Mar. 31, 1997

Fourth Weekly Brine Poll Released

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--The Brine Poll Committee has released the fourth week's rankings for the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse field for 1997. Rankings will be released weekly on Monday afternoons.

The March 31, 1997 Brine Poll is as follows (current records and last week's rankings in parentheses)

    1. Maryland             (8-0, 1)
    2. Loyola               (5-0, 3)
    3. Virginia             (6-2, 2)
    4. James Madison        (7-1, 4)
    5. North Carolina       (8-1, 13)
    6. William & Mary       (3-2, 5)
    7. Temple               (5-1, 7)
    8. Yale                 (5-0, 10)
    9. Dartmouth            (4-0, 11)
    10. Penn State          (3-4, 6)
    11. Brown               (3-2, 15)
    12. Princeton           (2-4, 8)
    13. Pennsylvania        (2-2, nr)
    14. Old Dominion        (3-5, 9)
    15. Harvard             (3-2, 14)

North Carolina's upset of then second-ranked Virginia moved the Tar Heels to the fifth position, their highest ranking in history. Pennsylvania's upset of Harvard moved the Quakers into the polls for the first time this season.

Games this week include Harvard hosting Yale on Wednesday, April 2 and James Madison hosting William & Mary in a CAA matchup the same day. This weekend Temple hosts Virginia and William and Mary hosts North Carolina in two important non-conference matches.

This poll and other information about the NCAA women's lacrosse season is accessible through the fax-on-demand system. Call (910) 854-5859; document number is 82966. The weekly schedule for games is document 82964; results of the previous week is 82965. A full listing of available documents for the lacrosse field can be found on document 82969.