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Week-by-Week Poll Matrix for 2013

LaxPower MD1 Forum Poll #3
February 25, 2013


RankTeamPast Week (or Since Last Poll)Pts.1stPrev.
1Maryland (3-0)W Loyola 12-10378171
2Notre Dame (2-0)W Penn State 10-935623
3Loyola (2-1)W Towson 14-9, L Maryland 10-123212
4Johns Hopkins (3-0)W Michigan 17-83124
5Massachusetts (3-0)W Harvard 8-62795
6Virginia (3-0)W VMI 18-4, W Stony Brook 13-72776
7Cornell (1-0)W Hobart 19-112767
8Penn State (2-1)L Notre Dame 9-102508
9Colgate (3-0)W Dartmouth 13-1022010
10Denver (3-1)W Lehigh 18-10, W Canisius 11-421612
11North Carolina (2-1)W Fairfield 10-920511
12Princeton (1-0)W Hofstra 10-715815
13Syracuse (1-1)W Army 6-210516
14Fairfield (2-1)W Navy 10-9, L UNC 9-1010417
15Drexel (1-1)W Albany 20-19100NR
16tAlbany (1-1)L Drexel 19-208314
16tPenn (1-0)W Duke 14-983NR
18Lehigh (2-2)L Denver 10-18, L Air Force 10-15749
19Ohio State (3-0)W Marquette 18-86918
20Duke (2-3)L Penn 9-143913
Others receiving votes: St. John's (28), Hofstra (16), Air Force (15), Navy (7), Bucknell (7), Mount St. Mary's (4), Delaware (3), Yale (2), Providence (1), Army (1), Marist (1)

Number of voters: 19 (Baldo, Cooter, dek, hoyaboy, HU34, Humb le, jhu7276, LAF, laxfan1313, Lax Fidelis, maddog9718, OCanada, PSU, randyrad, sore+old, Strannywastheman, Tecumseh, VTD, woody)

Pollsters' Comments About Teams They Ranked

Maryland: Gut check win against the Hounds in Charm City. (Baldo) — #1. (Cooter) — #1. Claim the top spot with win over Loyola. (dek) — #1. Thorough performance should eliminate any doubts about who is #1. (Humb le) — Testudo NOW has the target on the back of his shell ... pressure is now on ... laxman and cooter very happy. (jhu7276) — #1. Impressive victory over Loyola. Clearly #1 at this point. (laxfan1313) — 1. Their solid performance at Loyola in a 12-10 win should see the Terrapins move to #1 in all the polls. UMd visits a surprising Duke team next Saturday morning. (Lax Fidelis) — #1. Moves to the top with an impressive win over Loyola. (maddog9718) — 1. They beat Loyola at their house with the outcome not really in doubt by the middle of the first quarter. (OCanada) — RR#1. (randyrad) — #1-Terps came out fast and strong against the Hounds. They deserve the top slot. Can they hang on to it? (Strannywastheman) — #1 with a bullet! (Tecumseh) — #1. (VTD)

Notre Dame: Irish miracle win at Happy Valley keeps them #1 for me. (Baldo) — #3. (Cooter) — #2. Big win on the road vs. PSU. Notre Dame has a very tough early season schedule and is off to a great start. (dek) — #2. A shame the OT thriller against Penn State was not broadcast to the masses. (Humb le) — Two nice wins over Duke and PSU. (jhu7276) — #3. Close shave over the Nittany Lions in OT. (laxfan1313) — 2, +1. The Golden Domers traveled to State College to play PSU and ended up playing indoors due to bad weather. In a hard-fought contest, the visitors won 10-9 in OT. The Irish play UNC at home on Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — #2. Edged PSU in what always seems like a tight match-up. (maddog9718) — 3. Edged PSU in OT. Kavanaugh has made a big difference for the ND O. (OCanada) — RR#2. (randyrad) — #2-Irish got pushed harder than expected by most by PSU. (Strannywastheman) — #2 on the Turtles heels, if Turtles really have heels? PSU is very good! (Tecumseh) — #3. (VTD)

Loyola: Tough home loss to the Terps, but they hung in there. (Baldo) — #2. (Cooter) — #3. Falls on loss to the Terps. (dek) — #4. No shame in losing to #1. It will be interesting to see how Runkel responds after his statue imitation in the nets versus the Terps. (Humb le) — Tough to stay number 1 when you are defending champs ... pressure is now off ... this is still a really good team. (jhu7276) — #2. I would have dropped Loyola below Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish barely escaped Penn State. (laxfan1313) — 5, -3. 'Hounds opened the week with a solid 14-9 win at Towson however Maryland pretty much controlled the action all day against Loyola at Ridley Field. The final score of 12-10 is deceptive; Terps led 10-4 midway through Q3. 'Hounds should have no trouble when UMBC and Bellarmine visit this week. (Lax Fidelis) — #7. Defense wasn't as tight as the last match-up against UMd but hung in there to the end. (maddog9718) — 2. Loyola played without their best SSDM, and the midfield defense was clearly at a loss. (OCanada) — RR#3. (randyrad) — #3-Towson more of a problem than expected. Terps were too much, but pulling Runkel seemed strange. Still a lot of talent on Charles St. (Strannywastheman) — Need this week to regroup. Tough loss, but it's only February. (Tecumseh) — #5. (VTD)

Johns Hopkins: Easy home win over Michigan. The schedule so far has been cupcake. (Baldo) — #4. (Cooter) — #6. Winning the games they should. Haven't been pushed yet. (dek) — #8. Soft early schedule (Siena, Towson, Michigan) makes it tough to rank the Jays higher when others have produced results against quality competition. (Humb le) — Like the Wolverines unis mucho, but the Jays opened up the expected "can of whoop" on them ... now Princeton game will be an early season measuring stick to see how good these Jays are. (jhu7276) — #5. Victory as expected over the Wolverines. Not tested yet. (laxfan1313) — 6, +1. 1st-ever meeting between Michigan and Hopkins: 17-8 Blue Jay victory. Unconfirmed reports say Guida is out for many weeks. Princeton visits Homewood for a Friday night clash. First tough game for the Jays: current SoS=59 (of 63), RPI=25. (Lax Fidelis) — #6. PU next week should provide a better measuring stick for the Jays. (maddog9718) — 4. MI was not a big test. Princeton should be a better test next week. (OCanada) — RR#4. (randyrad) — #4-Petro in Ann Arbor in a couple of years? Hmmm. Think about it. (Strannywastheman) — Michigan? (Tecumseh) — #2. (VTD)

Massachusetts: Led Harvard all the way. (Baldo) — #6. (Cooter) — #7. Pulled out the win vs. Harvard in a game that was surprising close. (dek) — #3. A solid win to follow up their big one against UNC. (Humb le) — 8-6 over "the Cause" causes me to quote Shania Twain: "it don't impress me much ..." (jhu7276) — #7. Unimpressive victory over unranked Harvard. (laxfan1313) — 4, +2. In a tighter game than I expected at Harvard, the Minutemen edged the Crimson, 8-6. Brown visits Amherst on Saturday, and they just lost to Quinnipiac. (Lax Fidelis) — #3. Got by a pesky Harvard team. (maddog9718) — 8. Edged Harvard. A team that might be better than many expect. (OCanada) — RR#6. (randyrad) — #8-Took care of the Crimson. Not convinced they're top 10, but they are today. (Strannywastheman) — Beat a weak Harvard team. (Tecumseh) — #7. (VTD)

Virginia: Pulled away late against Stony Brook. (Baldo) — #7. (Cooter) — #9. Shot par vs. SBU on the Island. Yet to face a real test. (dek) — #6. Survived against a hot goalie to move to 3-0. (Humb le) — Beat Seawolves to go 3-0. (jhu7276) — #8. After scraping by Drexel, the Cavs are now in gear. James Pannell already contributing. (laxfan1313) — 8, +2. Annual destruction of VMI 18-4. Cavaliers then coasted past Stony Brook on the Island with a 13-7 victory. Mount St. Mary's visits Hooville and then the 'Hoos travel to Syracuse for a Friday evening game. (Lax Fidelis) — #8. Broke away in the 4th against SB. (maddog9718) — 9. They were into the second half before they pulled away from SB. (OCanada) — RR#5. (randyrad) — #6-Waxed VMI. SBU gave them more problems than expected. Beginning to think they have less this year than I thought. (Strannywastheman) — An easy win over Stony Brook. (Tecumseh) — #6. (VTD)

Cornell: Drilled Hobart at the dome. (Baldo) — #5. (Cooter) — #4. Good first showing vs. Hobart. Pannell looks like he's got his mojo with a 9-point night to start the season. (dek) — #10. Take care of Hobart as expected in Pannell's return. (Humb le) — Smoked Hobart ... the Big Red bear is back. (jhu7276) — #4. Dominating offense in their opener against a tough Hobart team. 14 goals and 6 assists from Pannell, Mock and Buczek terminated the Statesmen. Defense needs to gel quickly. (laxfan1313) — 3, +1. BigRed played Hobart at the Dome and rang up 19 goals with Matt Kerwick as their new offensive coordinator. Rob Pannell returned to action with 9 points. Bingo and Colgate visit Ithaca this week. (Lax Fidelis) — 5. Not much reason to move them. (OCanada) — RR#10. (randyrad) — #5-Didn't blow out Hobart in first half, took over in 2nd. Pannell back, great to see. Looks like he has lots of help--bad for the rest of the Ivy. (Strannywastheman) — Pannell had 4 and 5. WOW. Hope he stays healthy! (Tecumseh) — #4. (VTD)

Penn State: Heartbreaker loss to Irish at home. (Baldo) — #10. (Cooter) — #5. Took one of this year's top teams, Notre Dame, to the wire. Rises slightly despite the loss. (dek) — #5. Lose a heart breaker, but continue to gain respect. (Humb le) — Playing so far like a top 10 team for Coach T ... hung tough vs. ND. (jhu7276) — #6. Coach T has the Nittany Lions climbing. (laxfan1313) — 12, #1. Nittany Lions lost 10-9 in OT to the visiting Notre Dame squad. Ohio State visits Happy Valley for a Saturday game. (Lax Fidelis) — #5. Came up short against an elite Irish team. (maddog9718) — 6. Losing to ND is OT is enough to prove they belong in the top 10 right now. (OCanada) — RR#8. (randyrad) — #7-Played an impressive game against Irish, showed they are a legit top 10 - for now. (Strannywastheman) — Could have beaten the Irish! (Tecumseh) — #9. (VTD)

Colgate: Workmanlike win over Dartmouth in Hanover. (Baldo) — #9. (Cooter) — #11. 'Gate is steadily racking up the wins and will face their biggest challenge yet vs. Cornell on 3/2. (dek) — #9. The Raiders get this ranking due to Baum, not their 3-0 record against teams that are a combined 0-6 so far. (Humb le) — 3-0 dump the Big Green. (jhu7276) — #10. Beat the Big Green. Cornell looms on Saturday, a shootout between the game's two best players (Baum and Pannell). (laxfan1313) — 9, +2. Who booked Colgate to play at Dartmouth in February? Brrr! Raiders prevailed 13-10, they visit the equally-balmy shore of Lake Cayuga next. (Lax Fidelis) — 10. Beat Dartmouth. I was a little surprised by the margin, but it is very early yet. (OCanada) — RR#11. (randyrad) — #11-Three-goal win against Green a little shaky, but they keep winning. (Strannywastheman) — Play Cornell next and the feared Pannell. (Tecumseh) — #8. (VTD)

Denver: Struggled a while before dispatching Lehigh and then easy win over Canisius. (Baldo) — #11. (Cooter) — #8. Whipped up on Lehigh, bouncing back from last week's loss to PSU. (dek) — #7. Took advantage of the home field and ran away from Lehigh in the 4th for a much-needed win. (Humb le) — Back in the winning column by pasting Lehigh. (jhu7276) — #9. After a hiccup (Penn State), the ship appears righted. Glad I wasn't there to hear the pre-game speech this week (and the post-game speech after PSU). (laxfan1313) — 10, +2. Punctured a very porous Lehigh defense for 18 goals while allowing only 10 and then beat Canisius 11-4. Penn, fresh off a win over fumbling Duke, visits Denver. (Lax Fidelis) — #9. Nice win against Lehigh. (maddog9718) — 7. Took out Lehigh by a comfortable margin. (OCanada) — RR#7. (randyrad) — #9-Pushed to the edge by a tough Penn, then blew out Lehigh, then sleepwalked through Canisius. (Strannywastheman) — Big win over Lehigh. (Tecumseh) — #13. (VTD)

North Carolina: Dodged a bullet against Stags. The struggle continues in Chapel Hill. (Baldo) — #8. (Cooter) — #10. Pushed to the wire at home by a good Fairfield team. (dek) — #11. A much-needed win over Fairfield. (Humb le) — Take Fairfield by one goal ... this team is becoming the new Georgetown ... what you get is often different from what you see "on paper." (jhu7276) — #12. Squeaked by Fairfield this week. (laxfan1313) — 7, +1. Tar Heels struggled against visiting Fairfield but hung on for a 10-9 win. They travel to South Bend for a Saturday game. (Lax Fidelis) — #11. Edged the Stags; confidence seems lacking on defense; big test against ND next weekend. (maddog9718) — 12. Rallied to best Fairfield. They have not looked like a top 10 team to date. Without Holma. (OCanada) — RR#9. (randyrad) — #10-Now Fairfield gives the Heels all they can handle at home. Fairfield. (Strannywastheman) — Beat a tough Fairfield team at home. (Tecumseh) — #10. (VTD)

Princeton: Nice opener win on the road on Long Island. (Baldo) — #12. (Cooter) — #13. No surprise as the Tigers start with a win over Hofstra. Ivy League looks as though it will be tough this year. (dek) — #12. A good win to start, but there is still much to learn about the Tigers. (Humb le) — Nice opening win over the Flying Dutch ... JHU on tap and gotoguy already stirring the pot. (jhu7276) — #13. Beat a tough Hofstra team. (laxfan1313) — 11, +3. Tigers fell behind at Hofstra early but dominated the latter portion of the game in a 10-7 win. They head to Baltimore to play the Blue Jays. Important early game for both of the long-time rivals. (Lax Fidelis) — #12. Nice W against Hofstra. (maddog9718) — 14. Beat Hofstra by 3 in their first game. Lots of new faces, so they should improve as the season progresses. (OCanada) — RR#15. (randyrad) — #13-Handled Hofstra. (Strannywastheman) — Nice win over Hofstra. (Tecumseh) — #11. (VTD)

Syracuse: Another uninspired performance by the Orange. Could be in big doo-doo against the Hoos next week. (Baldo) — #13. (Cooter) — #19. Lots of questions with Cuse - eked past Army and lost to Albany, but bound to give the Hoos fits in the Dome. (dek) — #17. Got the win against Army but left many questions unanswered. (Humb le) — Stifles Army attack with big D ... there was running and gunning but only 6 goaling ... don't overlook the Cuse. (jhu7276) — #15. Put up only 6 goals on unranked Army (but allowed only 2). (laxfan1313) — 13, +3. In one of the stranger games I've ever seen Syracuse play, they beat visiting Army 6-2. The Orange dominated play but the Army goalie, Sam Somers, was outstanding. If not for him, this would have been a blowout. Virginia comes to town Friday evening. (Lax Fidelis) — 13. Handled Army. (OCanada) — RR#12. (randyrad) — #17-Got by the Cadets, but not by much. Things still not right? (Strannywastheman) — #17. (VTD)

Fairfield: Almost stole a win in Chapel Hill. (Baldo) — #17. (Cooter) — #12. Climbed in my rankings by taking the Tar Heels to the OT on the road in Chapel Hill, although they lost in OT. (dek) — #15. The Stags could be looking back at the UNC game in May as the one they needed to win to be in versus out of the NCAAs. (Humb le) — 2-1 and they play a tough schedule ... may move up further if they beat Hofstra. (jhu7276) — #14. Close loss to North Carolina. (laxfan1313) — 14, +2. A 1-1 week for the Stags as they split 10-9 games. A home win over Navy was followed by a loss at UNC. Hofstra and UMBC visit Fairfield this week. (Lax Fidelis) — #15. Gave UNC all they could handle; nice play in goal. (maddog9718) — 15. Narrow loss to North Carolina. They could not hold the lead, so I am guessing depth played a part here. (OCanada) — RR#13. (randyrad) — #22-Beat Navy in a squeaker, hung with the Heels, nearly pulled it out. (Strannywastheman) — Beat Navy, and tough loss to UNC. (Tecumseh) — #15. (VTD)

Drexel: Needed a calculator for their win over Albany. (Baldo) — #14. (Cooter) — #17. Offense is getting it done, with a 20-point showing vs. Albany and a good outing vs. the Hoos. (dek) — #14. After a tough loss to UVa, the Dragons showed fortitude in coming from 7 down against Albany. (Humb le) — Best team in Philly??? 1-1. (jhu7276) — #16. Defeated Albany. (laxfan1313) — 16, +5. Albany at Drexel turned into a wild 20-19 win for the Dragons. Even more stunning, Drexel scored 19 goals in about the last 37 minutes of the game after falling behind 7-1. Villanova visits Tuesday followed by a trip to Moon Township and RoMo. (Lax Fidelis) — #17. Impressive come-from-behind win against Albany. (maddog9718) — 20. Gave up 19 to Army? Scored 20? Really? (OCanada) — #14-Held off Albany in an offensive display. (Strannywastheman) — Big win over Albany! (Tecumseh) — #12. (VTD)

Albany: Lost at pinball in West Philly after upsetting the Orange in the dome. (Baldo) — #19. (Cooter) — #18. Great Danes should do well in the America East once league play starts. (dek) — #16. From up 10-3 to down 19-15?!? How does that happen? If the Danes can figure out how to play just a little D, the Thompsons will take them far. (Humb le) — Riding high last week, but outscored in shootout with Drexel this week ... where's the defense, yo? (jhu7276) — #17. Heartbreaking shootout loss to Drexel. (laxfan1313) — 18, +1. "Calculator" lacrosse as Baldo termed it in a LAGR. Albany lost at Drexel despite scoring 19. The Great Danes host the Yale Bulldogs in a dogfight on Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — 16. With some trepidation. Obviously talented, but consistency matters too. (OCanada) — RR#17. (randyrad) — #16-Lost a barn burner to Drexel. Gonna have to score in bunches to beat the Danes. (Strannywastheman) — #16. (VTD)

Penn: Crushed Dukies at home. (Baldo) — #15. (Cooter) — #15. Hammered Duke in Durham to start the season with a quality win. (dek) — #13. The Quakers backed up the buzz they created after a couple of solid scrimmages with their season-opening win over Duke. (Humb le) — Nice win over Duke to open their season. (jhu7276) — 20, unranked. The Quakers deserve a mention for their 5-goal win over Top 10 (at the time) Duke. (Lax Fidelis) — #13. Jumps into the poll w/ an impressive W over Duke. (maddog9718) — RR#14. (randyrad) — #12-Penn took down Duke hard. Very impressive. Last year's monster schedule may be paying off. (Strannywastheman) — Coach Murphy starts the season with a bang! (Tecumseh) — #14. (VTD)

Lehigh: Lost weekend in the Rockies. Ran out of gas in 2nd half against Denver and then lost to Air Force. (Baldo) — #14. Falls slightly on loss to Denver. (dek) — (#21-25) The defense, the pride of the 2012 breakthrough campaign, must have missed the plane to Colorado (33 goals against in two games). (Humb le) — #11. Convincing loss to a good Denver team drops Lehigh a bit. (laxfan1313) — 15, -10. Disastrous road trip to Colorado for the Mountain Hawks as they surrendered 33 goals in two losses against Denver and Air Force. They should right the ship when VMI visits. Matt Poillon DNP against Air Force due to injury. (Lax Fidelis) — #14. Rough trip to Denver brings them down a few notches. (maddog9718) — 11. Denver almost doubled them up. (OCanada) — RR#18. (randyrad) — #20-Denver smoked them badly, but Air Force loss was really ugly. (Strannywastheman) — Tough loss in the Mile High City then splashed by the Zoomies in the Springs. A very bad weekend in Colorado. (Tecumseh) — #24. (VTD)

Ohio State: Dusted Marquette easily ruining their D1 debut. (Baldo) — #16. (Cooter) — #20. Holds steady, getting win as expected over a young Marquette team. (dek) — #20. B1G lacrosse match up against Penn State will determine how legit the Buckeyes may or may not be. (Humb le) — Also 3-0. (jhu7276) — #20. Beat unranked Marquette convincingly. (laxfan1313) — 17, +3. Buckeyes coasted past the 1st-year varsity from Marquette, 18-8. Much stiffer opposition in store when they next play at Penn State. (Lax Fidelis) — 18. Handled Marquette. Big game next week with PSU. (OCanada) — #21-Blew out Marquette, but running it up against the JV doesn't prove much. (Strannywastheman) — A win over Marquette. (Tecumseh) — #18. (VTD)

Duke: Second THUD week in a row. Out of the Top 20 for this week. (Baldo) — #18. (Cooter) — #16. Rocky 2 and 3 start, with three tough games coming in UMd, Loyola, and UNC. (dek) — (#21-25) Not a good time to be struggling on the defense end when #1 is up next. That said, we have seen this script before from Dino's Devils. (Humb le) — Oooo ... eeeee ... "What up with that?" slipknot KNOT happy right now. (jhu7276) — #21. (laxfan1313) — #19. Lost convincingly to Penn; still waiting for this team to start the season. (maddog9718) — 19. Lost to another top 20 team. They can beat the unranked teams, but if they lose next week, I have to drop them out of the top 20. (OCanada) — RR#16. (randyrad) — #15-Quakes de-panted the Dukies. But anyone selling Duke now may be making a mistake. They lose early, win late. Usually. (Strannywastheman) — It's only February, but ugly! (Tecumseh) — #19. (VTD)

St. John's: #18. Solid win over Yale earns this spot. (Humb le) — Beat the book of Eli and are now 2-0. (jhu7276) — #20. Nice win over Yale. (maddog9718) — RR#19. (randyrad) — #19-Redmen looked good against a Yale that usually handles them. McArdle is nice. (Strannywastheman) — Statement win over Yale. (Tecumseh)

Hofstra: Not an auspicious start losing at home. (Baldo) — Always play Princeton tight ... big game with the Stags coming up. (jhu7276) — #19. Lost to Princeton 10-7. (laxfan1313) — 17. Lost to Princeton by 3. (OCanada) — #21. (VTD)

Air Force: #20. (Cooter) — #19. The best service academy squad looks to be in CO after the Falcons dispose of Lehigh. (Humb le) — 22. 4-1 start gets them a tip of my hat. They shouldn't have any trouble with visiting Marquette. (Lax Fidelis) — Splashed Lehigh. (Tecumseh) — #20. (VTD)

Navy:

Bucknell: 2-1. (jhu7276) — #18. Beat Bryant. (laxfan1313) — #18-Bison held off a scrappy Bryant that hung around. (Strannywastheman) — The season starts with Navy coming to town. (Tecumseh) — #23. (VTD)

Mount St. Mary's: (#21-25) After a rough opener against Maryland, the Mount has gotten two solid "mid-major" wins against Bucknell and Delaware. (Humb le) — Beat the Blue Hens ... 2-1. (jhu7276) — 19, unranked. Two good wins since being throttled by Maryland. This week finds them at Virginia, back home for Towson on Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#20. (randyrad) — #23-Beat Delaware. Not convinced they belong, but don't get to include them too often. Chubby's BBQ in Emmitsburg usually has cute waitresses. (Strannywastheman) — #22. (VTD)

Delaware:

Yale: (#21-25) Fall out of my top 20 after dropping their opener to the Red Storm. (Humb le) — #22. (laxfan1313) — 21, -5. Elis played at St. John's and lost to them for the first time ever, 10-9. Not a good start for the defending Ivy tournament champion. High-scoring Albany will host Yale on Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — #24-Johnnies beat them in a close one. Yale outshot SJU by a bunch, but most were junk. Mids need to score for Yale to move up. (Strannywastheman) — PLUNK. (Tecumseh)

Providence:

Army:

Marist: #25. (VTD)



Other Teams Pollsters Considered (and comments, if any)

. Villanova: #23. (laxfan1313)

. Georgetown:

. Bellarmine: (#21-25) Chance to impress coming up against Loyola. (Humb le)

. Hobart: Panell and mates too much for them. (jhu7276)

. Robert Morris:

. Harvard:

. Binghamton:

. Bryant: #24. (laxfan1313) — #25-Bucknell a little too much, but Bulldogs can hang with most. They'll win these games soon. (Strannywastheman)

. Towson: #25. (laxfan1313)


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