Rutgers men’s and women’s lacrosse are ranked in the latest USA Lacrosse Rankings

Coming up on the start of the Big Ten regular season for both programs, Rutgers men’s and women’s lacrosse teams continue to hold steady in the rankings. Both programs are looking for a return to the NCAA Tournament.

Rutgers men’s lacrosse, in the midst of a three-game winning streak, are up four spots and sit No. 7 in the most recent USA Lacrosse Rankings. Last season, the men advanced to the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

The Scarlet Knights are coming off impressive wins over Loyola, St. John’s as well as Utah this past weekend. They host No. 11 Princeton this weekend.

The women’s program, who have lost two straight games and are 3-2, moved down three spots and are currently No. 18. They face a Penn State team this weekend that is not ranked but at 4-1 is receiving votes.

The women finished last season a strong 16-5 and lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire