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USILA Preseason D1 poll: Penn State is No. 2, Penn No. 6

Wednesday, 29th January 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Rankings  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/29/20
From Press Release

The first official United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) 2020 Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday and Penn State was picked second as it gets set to open the season this weekend.

The Nittany Lions received four of a possible 18 first-place votes. Defending national champion Virginia sits atop the poll after picking up 12 first-place votes, while last year’s runner-up Yale ranks third while garnering two first-place votes.

Penn State, which won the Big Ten regular season and Tournament titles last season before advancing to the NCAA Semifinals, opens the 2020 season at home against Lafayette on Saturday at noon.

Four Big Ten teams appear in the first Coaches Poll as Maryland is No. 4, Johns Hopkins is No. 11 and Ohio State is No. 12. Rutgers and Michigan each received votes.

2020 USILA PRESEASON Division I COACHES POLL

  1. Virginia 1 17-3 311 (12) NA
    2. Penn State 2 16-2 299 (4) NA
    3. Yale 3 15-4 290 (2) NA
    4. Maryland 4 12-5 254 NA
    5. Duke 5 13-5 251 NA
    6. Penn 6 12-4 224 NA
    7. Notre Dame 7 9 – 7 216 NA
    8. Syracuse 8 9-5 208 NA
    9. Denver 9 10-5 167 NA
    10. North Carolina 10 8-7 161 NA
    11. Johns Hopkins 11 8-8 149 NA
    12. Ohio State 12 8-4 148 NA
    13. Cornell 13 10-5 139 NA
    14. Loyola Maryland 14 12-5 121 NA
    15. Army West Point 15 13-5 96 NA
    16. Georgetown 16 13-5 62 NA
    17. Towson 17 11-5 53 NA
    18. Villanova 18 8-7 44 NA
    19. Massachusetts 19 10-5 34 NA
    20, Lehigh 20 9-8 25 NA
    Also receiving votes: Rutgers (24), Princeton (13), Richmond (13), Robert Morris (7), Navy (6), Albany (NY) (6), Bucknell (4), Michigan (2).

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