NEILA Poll Week 5

Top-Ranked Teams Hold Steady in NEILA Poll #5

NEWTON, Mass. — For the first time this season, a team has held the top spot in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Division 1 poll for two consecutive weeks.

Brown University held onto the #1 ranking this week, receiving all but one first place votes. College of the Holy Cross grabbed the other first place vote in Division 1, while in Divisions 2 and 3, Merrimack College and Tufts University each again were unanimous picks at the top of their polls.

Division I

Rk. School (#1 Votes) PR

1.  Brown (5) 1
2.  Yale 3
3.  Harvard 2
4.  Fairfield 5
5.  Holy Cross (1) 4
6.  UMass 6
7.  Boston University 8
8.  Providence NR

Dropped Out: Bryant

Receiving Votes: Bryant, Dartmouth

Division II

Rk. School (#1 Votes) PR

1.  Merrimack (4) 1
2.  Franklin Pierce 2
3.  Bentley 5
4.  Saint Michael’s 3
5.  Southern N.H. 4

Dropped Out: None

Receiving Votes: Assumption

Division III

Rk. School (#1 Votes) PR

1.  Tufts (7) 1
2.  Amherst 2
3.  Williams 4
4.  Middlebury 5
5.  Endicott 3
6.  Springfield 6
7.  W. New England 7
8.  Wesleyan 9
9.  Colby 10
10.  Keene State 8

Dropped Out: Bates

Receiving Votes: MIT, Bates, R. Williams