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LaxPower MD1 Forum Poll #5
March 10, 2014

RankTeamPast Week (or Since Last Poll)Pts.1stPrev.
1Maryland (5-0)W Stony Brook 11-8357161
2Loyola (5-1)W Duke 14-733014
3Johns Hopkins (5-0)W UMBC 15-83065
4Penn State (3-1)2816t
5Duke (4-2)L Loyola 7-142803
6Virginia (6-1)L Cornell 9-122532
7North Carolina (4-1)W Princeton 13-112478
8Cornell (5-0)W Canisius 19-6, W Virginia 12-9232115t
9Denver (4-2)W Notre Dame 10-721413
10Syracuse (3-2)W St. John's 14-82059
11Notre Dame (2-2)L Denver 7-101916t
12Penn (3-1)W Villanova 12-1119011
13Albany (2-2)W UMass 25-1015215t
14Princeton (2-2)L UNC 11-1311214
15Lehigh (5-1)W Bucknell 9-310917
16Yale (2-1)L Fairfield 11-127812
17Massachusetts (4-1)L Albany 10-256910
18Fairfield (3-2)L Providence 11-14, W Yale 12-1150NR
19Bryant (3-2)W Drexel 12-632NR
20tColgate (5-1)W Hobart 7-5, W Boston U. 7-523NR
20tDrexel (3-3)W St. John's 16-11, L Bryant 6-122318
Others receiving votes: Hofstra (20), Villanova (7), St. John's (6), Army (5), Ohio State (3), Bucknell (2), Bellarmine (1), Navy (1), Rutgers (1)

Number of voters: 18 (arealax, Baldo, dek, Fattylax, hoyaboy, HU34, jhu7276, LAF, laxfan1313, Lax Fidelis, maddog9718, OCanada, PSU, randyrad, sore+old, Strannywastheman, Tecumseh, VTD)

Pollsters' Comments About Teams They Ranked

Maryland: Good to come away with a win. (arealax) — Still #1 despite a close contest with Stony Brook on the Island. (Baldo) — #1. (dek) — #3. Tillman reverting to old ways, lets 1st line middies take 29 shots, and only Chanenchuck had SOG, with 7. Maybe these are "possession" shots ... a new way to stall? Past ... prologue stuff. (Fattylax) — Testudo still unbeaten, but is he "smellin' himself" too much yet? Stays "numero uno, Vern". Beat the Seawolves. (jhu7276) — My #2. Took care of business vs. #25 Stony Brook. (laxfan1313) — #1. Maryland eased past Stony Brook 11-8 on the Island. Villanova will be in College Park on Friday night. Terrapins have a lot of troops and very few flaws. Clearly #1 for now. (Lax Fidelis) — #1. Defeated Stony Brook. (maddog9718) — 1. As other teams see more film, things will probably get a little more difficult, but they could run the table. (OCanada) — RR#1. (randyrad) — #1 LW1 Smart recruiting trip for Terps. Seawolves overmatched in this one. (Strannywastheman) — Still #1 but a sleepwalk win with Stony Brook. (Tecumseh) — #1. (VTD)

Loyola: Pounded Duke. (arealax) — Very meaningful win, a beat-down at home over Duke. In control almost all the way. (Baldo) — #2. (dek) — #5. "Coach, what's off ball movement?" "Son ... just watch a Loyola game and you will see." (Fattylax) — Chance for revenge for last year's NCAA playoff loss and they get it. Playing great! (jhu7276) — My #1. Higher than the Terps in SOS (9-29), RPI (1-4) and QWF (1-3). Impressive doubling up of Duke. (laxfan1313) — #1A, +1/2. 'Hounds blasted Duke on Sunday evening, 14-7. Nikko Pontrello and Matt Sawyer shredded the Duke D for 11 goals. Army will be in Baltimore for a PL contest. (Lax Fidelis) — #2. Dominating performance against Duke. (maddog9718) — 2. Playing extremely well and deserve #2, but I am a little concerned by concentration of scoring vs. Duke. (OCanada) — RR#4. (randyrad) — #2 LW4 Sawyer and Pontrello torched Blue Devils. Blowout. Hounds look very good. Deserve consideration as top team in nation after their demolition of Duke. (Strannywastheman) — Coach T has it all going on. Powerful and exact dissection of the Blue Devils. Love this team. (Tecumseh) — #2. (VTD)

Johns Hopkins: Good win. Next they welcome the Cuse to town. (arealax) — Jays remained undefeated, dispatching unranked UMBC - still need to see them against a Top 10 opponent. (Baldo) — #5. (dek) — #2. Old school purists gotta love that 62% of the goals are assisted. (Fattylax) — Too much depth for the Retrievers ... Wells and the attack keep rolling ... face the Cruisers at Homewood in another big one as the meat of the schedule begins. (jhu7276) — My #3. #37 SOS but undefeated with #2 RPI. (laxfan1313) — #6, +2. Peculiar 15-8 victory at UMBC as the Jays scored 13 goals in the Q1 and 4 while the Retrievers clawed their way back in Q2 and 3; score was 9-8 starting Q4. The 'Cuse will be at Homewood on Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — #4. Pulled away from UMBC. (maddog9718) — 5. Right now a very balanced team. (OCanada) — RR#2. (randyrad) — #5 LW7 Jumped all over Retreivers early. (Strannywastheman) — UMBC goes down with ease. Impressive. (Tecumseh) — #9. (VTD)

Penn State: Can they take advantage of Denver quick turn around in the mile high city? (arealax) — Did not play this weekend. Denver looms a mile up next week. (Baldo) — #4. (dek) — #6. Spring break is over. (Fattylax) — 3-1 ... no rest for the weary ... go against Denver this week. (jhu7276) — My #8. Didn't play last week. Big game tonight at Denver. #3 SOS. (laxfan1313) — #10. No game this past week. Open this week today at Denver; UMass visits Happy Valley on Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — 3. Only loss is an OT loss vs. Loyola. (OCanada) — RR#9. (randyrad) — #4 LW5 DNP. (Strannywastheman) — Big date with Denver coming! Who you got? (Tecumseh) — #4. (VTD)

Duke: Back-to-back visits to the state of Maryland have not been good for the Blue Devils. (arealax) — Dukies slapped around good by Hounds in Charm City. A long bus ride back to Durham. (Baldo) — #3. (dek) — #7. When your penalties are on pace with CTOs ... pretty poor defense. Enuff with the X-checks, poke 'n lift ... oops, it works. (Fattylax) — Can't run with the Hounds and get doubled up 14-7. Two straight losses. (jhu7276) — My #7. One of the thuds of the week. Laid an egg in Charm City. Doubled up by the Greyhounds. #1 SOS and #3 RPI mean the Blue Devils will rise again. (laxfan1313) — #3, +1. Blue Devils were taken to the cleaners at Loyola; 'Hounds coasted past Duke 14-7, and it could have been worse, but Loyola essentially ran out the clock in Q4. Blue Devils will host Marquette and UNC this week. (Lax Fidelis) — #5. Ran into a buzzsaw at Loyola. (maddog9718) — 4. The pre-season concerns with midfield and goalie were exposed by a very good Loyola team. (OCanada) — RR#8. (randyrad) — #3 LW2 Hounds handled Dukies all day, offense not there. Goalie issues. (Strannywastheman) — It's early;, Duke always recovers. How many times can you change your goalies without breaking them? A team in chaos. (Tecumseh) — #7. (VTD)

Virginia: Coming off a loss, they face new ACC foe ND. (arealax) — Late swoon doomed the Hoos in Ithaca. (Baldo) — #10. (dek) — #4. Only and b/c they have beaten the Hounds. (Fattylax) — Secondary THUD of the week as the Big Red beat the Cavs. (jhu7276) — My #11. Biggest thud of the week. Terps coach Tillman voted them #1 last week. Christian Knight stoned the Cavs, who are #11 on the computer. (laxfan1313) — #8, -5. Undefeated Cavs fell at Cornell, 12-9. Early 5-2 lead wasn't nough for the 'Hoos, CU led 6-5 by halftime. Doesn't get any easier as UVa travels to Notre Dame which is also coming off a loss. (Lax Fidelis) — #8. Hit with a bucket of cold water at Cornell. (maddog9718) — 11. I was surprised they lost at home to Cornell. (OCanada) — RR#3. (randyrad) — #8 LW3 Cornell beats down the Hoos - Pannell not a factor, offense sluggish, too many penalties, too few clears. Sloppy. (Strannywastheman) — Crashes with a thud from Ithaca. (Tecumseh) — #5. (VTD)

North Carolina: Pulled out a close one. (arealax) — Pulled out a close affair on the road at Old Nassau. Still wildly inconsistent in my view. (Baldo) — #6. (dek) — #15. Victories against combined 4-15 teams, including the Tigers. (Fattylax) — Get by Princeton. (jhu7276) — My #4. Road victory over Princeton. Still a big question mark. Princeton is #31 on the computer, so is a road victory over the Tigers impressive? Maybe not. (laxfan1313) — #5, +1. Tar Heels rallied for the last 3 goals to win 13-11 at Princeton. Bucknell visits Chapel Hill, then Carolina plays at Duke. (Lax Fidelis) — #9. Escaped with a win at Princeton. (maddog9718) — 12. Beat Princeton. (OCanada) — RR#5. (randyrad) — #7 LW9 Looked they would blow out Princeton after first four min. Kelly at FOGO looked good, balanced Heel offense. Strong performance. (Strannywastheman) — Nice win over a very good Princeton team. (Tecumseh) — #8. (VTD)

Cornell: Good win over UVa. (arealax) — Gangbusters win at home against highly ranked Hoos makes the Red relevant. (Baldo) — #15. (dek) — #1. " ... anger is an energy ... " from RISE by P.I.L. And that ... is exactly what Cornell did in the polls. (Fattylax) — Is win over UVa really an upset? How good is Cornell? Stay tuned. (jhu7276) — My #9. Big Red took down the Cavs #43 SOS but #5 RPI and #4 QWF merit top ten ranking. Freshman goalie Christian Knight w/ 15 saves, this week's IL player of the week. (laxfan1313) — #12, +3. Big Red knocked off previously-undefeated Virginia, 12-9. Yale will be in Ithaca to open Ivy play for both teams. (Lax Fidelis) — #7. Impressive finish against UVa. (maddog9718) — 7. Good albeit unexpected win at VA. (OCanada) — RR#6. (randyrad) — #11 Big Red takes it big time to the Hoos. Buczek stepping up. (Strannywastheman) — Big win for Coach Kerwick, who deserves this HC job to be permanent. (Tecumseh) — #3. (VTD)

Denver: Good win in sunny Cal ... quick turnaround with game on Monday vs. Penn State. (arealax) — Excellent recovery after the Penn debacle. Now face Penn State and Ohio State at home. (Baldo) — #8. (dek) — #10. Rock, paper, scissors may be a better way to solve the goalie problem. And it's NOT a good problem to have. (Fattylax) — After Penn State game schedule gets easier? Big tilt vs. the Lions next. (jhu7276) — My #5. #6 on the computer. (laxfan1313) — #4, +3. Back on the winning track after the Pioneers took care of the Fighting Irish 10-7 in CA. DU hosts Penn State today and Ohio State on the weekend. (Lax Fidelis) — #10. Defense came up big in win over ND. (maddog9718) — 9. Like a lot of teams as the season goes on they revert closer to potential. (OCanada) — RR#10. (randyrad) — #9 Nice win over Irish. (Strannywastheman) — Nice recovery after the Penn loss to beat the Irish. (Tecumseh) — #11. (VTD)

Syracuse: Good rebound win ... now traveling south to play the Hot Blue Jays team. (arealax) — Nice bounce-back win against Johnnies in Georgia, but the core issues remain to be dealt with. (Baldo) — #12. (dek) — #16. 'Cuse didn't stop Storms attack at all, but neither could St. Johns stop the orange's. Third time's (loss) a charm? Lose to birds and they are out. (Fattylax) — Rebound against the Johnnies, but can they enter enemy territory on University Parkway and put a big disappointment on the Jay faithful? You know JeffCincy will be watchin'. (jhu7276) — My #6. Took care of St. John's. #2 SOS, #7 RPI. (laxfan1313) — #11, -2. The 'Cuse broke their two-game losing streak by defeating St. John's 14-8 in balmy and neutral Kennesaw, GA. The Orange head to Homewood Field to play Hopkins. (Lax Fidelis) — #12. Came out firing against St. Johns. (maddog9718) — 13. Saved their season with the win vs. St John's if they can also beat JHU. (OCanada) — RR#7. (randyrad) — #6 LW8 St. John's no problem. (Strannywastheman) — Red Storm was handled with easy. (Tecumseh) — #6. (VTD)

Notre Dame: Did the heat get to the Irish? Next up UVa. (arealax) — Another slow start against Denver (in California) - did not turn out so well. This in not a good pattern for the Irish. (Baldo) — #9. (dek) — #13. Like the beach front from Sea Bright to Mantoloking ... you never know what's going to wash up. (Fattylax) — Pioneers defeat Irish ... 2-2. (jhu7276) — My #10. Defeated by Denver last week. #16 RPI. (laxfan1313) — #7, -2. The Irish fell to Denver 10-7 in Costa Mesa, CA. UVa will be in South Bend looking for a win just as much as 2-2 UND. Given the strength of the ACC schedule, they both need the win. (Lax Fidelis) — #11. Shots didn't fall against the Pios. (maddog9718) — 10. Lost to Denver. (OCanada) — RR#11. (randyrad) — #10 LW6 Fall to Denver. (Strannywastheman) — A thud with Denver. Will they Thud once again in May? (Tecumseh) — #12. (VTD)

Penn: Quakes came back from the dead to nip Villanova. Tough Ivy foes Princeton and Cornell and up next. (Baldo) — #7. (dek) — #8. Team soaked in diesel fuel, now clicking. (Fattylax) — 3-1 and moving up ... face Princeton this week. (jhu7276) — My #12. Squeaked by Villanova last week. (laxfan1313) — #13, +4. The Quakers looked dead entering Q4 down 11-7 at Villanova but rallied behind 5 goals in about 7 minutes to pull one out of the fire 12-11. Ivy play begins at Princeton which really needs a win. (Lax Fidelis) — #6. Gritty finish to beat Villanova. (maddog9718) — 6. Maybe a tad too high. (OCanada) — RR#13. (randyrad) — #12 Edged Nova, Penn on rise. (Strannywastheman) — Win over the Wildcats close but counts. (Tecumseh) — #10. (VTD)

Albany: Badda Bing offense laid 25 on the Gorillas ... and they appear to be just warming up. (Baldo) — #13. (dek) — #14. Thompsons like the Kracken ... they know where each of their tentacles are and DESTROY. Gorillas look like the spent the morning at St. Patty's day parties ... probably wish they had stayed. (Fattylax) — Potent offense explodes with huge beat-down of UMass ... Scoobies hit the quarter century goal mark. (jhu7276) — My #14. Beat UMass by the football score 25-10. #4 SOS. #4 on the computer means they should rise. (laxfan1313) — #9, +5. The Danes clobbered the Minutemen at UMass, 25-10; 6-4 at the half. The Thompson clan feasted on the porous "defense" of UMass for 15G and 8A. Bryant will visit Albany this week. (Lax Fidelis) — #13. Woah ... that offense. (maddog9718) — 8. Dismantled UMass. (OCanada) — RR#12. (randyrad) — #14 Took it to UMass early and often. Thorough beat-down. Never know who will get off the Albany bus. Coach Marr - 25??? Take a lap. (Strannywastheman) — WOW, laid 25 goals on the Gorillas, Strong effort. (Tecumseh) — #14. (VTD)

Princeton: Tigers have to figure out how to turn close losses against top completion in Ws. (Baldo) — #14. (dek) — Two tough losses in a row and Cornell is back. Ivy is a scramble so far. (jhu7276) — My #13. Lost to UNC at home. Defense needs improvement. #31 on the computer makes me wonder if they are over-ranked. (laxfan1313) — #14, -2. 2nd loss in a row at home for the Tigers as UNC rallies for a close win, 13-11. Penn visits Class of '52. Tiger defense has surrendered 28 goals in those two losses. (Lax Fidelis) — #15. Came up short against UNC. Looked good on defense and in goal. (maddog9718) — 15. Lost to JHU and UNC on consecutive weekends. (OCanada) — RR#14. (randyrad) — #13 Heels too much, Tigers need some offense from attack. #5 LSM nice, goalie looked young. Schreiber carrying this team-again. (Strannywastheman) — Tough loss to the Tar Heels. (Tecumseh) — #16. (VTD)

Lehigh: Win over Bucknell puts them into the Patriot race. (Baldo) — #17. (dek) — #11. Held Bisons to 3 goals, which took 3 more shots, collectively, than ONE Terp middie. (Fattylax) — 5-1 with only loss to Loyola ... smoked Bucknell ... moving them up. (jhu7276) — My #19. Beat Bucknell 9-3. (laxfan1313) — #17, +1. Mountain Hawks dominated the Bucknell Bison in Lewisburg, leading 8-1 late in the game. Navy will be in town for an important Patriot League game; they are both 2-1 in league play. (Lax Fidelis) — #14. Nice win over Bucknell. (maddog9718) — 14. Not getting enough respect. (OCanada) — RR#17. (randyrad) — #15 Easily over Bison. (Strannywastheman) — Beat down the Bison and next up the Bulldogs in New Haven. (Tecumseh) — #13. (VTD)

Yale: Tough loss down the interstate to Fairfield - first Eli loss ever to the Stags. (Baldo) — #11. (dek) — #19. Send Hawks to Pepe's early. (Fattylax) — Ouch, bounced by the Stags. (jhu7276) — My #17. Lost to Fairfield in OT. Road trip to the uncomfortable confines of Schoellkopf Field looms for the Bulldogs. #16 on the computer. (laxfan1313) — #16, -5. Quick trip down I-95 not so pleasant for the Bulldogs at Fairfield as the home team wins 12-11 in OT. Eli hosts Lehigh at home and then opens Ivy play at high-scoring and undefeated Cornell. (Lax Fidelis) — 17. I was surprised by the loss to FF. (OCanada) — RR#15. (randyrad) — #16 LW10 Lose to a scrappy Fairfield in OT. Can't afford many hiccups with weak schedule. (Strannywastheman) — Overconfident lead to being upset at Fairfield in OT. Can they regroup for Lehigh? (Tecumseh) — #18. (VTD)

Massachusetts: THUD of the week - having 25 goals hung on your alleged tough defense is not a good thing. (Baldo) — #16. (dek) — #20. 90-pound Gorilla defense. "You see, the way you play defense in TODAY'S game is to NEVER poke 'n lift. Who cares if the players hands are free, I'm pushing them." Ummm ... NO ... no, you're not. (Fattylax) — "Timber! ..." THUD of the week as the Minutes were "Thompson toasted" right out of the top 10. (jhu7276) — My #18. #6 SOS and #9 RPI keep the Gorillas in the top 20 after destruction by Albany 25-10. (laxfan1313) — #15, -2. Gorillas embarrassed by the visitors from Albany, 25-10. Providence in Amherst midweek; UMass at Penn State on weekend. (Lax Fidelis) — #16. Trounced by Thompson, Thompson, and Thompson, LLP. (maddog9718) — 20. Gave up 16 in a half. (OCanada) — RR#16. (randyrad) — #17 Beat-down by Danes a surprise. Last seen in a ditch off the Mass Pike. Ugly. (Strannywastheman) — Spanked badly by the Thompsons. Ouch! (Tecumseh) — #15. (VTD)

Fairfield: #20. (dek) — #17. Stags like the "dead" deer in Tommy Boy, not dead. (Fattylax) — 3-2 and beat instate rival Yale. (jhu7276) — My #16. Beat Yale in OT but loss to Providence raises questions. (laxfan1313) — #18, +2. 1st-ever win for the 3-2 Stags over their visitors from Yale, 12-11 in OT. Stony Brook will cross LI Sound for a Saturday showdown. (Lax Fidelis) — #17. Big win against Yale. (maddog9718) — 16. A nice win over Yale. (OCanada) — RR#19. (randyrad) — #20 Surprising win over Yale. Face-offs better. Legit? Jury still out. (Strannywastheman) — Never behind in a thriller over Yale. Loss to Friars stung for national credibility. (Tecumseh) — #17. (VTD)

Bryant: Under the radar but quietly having a nice season. (Baldo) — #18. (dek) — #12. Impressive win. A beats B, but B beats C commences. Young and youngersters: a few errors from being undefeated. Ski or Albany??? (Fattylax) — #18 Big win over Drexel after close loss to Yale. Underestimating these Bulldogs a mistake. (Strannywastheman) — Big win over Drexel. (Tecumseh) — #19. (VTD)

Colgate: #9. (5-1) Glass houses to the whodhaybeat crowd. 42% is the winning percentage of teams toothpaste beat; Heels? 26%. (Fattylax) — Not really tested much until they play Cornell, but only have one loss. (jhu7276) — RR#21. (randyrad) — #22 Had much more trouble with BU than expected, but Gate has five wins. (Strannywastheman)

Drexel: #19. (dek) — #18. "Which side are you on, boyz, which side are you on?" Imagine those Dragons want their Saturday back. (Fattylax) — My #20. #13 SOS and #14 QWF. Loss to #21 Bryant puts them on the bubble. (laxfan1313) — #20, unranked. Dragons defeated visiting St. John's 16-11 but lost on the road at Bryant 12-6. At Mt. St. Mary's this Saturday. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#23. (randyrad) — #19 Bryant caught Drexel napping. (Strannywastheman) — #23. (VTD)

Hofstra: Dutch on a mini-streak of wins after an awful start. (Baldo) — My #15. Beat the Buckeyes last weekend. (laxfan1313) — 18 Clawing back after opening the season a la Duke last year. (OCanada) — RR#20. (randyrad) — #21 Close one over Ohio State. (Strannywastheman) — #20. (VTD)

Villanova: #22. (laxfan1313) — #25 Hard luck Cats play everyone tough - lost to Penn in a close one. (Strannywastheman) — #22. (VTD)

St. John's: #25. (laxfan1313) — 19. Lost to Cuse. (OCanada) — RR#24. (randyrad) — Yet another loss at the hands of the Orange. Still a solid team who is going to make some noise. (Tecumseh) — #24. (VTD)

Army: #23. (laxfan1313) — #19, unranked. 4-2 Black Knights have a chance to show whether or not they belong in the top tier: they are headed to Loyola. (Lax Fidelis) — RR#18. (randyrad)

Ohio State: #24. (laxfan1313)

Bucknell: RR#25. (randyrad)


Navy: Mids in stealth mode at 3-2 with two wins in a row. (jhu7276)

Rutgers: Maybe they have started the long-awaited turnaround on the banks of the Raritan. (Baldo)

Other Teams Pollsters Considered (and comments, if any)

. Georgetown:

. Towson: RR#22. (randyrad) — #24 Only losses to Hop and Loyola. (Strannywastheman) — Solid win over Siena. Now comes a make or break with local rival Navy on Tuesday night. (Tecumseh) — #25. (VTD)


. Harvard:

. Delaware: #21. (laxfan1313) — #23 Bingo for 4th win in a row. (Strannywastheman) — #21. (VTD)

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