Over the weekend, Marquette men’s lacrosse took their #19 ranking to Michigan and picked up an overtime win over #6 Ohio State. That was good, but Sunday’s double overtime loss to unranked Bellarmine was not good.
However, as it turns out, the Maverik media poll voters liked the first one more than they disliked the second one.
Marquette is now ranked #18 in the country, moving up one spot in the poll on the strength of that win over a top 10 team. MU earned 72 points in the polling, nestling them in between #17 Johns Hopkins at 146 and #19 Penn at 69. The funny part about this? Marquette moved up one spot in the poll, but they lost a point in the balloting, as they had 73 points one week ago.
Ohio State took a notable tumble after losing to Marquette and struggling with Detroit-Mercy Titants on Sunday afternoon, dropping all the way down to #14 in the poll. They’re not the only Marquette foe for 2018 that fell this week, as Notre Dame is down three spots to #11 this week.
Elsewhere in future Marquette opponent-land, Duke stayed steady at #3, Denver is up one spot at #4, Villanova is up two spots to #5, and Georgetown shifted up one position to #16. That is just going to be a whole pile of tough battles, as the Golden Eagles will see all of these guys in a seven game stretch to close the season.
Marquette’s next game won’t be a picnic either, as they’ll be back in action at Valley Fields on Saturday against Robert Morris. The Colonials are unofficially ranked #22 in the country, two spots outside the top 20, after beating Penn State a little over a week ago.
You can check out the full top 20 poll right here.