Easter weekend yielded the annual matchup between Salisbury and Stevenson with the teams entering play among the top three in the land. The Seagulls emerged victorious, 11-9, and with the win leapt them past the Mustangs into the No. 2 spot in this week’s USILA Coaches Poll.
Stevenson now finds itself the No. 3 team in the country behind the two teams that have felled it in 2014: RIT and Salisbury. The Mustangs are still a favorite to return to championship weekend, but having now fell twice to elite teams it makes you wonder if they’re a threat to repeat.
Behind the big three are the usual suspects: Dension, Cabrini, Washington Colege, Tufts and Cortland. The top eight teams have been fairly constant from end to end this year, making things very interesting for the seeding committee in a few weeks. Union and Lynchburg round out the rest of the top 10.
Springfield fell to Amherst and fell three spots to No. 16, making for the largest drop in this week’s poll. Franklin and Marshall is the only new team, coming in at No. 19 while Gettysburg is the only team to fall out after dropping a 13-8 decision to Washington.
Tufts still reigns supreme at No. 7.
|19||Franklin & Marshall||41||0|
|20||Washington & Lee||24||0|
Receiving votes: Roanoke, Ohio Wesleyan, Saint Lawrence, RPI, Middlebury, Bowdoin, Gettysburg, Conn College, Western New England, Sewanee, Dickinson, Aurora.