04/22/2013 11:34 AM ET
SNY college lacrosse power rankings
Fairfield scores huge upset of top-ranked Denver
By Eamon McAnaney
Farirfield's Sam Snow scored the game-winner in OT of the Stags upset win at Denver. (Keith Dalton)

1. Notre Dame (10-2): The Irish pulled away late from Villanova for a 13-9 win in front of sold out crowd at Arlotta Stadium. Summit resident John Scioscia provided a spark off the bench with 4 second-half goals and John Kemp made some critical saves on his way to 14 in the ballgame.

Up Next: No. 7 Syracuse, Saturday 6:30 p.m., Met Life Stadium

2. Maryland (9-2): Mike Chanenchuk scored an extra man goal to give the Terps an 8-7 lead over Yale with 13 seconds left but Niko Amato still had to make his 24th save of the game in the final seconds of regulation to avoid overtime. Channenchuk's game winner was his third of the game and Amato's 24 saves were the most by a Maryland goalie since Harry Alford made 25 against Georgetown in 2005.

Up next: Virginia, 5 p.m. Friday, ACC Tournament

3. Duke (11-4): Duke rolled Brian Brecht-less Rutgers 16-7 to extend the nation's longest winning streak to nine. Jordan Wolf scored 5 goals to make it 103 in his career. One can only wonder what the emotions were for Rutgers grad John Danowski as he returned to his alma mater during this tumultuous time in Piscataway.

Up next: No. 4 North Carolina, Friday 7:30 p.m., ACC Tournament

4. North Carolina (10-3): The Tar Heels did exactly what they were supposed to do in a tune-up for the ACC tournament by dominating High Point 20-8.  North Carolina has won seven in a row but now it deals with its kryptonite in a Duke program that has won 13 of 14 against the Heels under John Danowski.

Up next: No. 3 Duke, Friday 7:30 p.m., ACC Tournament

5. Denver (10-3): The No. 1 ranking did not stay in the Rockies very long as Fairfield went into the Mile High city and stunned the Pioneers in overtime 10-9. Give credit to Coach Andy Copelan and his Stag defense for shutting Denver out in the final 14 minutes of regulation and overtime.

Up next: Michigan, Saturday 2 p.m. ET

6. Cornell (11-2):Rob Pannell registered two goals and one assist to set the Ivy League record for points in a career, and the Big Red won the outright Ivy League title, securing home field for the  conference tournament, with a 13-7 victory at Brown.

Up next: No. 12 Princeton, Saturday 4 p.m., Met Life Stadium

7. Syracuse (10-3): Syracuse has developed a heavy case of onegoalitis as John Desko's club has played five straight one-goal games. On Tuesday the Orange were upended at home by Hobart as Syracuse could not stop Alex Love who led the Statesmen with six goals and an assist. On Saturday, the 'Cuse bounced back by holding off Georgetown, 9-8.

Up next: No. 1 Notre Dame, Saturday 6:30 p.m. ET, Met Life Stadium

8. Johns Hopkins (8-4): The Blue Jays attack had a field day against Navy as Brandon Benn, Wells Stanwick and John Kaestner combined for nine Goals and eight assists in the 15-4 win.

Up next: No. 9 Loyola, Saturday 2 p.m.

9. Loyola (10-3): The Greyhounds obviously noticed what Hobart did to Syracuse because they came off the bus in Geneva ready to play and scored the first six goals of the game to set the tone for the 19-11 win.

Up next: at No. 8 Johns Hopkins, Saturday 2 p.m.

10. Penn State (10-3): The Nittany Lions remained perfect in CAA play as Jack Forster had four goals and Austin Kaut made 12 saves in a 13-7 road win over Delaware.  Penn State has now won eight in a row.

Up next: at Hofstra, Saturday 7 p.m.

11. Albany 12. Princeton 13. Yale 14. Ohio State 15. Lehigh 16. Bucknell 17. Drexel 18. Penn

19. St. John's 20. Villanova

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