|(above) DU moved up to #7 in the Nike Inside Lacrosse Poll|
From: Denver Post
Two days after beating powerhouse Duke 12-9 in Bethpage, N.Y., the University of Denver men's lacrosse team received the program's highest rankings in the national polls Monday. The Pioneers, off to an 8-2 start, are No. 7 in the Inside Lacrosse poll and No. 6 in the USILA Coaches poll. DU's previous high ranking was No. 9, achieved last season.
Syracuse (9-0) is the nation's consensus No. 1 team, receiving all first-place votes in both polls. Syracuse defeated the Pioneers 13-7 in the teams' season opener Feb. 20 at the Carrier Dome. DU and Ohio State meet Saturday in the eighth annual Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Showdown at Invesco Field at Mile High.