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2020 polls

Post by econalum » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:58 pm

This topic is for posting and reacting to the varying polls for D1 lacrosse.

Enclosed is the Inside Lacrosse Media poll pres-season.

UMass is ranked 18th of 20. Only other CAA team in top 20 is Towson at 17, Hofstra is in also got votes.

https://www.insidelacrosse.com/league/DI/polls
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Post by 78 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:10 pm

Not a national poll, but UMass is picked to win the CAA, just edging out Towson.
https://umassathletics.com/news/2020/1/ ... -team.aspx
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Post by m626t » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:14 pm

That is a goal that can be reached. Gonna need some more scoring and improved defense. Captain Obvious, out!
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Re: 2020 polls

Post by KahunaK » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:27 pm

Who replaces Scanone is critical. Losing a first-team AA is tough. Good luck to the Gorillas!

Just a random thought. UMASS has had some pretty good goalies- Scanone, LoCascio, Doc.

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Post by 69MG » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:52 pm

Let's not forget the face-off specialist. We lost a good one and that's a key position. Can't score if you don't have the ball.

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Post by Old Cage » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:46 am

^ We have a transfer FOGO from Stony Brook who was above .500 as a soph last year. No idea if he will be our starter.
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Re: 2020 polls

Post by KahunaK » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:34 pm

69MG wrote: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:52 pm Let's not forget the face-off specialist. We lost a good one and that's a key position. Can't score if you don't have the ball.

You are right- nothing worse than losing 4-5 FOs in a row. The other team controls the game when that happens. I remember a game against JHU (perhaps a playoff game) when their FOGO seemed to win every face-off and scored some. Deflating to watch.

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Post by econalum » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:00 am

Not a surprise but both CAA Top 20 teams off the Media Poll, both UMass and Towson garnering some votes. No CAA team listed in the Top 20. Army now #14.

https://www.insidelacrosse.com/league/DI/polls

Next up is UMass visiting #10 Ohio State, which is 2-0 so far, beating Detroit Mercy and BU.
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Post by MassMan06 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:25 am

Back to #19.

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Re: 2020 polls

Post by econalum » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:58 pm

UMASS rises to Number 12. No other CAA team in top 20. ACC, Ivies, Big East dominate.

https://www.insidelacrosse.com/league/DI/polls
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