The 4/19/2010 rankings are out and Maryland (8-2) remained at the #4 spot in one of them and flopped positions with #5 Duke (11-3) in the other after the Blue Devils dominated former #1 Virginia (11-1) AT UVA.
In the Nike Division 1 Top 20 Poll, Syracuse (10-1) garnered 12 first place votes to claim the top spot from the Cavaliers, who got 6 first place votes themselves. Right in the rear view mirror sat UNC, a recipient of 1 first place vote sporting an 11-1 record. Maryland kept its 4th place ranking, followed by the last ACC team, Duke.
Maryland will face off against UNC Friday night, after Duke and UVA dook it out in a rematch of Saturday's contest between the two.
As for the USILA Division 1 Coaches Poll, the Orange took 9 of the 13 votes, while the Wahoos grabbed 4 nods from the men on the sidelines. UNC is the unanimous #3 team and Duke took Maryland's place in the #4 spot, while the Terps dropped to #5 in the country.
Princeton (9-2), Loyola (8-2), Cornell (8-3), and Villanova (8-3) follow the top 5 teams in order on both polls. Rounding out the top 10 in Nike's Poll is Drexel University (9-3) and the Coaches think the 10th best team in the nation is Georgetown University (7-4).
We'll go with #5 in the country, since Duke is the hottest team in lacrosse at the moment. But still, the ACC dominates the polls with all 4 teams in the top #5 along with the defending national champions. Go Terps!