PEARL Top 20 DI Men’s Lacrosse Rankings

The best time of the year is back, Lacrosse season. Which also means PEARL Top 20 DI Men’s Lacrosse rankings are here. As teams battle it out on the field, these weekly rankings provide a comprehensive snapshot of the top contenders, capturing everything from major upsets to close games.

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The PEARL game of the week is Johns Hopkins OT win on Sunday against Ohio state, with a final score of 11-10. Hopkins stays at the #3 seed in our week 10 of PEARL rankings. For the 4th week in a row, Notre Dame solidifies the #1 seed with their win over Cornell. Final score of the game was 18-17.

The largest change in rankings this week is for the Hoyas as they fall to #11 with their 10-8 loss to Denver

Final outcomes  from the past week:

  • Duke defeats Virginia, final score 18-12.
  • Penn State defeats Michigan, final score 14-8.
  • Army defeats Navy, final score 13-8.
  • Lafayette defeats Boston University with a close one, final score 11-10.
  • Penn defeats Harvard, final score 15-12.
  • Syracuse defeats North Carolina, final score 10-9.
  • Brown defeats Princetown, final score 13-12.
  • Lehigh defeats Colgate, final score 9-7.
  • Maryland defeats Rutgers, 11-6
  • Yale defeats Boston University, final score 18-16
  1. Notre Dame
  2. Duke
  3. Johns Hopkins
  4. Virginia
  5. Maryland
  6. Syracuse
  7. Denver
  8. Yale
  9. Cornell
  10. Penn State
  11. Georgetown
  12. Army
  13. Penn
  14. Towson
  15. Richmond
  16. Saint Josephs
  17. Princeton
  18. Harvard
  19. Delaware
  20. Boston University

The game of the week was definitely Cornells win over Syracuse in double OT, which was a high scoring game with the final being 17-18.

Johns Hopkins climbs the ladder to the #3 seed with an OT win over previously ranked #9 Penn State.

For the 3rd week in a row, Notre Dame secures the #1 seed in our PEARL rankings with a 15-12 win over the Blue Devils. Will the hot streak last? Will they take it all the way for a second year in a row?

Scores of top matchups this past week:

  • Rutgers defeats Michigan, 9-7 in a Big 10 matchup
  • Georgetown defeats Marquette, 11-8
  • Maryland slides by win a win over Ohio State, 8-7
  • Virginia defeats UNC, 14-6
  • Yale defeats Penn 12-9 in an Ivy League matchup
  • Colgate with an upset over Army, final score was 14-11
  • Denver defeats Saint Johns, final score18-8
  • Princeton defeats Lehigh, 12-10
  1. Notre Dame
  2. Virginia
  3. Johns Hopkins
  4. Duke
  5. Maryland
  6. Georgetown
  7. Syracse
  8. Cornell
  9. Yale
  10. Denver
  11. Penn State
  12. Army
  13. Princeton
  14. Penn
  15. Boston University
  16. Harvard
  17. Colgate
  18. Towson
  19. Richmond
  20. Saint Josephs

The Notre Dame has clenched the #1 seed for the second week in a row while Penn beat Cornell in a double OT nail biter, final score was 11-10.

The Ohio State Buckeyes took over their Big 10 matchup against previously ranked #19 Rutgers with a 14-8 win.

  • Duke defeats Boston University, 11-10
  • Notre Dame defeats Syracuse, 14-12
  • Navy defeats Colgate, 10-9
  • Army defeats North Carolina with a close one, 13-12

Big 10 results:

  • Ohio State defeats Rutgers, 14-8
  • Johns Hopkins defeats Michigan, 15-11
  • Maryland defeats Penn State, 13-11

Notable games:

  • Utah defeats Jacksonville with a 16-14 win, Denver defeats Villanova 9-6,
  1. Notre Dame
  2. Virginia
  3. Duke
  4. Syracuse
  5. Army
  6. Johns Hopkins
  7. Maryland
  8. Georgetown
  9. Penn State
  10. Denver
  11. Yale
  12. Penn
  13. Cornell
  14. Princeton
  15. Michigan
  16. Boston University
  17. Harvard
  18. Towson
  19. Richmond
  20. North Carolina

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have fought their way back to the #1 seed, and Quinnipiac has made their first top 20 debut as the only undefeated DI team for week 7 of our PEARL rankings,

A great week of lacrosse across the board, with Syracuse making a statement with their 10-4 victory over Duke, and the Big 10 starting their conference play.

  • Boston University takes down previously ranked Army, 14-9
  • Georgetown defeats Richmond 14-8
  • High Point with a great program win over UNC, 12-11
  • Michigan takes down highly ranked Maryland, 12-11
  • Cornell defeats Yale 18-15
  • Duke defeats Denver, 11-7

Big 10 results:

  • Penn State defeats Ohio State, 12-9
  • Johns Hopkins defeats Rutgers 13-8

Notable games:

  • Princetown beat Harvard in a 14-11 win, Monmouth defeats Stony Brook, 11-6, and Jacksonville takes with win over Mercer 8-7.
  1. Notre Dame
  2. Virginia
  3. Syracuse
  4. Penn State
  5. Duke
  6. Army
  7. Cornell
  8. Johns Hopkins
  9. Georgetown
  10. Denver
  11. Yale
  12. Maryland
  13. Princetone
  14. Michigan
  15. Penn
  16. Harvard
  17. Boston University
  18. Colgate
  19. Rutgers
  20. Quinnipiac

Army defends their #1 ranking for the second week in a row, Harvard falls in the ranking with their loss to Yale, and Hopkins falls to #11 with their loss to unranked Navy.

  • Navy takes down #7 ranked Johns Hopkins in OT, final score 10-9
  • Yale defeats Harvard 17-15
  • Duke made a statement with their 12-3 win over previously ranked #17 Richmond
  • Cornell defeats Princeton in a close victory, 15-14

Notable games:

Virginia defeats Maryland 14-10, Notre Dame with a 10 goal win over Michigan 19-9, Syracuse defeats Delaware 14-6

  1. Army
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Virginia
  4. Duke
  5. Penn State
  6. Syracuse
  7. Maryland
  8. Yale
  9. Denver
  10. Georgetown
  11. Johns Hopkins
  12. Cornell
  13. Penn
  14. Princeton
  15. North Carolina
  16. Harvard
  17. Richmond
  18. Rutgers
  19. Michigan
  20. Colgate

A big week for #PEARLProgam Army, as they are ranked #1 for the first time in program history. We also had another week with a #1 upset as Yale takes down Denver 15-13

  • Hopkins defeats Syracuse 14-13
  • Penn State demolishes Cornell with a 20-9 victory.
  • Harvard defeats Michigan 13-11
  • Princetown defeats Rutgers 14-8
  • Yale defeats Denver

Notable games:

Duke defeats Loyola 16-10, Virginia defeats Towson 19-15, and Notre Dames slides by with a win over Ohio State, 13-10

  1. Army
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Virginia
  4. Duke
  5. Maryland
  6. Syracuse
  7. Johns Hopkins
  8. Denver
  9. Penn State
  10. Yale
  11. Georgetown
  12. Harvard
  13. Princeton
  14. Penn
  15. Cornell
  16. North Carolina
  17. Richmond
  18. Michigan
  19. Rutgers
  20. Delaware

A crazy week of games and upsets:

  • The comeback of the year…Penn State comes back from a 7 goal deficit to win in OT against Yale
  • Army takes down Syracuse in a 14-13 OT victory
  • Penn upsets Duke 14-12.
  • Johns Hopkins beats Virginia on the road 16-14
  • Notre Dame with a big win over Maryland, 14-9

Denver now takes over as the new #1 seed for our week 4 of PEARL rankings

Notable games:

  • Michigan defeats Delaware 13-8
  • Princeton defeats UNC 15-9
  • Navy defeats Boston University 16-9
  • Duke with a major take down over Princeton, 17-8
  • UNC defeats Penn 13-9
  • Loyola defeats rival, Towson, in an 11-10 OT win
  1. Denver
  2. Johns Hopkins
  3. Army
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Virginia
  6. Duke
  7. Maryland
  8. Cornell
  9. Syracuse
  10. Georgetown
  11. Penn State
  12. Yale
  13. Michigan
  14. Penn
  15. Princeton
  16. Rutgers
  17. Richmond
  18. North Carolina
  19. Harvard
  20. UMass

Huge upset this week as Georgetown takes down the #1 ranked, Notre Dame in OT for a 11-10 victory. Georgetown moves up to the 11th seed while Duke takes on the #1 seed in our week 3 of PEARL rankings.

Notable games:

  • Denver defeats Cornell 17-16 in a dramatic take down
  • Johns Hopkins defeats UNC 9-13
  • Villanova  defeats Colgate 15-9
  • Maryland defeats Princeton 13-7
  • Penn defeats deleware 11-10
  1. Duke
  2. Virginia
  3. Maryland
  4. Denver
  5. Army
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Syracuse
  8. Johns Hopkins
  9. Cornell
  10. Yale
  11. Georgetown
  12. Penn State
  13. Michigan
  14. Richmond
  15. Princeton
  16. Rutgers
  17. Penn
  18. North Carolina
  19. Delaware
  20. Harvard

Week 2 of our PEARL rankings and we have Ohio State, Georgetown, and Colgate making an appearance in the top 20.

  1. Notre Dame
  2. Duke
  3. Virginia
  4. Maryland
  5. Denver
  6. Syracuse
  7. Army
  8. Cornell
  9. Johns Hopkins
  10. Yale
  11. Princeton
  12. Penn State
  13. Michigan
  14. Delaware
  15. North Carolina
  16. Richmond
  17. Rutgers
  18. Ohio State
  19. Georgetown
  20. Colgate

Starting off the year strong with our first PEARL Top 20 DI Men’s Lacrosse Rankings. Reigning 2023 national champions, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish, take on the number one seed. Will they take it home again this year? Or will we see a new underdog come into the mix?

  1. Notre Dame
  2. Duke
  3. Virginia
  4. Maryland
  5. Syracuse
  6. Denver
  7. Army
  8. Cornell
  9. Johns Hopkins
  10. Yale
  11. Rutgers
  12. Princeton
  13. Penn State
  14. Michigan
  15. Boston University
  16. Delaware
  17. North Carolina
  18. Richmond
  19. Penn
  20. Loyola

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