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Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: Feb 26, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Duke Devils (4-0) wrapped up February with a 23-7 Friday blowout win over Jacksonville. The Dolphins had won each of the past two meetings with Duke. Not this year. Brennan O’Neill has 28 points after four […]

NCAA DI Poll – Week 2 : Is This Thing Serious?!

NCAA DI Poll - Is It Serious?

While this week wasn’t as across the board crazy as last, there was still plenty of activity to shakeup the NCAA DI poll rankings. The most significant occurrence was the Yale loss to Villanova. I don’t think anyone felt the earth tremble from that, but it was still big and made way for a new […]

Week 12 – Is This Poll Serious?

Week 12 was actually somewhat sane when it came down to it. While a ton of my Top 20 lost, most of those losses were to other Top 20 teams. It made sorting through it all pretty simple in the end, and week 12 is actually looking sensible and solid!

NCAA Week 10 – Is this poll serious?!?!

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Ryan Conwell shares his Top 20 Media Poll votes for Week 10, covers all the top teams, drops hot video highlights, and Jim Fenzel drops another killer LaxCots Week 10 Lacrosse Cartoon!

NCAA Week 9 – Is this poll SERIOUS?!?!

NCAA Week 9 - Is this poll SERIOUS?!?! April 9 LaxCots Jim Fenzel

Things are really getting crazy. Puzzling losses are all over, some teams have finally found themselves, and we are gaining better clarity for how the postseason will start to take shape. I love this time of year!

NCAA Week 8 – Is this poll SERIOUS?!?!

NCAA Week 8 - Is this poll SERIOUS?!?! April 2nd 2018 Laxcots Jim Fenzel

This is getting ridiculous. The good teams are looking bad, the bad teams are looking good, and the average teams are doing both. There is a major lack of consistency, and that is really showing in the double digit poll spots.

NCAA Week 7 – Is this poll SERIOUS?!?!

LaxCots lacrosse cartoon Jim Fenzel

What a strange, strange week. This week was loaded with upsets, lopsided victories, and many people left scratching their heads. It also makes a perfectly ordered top 20 poll nearly impossible

NCAA Week 6 – Is this poll SERIOUS?!?!

NCAA Week 6 - Is this poll SERIOUS?!?! Jim Fenzel LaxCot

Usually, the top 20 teams are relatively easy to figure out, with some tough decisions around 20. Right now, it’s not clear at all. I was talking to one fellow voter about this difficult situation, and they summed it up nicely. You’re forced to rate volume of wins against strength of schedule.

NCAA Week 5 – Is this poll SERIOUS?!?!

Is This Poll Serious Week 5 Lax Cartoon Jim Fenzel

Week 5, what have you done?! Sure, we all had a good feeling about UAlbany staying on top of the poll, but what about the Buckeyes and Tar Heels. Did anyone see that coming?


week 4 lacrosse cartoon this poll

Last week was for upsets, and this week was for close games and relative stability. Most of my Top 20 teams won. Of those that did lose, most lost to other top 20 teams, with few exceptions. That actually made my personal rankings pretty easy for this poll from Week 4.


This was a week for upsets! Underdogs all over the place were pulling out the win and it made for a really exciting week of games. While it still may be hard to think that Syracuse was an underdog at home against Army, that’s the world we live in.

Is This Poll SERIOUS?!?! NCAA 2018 Week 2

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Week 2 is a terrible time of year to be doing a poll. With so few games having been played, let alone ranked teams playing each other, true comparisons are tough. The other question that must be asked during Week 2 is if a team has only played once, was it a good game or bad game? Let’s talk poll votes!