The Syracuse mens lacrosse team was picked No. 1 in the preseason United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll released Monday.
The Orange gained 240 points and four first-place votes to edge No. 2 North Carolina by four points. UNC and third-ranked Duke also received four first-place votes.
Six of the top seven teams are from the Atlantic Coast Conference as Notre Dame, Maryland and Virginia are ranked fifth through seventh, respectively. Princeton, Penn State and Albany round out the top 10.
Syracuse starts its season Feb. 10 at home against Siena.