Tar Heels ranked high again in the preseason men’s lacrosse poll

By R.L. Bynum

A season after North Carolina fell a win short of the national championship game, the Tar Heels are No. 6 in the preseason Inside Lacrosse Preseason Media poll.

The Tar Heels come off a 13–3 season that ended with a 12–11 loss to Virginia in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.


The two-time reigning NCAA champion Cavaliers are No. 1 in the poll and are one of five ACC teams ranked in the top 15 along with No. 3 Duke, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 12 Syracuse.

Carolina opens the season at home on Feb. 11 against Richmond.

Inside Lacrosse Preseason Media Poll

1. Virginia
2. Maryland
3. Duke
4. Georgetown
5. Notre Dame
6. North Carolina
7. Yale
8. Loyola
9. Rutgers
10. Army
11. Penn
12. Syracuse
13. Denver
14. Lehigh
15. Cornell
16. Delaware
17. Vermont
18. Drexel
19. Johns Hopkins
20. Bryant

Photo courtesy of UNC Athletics Communications

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