ESPNU will reveal for the first time the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Sport Committee’s top-10 rankings this Saturday, April 23, early in the second quarter of the noon matchup between top-ranked Notre Dame at No. 13 North Carolina. This will be the first of two announcements from the Committee, the second being revealed prior to the conclusion of game one of the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship semifinals on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. Rankings will reflect games played through April 17 and April 24, respectively. They have no bearing on the final seedings, which will be revealed on Sunday, May 8 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU, during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Selection Special. The Committee seeds eight in a field of 18 teams, with two play-in games in the opening round.
With a little over two weeks left in the regular season, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will carry over 25 men’s and women’s lacrosse games, including the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship (April 29 & May 1), Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament (May 6 & 8), Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Championship Final (May 7), America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship Final (May 7), Big South Women’s Championship Final (May 7), MAAC Women’s Championship (May 6 & 8) and Atlantic Sun Women’s Lacrosse Championship (May 5-8).
The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships begin Saturday, May 14. ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will cover both events, culminating with championship weekend May 27-30.