The Washington Times - March 23, 2009, 09:51AM

Just slipping some lacrosse in (more to come Wednesday when Georgetown meets Harvard on the Hilltop in a game that the Hoyas desperately need at this stage).

Speaking of Georgetown, you’ll see the Hoyas are no longer in my top 20. Navy, with its three one-goal losses, is teetering toward the bottom of the rankings (both my ballot and the full Inside Lacrosse poll).

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At this stage, it might only be a two-team showing among the locals-by-strict-definition (Georgetown, Maryland, Navy and Virginia); that hasn’t happened since 2002.

Of course, there’s always Hopkins and UMBC (and maybe Loyola), so storylines will remain. But for now, one of the best storylines will focus on whether the Hoyas and Midshipmen can turn things around in the next month and make a run.

1. Virginia (10-0)
2. Syracuse (5-1)
3. Notre Dame (6-0)
4. Princeton (5-1)
5. Cornell (5-1)
6. Maryland (6-2)
7. Johns Hopkins (3-3)
8. Duke (7-3)
9. UMBC (5-2)
10. North Carolina (7-3)
11. Brown (5-1)
12. Harvard (4-1)
13. Hofstra (4-1)
14. Colgate (4-3)
15. Albany (4-2)
16. Massachusetts (4-3)
17. Navy (6-3)
18. Denver (5-3)
19. Army (5-3)
20. Bucknell (4-4)

21. Loyola (5-3)
22. Fairfield (4-2)
23. Hobart (5-1)
24. Georgetown (2-4)
25. Ohio State (4-3)

Patrick Stevens