Last week was quiet and not too much surprised me with the moves, but this week’s there’s some major movement. A quick note for this week is that two of the usual rankings were not released, so the point total is different this week and could have impacted some of the moves. Which could, in turn, lead to major movement next week if all polls are released again.
On to the good stuff. The battle for No. 1 appears over after Landon (Bethesda, Md.) won the IAC and finished 21-0 this season. Darien (Conn.) is getting one first-place position, but it’s highly unlikely enough polls would switch their No. 1 team once the team has finished its season.
IMG National (Bradenton, Fla.) made a big jump to No. 9 from 12 this week after not having played a game since April 22. The Ascenders will take part in the Geico High School Lacrosse Nationals over Memorial Day weekend, and could face Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) in the finals (should both teams advance). It would be a rematch of their first game of the year, an 11-10 loss to The Pride. It is interesting to see IMG ahead of Hill Academy at this point, considering Hill does hold the head-to-head advantage.
Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.) makes a big jump back into the Top 25 after winning the Inter-Ac title for the third consecutive year last week. The Fords moved from No. 32 up to No. 21 this week.
Deerfield (Mass.) made a 10-spot jump up to No. 17 this week after beating Avon Old Farms (Conn.) last week.
What is this? LaxRecords.com takes 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.
Week 11 Consensus RankingsTeam Rankings: US Lacrosse | Inside Lacrosse | USA Today | TopLaxRecruits.com
|4||Cold Spring Harbor||NY||61||4|
|12||St. Ignatius Prep||CA||41||10|
|24||Avon Old Farms||CT||14||15|