The Week 9 US Lacrosse/Coaches poll has been released, and with one week to go in the regular season, the same group of teams that occupied the Top 20 in Week 0 are still there today.
There was no movement in the Top 5. It’s still Foothill, Corona del Mar, St. Margaret’s, J Serra, and Santa Margarita in that order. Trabuco Hills not only leapfrogged past San Clemente into the No. 6 spot, but on the strength of five fourth-place votes is all of a sudden breathing down the neck of No. 5 Santa Margarita; less than a point separated the Mustangs from the Eagles. Aliso Niguel, despite sweeping the season series with San Clemente, remains No. 8, 0.24 points behind the Tritons. Newport Harbor on the cusp of their first Sunset League crown jumped past Los Alamitos into No. 11 with visions of one more move. The Sailors trail Tesoro by less than a point.
The full Top 20 is summarized below.
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