Rutgers lacrosse remains top 20 following weekend loss

A weekend loss didn’t knock Rutgers men’s lacrosse out of the rankings this week with the Scarlet Knights still a top 20 program.

The top-20 ranking for Rutgers makes them one of six teams from the Big Ten in this week’s poll.

Rutgers checks in at No. 19, dropping one spot in the Inside Lacrosse Division I Men’s Lacrosse Poll. Rutgers lost at home on Sunday to No. 8 Johns Hopkins.

The Scarlet Knights are now 6-3 (0-1 Big Ten). They face Ohio State on Saturday at SHI Stadium.

All three of Rutgers’ losses this year have come against ranked opponents (No. 6 Army, No. 14 Princeton and now on Sunday against a top-10 Johns Hopkins).

A win this weekend against an Ohio State program that was ranked earlier this season would be a big plus for Rutgers before they face a grueling stretch of games to close out their season.

All three of the final opponents for Rutgers this season are ranked.

This includes No. 4 Penn State, the top-ranked team from the Big Ten in this week’s rankings.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire