Top Teams Hold Tight in Nike/USL Division II Men's Top 20

PHOTO COURTESY OF LE MOYNE ATHLETICS

Le Moyne beat both Merrimack and Adelphi to take home the NE10 championship.


Editor’s Note: This is the last in-season update of the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Men's Top 20. The final rankings will be posted Tuesday, May 28, following the conclusion of the NCAA tournaments.

The NCAA tournament bracket is out and 12 teams will face the challenge of playing in the Men’s Division II postseason. Limestone, fresh off a Conference Carolinas championship and a win over Indianapolis, take the top seed in the South.

As for the North, the NE10 final between Le Moyne and Adelphi would likely decide the top seed in that region. The Dolphins, for the second time in a few weeks, took down the Panthers to win the conference and earn the other top seed in the NCAA tournament.

Each of this week’s top 10 will make an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Tampa (No. 12) and Queens (No. 15) round out the field.

Check out the final Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Men’s Top 20 before a champion is crowned in Philadelphia.

 
May 6, 2019

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1 Limestone 18-0 1 5/11 vs. TBD
2 Le Moyne 15-2 2 5/11 vs. TBD
3 Adelphi 16-2 3 5/11 vs. TBD
4 Mercyhurst 13-3 4 5/8 vs. No. 7 Merrimack
5 Mercy 17-1 5 5/8 vs. No. 9 Seton Hill
6 Indianapolis 14-2 6 5/8 vs. No. 15 Queens (N.C.)
7 Merrimack 13-3 7 5/8 at No. 4 Mercyhurst
8 Belmont Abbey 14-3 10 5/11 vs. TBD
Seton Hill 12-4 8 5/8 at No. 5 Mercy
10 Wingate 13-3 11 5/8 at No. 12 Tampa
11 Pace 13-4 12 Season complete
12 Tampa 14-5 16 5/8 vs. No. 10 Wingate
13 LIU Post 11-5 9 Season complete
14 Lynn 11-4 13 Season complete
15 Queens (N.C.) 13-4 14 5/8 at No. 6 Indianapolis
16 Mount Olive 12-4 15 Season complete
17 Rockhurst 12-4 18 Season complete
18 Lindenwood 10-5 20 Season complete
19 Saint Leo 10-7 N/A Season complete
20 Rollins 10-5 17 Season complete
Also considered (alphabetical order): Assumption, Catawba, Colorado Mesa, Florida Southern, Florida Tech, Maryville, Saint Anselm






Nike/US Lacrosse Rankings
Division I Men | Division I Women
Division II Men | Division II Women
Division III Men | Division III Women

HOT

Mercyhurst (+1)

A team that sits quietly in the top five just ran away with the GMAC conference title. The Lakers won 12 out of 13 games to end the season, including 14-10 championship win over Seton Hill which avenged one of three setbacks this season. Mercyhurst could be a threat in the NCAA tournament.

NOT

Indianapolis (-2)

There’s nothing wrong with falling to unbeaten Limestone on the surface, but it was a great opportunity to show the Division II world what this team is about. Still, the Greyhounds are in the NCAA field in just their fourth season, and have a chance to make a real run.

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