One of the more interesting items I noticed while compiling this week’s rankings is that Darien (Conn.) got jumped in almost every poll and superseded by Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) this week, but with US Lacrosse not ranking Hill, the Blue Wave holds on as the No. 3 team in the Week 5 Consensus Rankings.
I note the Darien jump because they were a Top 3 program by many outlets to start the year. From my years of doing rankings, teams are usually placed in a position to move up if the team in front of them loses. So, in this case, if McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) lost, Darien takes their turn in the top spot. Looking over the teams that vaulted over Darien this week, from my perspective, it looks like Landon was underestimated to start the year.
Also notable this week, Hill Academy is the unanimous No. 1 in every poll that considers them. Only the US Lacrosse poll keeps the Pride out of the overall No. 1 spot, but the are the No. 1 prep school in North America. Also, McDonogh was voted as the No. 5 team in the nation by every poll, which is ironic considered they were never the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation. Looks like everyone agrees they are a Top 5 program.
What is this? LaxRecords.com takes each of the five major high school boys’ lacrosse rankings and assigns a point value based on where each team is ranked. This provides a consensus on which teams are considered the best in the nation.
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[restab title=”Preseason”]Team Rankings: US Lacrosse | Inside Lacrosse | USA Today | TopLaxRecruits.com
|2||Culver Academy (Ind.)||83|
|4||Hill Academy (Canada)||73|
|5||Boys' Latin (Md.)||68|
|7||Calvert Hall (Md.)||63|
|13||St. Anthony's (N.Y.)||49|
|14||Brunswick School (Md.)||47|
|15||IMG National (Fla.)||47|
|16||Malvern Prep (Pa.)||47|
|17||Smithtown East (N.Y.)||29|
|18||Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)||29|
|19||Avon Old Farms (Conn.)||28|
|20||Ward Melville (N.Y.)||27|
|21||New Canaan (Conn.)||27|
|22||Haverford School (Pa.)||26|
|25||St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)||15|
|27||St. Paul's (Md.)||12|
|31||St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)||9|
|33||LaSalle College (Pa.)||4|
|34||Dallas Jesuit (Texas)||3|
[restab title=”Week 5″ active=”active”]Team Rankings: US Lacrosse | IL | USA Today | TopLaxRecruits | RecruitingRundown
|14||Cold Spring Harbor||NY||55||15|
|16||Avon Old Farms||CT||52||16|
|25||St. Ignatius Prep||CA||15||28|