Maryland men’s lacrosse has reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in the country, receiving 25 out of 30 first-place votes in the weekly Inside Lacrosse poll.
While the Terps started the year ranked on top in the coaches poll, this is their highest spot in the Inside Lacrosse rankings this season. Maryland is followed by Albany (10-1) and Denver (8-2), who received four and one first-place votes, respectively. Longtime rival Johns Hopkins comes in at No. 4.
Maryland beat its sixth consecutive ranked opponent last night, coming back from behind multiple times to take down Penn State on the road. Connor Kelly had a career-high six goals and Dan Morris had 12 saves. Logan Wisnauskas added his own hat trick, scoring two pivotal goals to take a late 12-10 lead after trailing for most of the game.
The biggest reason, though, that the Terps moved up into the top spot is because UMBC pulled off another monumental upset, beating No. 1 Albany at home on Friday night. The Retrievers took an 8-2 lead into halftime and eventually won 11-7. Connor Fields (MCL) did not play for Albany.
The Terps, after a month-long road trip, return home for the first time since their loss to Albany this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET against No. 8 Rutgers.