Polls contain a list of teams, often ranked by coaches, and are listed based on the number of "votes" received (20 for first place if 20 teams are ranked, 19 for second, and so forth). Below are examples of college and high school polls for lacrosse.

The primary Men's Division I lacrosse poll is the USILA Coaches' Poll. The first column is the ranking, the second the team name (and its record as of the poll date), the third the number of poll votes (with first-place rankings in parenthesis), and the fourth the ranking in the previous week's poll (where "t" signifies a tie and NR means "not ranked").

Rank  Team                    Pts (1st)  Prev.
1 Syracuse (12-2) 137 (5) 1
2 Notre Dame (15-0) 132 2
3 Duke (13-3) 127 (2) 3
4 Princeton (12-2) 120 4t
5 Virginia (13-2) 114 4t
6 North Carolina (11-5) 100 7
7 Cornell (10-3) 99 6
8 Johns Hopkins (9-4) 80 8
9 UMBC (12-3) 78 11
10 Hofstra (11-3) 73 9
11 Brown (12-3) 70 10
12 Navy (11-4) 69 12
13 Maryland (9-6) 60 14
14 Loyola (9-5) 52 13
15 Massachusetts (9-5) 45 15
16 Penn State (9-5) 27 NR
17 Bucknell (9-7) 22 17
18 Harvard (8-5) 21 18
19 Villanova (11-5) 14 NR
20 Stony Brook (9-6) 12 20

Also receiving votes: Georgetown, Colgate

LaxPower conducts a high school national poll at the end of the season, where voters (almost exclusively head coaches scattered throughout the nation) rank teams. Results of the boys' 2009 poll are shown below.

 No  Team                         Record    Points   1st
1 Gilman 15-1 1078 29
2 West Islip 22-1 1066 13
3 Manhasset 20-1 965 1
4 St Mary's Annapolis 15-2 855
5 LaSalle College HS 21-4 824
6 St Anthony's 16-2 740
7 Canandaigua 22-2 707
8 Georgetown Prep 20-3 700
9 Summit 22-1 666
10 Deerfield 15-1 639 1
11 Lafayette 23-1 615
12 Calvert Hall 14-4 552
13 Conestoga 24-2 500
14 Orchard Park 21-2 484
15 Niskayuna 24-1 437
16 Yorktown 18-3 410
17 Salisbury School 13-1 383
18 Ridgefield 20-2 297
19 Delbarton 19-3 295
20 Saint Andrew's 24-0 252
21 Highland Park 18-1 198
22 Boys' Latin 14-4 192
23 Darien 18-5 182
24 Worthington Kilbourne 21-2 165
25 Corning East 18-2 140
26 Saint Ignatius Prep 21-1 122
27 Haverford School 16-8 93
28 Western Reserve Acad 19-4 90
29 Ithaca 18-3 87
30 West Genesee 20-2 65
31 Fairfield Prep 17-6 45
32 Brother Rice 20-3 38
33 Landon 18-4 37
34 South River 18-1 35
35 Ward Melville 16-4 34
36 Walpole 24-1 33
37 Duxbury 19-3 26
38 Coronado 21-2 24
39 Webster Thomas 18-2 23
40 Loyola-Blakefield 11-7 22
41 Arapahoe 16-3 20
42 Upper Arlington 18-3 19
43 Brewster Academy 14-1 18
44 St Joseph's Prep 16-2 17
45 St Anne's-Belfield 18-2 16
46 Chaminade 14-5 15
47 The Governor's Academy 15-1 14
48 Langley 21-1 12
49 Medfield 22-1 11
50 Fairport 16-3 9

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