Notre Dame Fencing Dominates Polls

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Notre Dame Fencing Dominates Polls

The Irish hold court as the top  men’s and women’s fencing teams in the nation. The season’s first CollegeFencing360 Coaches Polls are out and feature four teams from the ACC.

Seven of nine All Americans return from 2017 for the Irish. Notre Dame comes off four straight ACC Fencing Championships and their 9th NCAA national title in 2017. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to presume a continuation of both streaks.

Duke’s men are the only other team joining the Irish in the Top 10.

Outside the Top 10 in the RV category is North Carolina who is tied with UCSD for #12. Also in the Receiving Votes category is Boston College. The Eagles are just outside the top 15 teams that voters cast their ballots for however.

The Duke women are first among the Receiving Votes category. The Blue Devils come in at #11. Next up is North Carolina at #12. Boston College’s women also receive votes but are outside the top 15.


Notre Dame Fencing Dominates Polls


CollegeFencing360 Coaches Polls

MENRANKTEAMPOINTSWOMENRANKTEAMPOINTS
#1NOTRE DAME138#1NOTRE DAME147
#2tOHIO STATE136#2COLUMBIA128
#2tCOLUMBIA136#3PENN STATE126
#4PENN STATE108#4PRINCETON117
#5HARVARD106#5OHIO STATE115
#6PRINCETON103#6HARVARD93
#7PENNSYLVANIA93#7TEMPLE86
#8ST. JOHN’S85#8NORTHWESTERN80
#9DUKE68#9PENNSYLVANIA75
#10STANFORD51#10ST. JOHN’S51
RVNORTH CAROLINA28RVDUKE45
RVBOSTON COLLEGE3RVNORTH CAROLINA37
RVBOSTON COLLEGE2

Courtesy CollegeFencing360


Notre Dame Fencing Dominates Polls


The ACC Fencing Championships are slated for February 24-25 at North Carolina’s Carmichael Arena. Saturday features the women’s individual and men’s team action beginning at 8:00a E. On Sunday, it’s the men’s individual and women’s team match ups beginning at 7:00a E.

Teams and individuals will move on to regional competition following conference championships. Lafayette College, Cleveland State University and California Institute of Technology will serve as regional hosts on the March 10. Brandeis University will host on March 11.

Penn State will host the 2018 NCAA Fencing Championships, March 22-25. For ticket information click here.


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