Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25 – Week 6, April 26th

Bryn EvansA week after Landon (Md.) slid into the No. 1 spot, there was more turmoil towards the top, as Culver (Ind.) swapped places with Hill Academy (Ont.) after topping the Pride in Detroit. Perhaps most notably, Calvert Hall (Md.) and St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) make massive jumps from the twenties after upsetting McDonogh (Md.) and Chaminade (N.Y.), respectively. Check out the rest of the changes and additions below.
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Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25 – Week 5, April 19th

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After Top 25 wins over Bullis and St. Ignatius Prep, Landon (Md.) takes over the No. 1 spot from Hill Academy (Ont.), pushing its record to 12-0 just over halfway through the Bears’ season. Elsewhere, little change occurred within the Top 10, besides Victor (N.Y.) sliding in with a week of solid tests against Midwest prep notables coming up.
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NCAA Passes Proposal Eliminating Recruiting In Lacrosse Until Junior Year

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The lacrosse world received shocking and encouraging news to start the weekend, as the NCAA has passed a proposal sent by the IWLCA and IMCLA that eliminates college recruitment before September 1st of a prospect’s junior year. The rule will go into effect on April 26th unless the NCAA Board of Directors decide to nix it in their meeting.

The current climate – one in which players commit as early as 8th grade – has been troubling to many, though there wasn’t a ton of optimism when it came to the recruiting proposal actually getting passed by the NCAA Division I council this week during meetings in Indianapolis.  Continue reading

Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25, Week 4 – April 12th

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It was a relatively quiet week within RR’s high school Top 25, as the upper half of the rankings held serve. Long Island powers jumped their Connecticut counterparts with Chaminade (N.Y.) and Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) moved into the No. 6 and 7 spots, respectively, with huge wins over fellow Top 25 opponents last week. In addition, Haverford (Pa.) continued its resurgence by beating conference rival Malvern Prep, climbing into the Top 10. Read below for the rest of the changes.

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Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25, Week 2 – March 29th

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This week’s edition of the Recruiting Rundown High School Top 25 saw a ton of changes (following losses by nine previously ranked teams) and a new No. 1 in the land: Hill Academy from Ontario. The Pride rolled into the states and returned to the Great White North unblemished with notable wins over Boys’ Latin, Loyola Blakefield, IMG Academy and Noble & Greenough, among others. They supplant Culver (Ind.), who fell to Haverford (Pa.) in double overtime on Sunday.
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Taking A Look At Teams 11-15: Avon Old Farms, Boys’ Latin, Brunswick, Gonzaga, Victor

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Monday marked the release of Recruiting Rundown’s Top 25 HS rankings, with Culver (Ind.) taking the top honor. Hill Academy (Ont.), McDonogh (Md.), Darien (Conn.) and Deerfield (Mass.) rounding out the top five. Head below for quick previews for teams 11 through 15, and check out yesterday’s breakdown of teams 6 through 10.

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Taking A Look At Teams 6-10: Landon, Malvern Prep, Smithtown East, Calvert Hall, Chaminade

ward-melville-smithtown-east-lacrosse-connor-desimone-mike-cirrone-052715-landon-wjl_1029w.jpgMonday marked the release of Recruiting Rundown’s Top 25 high school power rankings, with Culver (Ind.) taking the top honor with 27 Division I recruits in tow. Ontario’s Hill Academy, Maryland’s McDonogh School, Connecticut’s Darien HS and Massachusetts prep school Deerfield rounding out the top five. To view a full list and a breakdown of the outlook for the aforementioned five programs, jump to the Top 25 here. For now, it’s time to preview teams 6 through 10.  Continue reading

Recruiting Rundown’s Preseason High School Top 25 Power Rankings

Liam-DuffRecruiting Rundown is pleased to introduce the preseason HS Top 25 rankings for the third consecutive year. With the season kicking off in the Mid-Atlantic this week (if not affected by the impending storms), the rankings resume on March 29th and will run every Wednesday until June.

It was particularly difficult to anoint a No. 1 this year, as a plethora of teams lost crucial contributors in the Class of 2016, a group that has already made a tremendous impact in the Division I ranks.

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Top 15 Recruiting Classes In Division I

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After this week’s unveiling of the Top 100 recruits in Division I (Top 50 here, 51-100 here), it’s time to list the recruiting classes that are sure to take the college ranks by storm over the next four years. Not surprisingly, ACC and Big 10 powerhouses account for eight of the top ten positions along with two notable Ivy League programs.  Continue reading