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Rankings more telling than seedings

Inside Lacrosse analyzes the final men's lacrosse poll of the regular season

Updated: May 5, 2009, 2:27 PM ET
By Christian Swezey | Inside Lacrosse

We delayed the polls until Tuesday so as not to detract from Inside Lacrosse's Warrior May Madness launch and the unveiling of the NCAA tournament fields.

Not surprisingly, Loyola (Md.) was the highest-ranking team in both polls not to make the NCAA tournament. Penn State and Bucknell followed.

The Greyhounds (9-5) were ranked ahead of Maryland (9-6) in the Nike/IL Media Poll.

Nike/IL rankings versus NCAA seeds

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