men's lacrosse 2016 NCAA champions
 
Tar Heels Check In At No. 1 In Preseason Coaches Poll
Release: 01/09/2017

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -  Coach Joe Breschi's 2017 University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team has received the No. 1 ranking in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Nike Division I coaches poll.  UNC received eight first-place votes in the poll while No. 2 Maryland received four first-place votes and No. 3 Denver earned six first-place votes.

The defeding NCAA champion Tar Heels, who beat Maryland 14-13 in overtime in last year's title game, will play No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Denver, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 5 Syracuse, No. 7 Duke, No. 8 Johns Hopkins and No. 14 Virginia during its 2017 regular-season slate.

UNC opens the 2017 campaign against UMBC on February 4 at 3 p.m. at Fetzer Field.

USILA/NIKE Division I Men's Lacrosse Coaches Preseason Poll

  Rank              Team                                     Record       Score          Previous Week

    1                  North Carolina                                            341(8)

    2                  Maryland                                                    331(4)

    3                  Denver                                                       320(6)

    4                  Notre Dame                                               298

    5                  Syracuse                                                   256

    6                  Loyola                                                        253

    7                  Duke                                                          242

  8T                  Johns Hopkins                                           210

  8T                  Yale                                                            210

  10                  Navy                                                          190

  11                  Brown                                                         170

  12                  Towson                                                      145

  13                  Albany                                                        132

  14                  Virginia                                                       128

  15                  Penn State                                                 104

  16                  Rutgers                                                        76

  17                  Ohio State                                                    52

  18                  Marquette                                                     49

  19                  Air Force                                                      45

  20                  Fairfield                                                        42

Also receiving votes:  Villanova, Penn, Army, Richmond, Cornell, Stony Brook, Georgetown, Bucknell, Harvard, Boston U, Quinnipiac, Hobart, Vermont, Colgate, St. Joseph’s
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