For the second straight week, the Bates College Bobcats men's lacrosse is ranked #1 in the nation Division III. It is a program first for the Lewiston school.

The Bobcats are 14-0 and play in the NESCAC semi-final playoff round Saturday against Middlebury and with a win, play in the championship game on Sunday.

Senior Charlie Fay (Falmouth HS) leads Bates with 56 goals and 71 points. He has been named NESCAC Player of the Year.

The NCAA playoffs begin next week and the national championship game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusettts May 28th.

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Bates (10) 14-0 310 1
2 Salisbury (6) 17-1 308 2
3 RIT 14-2 281 3
4 Cortland 14-1 247 5
5-T York 16-3 245 4
5-T St. Lawrence 14-1 245 6
7 Denison 15-1 231 8
8 Wesleyan 15-1 225 7
9 Cabrini 14-3 178 10
10 Tufts 12-4 163 9
11 Ithaca 13-3 158 12
12 Franklin and Marshall 13-2 142 15
13 Amherst 12-4 125 11
14 Dickinson 12-3 123 13
15 Roanoke 12-3 103 16
16 Lynchburg 11-5 66 17
17 Stevenson 11-5 63 14
18 Stevens Institute 13-4 45 18
19 Gettysburg 10-5 18 NR
20 Bowdoin 12-5 17 19

Poll Courtesy: USILA Coaches