It’s been two weeks since the last Consensus Rankings and quite a lot has changed. Gonzaga (D.C.), Manhasset (N.Y.) and Smithtown West (N.Y.) all jump into the Top 30 after not being ranked previously.
The Purple Eagles of Gonzaga made the largest leap and are now the No. 9 team in the nation. Yorktown (N.Y.) also made a big jump this week - going from No. 29 to 12.
My Take: My biggest takeaway after the early part of the season is how different the ranking landscape is this season. Last year, I used five different polls to calculate the Consensus Rankings. In 2018, there are only two major rankings being released. USA Today appears to have given up on lacrosse and TopLaxRecruits.com has not released a ranking since their final 2017 ranking. Obviously, Ty Xanders heading back to Inside Lacrosse also eliminated another ranking.
Overall, there seems to be more agreement between Inside Lacrosse and US Lacrosse (full disclosure: I put together the Mid-Atlantic Top 10 for US Lacrosse each week). Last year there were as many as 47 teams appearing in the Consensus Rankings. So far this season there are around 30.
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.
|20||St. Sebastian's School||MA||14||30|
|24||Cold Spring Harbor||NY||6||17|
|25||Avon Old Farms||CT||6||13|
|30||Seton Hall Prep||NJ||1||32|
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