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Week-by-Week Poll Matrix for 2013

LaxPower MD1 Forum Poll #8
April 1, 2013


RankTeamPast Week (or Since Last Poll)Pts.1stPrev.
1Maryland (7-1)W Virginia 9-7358161
2Cornell (9-1)W Siena 17-9, W Dartmouth 21-533213
3Denver (7-2)W Air Force 11-10, W Hobart 14-53134
4North Carolina (7-3)W Brown 18-12, W Johns Hopkins 11-1029715
5Notre Dame (6-2)L St. John's 10-122962
6Loyola (8-2)W Ohio St. 9-42507
7Princeton (6-2)W Brown 15-82448
8Duke (8-4)W Harvard 12-1122412
9Syracuse (6-2)W Canisius 17-52069
10Bucknell (9-2)L Penn State 3-11, W Holy Cross 16-91796
11Johns Hopkins (6-3)L UNC 10-1114813
12tPenn (5-3)L Yale 6-714710
12tSt. John's (7-2)W Notre Dame 12-10147NR
14Penn State (7-3)W Bucknell 11-3, W Villanova 7-614117
15Ohio State (6-3)L Loyola 4-914011
16Drexel (8-2)W Saint Joseph's 16-3, W Delaware 11-1011414
17Yale (4-3)W Penn 7-67019
18Lehigh (7-4)W Navy 12-73818
19Virginia (5-5)L Maryland 7-93516
20Hofstra (6-4)W Dartmouth 11-9, L Towson 6-73315
Others receiving votes: Albany (27), Colgate (15), Marist (9), Bellarmine (5), Brown (5), Massachusetts (4), Army (3)

Number of voters: 18 (Baldo, Cooter, dek, hoyaboy, HU34, Humb le, jhu7276, LAF, laxfan1313, Lax Fidelis, maddog9718, PSU, randyrad, sore+old, Strannywastheman, Tecumseh, VTD, woody)

Pollsters' Comments About Teams They Ranked

Maryland: Back to #1 after beating the Hoos at Klockner for the 1st time in ages. (Baldo) — #1. (Cooter) — #1. (dek) — #1. (Humb le) — Back on top as Turtles defeat Cavs. (jhu7276) — My #1. Regains the #1 spot with convincing victory over Virginia. (laxfan1313) — #1. Maryland won 9-7 at UVa. Final score is deceptive, as the Terps were in control all the way until they got a bit sloppy at the end. Maryland visits Annapolis for next game. Navy's program is embarrassing for those of us who are old enough to recall what it once was. (Lax Fidelis) — #1. Beat UVa at Klockner. (maddog9718) — RR#1. (randyrad) — #1-Hoos gave them a fight, but Terps march on. Big wins-Loyola, Duke, UVa. (Strannywastheman) — Sitting at #1. Trap game coming at Navy. Leaderless Navy program is in total meltdown. (Tecumseh) — #1. (VTD)

Cornell: Dismantled Dartmouth at Schoelkopf. (Baldo) — #2. (Cooter) — #2. (dek) — #3. (Humb le) — Smack-down on Big Green. Ivy class. (jhu7276) — My #2. Took down Siena and Dartmouth this week. Tough Harvard is next. (laxfan1313) — #2, +1. Big Red laid a midweek 17-9 pasting on the Siena Saints. In Cornell's last home game of the season, Dartmouth was destroyed 21-5. At Harvard next, which gave Duke quite a battle Saturday evening. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#3. (randyrad) — #4-Rolled over Siena with a stat padder; did the same with Dartmouth. Big wins-UVa, Penn, Yale. (Strannywastheman) — Just keep winning. My #3. (Tecumseh) — #2. (VTD)

Denver: Crushed Hobart at The Boz. (Baldo) — #6. (Cooter) — #4. (dek) — #2. (Humb le) — Beats Hobart. "Haters" gonna question their SOS. (jhu7276) — My #3. Squeaked by Air Force then dominated Hobart. (laxfan1313) — #3, +1. Pioneers squeaked past the visitors from the Springs, 11-10 in OT. Weekend trip to Upstate NY to play Hobart saw them return home with a 14-5 victory. Next at Marquette on Friday and Bellarmine on Sunday. (Lax Fidelis) — #2. Dodged bullet in win over USAF. (maddog9718) — RR#5. (randyrad) — #5-Had more problems than expected with Air Force. Big wins-Duke, Penn, Ohio State. (Strannywastheman) — #2 but survived a scare by the Zoomies. (Tecumseh) — #3. (VTD)

North Carolina: Gutsy OT win at home against Jays after giving up a lead late. (Baldo) — #3. (Cooter) — #5. (dek) — #6. (Humb le) — Top Jays in OT. (jhu7276) — My #6. Potential is turning into performance. Gave up a lead over the Blue Jays then finished them off in a 6-second OT. (laxfan1313) — #6. Midweek game against 5-1 Brown turned into a 18-12 win as the Heels' attack was far too quick. Hopkins rallied to lead 10-9 late in Q4, but the home squad tied it and won 6 seconds into OT. They head to Hooville to face the struggling Cavaliers. (Lax Fidelis) — #5. Beat the Bears and hung on for a win against the Jays. (maddog9718) — RR#4. (randyrad) — #3-In control against Brown, then knocked off Hop. Heels attack best in the game. Big wins-Princeton, MD, Hop. (Strannywastheman) — Statement win over the Blue Jays. (Tecumseh) — #5. (VTD)

Notre Dame: THUD of the week - Irish have been living on the comeback edge for weeks now, and their luck finally ran out. (Baldo) — #5. (Cooter) — #3. (dek) — #4. (Humb le) — F-105 THUD of the week ... upset by the Johnnies ... they will drop. (jhu7276) — My #5. My thud of the week. The Fighting Irish don't appear to have sufficient offense to reach Memorial Day. (laxfan1313) — #4, -2. St. John's arrived in South Bend and headed home with a stunning 12-10 win. With yet another loss by Hofstra, the Irish bloom has vanished, for now anyway. They play Marquette in Chicago tomorrow and then visit Providence. (Lax Fidelis) — #4. Tripped up at home by a clicking SJU team. (maddog9718) — RR#2. (randyrad) — #2-Johnnies outplayed the Irish. Big wins-Duke, Penn St., UNC, Denver, Ohio State. (Strannywastheman) — Thud from a very well coached Jason Miller team. (Tecumseh) — #6. (VTD)

Loyola: Statement win in Columbus. (Baldo) — #7. (Cooter) — #7. (dek) — #8. (Humb le) — Convincing win over OSU. (jhu7276) — My #4. Steadily climbing back into the picture with 9-4 take-down of the Buckeyes. (laxfan1313) — #5. Greyhounds dominated at Ohio State, winning 9-4. Fairfield visits Ridley Field on Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — #6. Big win against a good tOSU team. (maddog9718) — RR#6. (randyrad) — #9-Had the upper-hand against OSU. Big win-Ohio State. (Strannywastheman) — Beat OSU with ease. Coach T has them tracking back to the top. (Tecumseh) — #8. (VTD)

Princeton: Dominating win over Brown. (Baldo) — #4. (Cooter) — #9. (dek) — #7. (Humb le) — Beat Brown and Yale. #2 in Ivy. Host Cuse in a big one this week. (jhu7276) — My #7. The Tigers have reloaded after losing their defense to graduation. Impressive 15-8 defeat of a good Brown team. (laxfan1313) — #7, +3. The Tigers thumped the visitors from Brown, 15-8. Host Syracuse next. (Lax Fidelis) — #8. No troubles with the Bears. (maddog9718) — RR#7. (randyrad) — #6-Tigers too deep for Brown. Not close. Big wins-Hop, Yale, Hofstra. (Strannywastheman) — Bury Brown! (Tecumseh) — #4. (VTD)

Duke: Dodged a big-time bullet in Cambridge. Turri in goal has been a huge boost. (Baldo) — #10. (Cooter) — #6. (dek) — #5. (Humb le) — Six wins in a row ... here they come. (jhu7276) — My #9. Lucky to escape the Crimson this week. Any given week, the question is: Which Duke team will show up this time? (laxfan1313) — #8, -1. Very entertaining Saturday night game from Harvard Stadium (thanks to NBCSports) with multiple lead changes that saw the Devils rally from a 10-8 deficit and hang on for a 12-11 victory. Duke returns to the field against visiting High Point; that should be a very long day for the Panthers. (Lax Fidelis) — #9. Hung on for a win at Harvard. (maddog9718) — RR#10. (randyrad) — #7-Devils had their hands full with Harvard, barely pulled it out. Big wins-Loyola, UNC. (Strannywastheman) — Time for the annual run in April! (Tecumseh) — #7. (VTD)

Syracuse: Crushed Canisius in the Dome on Good Friday. (Baldo) — #9. (Cooter) — #8. (dek) — #9. (Humb le) — All over Golden Griffs, but that one doesn't help the Orange SOS. (jhu7276) — My #8. Beat Canisius 17-5. (laxfan1313) — #9, +1. Orange dismantled Canisius at the Dome, winning 17-9. SU next plays at Princeton. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#9. (randyrad) — #8-Played Canisius. Big wins-UVa, St. John's, Hop. (Strannywastheman) — Princeton looming! (Tecumseh) — #10. (VTD)

Bucknell: Nice bounce-back win against Patriot foe Holy Cross. (Baldo) — #8. (Cooter) — #12. (dek) — #12. (Humb le) — Whipped by PSU but bounce back over Holy Cross. (jhu7276) — My #14. Impressive against Cornell but lost convincingly to Penn State this week. The Bison are tough to figure out at this point. (laxfan1313) — #15, -4. The Bison laid a giant egg at home against Penn State. After tying the game at 3-all two minutes into Q3, Bucknell was outscored 8-0. Beat up on visiting Holy Cross, 16-9. At West Point next. (Lax Fidelis) — #14. Tripped up by PSU. (maddog9718) — RR#8. (randyrad) — #14-Got pasted by Penn State - never showed up. Have to look at the coaches when a midweek game goes sideways. Blew out Holy Cross. Big wins-Cornell, Drexel. (Strannywastheman) — Lose to Penn State but a bounce back to a much improved Holy Cross team. (Tecumseh) — #9. (VTD)

Johns Hopkins: Tough road loss in Chapel Hill. (Baldo) — #12. (Cooter) — #10. (dek) — #15. (Humb le) — UNC game could have gone either way ... I think Jays still belong in top 10 ... Scoobies game is an ABSOLUTE must-win situation, however. (jhu7276) — My #13. Close loss to my #6 North Carolina seems to mean the Blue Jays should have a higher ranking than this, but how does one reward a loss? laf has them outside the bubble this week. (laxfan1313) — #14, -1. Blue Jays lost for 6th time in the last 7 games against UNC. After trailing most of the game, the Jays poked their nose in front at 10-9 but gave up the tying goal and then the winner at 6 seconds of OT. High-scoring Albany visits Homewood Field on Friday evening. (Lax Fidelis) — #10. Up a few spots on impressive defense and taking UNC to the limit. (maddog9718) — RR#15. (randyrad) — #16-Heels a little too much, Hop coming up short against the good teams. Big win-UVa. (Strannywastheman) — Going to need to run the table to get an NCAA bid. (Tecumseh) — #12. (VTD)

Penn: Tough loss at home to Elis makes Ivy path a bit harder. (Baldo) — #13. (Cooter) — #11. (dek) — #11. (Humb le) — Ouch ... Quakes returning toward mediocrity. (jhu7276) — My #16. Close loss to Yale. (laxfan1313) — #12, -3. The promise of that hot start with early wins over Duke and Princeton is evaporating rapidly in W. Philly. Yale came in with two Ivy losses but escaped with a 7-6 OT win, placing the Quakers in trouble. They travel to meet Brown, which is coming off an Ivy loss to Princeton. (Lax Fidelis) — #12. Taken down by Yale. (maddog9718) — RR#13. (randyrad) — #11-Battled Yale all afternoon, lost in OT. Feeney, D, mids are really good. Big wins-Duke, Princeton. (Strannywastheman) — What happened to the scoring engine? (Tecumseh) — #16. (VTD)

St. John's: Johnnies are hot, upending the Domers in South Bend. (Baldo) — #14. (Cooter) — #13. (dek) — #10. (Humb le) — Winners of four straight including huge one over ND. (jhu7276) — My #10. Somewhat under the radar until convincingly defeating #1 Notre Dame this week. They won't surprise anyone else and should be 11-2 going into the Big East tourney unless Villanova pulls an upset. (laxfan1313) — #10, +9. A 12-10 win at Notre Dame rockets the Red Storm up in my rankings. Red Storm next plays Georgetown at Bethpage HS. (Lax Fidelis) — #15. Big-time win in South Bend turning heads. (maddog9718) — RR#11. (randyrad) — #10-In control all day against Irish. First Hofstra, now Notre Dame - St. John's gets better each week. Big wins-Irish, Yale, Hofstra. (Strannywastheman) — Brilliant coaching by Jason Miller and great execution by this players. (Tecumseh) — #11. (VTD)

Penn State: Won an intra-Pennsy barn-burner against Nova. (Baldo) — #11. (Cooter) — #15. (dek) — #14. (Humb le) — Now 7-3 and hear them ROAR. (jhu7276) — My #11. Victories over tough Bucknell and Villanova have the Nittany Lions creeping up the rankings. (laxfan1313) — #13, +8. 7-3 Nittany Lions grabbed an important road win at Bucknell. An 8-1 run in the 2nd half earned them an 11-3 win. At Villanova, the Lions eked out a 7-6 win. Worth noting that 2 of their 3 losses were in OT. They host a tough Drexel squad next. (Lax Fidelis) — #13. Big win over Bucknell. (maddog9718) — RR#12. (randyrad) — #13-Tambroni got the troops fired up and then steamrolled the Bison, scoring the last 8 goals. Held off a rising Nova. Big wins-Bucknell, Denver. (Strannywastheman) — A statement win over Bucknell! (Tecumseh) — #14. (VTD)

Ohio State: Losing at home does not help their chances. (Baldo) — #16. (Cooter) — #14. (dek) — #13. (Humb le) — Have lost three of their last five games. (jhu7276) — My #17. Lost to Loyola 9-4. OSU is a good team but needs to step it up now! (laxfan1313) — #11, -3. Loyola was in town and gave the home team a healthy thumping and headed back to Baltimore with a 9-4 victory. Hobart is the foe this week. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#14. (randyrad) — #12-Could not keep up with the Hounds. Bucks have problems scoring on tough D's. Big wins-Penn St., UVa. (Strannywastheman) — Staying the course. (Tecumseh) — #13. (VTD)

Drexel: Escaped against Delaware. (Baldo) — #15. (Cooter) — #16. (dek) — #17. (Humb le) — Four wins in a row. (jhu7276) — My #12. Beat St. Joe's and Delaware this week. (laxfan1313) — #16, -1. The Dragons trounced their neighbors from St. Joe's, 16-3. UDel proved to be a far greater challenge, but Drexel eventually prevailed, 11-10. The 8-2 Dragons meet 7-3 PSU in Happy Valley; should be a close, tough game. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#16. (randyrad) — #18-Blew out St. Joe's, just got by Blue Hens. Big win-Hofstra. (Strannywastheman) — Two games they should have won. (Tecumseh) — #19. (VTD)

Yale: OT win against Quakers in Philly keeps the Elis in the Ivy chase. (Baldo) — #17. (Cooter) — #17. (dek) — #18. (Humb le) — My #15. Close victory over Penn. (laxfan1313) — #21, +1. Bulldogs stayed live in the Ivy race by winning 7-6 at Penn. Elis host Providence in a midweek game then play Dartmouth in New Haven. (Lax Fidelis) — #17. Big win over good Penn team. (maddog9718) — RR#18. (randyrad) — #15-Beat Quakes in OT. D on both teams was great-McCormick always makes the right play for Yale. Still need more dodges and shots from mids. Big win-Penn. (Strannywastheman) — Quality win over Penn; they just keep getting better. (Tecumseh) — #15. (VTD)

Lehigh: Handled Navy easily. (Baldo) — #20. (Humb le) — Beat Navy and are 7-4. (jhu7276) — My #19. Beat Navy this week, 12-7. (laxfan1313) — #17, +1. Hometown Mountain Hawks disposed of a forlorn Navy squad with a workman-like 12-7 win. Big Patriot League game on tap as Colgate rolls into town this week. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#17. (randyrad) — #20-Handled a dreadful Navy. Sad situation in Annapolis. Big win-Penn St. (Strannywastheman) — Navy never got off the bus and appears that Navy's current head coach is barely going thru the motions. Coach Cassese is a very class act. (Tecumseh) — #23. (VTD)

Virginia: Another loss and playoff hopes are fading in C'Ville. (Baldo) — #19. (Cooter) — #20. (dek) — #16. (Humb le) — Only lost by 2 to UMd. (jhu7276) — My #18. Surprisingly low ranking for the 'hoos, but they have to start winning soon, or they'll disappear from the top 20. Highlight reel behind the back goal for James Pannell against Maryland. (laxfan1313) — #19 -3. Cavaliers hosted Maryland and avoided getting clobbered this week unlike the Hopkins game. They still lost 9-7; it wasn't really that tight of a game. A hot UNC team pays a visit next. (Lax Fidelis) — #19. Wounded dog looking for big win against UNC next week. (maddog9718) — RR#20. (randyrad) — #17-Terps have too much this year for Cavs Drexel is best win of the year. (Strannywastheman) — How the mighty have fallen. (Tecumseh) — #18. (VTD)

Hofstra: Out of the Top 20 after losing to Towson. (Baldo) — #18. (Cooter) — #19. (dek) — #22. (laxfan1313) — #18, -4. Dutchmen broke their two-game slide with a 11-9 home win over Dartmouth. That win followed by yet another one-goal loss, 7-6 this time at Towson. Seth Tierney must be snarling by now. At St. Joe's next, which just knocked off UMass. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#19. (randyrad) — #19-Dartmouth gave Dutchmen more of a game than expected, lost to Towson. Big win-Irish. (Strannywastheman) — #22. (VTD)

Albany: The Danes would be really dangerous if they could play some defense. (Baldo) — #20. (Cooter) — #18. (dek) — #19. (Humb le) — #21. Beat Harvard 16-7 in the same week Duke squeaked by Harvard 12-11. A toss-up with Bellarmine for 20th. (laxfan1313) — #23, +2. Great Danes continue to score like crazy, winning 16-7 at Harvard. The scoreboard really lit up at Binghamton, where the Danes rang up 21 goals. The high-flying act heads to Homewood Field for a Friday evening date. Danes have scored less than 12 only once in 2013. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#23. (randyrad) — #21-Crushed Bingo. Big win-Cuse. (Strannywastheman) — #20. (VTD)

Colgate: Sunk the Mids. (jhu7276) — #25. (laxfan1313) — #22, -5. Raiders hosted Army in a rare Easter Day game, and the home team simply failed to show up. Baum's point-scoring streak of 50+ games was broken, as Army dominated in a 10-4 blowout. Colgate visits Lehigh. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#22. (randyrad) — Blown up and out of my top 20 by the Black Knights, BOOM. (Tecumseh)

Marist: Only one loss. (jhu7276) — #20, +4. The Red Foxes annihilated VMI 23-5. They host Delaware in a midweek game and then take a 10-day break. (Lax Fidelis)

Bellarmine: 7-2. (jhu7276) — My #20. Having a goalie with a 70% save percentage sure helps. A toss-up with Albany for 20th. (laxfan1313) — #24, NR. At 7-2, the team deserves a tip of the hat. Most recent win over Fairfield, 8-7, moves them into my rankings. They still have to face Denver this week and Virginia and Penn later on. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#25. (randyrad) — #25/NR-Beat a solid Fairfield, seem to play everyone tough. Best win-Fairfield. (Strannywastheman) — Clearly a top 20 team! (Tecumseh) — #21. (VTD)

Brown: #23. (laxfan1313) — #25, -5. Brown's 2nd game in NC didn't go as well as the first. Tar Heels blew Bruno out in the 2nd half with 12 goals. Brown's three-game spring break road trip ended with two convincing losses as Princeton also handled them with ease en route to a 15-8 win. Brown hosts Penn. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#24. (randyrad) — #22-Put up a good fight in Chapel Hill but were over-matched. Blynn is a finisher that will get better. Brown is on the rise. Princeton had too many horses in a blowout. Best win-UMass. (Strannywastheman) — #17. (VTD)

Massachusetts: #24. (laxfan1313)

Army: RR#21. (randyrad) — #23/NR-Cadets are now 6-3. Garrett Thul may have the best shot around; John Glessner very impressive. Best win-hammered Colgate on Sunday. (Strannywastheman) — Statement win over Colgate. (Tecumseh) — #25. (VTD)



Other Teams Pollsters Considered (and comments, if any)

. Villanova: Maybe the best 2-6 team in America. (Baldo) — #24-Penn St. won a close one. Big win-Cuse. (Strannywastheman)

. Harvard:

. Fairfield:

. Towson: #24. (VTD)

. Providence:


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