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Final Conference Comparison: Ryan’s Rundown Week 11

We’re almost there! This past weekend has everyone’s season winding down, setting up our final week of any non-conference games and the last chance for teams to justify a spot in their respective conference tournament as applicable. Things are definitely tense around the country, so let’s take a look at what happened:

Scoreboard


Tuesday

Loyola 7 v Georgetown 14 (Patriot v Big East)

Binghamton 18 v NJIT 8 (America East v America East)

Wednesday

Holy Cross 15 v UMass-Lowell 14 (Patriot v America East)

Thursday

North Carolina 5 v Notre Dame 12 (ACC v ACC)

Friday

Albany 16 v NJIT 6 (America East v America East)

Lafayette 16 v Bucknell 19 (Patriot v Patriot)

Manhattan 11 v Monmouth 4 (MAAC v MAAC)

Saturday

St. John’s 6 v Georgetown 23 (Big East v Big East)

Air Force 10 v Robert Morris 11 (ASUN v ASUN)

Utah 12 v Bellarmine 11 (ASUN v ASUN)

Bryant 14 v Mount St Marys 7 (NEC v NEC)

Penn 16 v Dartmouth 12 (Ivy v Ivy)

Delaware 16 v Drexel 15 (CAA v CAA)

Denver 16 v Providence 3 (Big East v Big East)

Cleveland State 12 v Detroit Mercy 13 (ASUN v ASUN)

Hampton 5 v VMI 21 (SoCon v SoCon)

LIU 19 v Hobart 22 (NEC v NEC)

UMass 13 v Hofstra 9 (CAA v CAA)

Mercer 5 v Jacksonville 17 (SoCon v SoCon)

Maryland 22 v Johns Hopkins 7 (Big Ten v Big Ten)

Loyola 11 v Colgate 10 (Patriot v Patriot)

Marist 13 v Canisius 7 (MAAC v MAAC)

Villanova 10 v Marquette 8 (Big East v Big East)

Princeton 16 v Harvard 19 (Ivy v Ivy)

Richmond 16 v High Point 5 (SoCon v SoCon)

Towson 12 v Fairfield 8 (CAA v CAA)

Binghamton 10 v Vermont 17 (America East v America East)

Penn State 14 v Rutgers 15 (Big Ten v Big Ten)

Boston U 9 v Lehigh 8 (Patriot v Patriot)

Navy 12 v Army 11 (Patriot v Patriot)

Brown 13 v Cornell 8 (Ivy v Ivy)

St. Bonaventure 10 v Quinnipiac 8 (MAAC v MAAC)

Merrimack 8 v Wagner 6 (NEC v NEC)

Siena 11 v Holy Cross 8 (MAAC v Patriot)

Virginia 21 v Syracuse 15 (ACC v ACC)

Sacred Heart 7 v Saint Joseph’s 14 (NEC v NEC)

Stony Brook 13 v UMBC 11 (America East v America East)

Sunday

Albany 13 v Yale 17 (America East v Ivy)

Michigan 12 v Ohio State 14 (Big Ten v Big Ten)

My Top 20


Since transparency is a good thing, here’s my Inside Lacrosse Media Poll ballot for this week:

No ballot for me this week! In a very rare occurrence, I didn’t watch any lacrosse this past weekend, although I did see a few of the midweek ones. While I could vote just based on box scores, I personally don’t feel that’s justified since I do need some subjectivity to see how the games truly played out. Also, why did I not watch any games? For the most part it’s because I was on a plane to The Czech Republic getting ready for the Aleš Hřebeský Memorial. By the time you’re reading this, the games will be underway, so check those out on the YouTube stream! But I’ll be caught up with watching key games next week.

Conference Comparison


This is the section of the rundown to keep track of how conferences are doing against each other. This year we actually don’t have any teams playing as independents, which is a huge step forward. The big reason I keep track of this is it helps roughly gauge how many teams from each conference to expect in the NCAA tournament at the end of the season. Unless you’re in the top 3 of conferences, you’re probably only sending one team. There are some rare exceptions, but it does help to be aware of what’s going on once everyone switches to conference games and beat eachother up.

ConferenceRecord%This Week+/-
Ivy35-100.7781-00.005
Big Ten34-160.6800-00.000
ACC26-140.6500-00.000
Big East27-260.5091-00.009
CAA27-260.5090-00.000
Patriot26-260.5001-2-0.010
NEC22-260.4580-00.000
SoCon21-260.4470-00.000
ASUN19-300.3880-00.000
MAAC17-320.3471-00.014
America East14-360.2800-2-0.012

We only have four non-conference games this past week, so the standings are just about locked in at the top. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still movement! Georgetown’s big win over Loyola (and Holy Cross’ loss to Siena) are what pushed the Big East up to being tied with the CAA and the Patriot down a notch to be behind both of those leagues. Rounding things out were Yale’s win over Albany and Holy Cross beating their neighbor Umass-Lowell from the America East.

This Week’s Games


Tuesday

Bryant @ Brown (NEC v Ivy)

Saint Joseph’s @ Penn (NEC v Ivy)

Quinnipiac @ Yale (MAAC v Ivy)

Thursday

Lafayette @ Virginia (Patriot v ACC)

Friday

Georgetown @ Villanova (Big East v Big East)

Bucknell @ Navy (Patriot v Patriot)

Marquette @ Denver (Big East v Big East)

Drexel @ UMass (CAA v CAA)

Lehigh @ Loyola (Patriot v Patriot)

NJIT @ UMBC (America East v America East)

Army @ Boston U (Patriot v Patriot)

Colgate @ Holy Cross (Patriot v Patriot)

Penn @ Albany (Ivy v America East)

Saturday

Bellarmine @ Air Force (ASUN v ASUN)

UMass-Lowell @ Binghamton (America East v America East)

Wagner @ Bryant (NEC v NEC)

Dartmouth @ Brown (Ivy v Ivy)

Delaware @ Fairfield (CAA v CAA)

Detroit @ Utah (ASUN v ASUN)

Mount St Marys @ Hobart (NEC v NEC)

Hofstra @ Towson (CAA v CAA)

Monmouth @ Marist (MAAC v MAAC)

High Point @ Mercer (SoCon v SoCon)

Cornell @ Princeton (Ivy v Ivy)

VMI @ Richmond (SoCon v SoCon)

Vermont @ Stony Brook (America East v America East)

Robert Morris @ Cleveland State (ASUN v ASUN)

Providence @ St. John’s (Big East v Big East)

Canisius @ St. Bonaventure (MAAC v MAAC)

Quinnipiac @ Siena (MAAC v MAAC)

Saint Joseph’s @ Merrimack (NEC v NEC)

Harvard @ Yale (Ivy v Ivy)

LIU @ Sacred Heart (NEC v NEC)

Michigan @ Ohio State (Big Ten v Big Ten)

Penn State @ Johns Hopkins (Big Ten v Big Ten)

Sunday

Notre Dame @ Syracuse (ACC v ACC)

North Carolina @ Duke (ACC v ACC)

Games to Look Out For


Well, every Ivy league game. That conference is a beast and a log jam. Two things! At the same time! It’s a metaphor shapeshifter of a league. But there are also the final Non-NCAA tournament non-conference games of the year happening this week in case you’re into that sort of thing. And of course just your routine great games to watch. So what should you check out?

Ivy League Games

Dartmouth @ Brown (Ivy v Ivy)

Harvard @ Yale (Ivy v Ivy)

Cornell @ Princeton (Ivy v Ivy)

Non-Conference Games

Penn @ Albany (Ivy v America East)

Bryant @ Brown (NEC v Ivy)

Saint Joseph’s @ Penn (NEC v Ivy)

Quinnipiac @ Yale (MAAC v Ivy)

Lafayette @ Virginia (Patriot v ACC)

Sneaky Good Matchups

Michigan @ Ohio State (Big Ten v Big Ten)

Georgetown @ Villanova (Big East v Big East)

Bucknell @ Navy (Patriot v Patriot)

Lehigh @ Loyola (Patriot v Patriot)

Vermont @ Stony Brook (America East v America East)

Not So Sneaky Matchups

North Carolina @ Duke (ACC v ACC)

Army @ Boston U (Patriot v Patriot)