Lacrosse Bracketology- The Road to Philadelphia
It doesn’t quite have the same following as the basketball tournament, but for diehards of lacrosse, this is just as important. Here is the bracket from Inside Lacrosse: http://insidelacrosse.com/sites/default/files/2013_DI_Bracket.pdf.
Five future or current ACC teams made the 16 team tournament with future members Syracuse and Notre Dame # 1 and # 2 respectively. Syracues has had an outstanding week and a half with two defeats of former # 1 Notre Dame and then avenged an earlier loss to Villanova to win the Big East title in their last year in the conference.
The big news was Johns Hopkins missing the tournament for the first time in ages. The ESPNU hosts noted that there are several teams that can win this tournament. Although the Orange are hot, it is not a typical dominating Orange team and the tournament is literally up for grabs. Syracuse opens with 8-10 Bryant who happens to dominate at the x, which has been a Syracuse weak spot most of the season. Notre Dame should not have a problem with Detroit, but the other games involving ACC teams should all be great games. ESPNU or ESPN2 will cover all the games. The higher seed is hosting the first round games with the Quarterfinals at either Maryland or Indianapolis the week of the following weekend. The Final Four is in Philadelphia Memorial Day weekend. Having almost 1/3 of the teams in the tournament bodes well for the future of ACC lacrosse.