There's a change at the top, and no change at the bottom, of this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association NCAA Division III Top 20 rankings.
At No. 20 this week, as they were last week, are the Fredonia State Blue Devils with an 11-3 record - including wins last week over SUNYAC opponents Buffalo State and Potsdam.
By next week at this time, there very well could be some movement by the Blue Devils. They close out their regular season with a pair of home games this week against two other nationally ranked SUNYAC teams. The No. 19 Brockport Golden Eagles pay a visit today to University Stadium for a 4 p.m. game.
On Saturday, the Cortland Red Dragons - newly minted as No. 1 in the country - invade the University Stadium turf for a 1 p.m. game.
Cortland moved up one spot from last week and earned the top ranking with a 12-8 victory over previous No. 1 Salisbury on Sunday in Cortland. The visiting Seagulls, who dropped to No. 2 this week, entered the game on a 39-match winning streak.
The Red Dragons enter the final week of the regular season atop the SUNYAC standings with a 6-0 conference mark, followed by Fredonia State at 5-1, Geneseo at 4-1, Oneonta at 4-3, Brockport at 3-3 and Oswego and Buffalo State at 2-4 each. The top five teams make the conference tournament.
TEAM MOLLY BENEFIT: Fredonia State and Brockport players will wear Team Molly t-shirts during warmups prior to their game today. Team Molly - named for former Buffalo State women's lacrosse player Molly Seifritz - was organized in order to raise awareness to Ewing Sarcoma and raise funds for the Roswell Cancer Institute. Seifritz passed away in 2013 from the cancer. For more information on Team Molly, read this story from the SUNYAC website.