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First IWLCA Rankings: Penn is third in D1 and West Chester 6th in D2

Tuesday, 9th February 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Rankings  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/9/10
From Press Releases

The Northwestern Wildcats, the five-time reigning national champions, sit in the top spot of the IWLCA poll to open the 2010 season. The ‘Cats took all 20 first-place votes in the preseason poll and lead a contingent of four teams from the American Lacrosse Conference in the rankings.

Pennsylvania (354 points), which has made it to the Final Four each of the past three seasons, stands third, behind Maryland (376 points).

IWLCA Division I Preseason Poll

Record Votes (1st pl)

1. Northwestern 1-0 400 (20)

2. Maryland 0-0 376

3. Penn 0-0 354

4. N. Carolina 0-0 345

5. Duke 0-0 313

6. Syracuse 0-0 286

7. Georgetown 0-0 280

8. Notre Dame 0-0 247

9. Princeton 0-0 240

10. Virginia 0-0 239

11. Vanderbilt 0-0 184

12. Boston U. 0-0 178

13. Stanford 0-0 153

14. Loyola 0-0 134

15. Dartmouth 0-0 112

16. Ohio State 0-0 79

17. Towson 0-0 68

18. Penn State 0-0 62

19. Cornell 0-0 38

20. Wm. & Mary 0-0 31

Also receiving votes: Boston College, Denver, Fairfield, Harvard, New Hampshire

Division II

Defending champion Adelphi opens the 2010 season on top of the poll, taking all 10 first-place votes in the opening rankings of the season. Last year’s runner-up, Lock Haven, is tied C.W. Post. West Chester is No. 6.


IWLCA Division II Preseason Poll

Record Votes (1st pl)

1. Adelphi 0-0 100 (10)

2t. CW Post 0-0 82

2t. L. Haven 0-0 82

4t. Limestone 0-0 57

4t. Mercyhurst 0-0 57

6. West Chester 0-0 41

7. Dowling 0-0 40

8. New Haven 0-0 33

9. Stonehill 0-0 25

10. Gannon 0-0 21

Also receiving votes: Rollins

Division III

The Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall, the 2009 NCAA Champions, open the 2010 season where they ended the last – on top of the polls. The Dips took 15 of the 20 first-place votes to nip 2009 runner-up Salisbury for the top spot in the rankings. The Sea Gulls, who earned three first-place votes, come in at second, while F&M’s conference rival, Gettysburg, received two top votes and starts off in third in the poll.

IWLCA Division III Preseason Poll

Record Votes (1st pl)

1. Fr. & Marshall 0-0 395 (15)

2. Salisbury 0-0 375 (3)

3. Gettysburg 0-0 351 (2)

4. Hamilton 0-0 328

5. TCNJ 0-0 298

6. Middlebury 0-0 284

7. Tufts 0-0 253

8. Catholic 0-0 252

9. Union 0-0 251

10. Colby 0-0 245

11. Babson 0-0 176

12. Williams 0-0 167

13. Cortland 0-0 149

14. Wm Smith 0-0 138

15. Trinity (CT) 0-0 113

16. Stevens 0-0 104

17. Roanoke 0-0 66

18. St. John Fisher0-0 63

19. Wash. & Lee 0-0 48

20. Buffalo State 0-0 43

Also receiving votes: Amherst, Bowdoin, Elizabethtown, Mary Washington

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