Robby Hamman | March 7, 2017
After spending nine weeks in 2016 at the No. 1 spot in at least one of the major three polls (USILA, Inside Lacrosse or Lacrosse Magazine), the Irish return to the top spot for the first time in 2017, as Notre Dame was placed atop the rankings in all three polls.
The highly touted Irish defense, which is second in the nation in goals allowed per game with a mark of 6.33, turned in its best performance of the season on Saturday, March 6 against previous No. 1 Maryland to deliver the Irish the 5-4 win and propel the team to the top spot in the polls.
This week marks the 18th week that Notre Dame has been in the No. 1 spot in program history. The Irish were ranked No. 1 for four weeks in 2015, two weeks in 2013 and two weeks in 2011 to go along with the nine weeks from 2016.
Notre Dame has a tough road test this next weekend, as the Irish travel west to take on No. 4 Denver on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on Altitude TV.
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