The first full week of Division III lacrosse is in the books and the warts of preseason polls are beginning to show themselves. Gone are teams like Western New England, Middlebury, Stevens and Roanoke—all good teams off to slow starts—while teams like Springfield College and Endicott have shot towards the top 10. The top end has stayed true, but the rest of the poll has proven to be an inexact science.
The biggest winner of the week was definitely Springfield, vaulting from unranked to No. 10 in the span of just a week. Wins over Nazareth and Stevens highlight the Pride’s 3-0 start which will be tested by the aforementioned Western New England Golden Bears this coming Saturday.
Also making their debuts here in Week 2’s poll are Montclair State (17), York (18), and Mary Washington (10). The CAC is now represented by four teams, the most of any one conference.
|13t||St. Mary’s (MD)||112||0|
Receiving votes: Washington & Lee, Ohio Wesleyan, St. Lawrence, Roanoke, Western New England, Bowdoin, Plattsburgh, Conn College, Union, Wittenberg, Amherst, Clarkson, Albion, Frostburg, Eastern, RPI, Colby, Middlebury