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For the second year in a row, Victor (N.Y.) is the Class A state champion in New York and that performance puts the Blue Devils at the No. 1 spot in the final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Boys Lacrosse Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Victor, the No. 1 team in national rankings for nearly the entire season, battled Darien (Conn.) for the top position in the final rankings. While Darien concluded its season with a Connecticut Class L state championship and finished undefeated with a 23-0 record, it was Victor's continued excellence that kept the Blue Devils at the No. 1 spot.View images of Victor's second straight NYSPHAA Class A Title.
Victor has not lost a game in two years, winning a national best 44 games in a row. Fifteen of Victor's wins this year were by double digits and its closest game all year was the 7-5 win over Ward Melville in the championship game. Fourteen of Victor's wins came against teams with winning records.
Darien finishes at No. 2 after routing Simsbury, a 20-1 team entering the championship game, by a score of 18-3.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Boys Lacrosse Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1 last week) Victor (N.Y.), 22-0
The Blue Devils finished the season undefeated for the second straight year and will begin 2017 with a 44-game win streak after defeating Ward Melville 7-5 for the New York Class A state championship. Victor also defeated Corning Painted Post 15-4 in the semifinals.2. (2) Darien (Conn.), 23-0
The Blue Wave finished the season undefeated with an 18-3 win over Simsbury in the Class L state championship game. Darien also topped Ridgefield 10-6 in the semifinals.3. (3) McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), 18-1
MIAA champion.4. (4) Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), 22-1
North Coast Section Division I champion.5. (5) Bullis (Potomac, Md.), 21-26. (10) Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 18-1
The Seahawks won the Class C state championship with a 15-4 win over Penn Yan. They also defeated Pleasantville 12-10 in the semifinals.7. (11) Delbarton (Morristown, N.J.), 22-2
The Green Wave topped Pingry 13-4 to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions. Delbarton defeated Mountain Lakes 9-6 in the semifinals.8. (7) Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), 19-29. (8) Culver Academies (Ind.), 20-310. (9) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 12-111. (12) Locust Valley (N.Y.), 16-112. (13) Deerfield Academy (Mass.), 15-113. (NR) The Pingry School (Martinsville, N.J.), 17-4
The Big Blue ended Bridgewater-Raritan's 42-game win streak in the semifinals of the New Jersey Tournament of Champions with an 8-7 win and then fell to Delbarton 13-4 in the championship game.14. (6) Bridgewater-Raritan (Bridgewater, N.J.), 19-1
The Panthers saw their 42-game win streak come to an end with an 8-7 loss to Pingry in the New Jersey Tournament of Champion.15. (NR) Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.), 21-2
The Red Rams captured the New York Class B state championship with a 9-6 win over Yorktown.16. (14) Boys Latin (Baltimore), 14-417. (15) St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.), 21-418. (16) Landon (Bethesda, Md.), 17-419. (17) St. Anthony's (Melville, N.Y.), 14-220. (18) Haverford School (Pa.), 20-521. (19) Malvern Prep (Pa.), 18-522. (21) New Hampton School (N.H.), 15-023. (24) Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.), 18-4
The Patriots advanced to the Class A state championship game with a 16-6 win over Lakeland-Panas, but fell to No. 1 ranked Victor 7-5 in the finals.24. (23) Lakeland-Panas (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), 19-3
The Rebels fell to Ward Melville 16-6 in the Class A state semifinals.25. (25) Syosset (N.Y.), 15-3Dropped out:
No. 20 Shoreham Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.), No. 22 Cazenovia (N.Y.).