As the Little East Conference Tournament begins today at Ed Flaherty Field in Gorham, the final regular season rankings show the top two teams in New England are in the field.

The USM Huskies are ranked #1 in the NEIBA Poll and the NCAA Regional Poll. The Huskies are the top seed in the tourney.

UMass Boston is #2 across the board and the #2 seed in the tourney.

Only one team will get the automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs as LEC tourney champ

NEIBA Division III Poll
1. Southern Maine (28-9)
2t. UMass Boston (29-9)
2t. Salve Regina (31-9)
4. Tufts (26-7-1)
5. Babson (25-13)
6. Westfield St. (28-8)
7. St. Joseph's (31-8)
8. Castleton St. (32-8)

NCAA New England Ranking
1. Southern Maine
2. UMass Boston
3. Salve Regina
4. St. Joseph's
5. Westfield St.
6. Tufts
7. Babson
8. MIT

LEC Tournament - Host Site USM Flaherty Field

Day 1 - Wednesday, May 10 (Hosted by #1 Southern Maine)
GAME 1: 9:30 a.m. #1 Southern Maine vs. #6 Keene State
GAME 2: 12:30 p.m. #2 UMass Boston  vs. #5 Rhode Island College
GAME 3: 3:30 p.m. #3 UMass Dartmouth  vs. #4 Eastern Connecticut

 

Day 2 - Thursday, May 11 (Hosted by #1 Southern Maine)
GAME 4: 9:30 a.m. Loser Game 1  vs. Loser Game 2
GAME 5: 12:30 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3
GAME 6: 3:30 p.m. Winner Game 2  vs. Winner Game 3

 

Day 3 - Friday, May 12 (Hosted by #1 Southern Maine)
If FOUR teams remain after Game 6:
GAME 7: 9:30 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
GAME 8: 12:30 p.m. Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 6
GAME 9: 3:30 p.m. Loser Game 7  vs. Winner Game 8

 

Day 4 - Saturday, May 13 (Hosted by #1 Southern Maine)
If two teams remain after Game 9:
GAME 10: 12:00 p.m. Winner Game 7  vs. Winner Game 9
GAME 11: 3:30 p.m. If Necessary: Game 10

 

Day 3 - Friday, May 12 (Hosted by #1 Southern Maine)
If FIVE teams remain after Game 6:
GAME 7: 9:30 a.m. Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
GAME 8: 12:30 p.m. Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
GAME 9: 3:30 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7

 

Day 4 - Saturday, May 14 (Hosted by #1 Southern Maine)
If TWO teams remain after Game 9:
GAME 10: 12:00 p.m. Winner Game 8  vs. Winner Game 9
GAME 11: 3:30 p.m. If Necessary: Game 10

 

Day 4 - Saturday, May 14 (Hosted by #1 Southern Maine)
If THREE teams remain after Game 9:
GAME 10: 12:00 p.m. Winner Game 8  vs. Loser Game 9
GAME 11: 3:30 p.m. Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10