04/30/2012 11:40 AM ET
Lax power rankings: Loyola perfect no more
UMass still unbeaten but will likely not get No. 1 seed
By Eamon McAnaney / SNY.tv
Rob Guida, a Chatham, N.J., native had a hat trick including the game-winner in overtime as John Hopkins knocked off No. 1 Loyola, 10-9. (Johns Hopkins Athletics)

Loyola's perfect run to start the season came to an end Saturday with a heartbreaking OT loss to Johns Hopkins. That leaves UMass as the only undefeated team in Division I, but, thanks to a weak schedule the Minutemen will need things to break their way to wrap up the No. 1 in the national tournament. Teams on the bubble will be rooting hard for Loyola, Notre Dame and Princeton to hold serve in their conference tournaments.

1. UMass (13-0): The Minutemen capped off a perfect regular season by rolling Delaware 17-6. Massapequa, N.Y., resident Will Manny added to his first team All-America resume with six goals and two assists. Up next: Towson CAA Semis Wednesday

2. Notre Dame (11-1): After playing catchup the previous two weeks, Notre Dame had to hold on for dear life and an 8-6 win over Syracuse. Glen Ridge, N.J., native Ryan Foley provided a huge goal with less than one second remaining in the third quarter to create enough space for the Domers' first victory against the Orange in program history. Up next: St. John's in the Big East semis Thursday

3. Loyola (12-1): The Greyhounds rallied valiantly from a 9-5 fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, but Eric Lusby hit the post instead of the back of the net, and Hopkins took advantage to win it. How much will Loyola have in the tank as it travels to Denver for the ECAC tournament? Up next: No. 13 Denver in the ECAC semis Wednesday

4. Lehigh (14-2): The Mountain Hawks had the offense in high gear as they scored 29 goals in two games to win the Patriot League tournament. Long Island product Dante Fantoni was named tournament MVP after producing five goals and four assists in the two games.

Up next: NCAA tournament

5. Duke (13-4): The Blue Devils had their 10-game winning streak snapped on Friday on the road against Denver, 15-9. John Danowski's curious decision to start his scout team won't make him popular with bubble teams, but it was not the reason for the loss. Duke was within one goal at half and two in the fourth quarter.

Up next: NCAA tournament

6. Virginia (11-3): Opposing defenses have decided that if Steele Stanwick is going to beat them, he will have to do it by himself. That was just fine with the Tewaaraton Trophy winner on Friday night as he scored a career-high six goals in a much-closer-than-anticipated 10-8 victory over Pennsylvania.

Up next: NCAA tournament

7. North Carolina (10-5): Idle

Up next: Michigan on Saturday

8. Maryland (9-4): Maryland put up 12 goals each in two wins this week over Mt. St Mary's and Bellarmine. Just like last year, the Terps now need a win over Colgate to secure a first-round home game.

Up next: at No. 12 Colgate on Saturday

9. Johns Hopkins (10-3): After looking slow against Navy, the Blue Jays came out flying high against Loyola and opened up a 5-0 lead. It almost turned into a disaster as the Greyhounds forced overtime, but Chatham resident Rob Guida delivered the game winner with just 2.3 seconds left in the overtime period. Up next: Army on Saturday

10 Princeton (10-3): Alex Capretta scored a career-high five goals and Fieldston grad Forrest Sonnenfeldt chipped in with two as the Tigers took care of Cornell 14-9, to win the regular-season Ivy League title. Tyler Fiorito may have made the save of the year in robbing Steve Mock in the 4th quarter.

Up next: Brown in the Ivy League semis on Friday

The rest: 11. Penn State, 12. Colgate, 13. Denver, 14. Cornell, 15. Fairfield, 16. Ohio State, 17. Syracuse, 18. Yale 19. Drexel, 20. Bucknell

Eamon McAnaney is an on-air host for SNY and a contributor to SNY.tv. Follow him on Twitter @EamonMcAnaney.
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