The Stevenson Mustangs finally broke through with a National Championship in 2013 and look poised to return to the top again in 2014. As such, Lacrosse Magazine’s Preseason Top 20 has Stevenson sitting at the top ahead of last year’s runner up RIT. Cortland, Salisbury and Dickinson round out the rest of the top five.
These rankings are the product of LM’s staffers and input from coaches. Some notes about the rankings:
- The 20 teams hail from 11 different conferences.
- The Empire 8 (3), Centennial (3), Old Dominion (3), Capital (2), Commonwealth (2), and NESCAC (2) are the multiple-team conferences.
- North Coast, CSAC, Commonwealth Coast, Liberty and SUNYAC are also represented.
- The rankings are split nearly right down the middle geographically, with the South represented by 11 teams versus nine from the North. Two of the top three teams are from the North.
Here is the full ranking from LaxMagazine.
- Washington College
- Western New England
- Washington & Lee
- St. Mary’s