And then there were none as Cornell falls to Bucknell on Tuesday then Maryland gets knocked off by North Carolina at home on Saturday. Following this sport in 2013 is like holding on to an Internet stock during the dot com era. There are some wild over reactions to wins and losses but you have to keep the whole season in mind before you buy in completely on a specific team. Here is how those upsets shook up my top 20.
1. Notre Dame (6-1): Many pollsters probably put a 1 next to Notre Dame reluctantly after the Irish escaped Rutgers, 7-6, for 1-goal win No. 4. Keep in mind, however, that after beating Ohio State on Wednesday the Irish were 5-1 against six opponents that at one point have all been in the top 10.
Up next: St. John's, Saturday
2. Maryland (6-1): The Terps left their shooting shoes in the locker room as they shot 22 percent in the loss to North Carolina to be the last team to fall from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Up next: at Virginia, Saturday
3. Cornell (7-1): The Big Red's perfect season came to an abrupt end Tuesday when it was stunned at home by Bucknell, 9-8. Cornell was able to bounce back against Penn on Saturday with a 10-5 win as Rob Pannell passed Mike French as the all-time leading scorer in school history.
Up next: Siena, Monday
4.Denver (5-2): The Pioneers game with Air Force was postponed until Monday due to snow in Colorado so Bill Tierney's club stands still at 4 after a week off.
Up Next: Air Force, Monday
5. Princeton (5-2): Tom Schreiber and Mike McDonald led the way with four points each as the Tigers held off Yale, 10-9. Justin Murphy was a major factor, winning 13 of 22 face-offs.
Up next: Brown, Saturday
6. Duke (7-4): How do I justify a six-spot jump by a four-loss team whose two wins this week were over unranked Marist and Georgetown? Duke's four losses are to three teams in the top four and Penn at 11, and its victory at UNC gained serious value. The Blue Devils have once again found their way in March.
Up next: at Harvard, Saturday
7. Loyola (7-2): It didn't take Josh Hawkins long to show his impact as he returned to the field in the win over Georgetown Wednesday with a goal, an assist and four ground balls. The champs then got Mike Sawyer back to play Michigan on Saturday, and he delivered a hat trick to lead the way to victory number seven.
Up next: at Ohio State
8. Syracuse (5-2): Just when you think the Orange are a serious Final Four threat after picking apart Hopkins, they go down to the Main Line and get tripped up by Villanova, 11-10. Losing 23 of 25 face-offs is never going to help the cause.
Up next: at Princeton, Saturday
9. Johns Hopkins (6-2): The Blue Jays struck quickly and often against Virginia, jumping out to a 9-1 first-half lead. Freshman Ryan Brown and junior Rex Sanders continue to open eyes as they both came up with their first career hat tricks in the 15-8 victory.
Up next: at North Carolina, Saturday
10. UNC (5-3): The Tar Heels attack showed why it can be the most lethal in the country as Joey Sankey, Jimmy Bitter and Marcus Holman combined for 12 points in the 10-8 upset win at Maryland. Freshman goalie Kieran Burke frustrated the Terp shooters with 15 saves.
Up next: Brown Wednesday
13. Ohio State
17. Penn State
19. St. John's