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NCAA Lacrosse Tourneys: ACC Atop Seeds

The NCAA has revealed the brackets for the 2014 Lacrosse Tournaments.  As noted earlier, the ACC has been dominating mens and womens lacrosse this season.  The seedings similarly reflect the ACC’s dominance.

On the mens side, Duke and Syracuse are seeded #1 and #2, respectively.  Notre Dame, Maryland, and Virginia are the #6 through #8 seeds.  North Carolina was not seeded.  Nevertheless, all six schools qualified for the tourney.

On the womens side, Maryland, Syracuse, and North Carolina are seeded #1, #2, and #3.  Virginia, Boston College, and Notre Dame are seeded #6 through #8.  Duke is also in the field, making it a total of six schools in the tourney.  The games begin on May 9, 2014.


ACC Lacrosse Update

The best conference in lacrosse, the Atlantic Coast Conference, continues to impress.  The latest top 20 for the men has all six schools ranked in the top 9.  The fourth place team in the ACC, Notre Dame, is ranked fifth overall after winning the ACC tournament.  Virginia, who was 1-4 in conference play, is ranked #8 overall.  There is simply no precedent for such top-to-bottom conference domination.

That being said, it is Loyolla and Denver that are atop the standings at #1 and #2.  and Johns Hopkins squeezes in between the ACC sextet at #6.  It was quite a coup for the Big 10 to land Johns Hopkins–the Confidential still bemoans the ACC’s failure to do so.  However, as lacrosse remains a non-revenue sport, there is only so much the conference could have or should have done in that regard.

There are few regular season games left for the ACC schools.  on Saturday, there are a trio of games, as Notre Dame hosts #19 Army, Maryland hosts Navy, and Syracuse hosts Colgate.  Duke travels to Boston on Sunday for its finale.

The women are similarly as impressive, with seven of the eight schools in the top 15.   Of course, with Maryland #1, Syracuse #2, North Carolina #4, and Boston College #5, an argument can be made that the women are doing even better than the men.

All in all, the ACC is simply dominant in lacrosse.  Let’s hope that the ACC can follow through on its dominant regular season by bringing home two trophies.

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