03/11/2013 9:16 AM ET
Lacrosse Power Rankings: Hofstra in top 10
Maryland replaces Notre Dame; Cornell sits No. 2
By Eamon McAnaney / SNY.tv
Hofstra celebrates after holding off Notre Dame, 8-7, in South Bend, Ind., on Saturday. (Hofstra Athletics)

It was a great weekend of lacrosse highlighted by a pair of one-goal classics between ACC and Ivy League schools in Charlottesville, Va., and Chapel Hill, N.C. Three top-five teams were knocked off, so the poll has a different look this week with Hofstra being the big winner and Loyola taking a big drop.

1. Maryland (5-0): Maryland's balance and depth was on display Sunday as nine different Terps scored in a 13-7 win over Stony Brook. The defense was also impressive as Westbury, N.Y., resident Michael Ehrhardt had five groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Up next: at Villanova, Saturday

2. Cornell (5-0): Rob Pannell found Steve Mock on the crease, and Mock put it past Dan Marino with 13 seconds left as the Big Red knocked off Virginia in Charlottesville, 12-11. Cornell trailed 9-5 in the third quarter, but Pannell had a hand in five of the Big Red's seven finals goals to spur the comeback.

Up next: at Yale, Saturday

3. Notre Dame (3-1): Living on the edge finally caught up with the Irish as a late fourth-quarter rally came up short against Hofstra. Connor Doyle had a hat trick in the 8-7 defeat.

Up next: at Denver, Saturday

4. Denver (5-1): Eric Law had three goals and an assist as the Pioneers outlasted Ohio State, 10-9, to knock the Buckeyes from the ranks of the unbeaten. Goalies Ryan LaPlante and Jamie Faus combined to make 18 saves.

Up next: Notre Dame, Saturday

5. Princeton (4-1): The Tigers' offense was on fire against North Carolina, scoring 15 goals. Unfortunately for the Tigers, that wasn't enough as the Tar Heels put up 16. Mike McDonald had five goals and two assists, and Tom Schreiber was right behind him with four and two.

Up next: Manhattan, Tuesday

6. Johns Hopkins (5-1): The Blue Jays won two games last week, rolling Mount St. Mary's and UMBC. Wells Stanwick and Zach Palmer combined for 11 points against the Retrievers, but now the real test begins for the Hopkins attack as the strength of schedule improves drastically.

Up next: at Syracuse, Saturday

7. North Carolina (3-2): Chad Tutton scored the game-winner with three seconds left in regulation in a 16-15 track meet vs. Princeton. This was the kind of game that fans were hoping the new rules would produce as the two teams combined for 31 goals and 99 shots.

Up next: Duke, Wednesday

8. Syracuse (3-1): Jo Jo Marasco had a goal and four assists as the Orange were able to pull away from St. John's for a 13-11 victory. Syracuse won five of six faceoffs in the fourth quarter, and Chris Daddio was perfect in four draws in the final 15 minutes.

Up next: Johns Hopkins, Saturday

9. Pennsylvania (4-1): A trio of Quakers had hat tricks and Tim Schwalje had a goal and three assists as Penn knocked off Villanova, 13-9. After five games in 15 days, Penn gets to rest a bit before taking on Princeton in a top-10 showdown.

Up next: Princeton, Saturday

10. Hofstra (4-1): The Pride picked up a huge win by going into South Bend and knocking off No. 3 Notre Dame, 8-7. Seth Tierney's club scored four unanswered goals in the second half to build a lead and then held off a late Irish run for the victory. Hofstra is allowing just 6.6 goals a game so far this season.

Up next: at Delaware, Saturday

The rest: 11. Loyola, 12. UVA, 13. Ohio State, 14. Lehigh, 15. Drexel, 16. Penn State, 17. Yale, 18. Duke, 19. Bucknell, 20. Marist

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