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Undefeated Marquette Men’s Lacrosse Drops In Maverik Top 20 Poll

It’s outrageous! It’s absurd! It’s..... wait, when’s the opener?

Brendan Connolly
Brendan Connolly and the Golden Eagles are still waiting to start their season.

We have our first in-season Maverik media men’s lacrosse top 20 poll of the 2018 campaign and YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles are still ranked.

However, they have fallen a bit. They’re now #20 in the country, down from #17 in the preseason edition of the rankings.

I have to say, that is absolutely ridiculous. I know for a fact that the Golden Eagles have not lost a game yet this season, and for them to drop while not losing a single time is the most absurd thing I have ev.....

[puts finger to imaginary earpiece]

what? Are you sure? Huh. Okay then.

Folks, I’m being told that in addition to not losing a game yet this season, Marquette has also not won a game this season.

This is due to their season opener coming up this Saturday when they host Jacksonville. It’s still a little weird to ding MU a few spots when they didn’t play at all, but thus is the nature of polls, I guess.

The top 20 continues to be stacked with teams that Marquette will see this season. Duke Blue Devils remains at #1, and Denver Pioneers moves up one spot to #3. Ohio State Buckeyes made a major splash with wins over [puts on monocle] Cleveland State and then-#20 Boston University, and thus the Buckeyes have made a jump from #13 to #6. Sure, why not. Notre Dame Fighting Irish has dropped six spots to #13, while Villanova Wildcats vaulted their way into the poll at #15 thanks to their road overtime win over then-#12 Penn State.

Down in the receiving votes department, you’ll find both Providence Friars and Georgetown Hoyas. Presuming that the list is in point total order, those two squads are unofficially #28 and #30 in the country. Man, this league schedule is going to be just an absolute bear.

As mentioned, MU opens the season on Saturday when they host 1-1 Jacksonville at Valley Fields. Face-off is set for noon Central time and I presume that the game will be played inside the Andy Glockner Memorial Bubble at Valley Fields.

You can check out the full top 20 right here.