This season has gone by faster than any I can remember. It feels like just yesterday we were starting this series and now we are approaching the playoffs. Let’s make the most of what we have left with some picks!
We just finished the last weekend of BIG10 play before setting the bracket. Hopkins met Maryland on their home turf for the rematch of the rivalry. While Hopkins led most of the game, Maryland scored 3 goals in the last minute and a half to steal the victory. Rutgers was able to edge out a persistent Michigan team to lock up the second seed in the tournament. But, every BIG10 team makes the playoffs so there could still be some upsets in the coming weeks. In the ACC Norte Dame played well but fell twice to UNC and Duke. Finally we had a few unorthodox D1 vs D3 matchups. Cabrini took on UPenn and while the score was lopsided it was a great game. Tufts was able to beat Dartmouth proving that the best D3 teams can compete and win on the D1 level.
This week is a lighter one for games but there is no shortage of great matchups. On Saturday we will get the first round of the BIG10 tournament as Ohio State takes on Michigan and Penn State faces Hopkins. I’ll be picking Ohio State and Hopkins to take the veins here. Then in the ACC Norte Dame will play Syracuse who is coming off a huge win over UVA. I’ll pick the Irish here as I think it would be tough for a great team to drop three in a row. Finally the ACC heavyweights, UNC & Duke, will square off for the top spot. I’ll take UNC.
Don’t forget to make your picks below!