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2012 NCAA Lacrosse Rankings: Syracuse Drops To No. 8

The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team dropped to No. 8 in the country this week in the Nike Division I Top 20 Poll following an 11-7 loss on Saturday to No. 2 ranked Johns Hopkins University. Syracuse is 3-2 on the season, while Hopkins is 7-0.

Other New York schools in the rankins include Cornell (No. 3), Colgate (No. 13) and Hofstra (No. 19).

Syracuse has a pair of home games coming up. On Wednesday the Orange host Providence at the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. ET. On Sunday, they host Villanova at 2 p.m.

Here are the complete rankings:

  1. Virginia (478 points) 22 first-place votes
  2. Johns Hopkins (458 points) 2 first-place votes
  3. Cornell (418 points)
  4. University of Massachusetts (417)
  5. Loyola (376)
  6. Notre Dame (355)
  7. Maryland (335)
  8. Syracuse (305)
  9. Denver (282)
  10. Lehigh (266)
  11. Duke (240)
  12. Princeton (202)
  13. Colgate (176)
  14. North Carolina 175)
  15. Villanova (125)
  16. Fairfield (109)
  17. Penn State (99)
  18. Georgetown (75)
  19. Hofstra (58)
  20. Bucknell (35)
St. John's received votes, but fell short of the top 20.