCAC runner-up, 5-2 vs. the T20. (minkhoo) — They have something to prove after getting dismantled by Tufts. (nevadajoe) — #7. (Richard) — #5. (Ron Burgundy) — Disappointing effort in NESCAC final. (Southwillrise) — #4. Should not have taunted the Elephants. (The Reason) — #6. (trplax25) — #6. Tufts lays a licking in them! Drops them down in poll, from #3 spot, down behind Tufts at the 6 spot. (zarching)

Stevenson: #6. A bit up and down, it feels like. Capable of beating anyone, but not the same dynamic Stevie squad from the last two years. (Big Eyed Fish) — #9. Stevenson 11, Eastern 9; Salisbury 11, Stevenson 10. (D-III) — Dangerous team. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #6. (goalielax10) — #10. (LaxForNow) — #8. MAC-Commonwealth champs are 2-4 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — They have been inconsistent but still victorious. (nevadajoe) — #8. (Richard) — #7. (Ron Burgundy) — Will see how Mustangs play in underdog role in tourney. (Southwillrise) — #8. Early season competition will help them in May. (The Reason) — #8. (trplax25) — #7. Beware this sleeping dragon. Ooops ... Dragons ... that's Cortland, right? (zarching)

Endicott: #10. They got all they could handle from a solid WNE. Very talented and experienced squad; I wouldn't want to play them in the playoffs. (Big Eyed Fish) — #8. Endicott 12, Colorado College 9; Endicott 13, Cortland 11; RIT 17, Endicott 12. (D-III) — #9. (goalielax10) — #8. (LaxForNow) — #6. CCC champs are 2-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — #6. (Richard) — #8. (Ron Burgundy) — Outlast solid Western NE squad, CCC champs. (Southwillrise) — #10. Rough road to travel if they want to get to the next level. (The Reason) — #7. (trplax25) — #10. This year, if your only losses are to Lynchburg, Amherst and Tufts ... you've had a pretty darn good year. (zarching)

Salisbury: #7. Quietly on a 9-game win streak. Nobody wants the Gulls in May. (Big Eyed Fish) — #10. Salisbury 12, Roanoke 8; Salisbury 11, Stevenson 10; Salisbury 12, Lynchburg 11 (OT); Salisbury 12, Gettysburg 10; Tufts 15, Salisbury 8. (D-III) — Gulls time of the year. Great match-up pending with Stevenson. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #10. (goalielax10) — #14. (LaxForNow) — #9. CAC champs are 3-4 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — This is the time of the year when they play their best. (nevadajoe) — #9. (Richard) — #9. (Ron Burgundy) — Much easier time with Frostburg second time around. (Southwillrise) — #7. They will be there like always. (The Reason) — #9. (trplax25) — #8. Convincing win in CAC final. Keeps them right at #8 and still in the hunt. (zarching)

Cortland: #8. Another year, another SUNYAC title. What tournament is complete without the Dragons? Not equipped to beat RIT or Tufts in 2015. Baldwin will keep them in games. (Big Eyed Fish) — #11. Cortland 13, Springfield 7; Endicott 13, Cortland 11. (D-III) — #7. (goalielax10) — #7. (LaxForNow) — #10. SUNYAC champs are 2-4 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — Never count them out when it comes to the tournament. (nevadajoe) — #10. (Richard) — #11. (Ron Burgundy) — SUNYAC champs. (Southwillrise) — #12. They play everyone that matters, which helps them in May. (The Reason) — #10. (trplax25) — #9. Can they put a post season run together? Just dunno. So many quality teams up North!!! (zarching)

Middlebury: #12. Slides in the tournament as 1 of 4 NESCAC teams. Should get a rematch with Amherst in the second round. (Big Eyed Fish) — #7. Middlebury 12, Montclair St. 10; Middlebury 13, Amherst 12; Tufts 15, Middlebury 10. (D-III) — #11. (goalielax10) — #9. (LaxForNow) — #12. 2-4 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — They will make some noise in the tournament. (nevadajoe) — #15. (Richard) — #10. (Ron Burgundy) — Dispatched by Tufts, but still solid campaign by the Panthers. (Southwillrise) — #9. Lost three games to the best in the country. (The Reason) — #12. (trplax25) — #14. Lose to Tufts 23-9. That's 14 goals, right? Two times seven? So, OK ... let's rank them there ... at 14! (zarching)

Union: #18. Routed by RIT, Basile 29%. Why try and run and gun with RIT? Moved away from their bread and butter this year and took a small step back, I think. (Big Eyed Fish) — #12. Nazareth 10, Union 9 (OT). (D-III) — 13-4 SOS 15. Very good season. Two of losses to RIT. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #12. (goalielax10) — #11. (LaxForNow) — #15. 1-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — #14. (Richard) — #12. (Ron Burgundy) — I look for Dutchmen to be one and done. (Southwillrise) — #16. (The Reason) — #14. (trplax25) — #11. Loss to #1 was expected. But, if you're a top 10 team, margin should not be 11 scores. Drop out of my top 10. (zarching)

Nazareth: #11. I've been high on these guys all season, Simoneau can help them win any game. Tough and scrappy. First round game with Union is going to be fun. (Big Eyed Fish) — #16. Nazareth 10, Union 9 (OT); RIT 16, Nazareth 9. (D-III) — #13. (goalielax10) — #15. (LaxForNow) — #14. E8 champs are 3-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — #12. (Richard) — #15. (Ron Burgundy) — Empire 8 champs. (Southwillrise) — #13.They are tough this time of year! (The Reason) — #11. (trplax25) — #12. Down Ithaca by one. Sorta proves they're ranked exactly where they should be. (zarching)

Ursinus: #13. Really tough team; I hope they have enough to make the tournament. They'd be a tough out. (Big Eyed Fish) — #15. Cabrini 9, Ursinus 8. (D-III) — Cabrini then G'burg. The ride stops in these games. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #15. (goalielax10) — #12. (LaxForNow) — #13. 1-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — They'll need to re-group and hope they get a bid in the tournament. (nevadajoe) — #11. (Richard) — #14. (Ron Burgundy) — Hoping to get one more shot at Gettysburg. (Southwillrise) — #16. (trplax25) — #16. Loss to Bullets almost had me moving them up in poll! Almost. (zarching)

Bates: #14. Really happy that this teams season was rewarded with a post season birth. Looking forward to a potential second round game with Tufts. (Big Eyed Fish) — #13. Bates 18, Keene St. 12; Tufts 15, Bates 9. (D-III) — Lost to Amherst in a poorly played game; need to regroup to beat Tufts again. SOS 7. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #18. (goalielax10) — #13. (LaxForNow) — #11. 2-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — Cinderella team of the year. Hope they get to play some more games. (nevadajoe) — #13. (Richard) — #13. (Ron Burgundy) — Bobcats have taken a big leap in 2015. Well deserved bid. (Southwillrise) — #11. Playing well of late. Might get a NCAA bid. Can't wait to see. (The Reason) — #13. (trplax25) — #18. "Good" loss at Amherst. (zarching)

Ithaca: #17. No dancing for the Bombers. Too bad; they would've been good enough to upset somebody. (Big Eyed Fish) — #17. (D-III) — #16. (goalielax10) — #16. 1-4 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — #16. (Richard) — #18. (Ron Burgundy) — Won't be dancing. Work on that schedule for 2016. (Southwillrise) — #14. (The Reason) — #15. (trplax25) — #13. One-goal loss to the team (Naz) ranked two spots ahead of them confirms their placement here is OK. (zarching)

Cabrini: #15. Let's see if they can beat real lacrosse teams. It's been a while since that Stevenson game. (Big Eyed Fish) — #18. Cabrini 9, Ursinus 8; Gettysburg 11, Cabrini 8. (D-III) — #14. (goalielax10) — #17. CSAC champs. 0-5 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — It could go either very well or very badly in the tournament. (nevadajoe) — #21. (Richard) — #17. (Ron Burgundy) — Should be good match up with Ursinus. (Southwillrise) — #19. (The Reason) — #17. (trplax25) — #15. (zarching)

Denison: #16. Good team on the outside looking in, out of conference schedule just wasn't strong enough. (Big Eyed Fish) — #17. (goalielax10) — #16. (LaxForNow) — #17. (Richard) — #20. (Ron Burgundy) — #17. (The Reason) — #17. (zarching)

Frostburg State: #24. This team has lost its thunder and come back down to earth. Program is heading in the right direction. No post-season play for these guys. (Big Eyed Fish) — #20. (goalielax10) — #18. 0-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — #20. (Richard) — #16. (Ron Burgundy) — #15. Great season! (The Reason) — #19. (trplax25) — #19. (zarching)

Roanoke: #23. Just slides into the tournament and draws the Gulls on the road. (Big Eyed Fish) — #19. Salisbury 12, Roanoke 8. (D-III) — ODAC was fortunate to get two teams. End of the line with the Gulls. 12-6 not your vintage Maroon team. (Dehuntshigwa'es) — #21. (goalielax10) — #17. (LaxForNow) — They can be a problem if they get a bid to the tournament. (nevadajoe) — #19. (Ron Burgundy) — I see one and done for Noke. I don't see them as deserving for Pool C bid. (Southwillrise) — #18. (trplax25) — #20. Loss to Lynchburg ... but, hey, by same margin as did Salisbury. (zarching)

Eastern: #19. 15-3 and another MAC Freedom title. This is probably the best team that their program has ever had. (Big Eyed Fish) — #19. (goalielax10) — #19. (LaxForNow) — #19. MAC Freedom champs. 0-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — Great season and they get to play in May! (nevadajoe) — #19. (Richard) — Looking to upset Mustangs. (Southwillrise)

Rensselaer: #22. 10-5 and didn't even make their conference tournament. Have a lot returning in 2016. (Big Eyed Fish) — #14. (D-III) — #23. (Richard)

Keene State: #21. 12-4 and in the tournament. (Big Eyed Fish) — #20. Little East champs. 0-2 vs. T20. (minkhoo) — #18. (Richard) — Little East Champs. (Southwillrise) — #18. They can score! (The Reason)

Western New England: #20. (D-III) — #24. (goalielax10) — #18. (LaxForNow) — #22. (Richard) — Beat solid Roger Williams team, come up short vs. Endicott in CCC final. (Southwillrise) — #20. Never count them out; they gave Endicott all they could handle. (The Reason) — #20. (trplax25)

Williams: 9-6 very solid team. (Dehuntshigwa'es)

Wesleyan:

Colorado College: #20. 11-3 vs. a mediocre schedule. We'll see how this program has grown in a few days. (Big Eyed Fish) — #22. (goalielax10)

Sewanee: #20. (LaxForNow)



Other Teams Pollsters Considered (and comments, if any)

. Plattsburgh: #25. Tough loss again to the Dragons. This program is trending upwards. Doing a great job of recruiting. (Big Eyed Fish)

. Otterbein: NR-Otterbein 11, Aurora 10; Lynchburg 20, Otterbein 5. (D-III) — #25. (goalielax10)

. Augustana: NR-Albion 12, Augustana 10. (D-III)

. Colby:

. Montclair State: #23. (goalielax10)

. Washington & Lee:

. Messiah: #24. (Richard)

. Elizabethtown: #25. (Richard)

. Hamilton:


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