USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2016 – 17 Week 2

Boys Lacrosse Rankings

SOS
Strength of Schedule
OFF
Offense
DEF
Defense
POW
Power
2
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Culver

Culver, IN 2 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. Culver is off to a 2-0 start with a pair of convincing wins over Midwestern competition, downing Carmel (Ind.) 19-6 and Louisville Trinity (Ky.) 24-3. Up next for the Eagles is Desmet Jesuit (Mo.) on March 18.

3
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. The Big Green begins the year on April 1 at No. 5 Brunswick School (Conn.).

4
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. Starting the season with a bang, the Ascenders national squad will take on No. 1 Hill Academy (Ont.) on March 21 in Buffalo, N.Y., in what’s becoming an annual contest called the Crossover Clash. The Hill pulled away in last year’s game with an 18-8 victory.

5
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Brunswick-Greenwich

Greenwich, CT 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. The Bruins mark the start of the year on March 24 with a visit to No. 8 Landon (Md.) in what should be an exciting early matchup crossing over the Maryland-D.C. and New England regions.

6
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

McDonogh

Owings Mills, MD 2 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. The Eagles got off to a clean start down at the King of Spring event in North Carolina, earning two wins: 23-5 over Durham Academy (N.C.) and then 13-5 over Texas powerhouse Highland Park. Weather led to the cancelation of the Eagles’ scheduled matchup with Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), so McDonogh will next host No. 22 Haverford (Pa.) on March 21.

7
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Chaminade

Mineola, NY 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. The Flyers will begin the season on March 22 against Massapequa out of Nassau County, which is also New York’s Section VIII.

8
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Landon School

Gaithersburg, MD 1 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. The Bears got a tough test in their first outing and were able to grind out an 8-4 win over what appears to be one of the best Paul VI (Va.) teams in the program’s history. Justin Shockey (Navy) was dominant at the face-off X, while John Geppert (Bucknell) scored three times. Landon faces the McCallie School (Tenn.) on March 17.

9
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Avon Old Farms

Avon, CT 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. Avon Old Farms begins the season on a spring break road trip to the Mid-Atlantic, where the Winged Beavers will meet Woodberry Forest (Va.) on March 23 and then Gilman (Md.) on March 25.

10
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Salisbury School

Salisbury, CT 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. The Knights kick off the 2017 campaign on April 1 against No. 4 IMG National (Fla.).

11
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Calvert Hall

Baltimore, MD 2 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. The Cardinals picked up two victories to start the season down in North Carolina at the King of Spring event. Jacob Kelly (North Carolina) scored twice and assisted on four goals as Calvert Hall downed Georgia perennial power Lambert 12-6. The next day the Cardinals defeated Greensboro Day School (N.C.) 17-1. Up next, tentatively, is the top-ranked Hill Academy (Ont.) on March 16.

12
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Boys' Latin

Baltimore, MD 2 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. The Lakers traveled to Florida for spring break and began the year with two wins over strong Sunshine State opponents. Boys’ Latin downed Oxbridge Academy 14-9 and then outlasted St. Andrew’s 11-7. The Lakers are scheduled to host Super 25 No. 1 ranked Hill Academy (Ont.) on March 19.

13
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Bullis School

Potomac, MD 2 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. The Bulldogs are 2-0 after running away from their first two opponents in one-sided wins. Bullis downed Plano East (Texas) 14-2 and then defeated St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.) 11-4. Up next is Calverton (Md.) on March 21.

14
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Gonzaga

Washington, DC 1 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. The Purple Eagles began the season with a 10-4 win over St. Albans (D.C.). Jack Myers (Harvard), Kyle Borda (Fairfield) and Brian Townsend (Penn State) made key contributions in the victory. Up next for Gonzaga is league opponent Bishop O’Connell (Va.) on March 16.

15
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Malvern Prep

Malvern, PA 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. Malvern Prep will begin the 2017 on March 21 against No. 11 Calvert Hall (Md.) on the road.

16
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Loyola

Towson, MD 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 16. The Dons await their first matchup of the year, pending some challenging weather, which is set to be meeting with Super 25 No. 1-ranked Hill Academy (Ont.) this weekend.

17
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Darien

Darien, CT 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 17. Winners of three straight Connecticut Class L state titles, the Blue Wave get things started this year when they face Hudson Valley powerhouse Yorktown (N.Y.) on April 1.

18
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Saint Anthony's

Melville, NY 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 18. The Friars start the 2017 slate on March 28 against Manhasset (N.Y.) on the road.

19
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Victor Central

Victor, NY 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 20. Victor, last year’s Class A champion in New York but moved back to Class B this season – the Blue Devils were the Class B winners in 2015.T They will start the year on March 25 against Corning from New York’s Southern Tier.

20
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

New Canaan

New Canaan, CT 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. The Rams await their first game of the season, an April 5 date with Wilton (Conn.).

21
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. The Seahawks, two-time reigning champions of New York State’s Class C, will start the year on March 22 against Smithtown West (N.Y.).

22
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Haverford

Haverford, PA 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. The Fords await one of the early-season matchups to watch, which also marks the start of the season, when Haverford travels to face No. 6 McDonogh (Md.) on March 21. Two days later, Haverford is at St. Paul’s (Md.).

23
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Melville

East Setauket, NY 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. Ward Melville gets into the action for the first time on March 28, hosting Huntington (N.Y.) at home.

24
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Delbarton

Morristown, NJ 0 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. Winners of last year’s New Jersey Tournament of Champions crown, the Green Wave begin play on the road March 29 against West Morris Central (N.J.).

25
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Severn

Severna Park, MD 1 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. The Admirals decked Calverton (Md.) 21-6 and looked as strong as many in the MIAA thought they’d be entering the season. Severn will be led this spring by two of the top players in the MIAA: Michael Lamon (Penn) and Charlie Olmert (Harvard). Up next for the Admirals is Christian Brothers (Tenn.) on March 16.