My preseason top 25 for lacrosse won’t roll out until later in the week, but Inside Lacrosse has released its preseason media poll.
(Yes, I realize four games were played last weekend. But with most teams not starting for another week or two, it seemed appropriate to wait on a season preview until now).
Anyway, IL has Virginia at No. 1, defending champ Syracuse at No. 2 and Maryland at No. 3.
This is the consensus top three, and that’s exactly the order you’ll see from me in the preview later this week.
Georgetown, by the way, checks in at No. 8. Navy, a 13-5 winner over VMI on Saturday, opens the season at No. 9.
—- Patrick Stevens