Lacrosse Magazine Prediction for MCLA D1 Field

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Lacrosse Magazine Prediction for MCLA D1 Field

Postby LaxTV_Admin on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:04 pm

Jac Coyne from Lacrosse Magazine predicts the field for the 2013 National Tournament.


No. 16. Southern Methodist vs. No. 1. Arizona State
No. 15. Wisconsin vs. No. 2. Colorado State
No. 14. Northeastern vs. No. 3. Chapman
No. 13. Minnesota-Duluth vs. No. 4. Colorado
No. 12. Connecticut vs. No. 5. Michigan State
No. 11. California vs. No. 6. BYU
No. 10. Pittsburgh vs. No. 7. Virginia Tech
No. 9. Simon Fraser vs. No. 8. Sonoma
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Re: Lacrosse Magazine Prediction for MCLA D1 Field

Postby Jolly Roger on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:32 pm

Top seed are the usual suspects. Will MiSt perform well under new leadership? We'll know by the middle of March

Duluth's bid (no AQ this year) hinges on their being able to win 3 out of 5 vs ASU, MiSt, CSU, CPSLO & Illinois.

Of the GRLC teams, only Illinois has a schedule tough enough (MiSt & SFU)to prepare them for Nationals. Madison barely leaves the state of WI and does not travel outside any adjacent state for D1 out of conference play. I don't think this schedule adequately prepares them for the GRLC tourney, let alone Nationals.

SMU, CONN and Cal are nice conversation pieces, I'm interested to see what their play on the field tells us. 2 out of the PCLL would be a surprise to most.

VaTech actually leaves the eastern seaboard for quality games for the first time in 2 years. Need excellent results to earn the top half seed. Pitt could use a similar trip rather than to SELC-land

Is this the year that Sonoma finally gets over the Cal/Cal-Poly hump?
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Re: Lacrosse Magazine Prediction for MCLA D1 Field

Postby LaxTV_Admin on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:18 am

Jolly Roger wrote:Top seed are the usual suspects. Will MiSt perform well under new leadership? We'll know by the middle of March


While I was very saddened to see Coach Hicks get fired, it seems that MSU has the talent to do very well this year. I would expect Sparty to be there on Tuesday night fighting for a spot on Thursday.

Duluth's bid (no AQ this year) hinges on their being able to win 3 out of 5 vs ASU, MiSt, CSU, CPSLO & Illinois.


While they had a tough year last year, they took the #1 seed to Double OT before losing. I bet the Bulldogs will earn a spot.

Of the GRLC teams, only Illinois has a schedule tough enough (MiSt & SFU)to prepare them for Nationals. Madison barely leaves the state of WI and does not travel outside any adjacent state for D1 out of conference play. I don't think this schedule adequately prepares them for the GRLC tourney, let alone Nationals.


From what I have heard this conference is wide open. Can Indiana or Kansas push Illinois/Wisconsin to get the bid?

SMU, CONN and Cal are nice conversation pieces, I'm interested to see what their play on the field tells us. 2 out of the PCLL would be a surprise to most.

VaTech actually leaves the eastern seaboard for quality games for the first time in 2 years. Need excellent results to earn the top half seed. Pitt could use a similar trip rather than to SELC-land


I think all four of those teams are going to be players on the National scene. I would be surprised if all four aren't in the mix come selection time.

Is this the year that Sonoma finally gets over the Cal/Cal-Poly hump?


Of course we hope so, but Cal and Cal-Poly are going to be stout opponents not to mention how much better Chico & Stanford are getting. WCLL will be a tough conference again this year.
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Re: Lacrosse Magazine Prediction for MCLA D1 Field

Postby Ravaging Beast on Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:34 pm

panchito_ojeda wrote:Jac Coyne from Lacrosse Magazine predicts the field for the 2013 National Tournament.


No. 16. Southern Methodist vs. No. 1. Arizona State
No. 15. Wisconsin vs. No. 2. Colorado State
No. 14. Northeastern vs. No. 3. Chapman
No. 13. Minnesota-Duluth vs. No. 4. Colorado
No. 12. Connecticut vs. No. 5. Michigan State
No. 11. California vs. No. 6. BYU
No. 10. Pittsburgh vs. No. 7. Virginia Tech
No. 9. Simon Fraser vs. No. 8. Sonoma


No UCSB? Hmm.
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Re: Lacrosse Magazine Prediction for MCLA D1 Field

Postby OAKS on Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:37 pm

Ravaging Beast wrote:
panchito_ojeda wrote:Jac Coyne from Lacrosse Magazine predicts the field for the 2013 National Tournament.


No. 16. Southern Methodist vs. No. 1. Arizona State
No. 15. Wisconsin vs. No. 2. Colorado State
No. 14. Northeastern vs. No. 3. Chapman
No. 13. Minnesota-Duluth vs. No. 4. Colorado
No. 12. Connecticut vs. No. 5. Michigan State
No. 11. California vs. No. 6. BYU
No. 10. Pittsburgh vs. No. 7. Virginia Tech
No. 9. Simon Fraser vs. No. 8. Sonoma


No UCSB? Hmm.


Obviously Jac is calling you out. :)
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Re: Lacrosse Magazine Prediction for MCLA D1 Field

Postby Ravaging Beast on Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:56 pm

It must be all the babies running around. It's gotten to his head. He isn't thinking straight.
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