Monday January 27, 2014Gators No. 4 in Preseason Brine Media Poll
The University of Florida lacrosse team has been tabbed as No. 4 in the 2014 Brine Media Preseason Top 20 rankings, released by Inside Lacrosse on Monday.
The Orange and Blue received one first-place vote in the poll, which ranked North Carolina, Syracuse and Maryland ahead of the Gators. North Carolina tops the poll as the defending national champions, with runner-up Maryland ranking second and Syracuse, which played in the 2013 Final Four, followed at third.
The Gators are coming off their third-consecutive ALC regular-season championship as well as their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance in the programís four-year history. Florida finished the season with an 18-3 record, including a 9-0 record at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
Of the preseason Top 20, the Gators will face six in the 2014 season (No. 1 North Carolina, No. 3 Syracuse, No. 5 Northwestern, No. 7 Penn State, No. 10 Loyola and No. 14 Stony Brook). The 2014 slate kicks off on Feb. 8 at North Carolina at 12 p.m.
Brine Media Poll - 2014 Preseason Top 20 (First Place Votes)
1. North Carolina (5)
2. Maryland (2)
3. Syracuse (1)
4. FLORIDA (1)
7. Penn State
11. Notre Dame
14. Stony Brook
17. Boston College
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