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Week-by-Week Poll Matrix for 2013

Week-by-Week Poll Matrix for 2014

LaxPower MD3 Forum Poll #3
March 3, 2014


RankTeamPast Week (or Since Last Poll)Pts.1stPrev.
1RIT (2-0)W Ithaca 15-11340171
2Cortland (2-0)W Union 7-63002
3Tufts (1-0)W Middlebury 24-62925
4Stevenson (2-1)W WNEC 14-52913
5Salisbury (5-0)W McDaniel 20-5, W Gettysburg 11-92854
6Cabrini (3-0)W Dickinson 19-9, W Lynchburg 16-112717
7Washington College (2-0)W W&L 15-82378
8Denison (3-0)W Roanoke 12-422410
9Springfield (3-0)W Stevens 14-1015019
10Wesleyan (1-0)W Hamilton 12-1113712
11Gettysburg (2-1)W Goucher 17-6, L Salisbury 9-1113018
12Lynchburg (1-2)L Cabrini 11-161169
13Dickinson (2-2)L Cabrini 9-19, L Montclair 11-141096
14Ithaca (1-1)W Oswego 18-7, L RIT 11-1510014
15St. Mary's (2-1)W Drew 21-59213
16Montclair State (3-0)W Dickinson 14-1184NR
17York (3-1)W F&M 13-5, W McDaniel 13-783NR
18Endicott (1-0)68NR
19Nazareth (0-1)6617
20Ohio Wesleyan (4-0)W Saint Vincent 14-4, W Aurora 7-539NR
Others receiving votes: Mary Washington (29), Western New England (28), Washington & Lee (23), Roanoke (20), Connecticut College (17), Stevens (10), Plattsburgh (7), Bowdoin (7), Union (7), St. Lawrence (3), Eastern (2), Trinity (2), Widener (1)

Number of voters: 17 (Big Eyed Fish, corkscrew, D-III, Dehuntshigwa'es, Doxology, goalielax10, idealtin, LaxForNow, longstick33, minkhoo, nevadajoe, Richard, Southwillrise, thatsmell, The Reason, valaxfan, zarching)

Pollsters' Comments About Teams They Ranked

RIT: #1. Still chugging along and has my vote for the best team in the land. (Big Eyed Fish) — #1. (D-III) — Surprising amount of trouble with the Bombers but still the top team. (Doxology) — #1. (goalielax10) — #1. Right where they should be at this juncture. Spreading the rock pretty well. Sure wish the "engineering school" could fix their technological deficiencies. (idealtin) — #1. (LaxForNow) — #1. Held off a pesky Ithaca team. (longstick33) — #1. (minkhoo) — Solid win over a good Ithaca team. (nevadajoe) — #1. (Richard) — Beat solid Ithaca team. Clearly #1 at this point. (Southwillrise) — Cortland their only test now! (The Reason) — 1. Top team in the land. (valaxfan) — OK, I'm convinced now ... RIT merits #1 spot. (zarching)

Cortland: #5. Seem to be struggling to score goals. Slavik has been shut down so far this year. Still dug out a W over Union. Clarkson should be a harder test. (Big Eyed Fish) — Narrow escape vs. Union shows potential weakness. (corkscrew) — #5. Always solid, but offense continues to lack dynamic elements, which makes getting past RIT and Tufts a long shot. (D-III) — Very close game against the Dutchmen; were they looking past them? (Doxology) — #2. (goalielax10) — #4. Somewhat surprised at Union score. Always seems to be a defensive battle. (idealtin) — #4. (LaxForNow) — #3. Squeaked by Union. They have a lot of work to do still. (longstick33) — #2. (minkhoo) — Struggled to avoid being upset by Union. (nevadajoe) — #2. (Richard) — Squeak by Union. Haven't been overly impressive thus far. (Southwillrise) — Important game against RIT coming up. (The Reason) — 2. Sneaks by Union. (valaxfan) — Unimpressive opener. OK. I'll go with the flow and drop from #1 to #2. (zarching)

Tufts: #3. Blew Middlebury out of the water. 77 shots! Enough said. (Big Eyed Fish) — Dismantled Middlebury in first game. (corkscrew) — #3. Game against Middlebury wasn't as close as the score indicated. (D-III) — Hello! Making everyone sit up and take notice with that opening game against the Panthers. Wow, what does that say about Middlebury?! (Doxology) — #3. (goalielax10) — #3. Wow. Hard to gauge things this early, but that type of beat-down does garner some merit! (idealtin) — #6. (LaxForNow) — #5. What they did to Middlebury was impressive. I'm not sure if it says more about them or Middlebury, though, at this point. (longstick33) — #5. (minkhoo) — Dismantling of Middlebury so early in the season shows that this team is ready for a championship run in 2014. (nevadajoe) — #5. (Richard) — Cold weather, hot offense. Makes a bold statement. Are they the "King of the North"? (Southwillrise) — Beat Middlebury handily after long bus ride!!! (The Reason) — 5. Watched this game, and they are very explosive. Blew out the Panthers. (valaxfan) — Big (24 goal) opening win vs. Middlebury. (zarching)

Stevenson: #6. Opens up conference play after manhandling WNE this week. (Big Eyed Fish) — #2. (D-III) — This year is a different year; they are still a good team, but we'll see how they fare once May rolls around. (Doxology) — #6. (goalielax10) — #2. Couple of tune-ups till some good competition. Good time to work on things. (idealtin) — #2. (LaxForNow) — #2. Dominated a WNE squad that may have been ranked a bit too high. (longstick33) — #3. (minkhoo) — Bounce back with a quality performance. (nevadajoe) — #4. (Richard) — Easy win over overrated WNE team. (Southwillrise) — Good win over an always tough WNEC. (thatsmell) — Tufts game should be a good one. (The Reason) — 3. Takes down WNE. (valaxfan) — Strong outing vs. Western New England. Stay #3. (zarching)

Salisbury: #2. 5-0 and grinding out some wins. Not the most talented Gulls team ever, but they are clearly more seasoned than last year. (Big Eyed Fish) — #4. (D-III) — Once again undefeated and looking good. (Doxology) — #5. (goalielax10) — #5. Gulls keep getting the wins; that's what it is all about. (idealtin) — #5. (LaxForNow) — #4. 5-0 and playing well. Their offense looks like it is really coming along nicely. (longstick33) — #4. (minkhoo) — Solid week culminating with a great victory over a really strong Gettysburg team. (nevadajoe) — #7. (Richard) — Solid win vs. Gettysburg, 4 EMO goals were the difference. (Southwillrise) — No competition until Cabrini. (The Reason) — 4. Has two wins. (valaxfan) — Move up from my #6 to #5. Not because of their effort (which appears just good enough to win) but because of Dickinson collapse. (zarching)

Cabrini: #4. What a week for the Cavs. Destroyed Dickinson and made short work of Lynchburg. Really good team. (Big Eyed Fish) — Is this finally the year Cabrini can make it to the final four? Crushed Dickinson and Lynchburg. (corkscrew) — #7. (D-III) — Taking down some solid teams, the Cavs are looking good so far. (Doxology) — #4. (goalielax10) — #6. Very impressive start to season, all good right now. (idealtin) — #3. (LaxForNow) — #6. They've been as impressive as any team I have watched all season so far. (longstick33) — #6. (minkhoo) — Wow! Two convincing wins over major programs. Bodes well for a stronger post-season showing than in the past. (nevadajoe) — #3. (Richard) — Major statement vs. Dickinson followed by solid win vs. Lynchburg. This team can score! (Southwillrise) — Free ride till Ithaca. (The Reason) — Looking like a Final Four team. Already on cruise control. (valaxfan) — Wins against Dickinson and Lynchburg ... do they speak to Cabrini's strength ... or our early, inflated opinions of those two teams? My vote? The Cavalier's are that strong! (zarching)

Washington College: #7. Great win against the Generals. St. Mary's should be a good game, and they can't overlook Frostburg. (Big Eyed Fish) — #6. Continue to watch this team closely. They look like a squad that could make a run at the top 5 and are the class of a down Centennial. (D-III) — A solid start. (Doxology) — #7. (goalielax10) — #9. Couple of nice wins to start season. The two teams they beat are nothing to write home about, but still two wins. (idealtin) — #7. (LaxForNow) — #8. Dominating win for the Shoreman over W&L. They are not having trouble finding the back of the net. So far, so good. (longstick33) — #7. (minkhoo) — This team continues to show that it might be the Centennial favorite this year. (nevadajoe) — #6. (Richard) — Shoreman with a nice win at W&L. (Southwillrise) — I wasn't sure about WAC, but it was a great win over W&L. Class of the Centennial? (thatsmell) — Tough schedule ahead! (The Reason) — Dominant win over the Generals. (valaxfan) — 2 and 0 ... two strong victories. (zarching)

Denison: #8. 3-0 and should easily be 5-0 by this time next week. Dominated Roanoke. (Big Eyed Fish) — 2-0 vs. ODAC has Big Red looking good early. (corkscrew) — #8. (D-III) — Coming out of the gate very strong; looking to have a great year if they can keep this momentum. (Doxology) — #9. (goalielax10) — #7. Denison is moving up. (idealtin) — #8. (LaxForNow) — #7. Three wins and two over ODAC squads. I like what I'm seeing out of the boys from Granville. (longstick33) — #8. (minkhoo) — #8. (Richard) — Extremely impressive in the early going, manhandled Noke. (Southwillrise) — Big riser for the week. Looking strong out of the gate. (thatsmell) — 3-0 looking good. (The Reason) — Moves into top 10 after taking out ODAC foes. (valaxfan) — 3 and 0. For the record: I'm very impressed by quality of the last two wins. (zarching)

Springfield: #10. Keeps on winning, this time over Stevens, 14-10. Next five games are going to be challenging. (Big Eyed Fish) — Good start to the season. (corkscrew) — #10. (D-III) — Solid win over the Ducks. (Doxology) — #11. (goalielax10) — #8. Pride is quietly doing some nice things. Goalie play has helped them tremendously. Nice offense and physical players. (idealtin) — #11. (LaxForNow) — #10. Off to the best start in their D-III program history at 3-0. Impressive wins over Nazareth and Stevens. (longstick33) — #10. (minkhoo) — Nice job against Stevens. (nevadajoe) — #9. (Richard) — Road Warriors!, 2-0 at Empire 8. (Southwillrise) — Western New England and Middlebury will tell a lot. (The Reason) — 3 and 0, with two very nice wins (Nazareth and Stevens). Break into my top 20. (zarching)

Wesleyan: #9. RPI and Bates will be tough tests for the Cardinals after defeating a good Hamilton team in overtime. (Big Eyed Fish) — #9. (D-III) — #8. (goalielax10) — #13. Probably a tad high here but got the W over the Continentals. (idealtin) — #18. (LaxForNow) — #11. Hung on to win their NESCAC opener. Much to prove still. (longstick33) — #9. (minkhoo) — Opened with a close win over Hamilton. (nevadajoe) — #15. (Richard) — In the first game of the season, a win is a win. (thatsmell) — OT win over Hamilton keeps them in top 20. (The Reason) — Opens season with OT thrilling win. (valaxfan) — Opening day OT win. They rise to my #10; but, again, not by virtue of their performance, but descent of others in the poll. (zarching)

Gettysburg: #12. Played Salisbury well, just not quite there yet. Still like where this team is at. Really tough week this week. (Big Eyed Fish) — #18. (D-III) — Despite losing to the Gulls, they are playing up to par. (Doxology) — #10. (goalielax10) — #16. Early in the season, I hate to reward teams for good losses, but I am here. (idealtin) — #12. (LaxForNow) — #9. Tough loss to a good Salisbury team. Their next few games will tell us a lot more. (longstick33) — #11. (minkhoo) — Just came up short against Salisbury. (nevadajoe) — #14. (Richard) — Too many penalties cost them against Salisbury. (Southwillrise) — Had SU on the ropes, only to be handed another disappointing loss to the Gulls. Bullets should be able to contend in the Centennial. (thatsmell) — Tough loss to Salisbury. (The Reason) — Played Gulls tough. (valaxfan) — Only loss was tough one to Sea Gulls. They deserve rise in rankings. (zarching)

Lynchburg: #15. Playing teams tough and no bad losses, but they need to grab some Ws. (Big Eyed Fish) — #17. (D-III) — Played some tough teams early, but I expected more. (Doxology) — #13. (goalielax10) — #19. Giving this team the benefit of the doubt as of this point in the season. (idealtin) — #9. (LaxForNow) — #19. (minkhoo) — Tough game vs. Cabrini. These are the early games that will pay off during the run for the ODAC championship. (nevadajoe) — #12. (Richard) — Can we now say "O" in ODAC stands for overrated? (Southwillrise) — Cave Cabrini their toughest game of the season. (thatsmell) — 1-2 doesn't help them at all. (The Reason) — Top team in the ODAC, right now. (valaxfan) — Their second loss was to Cabrini ... however, by season's end a loss that may not appear to be so bad. (zarching)

Dickinson: #16. What an awful week for Dickinson. Hangover from Cabrini got to them. (Big Eyed Fish) — Loss to Montclair State hurts and giving up 19 to Cabrini has the Red Devils reeling. (corkscrew) — #19. Have now lost 3 of last 5 games and convincingly. Defense is a mess. (D-III) — Very surprising. Is the pressure to be at the top too much? (Doxology) — #16. (goalielax10) — #11. I can understand losing to Cabrini, but teams like Montclair St. should not beat a team like the Red Devils. (idealtin) — #17. (LaxForNow) — #15. Not too sure what is going on with the Red Devils, but their offense looks very poor right now. They really seem to be lacking chemistry. (longstick33) — #16. (minkhoo) — Are they really a Top 20 team? (nevadajoe) — #19. (Richard) — Whats wrong with the Red Devils? Still think they will be a factor though. (Southwillrise) — What was that? Rough week for the Devils - got pasted by Cabrini and worked pretty good by ... Montclair State? (thatsmell) — Last two losses don't look good. (The Reason) — Drops out of top 10 with two losses, one unexpected. (valaxfan) — Cabrini loss was understandable. Not so the debacle vs. Montclair St. (although take note: Mont St is 3 and 0) Was my #4 ... they drop way down this week! (zarching)

Ithaca: #20. Played RIT about how I would expected. Solid team here. Would get in a few wins before St. Lawrence. (Big Eyed Fish) — #15. (D-III) — #15. (goalielax10) — #15. (minkhoo) — Hung in with RIT. (nevadajoe) — #10. (Richard) — Can't knock them too much for losing at RIT. (Southwillrise) — Tough loss to RIT! (The Reason) — "Decent" loss to #1 RIT. In fact, game was tied at halftime. (zarching)

St. Mary's: #14. Moving up by default. Faces WAC this week. (Big Eyed Fish) — #20. Roanoke win does not mean much, and Dickinson loss looks worse and worse. Barely holding on as a top-20 team. (D-III) — #17. (goalielax10) — #21. Same song here every year. Let's see how they do vs. WAC. (idealtin) — #19. (LaxForNow) — #17. (minkhoo) — Big one against Washington College this week. (nevadajoe) — #20. (Richard) — Easily dispatch Drew. (Southwillrise) — Big game with WAC this week. (thatsmell) — Washington College game will tell. (The Reason) — Just put 21 goals on board and are 2 and 1. However, that loss to Dickinson looks worse, today. (zarching)

Montclair State: #17. Montclair State is off to an amazing start. Has the potential to keep winning as well. (Big Eyed Fish) — Great win over Dickinson. (corkscrew) — #16. (D-III) — #18. (goalielax10) — #10. Big move here. Gains credibility by beating Dickinson. Undefeated to boot. (idealtin) — #16. (LaxForNow) — #14. Wins over RPI and Dickinson this week. Definitely snuck up on a lot of people. A team to watch for sure. (longstick33) — #12. (minkhoo) — 3-0 start for the Red Hawks and a strong performance against Dickinson. (nevadajoe) — #13. (Richard) — Signature win over Dickinson. Well done. (Southwillrise) — Off to a good start. Nice win over Dickinson. Can they sustain? (thatsmell) — Big win over Dickinson. (The Reason) — Big win over Dickinson moves them into Top 20. (valaxfan)

York: #22. Pretty solid week, and no gimmes in the schedule right now. (Big Eyed Fish) — #11. (D-III) — #22. (goalielax10) — #12. Ho hum schedule till middle of month. Players should have a lot of confidence moving forward. BTW someone should donate shovels to the team so they can have a full field practice like the rest of the country. (idealtin) — #10. (LaxForNow) — #12. They are looking like they could be a real contender in the CAC so far. (longstick33) — #21. (minkhoo) — #11. (Richard) — Solid team, winners of three in a row. Steadily moving up the board. (Southwillrise) — I'll say it again to those not listening, Watch this team. York has a legit shot at the CAC. (thatsmell) — Three wins in a row after a tough OT loss. (The Reason)

Endicott: #13. Mid-week contest against Conn. College should be fun. (Big Eyed Fish) — #13. (D-III) — #14. (goalielax10) — #18. Only one win. Let's see how they do vs. CC. (idealtin) — #23. (LaxForNow) — #18. Idle. (longstick33) — #13. (minkhoo) — #16. (Richard) — Big win. (The Reason)

Nazareth: #11. Idle this week and moves up by default. (Big Eyed Fish) — Springfield loss has the Golden Flyers crashing to the ground. (corkscrew) — #14. (D-III) — #12. (goalielax10) — #14. Moving up because of not playing. Big game on Wednesday vs. Hamilton. Defense (goalie) needs to step up to the plate. (idealtin) — #21. (LaxForNow) — #16. Idle. (longstick33) — #18. (minkhoo) — #17. (Richard) — Idle. (Southwillrise) — One more chance against Hamilton. (The Reason) — Opening loss to Springfield. But I now have Springfield in my top 20. (zarching)

Ohio Wesleyan: Got revenge on the Spartans and overall are once again quick off the blocks. (Doxology) — #23. (goalielax10) — #15. Starting off the season at 4-0. Better than most. (idealtin) — #13. (LaxForNow) — #20. Game with Salisbury next Sunday looms large. (longstick33) — #22. (minkhoo) — Struggled a bit in the Aurora game. (nevadajoe) — #24. (Richard) — Defence looking strong, Salisbury will be a much tougher test. (Southwillrise) — OWU breaks into top 20. (valaxfan)

Mary Washington: #25. 5-0, next two games will be toughest yet. (Big Eyed Fish) — #24. (goalielax10) — #17. Undefeated and beat a couple of worthy opponents. (idealtin) — #14. (LaxForNow) — #13. 5-0 with a bye week this week. Their schedule gets much tougher from here on. (longstick33) — #14. (minkhoo) — #22. (Richard) — 5-0 against low level competition. W&L and York up next to see if the Eagles are for real. (thatsmell) — 5-0, could be a surprise team. (valaxfan) — 5 and 0 start merits some attention, here. But, please ... DON'T tell me they're a legit top 20 team until chalk up a truly good win. (zarching)

Western New England: Loss to Keene State drops WNE like a stone. (corkscrew) — Pressure of being ranked getting to them as well? (Doxology) — #25. Without Knapton this team could have a long season. Sure hope the young man gets better. (idealtin) — #20. (minkhoo) — Not really competitive against Stevenson. (nevadajoe) — I may have overrated these guys,. (Southwillrise) — 0 and 2. Recent loss to Stevenson normally would not bother me, but the margin of victory (9 scores) speaks volumes. (zarching)

Washington & Lee: #19. Absolutely hammered by WAC. Not what I was expecting. Starting to trend down. (Big Eyed Fish) — Crushed by WAC. (corkscrew) — #20. (goalielax10) — #24. Beat two so-so teams, lost to two good teams. (idealtin) — #15. (LaxForNow) — Time to put all eggs in AQ basket. (Southwillrise) — Successive losses in last two outings ... BUT both to top 10 teams (WC and Denison), two teams on the rise. (zarching)

Roanoke: Finally get a W; is this the start of a run? It's happened before: everyone writes off the Maroons, and suddenly they are playing in late May. (Doxology) — #21. (goalielax10) — #20. (LaxForNow) — Handled Colorado College easily. (nevadajoe) — Even the win over Colorado College showed there is a lot of work to be done in Salem. (thatsmell) — Margin of loss to Denison (8 goals) disturbs me. But Denison seems the real deal. So despite 1 and 2 record, Noke stays in top 20 ... for now. Because their schedule doesn't relent. (zarching)

Connecticut College: #18. Solid start to the season. Really strong Endicott squad up next. (Big Eyed Fish) — #12. (D-III) — #24. (LaxForNow) — Close call against underrated Roger Williams, Another CCC team, Endicott up next. (Southwillrise) — Win against Roger Williams not impressive. (The Reason)

Stevens: #24. Really struggling thus far this year. Goaltending issues linger. (Big Eyed Fish) — The Pride always seem to give the Ducks problems, and it happened again. (Doxology)

Plattsburgh: #19. (goalielax10) — #17. Idle. Three games this upcoming week. They'll need to win all of them to stick around the top 20. (longstick33) — Great start to their season. (nevadajoe) — #25. (Richard)

Bowdoin: #24. (minkhoo) — #18. (Richard)

Union: Showed tremendous effort coming out in first game; will that translate to the future? (Doxology) — #20. Held tough vs. a a very good Cortland team. If they can keep up defensive effort and find some O, they will be a force. (idealtin) — #22. (LaxForNow) — Gave Cortland a scare. (Southwillrise)

St. Lawrence: #22. (idealtin) — #21. (Richard) — Easy win over Babson. (Southwillrise)

Eastern: #23. (idealtin) — #19. Nice start. Just got by Haverford. (longstick33) — #23. (minkhoo)

Trinity: Surprising loss to the Mules. (Doxology)

Widener: Go, Brendan. (zarching)



Other Teams Pollsters Considered (and comments, if any)

. Clarkson: #21. Still have yet to play. They've got Cortland on Tuesday. (Big Eyed Fish) — #23. (Richard)

. Amherst: #23. Absolutely dominating win over Bates. Could shock some people this year. (Big Eyed Fish)

. Stevens :

. Guilford: #25. (goalielax10)

. Middlebury: #25. (LaxForNow) — NR. (thatsmell) — Opener was loss to Tufts. Now, Tufts is very good ... but an 18 goal differential in the score? That knocks Midd out of my top 20! (zarching)

. Frostburg State: #25. (minkhoo)

. Albright:

. Plattsburg:


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