In the latest Maverik Men's Lacrosse Division 1 Media Poll, Michigan is ranked for the first time ever. Our boys come in ranked #20, after going 7-1 to open the season.
Michigan is coming off its first victory over a ranked opponent after they beat #10 Penn last Saturday. They were not ranked after last weekend, but they got some help as a few teams at the back of the Top 20 rankings fell out.
In an email to alumni last week Coach John Paul, said that despite the victory he was glad they weren't ranked because he wants the team to stay hungry. They'll have to defend their new ranking when they take on a feisty UMBC team that beat Stony Brook this weekend. That game is at the Big House on Saturday at 1PM.
It's been a topsy-turvy season in the college lacrosse world this year. Ohio State whomped #1 Denver yesterday opening the door for your new #1: Rutgers. I shit you not. The Scarlet Knights are 8-0 and beat Princeton last week and are on fire. All B1G teams are ranked now - Penn State is #3, Ohio State is #4, Maryland is #10 and Hopkins is #17. The rest of the season could be pretty wild. Schedule is gonna get hard as hell for Michigan. But who gives a damn - LET'S DO IT!! GO BLUE!!!