Palos Verdes Finishes Regular Season No. 1 In

The Palos Verdes Sea Kings finished the regular season with three victories over Top 10 teams last week, including a win over previous No. 1 Loyola. As a results, Palos Verdes (13-5) moved back into the No. 1 spot in the final US Lacrosse/MaxLaxLA of the regular season.

Loyola (14-3) finishes the regular season No. 2 in the poll, with Peninsula (15-2) moving up a spot to No. 3 and Westlake (14-1), which lost for the first time on Wednesday, slipping one spot to finish at No. 4.

Palos Verdes received 13 first-place votes of 16 ballots cast, with Loyola receiving two first-place votes and Westlake one.

Also moving up again was Harvard Westlake (10-7), which jumped over Thousand Oaks to No. 5. The Lancers (12-4), who lost to Newbury Park on Friday, slip to No. 6. Crespi (10-7) remains No. 7, but Newbury (13-4) hops over Oak Park (9-7) to finish No. 8 by virtue of its win over T.O. and in spite of a head-to-head loss to Oak Park early in the season. Mira Costa (9-6) remains at No. 10.

Agoura (6-9) also made a bit of a move, jumping over Redondo Union (6-10), which lost twice last week, and Chaminade (9-9) to finish at No. 11. Redondo finishes No. 12 and Chaminade No. 13.

A bit further down but moving up is Cate (12-1), which jumped from No. 17 to 15 a week after jumping from No. 19 to 17.

Sierra Canyon (13-3) moved from No. 19 to No. 17 after clinching the inaugural Gold Coast League title, and El Segundo (12-4) moved from No. 20 to No. 18 after clinching the Ocean League title.

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Biggest jump: Agoura from 13 to 11; Cate from 17 to 15; Sierra Canyon from 19 to 17; El Segundo from 20 to 8.
Biggest fall: Brentwood from 16 to 19.
Dropped out: None.
Next three: West Ranch (10-7); Culver City (7-10); Simi Valley (13-4).

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