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Victor's destiny is in its own hands as the No. 1 team in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Boys Lacrosse Rankings presented by the Army National Guard heads into the New York state playoffs with few teams capable of catching the Blue Devils.
Victor (N.Y.) has been ranked No. 1 since the first week of the season and has extended its win streak to 38 games in a row. The defending Class B state champions open postseason play on June 1.
The three teams directly below Victor have all finished their seasons. No. 2 McDonogh won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship last week while No. 3 Monte Vista won the North Coast Section Division I championship in California. No. 4 Bullis concluded its season as well.
The only team with a legitimate chance of catching Victor might be No. 5 Darien, which is also undefeated and has some impressive wins this season. Like Victor, Darien has yet to begin postseason play.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Boys Lacrosse Rankings presented by the Army National Guard
1. (1 last week) Victor (N.Y.), 16-0
The Blue Devils made it 38 in a row with two wins last week, beating Rush-Henrietta 16-2 and Brighton 25-6.2. (2) McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), 18-1 *Season over
The Eagles won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association conference championship by defeating Boys Latin 8-5 in the championship game. McDonogh also beat Loyola-Blakefield 20-6 in the semifinals.3. (3) Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), 22-1 *Season over
The Mustangs won the North Coast Section Division I championship with a 14-6 victory over De La Salle. Monte Vista was unbeaten on the field and had a lone forfeit loss to Marin Catholic due to an ineligible player.4. (4) Bullis (Potomac, Md.), 21-2
The Bulldogs defeated Georgetown Prep 9-3 and St. Stephen-St. Agnes 9-5 last week.5. (6) Darien (Conn.), 17-0
The Blue Wave had a pair of blowout wins last week, beating St. Joseph Trumbull 22-2 and Stamford 22-0.6. (5) Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), 19-2 *Season over
Season over.7. (13) Culver Academies (Ind.), 20-3 *Season over
Culver knocked off Haverford
8-7 in the Inter-Ac Challenge to end its season. Culver also beat
Germantown Academy 15-4, and Lawrenceville 14-3.8. (8) Bridgewater-Raritan (Bridgewater, N.J.), 16-0
win streak hit 39 after beating Edison 21-1 and Watchung Hills
8-4 in the first two rounds of the North Group 4 state tournament.9. (9) Locust Valley (N.Y.), 15-0
The Falcons were idle and will play Oyster Bay on Wednesday.10. (7) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 12-1 *Season over
Season over.11. (10) Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 13-1
The Seahawks were idle and will play Seaford on Thursday.12. (14) Deerfield Academy (Mass.), 15-1
The Big Green topped Salisbury School 12-8 and Phillips Exeter 10-5.13. (11) Boys Latin (Baltimore), 14-4
The Lakers lost in the MIAA conference championship to McDonogh 8-5.14. (15) Summit (N.J.), 17-1
Summit won its first two playoff games, beating West Essex Regional 14-5 and Indian Hills 17-1.15. (16) Delbarton (Morristown, N.J.), 17-2
The Green Wave topped Red Bank Catholic 19-5 in the first round of the Non Public Group A state tournament. They also lost a nonleague contest to Fairfield Prep 7-6.16. (21) St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.), 17-3
Saints went 4-1 last week, beating Cape Henry Collegiate 23-2, Landon
12-8, Norfolk Academy 11-4, St. Anne's Belfield 12-7 and losing to
Bullis 9-5.17. (12) Landon (Bethesda, Md.), 17-4 *Season over
The Bears lost to St. Stephen-St. Agnes 12-8 to conclude their season.18. (17) St. Anthony's (Melville, N.Y.), 14-2
The Friars knocked off Chaminade again, winning 18-5.19. (19) Haverford School (Pa.), 20-5
The Fords fell 8-7 to Culver Academy in the Inter-AC Challenge. Haverford also defeated Malvern Prep 16-10 and Penn Charter 13-4.20. (20) Malvern Prep (Pa.), 18-5
The Friars split their two games last week, beating Episcopal Academy 9-2 and losing to Haverford School 16-10 in the Inter-AC Challenge.21. (22) Sparta (N.J.), 20-0
Sparta won three times to stay unbeaten, topping Morristown 10-6, Morris Hills 13-3 and Jefferson Township 17-3.22. (24) Syosset (N.Y.), 14-2
The Braves picked up a 17-5 win over Kennedy (Plainview).23. (25) Bayport-Blue Point (Bayport, N.Y.), 16-0
The Phantoms remained undefeated with an 18-11 win over John Glenn-Elwood.24. (NR) Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.), 15-2
Shoreham-Wading River's only losses are to Bayport-Blue Point and Syosset.25. (NR) New Hampton School (N.H.), 15-0
The Huskies have won 22 in a row dating back to the 2015 season.Dropped out:
No. 18 New Canaan (Conn.), No. 23 Ridgewood (N.J.).