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Heading into the final week of the 2016 lacrosse season, a pair of unbeaten teams are poised to claim the No. 1 spot in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Boys Lacrosse Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Victor (N.Y.), which has won 42 games in a row, advanced to the semifinals of the New York Class A state playoffs. The Blue Devils take on Corning-Painted Post on Wednesday with the winner to play the winner of the Ward-Mellville/Lakeland-Panas matchup on Saturday.
In Connecticut, Darien upped its record to 21-0 by advancing to the semifinals of the Class L playoffs. The Blue Wave will play Ridgefield on Wednesday with a berth in Saturday's championship game at stake.
Darien jumped past McDonogh (Owings Mill, Md.) in this week's rankings, climbing from the No. 3 spot to No. 2 behind Victor.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Boys Lacrosse Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1 last week) Victor (N.Y.), 20-0
The Blue Devils upped their win streak to 42 in a row with a 17-7 win over Orchard Park in the second round of the New York Class A state championships. Victor will take on Corning-Painted Post on Wednesday in the semifinals. Victor also topped Pittsford 14-12 last Tuesday.2. (3) Darien (Conn.), 21-0
The Blue Wave got through the first two rounds of the Connecticut Class L state playoffs with a 22-1 win over Shelton and a 13-2 win over Fairfield Ludlowe. Darien meets Ridgefield on Wednesday in the semifinals.3. (2) McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), 18-1
MIAA champion. Season over.4. (4) Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), 22-1
North Coast Section Division I champion. Season over.5. (5) Bullis (Potomac, Md.), 21-2
Season over.6. (6) Bridgewater-Raritan (Bridgewater, N.J.), 19-0
The Panthers' win streak hit 42 after beating Montgomery for the North Group 4 championship. Bridgewater-Raritan takes on Pingry in the second round of the Tournament of Champions.7. (8) Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), 19-2
Season over.8. (9) Culver Academies (Ind.), 20-3
Season over.9. (10) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 12-1
Season over.10. (11) Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 15-1
The Seahawks topped Babylon 8-5 to reach the Class C semifinals. They will face Pleasantville on Wednesday.11. (14) Delbarton (Morristown, N.J.), 20-2
The Green Wave defeated Bergen Catholic 15-5 for the Non-Public A championship. They will play Mountain Lakes in the second round of the Tournament of Champions on Wednesday.12. (7) Locust Valley (N.Y.), 16-1
The Falcons suffered their first loss of the season with a 17-9 loss to Cold Spring Harbor. The loss eliminated Locust Valley from postseason play.13. (12) Deerfield Academy (Mass.), 15-1
Season over.14. (13) Boys Latin (Baltimore), 14-4
Season over.15. (15) St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.), 21-4
Season over.16. (16) Landon (Bethesda, Md.), 17-4
Season over.17. (17) St. Anthony's (Melville, N.Y.), 14-2
Season over.18. (18) Haverford School (Pa.), 20-5
Season over.19. (19) Malvern Prep (Pa.), 18-5
Season over.20. (21) Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.), 17-2
Shoreham-Wading River topped Garden City 8-6 in the second round of the New York Class B state playoffs. Will face No. 1 seed Yorktown on Wednesday.21. (22) New Hampton School (New Hampton, N.H.), 15-0
Season over.22. (25) Cazenovia (N.Y.), 19-2
The Lakers topped Canton 18-6 in the first round of the New York Class C playoffs and beat Maine-Endwell 16-3 in the regional final.23. (NR) Lakeland-Panas (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), 19-2
The Rebels earned the No. 1 seed in the New York Class A state playoffs and will face Ward Mellville in the semifinals after beating Valley Central 13-7 in the second round.24. (NR) Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.), 17-3
The Patriots picked up two big wins last week, beating Connetquot 13-5 in the first round of the Class A playoffs and downing Syosset 9-5 in the second round. They will play Lakeland-Panas in the semifinals on Wednesday.25. (14) Syosset (N.Y.), 15-3
The Braves lost to Ward Mellville 9-5 in the second round of the Class A state playoffs. Season over.Dropped out:
No. 23 Connetquot (Bohemia, N.Y.)
, No. 24 Pittsford (N.Y.)