April 27, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The IWLCA Poll Committee has released the eighth weeks rankings for the NCAA Division I lacrosse field for 1998. Rankings will be released weekly on Monday afternoons. The University of Virginia Cavaliers remained at the top of the polls following their two wins this week. The Cavaliers garnered all nine first place votes for the second week in a row. The IWLCA Division I Poll for April 27, 1998 is as follows (with current records, poll points, first place votes, and last week's position)
1. Virginia 14-2 180 (9) 1 2. North Carolina 13-2 171 2 3. Maryland 13-3 161 3 4. Loyola 12-1 154 4 5. Dartmouth 10-1 135 8 6. James Madison 10-7 129 5 7. Princeton 10-3 124 6 8. William & Mary 8-7 120 7 9. Georgetown 9-5 116 10 10. Duke 10-5 98 11 11. Temple 12-4 92 9 12. Delaware 12-4 82 14 13. Penn State 7-8 70 12 14. Yale 12-3 59 13 15. Rutgers 11-4 54 15Also receiving votes: George Mason, Syracuse, Towson, Massachusetts, Colgate
Dartmouths overtime victory over Princeton vaulted the Big Green to the top five for the first time this season. Delawares victory over Penn State moved them into the top-12 for the first time this season as well. The final week of the season still promises some great top-15 action. Top-ranked Virginia travels to 4 Loyola on Tuesday and new 5 Dartmouth hosts 10 Duke as well. Third-ranked Maryland travels to 7 Princeton on Wednesday while 14 Yale and 15 Rutgers tangle that day as well. On Thursday, the Big Green host their second consecutive ACC opponent in 2 North Carolina while 9 Georgetown and 11 Temple meet in our nations capital for a contest. On Selection Sunday, 3 Maryland and 4 Loyola will meet in Baltimore and the America East finals will take place down the road at Towson.
This poll is accessible through the fax-on-demand system. Call (336) 854-5859; document number is 82966. The weekly schedule for games is document 82964; results of the previous week is 82965. you can also access the poll on the hotline, which is (804) 923-0631 or on the internet, which is http://athletic.virginia.edu/wlaxinfo1.
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