NCAA Lacrosse Rankings 2012: Loyola's Loss To Johns Hopkins Drops Greyhounds Out Of Top Spot

Where do the other local teams stand after an exciting week of Lacrosse action?

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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings 2012: Loyola's Loss To Johns Hopkins Drops Greyhounds Out Of Top Spot

The Loyola Greyhounds stayed at the No. 1 ranking for two weeks until the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays defeated them on Saturday 10-9 in overtime. That loss dropped Loyola to No. 3 in the current /Nike/Inside Lacrosse NCAA Top 20 poll. Johns Hopkins went up three spots to No. 8 in this weeks rankings.

The Virginia Cavaliers and the Maryland Terrapins both stayed at No. 6 and No. 9 respectively. The Cavaliers defeated Pennsylvania on Friday, 10-8, while the Terrapins defeated Bellarmine of Louisville, Ky. on Saturday, 12-7. Both Georgetown and Navy also received votes in this weeks polls.

The new No. 1 in the rankings is the University of Massachusetts, who finished an undefeated regular season after defeating Delaware 17-6 on Friday. The only other team to receive first place votes was Notre Dame who sits right behind UMass at No. 2. Duke and North Carolina round out the top five at No. 4 and 5 respectively.

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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings 2012: Loyola Still On Top, Virginia And Maryland In Top 10

For the second week in a row, the Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds are the top-ranked team in the Division I NCAA Lacrosse rankings. Loyola and the University of Massachusetts stayed in the top and the second spots, a carryover from last week's poll.

The University of Virginia was at No. 6. They did not move down despite last week's loss. The University of Maryland dropped one spot to No. 9. The Terps lost to Duke, who climbed all the way to No. 3 after winning the ACC championship last week.

Johns Hopkins came in at No. 11. Those were the only local teams in the top 20 this week.

Notre Dame was ranked fourth this week. North Carolina has the fifth spot, between Maryland and the Fighting Irish. UNC was the ACC runner-up.

Two other area schools earned votes in this week's poll. Georgetown and Navy both drew some looks from voters.

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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings 2012: Loyola (Md.) New No. 1, Virginia Falls To No. 6, Maryland Rises To No. 8

There was a lot of movement in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Top 20 poll after previously topped ranked Virginia lost to No. 5 Duke 13-5 on Friday. The new team at the top of the poll is the Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds. Loyola's big victory of the week was a 12-9 win over No. 12 ranked Denver on Saturday. The Greyhounds will have their first key game as the top ranked team against the Hobart Statesmen of New York on Saturday.

Virginia dropped in their rankings to No. 6, their lowest ranking of the season. The Maryland Terrapins rose to No. 8 thanks to a 9-6 victory over No. 7 Johns Hopkins on Saturday.

Both Virginia and Maryland play on Friday. The Terrapins will play Duke and the Cavaliers will play the No. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels.

The only other local team that is earning votes in the lacrosse poll is Towson University.

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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings: Virginia Holds Onto No. 1 Ranking, Maryland Rises To No. 10

The Virginia Cavaliers held onto their No. 1 ranking in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse top 20 poll thanks to a 15-10 victory over now-No. 9 North Carolina on Saturday. The Cavaliers received 18 first place votes and look to have a firm grip on the top spot barring any other missteps. The Maryland Terrapins rose two spots to No. 10 in the rankings after a 13-6 win over Navy on April 6.

Both Johns Hopkins and Loyola (Md.) were ranked No. 3 and No. 4 respectively, staying where the two teams were ranked last week. The Blue Jays received one first place vote while the Greyhounds received three.

No other local teams made the top 20 this week. After losing to Massachusetts 14-3 on Saturday, the Towson Tigers dropped out of the top 20 but are still receiving votes for the poll. Navy is also still receiving votes in the top 20 poll even after the loss to Maryland.

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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings: Virginia Regains No. 1 Ranking, Maryland Drops To No. 12

After Johns Hopkins faltered against North Carolina on Saturday, 13-9, they dropped out of the top spot and fell to No. 3 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse top 20 poll. The Virginia Cavaliers who scored a 12-8 victory over the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday regained their spot at the top of the lacrosse rankings. Maryland dropped to No. 12 in the lacrosse rankings after their loss.

The Loyola Greyhounds climbed up a spot to No. 4, also receiving three first place votes in the process. The Greyhounds beat Ohio State, 8-7 on Saturday.

Other local teams in the top 20 include the Towson University Tigers breaking into the top 20 settling in at No. 19. The Tigers earned wins over Delaware and Hofstra to get into the top 20.

Other local teams receiving votes include Georgetown and Navy who fell out of the top 20 after losses during the week. University of Maryland Baltimore County also received votes in this week's poll.

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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings: Johns Hopkins Overtakes Virginia For No. 1; Maryland No. 9

Where do the other local teams stand after an exciting week of Lacrosse action.

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