1. Express 2. Crabs 3. Sweetlax and 4. Dc Express. 91 should also be in the conversation.
DC Express lost to Stealth in Pinnacle Championship. They are not #4. They are like 10-12.
Get real. Sweetlax won NAL and beat Tigers in the final. Sweetlax is #1. Express not in the conversation for #1.
Sweetlax has beaten everybody they've played in the last 2 years and has only lost to 2 clubs teams during that time. One loss to the Towermen and wait for it... 7 or 8 losses in a row to LIE. For now, the top 3 teams in the country are LIE, Sweetlax and the Tigers. There are a few teams that may win a game or 2 along the way, but these 3 teams remain the best and most consistent. For all the ranting on BOTC, you'd think most of you would know the 2026 teams that routinely play in all the major championships. Either way, young boys with a lot of lacrosse in front of them. Enjoy the ride!
Thanks same old EXPRESS Dad!
Not an express dad lol, but whatever helps you make it through the day, by all means vent. To that end, my son's team has played these top 3 teams and I've gotten to see them up close on several occasions. From my perspective:
1. LIE is still the most complete team and is coached really well. Coach C get's the most out of his kids. Not the most athletic or physically dominant team, but they execute really well and have a dominant face off guy. This may change this year with all the holdbacks, but they'll remain in the hunt all year. They also added a few 2025s that will be a big help in the summer. Plus, the simply practice and play... often!
2. Sweetlax may be the most athletic team from top to bottom and added an awesome goalie. My biggest observation this fall is that they have limited their ball movement which was once better than any team I've seen at this age. Looks like they added some players but their ball movement has suffered. Maybe why their AGD has changed so much this fall? Still, they will be in the top 3 until proven otherwise.
3. Tigers have looked really strong this fall and had Sweetlax on the ropes on 2 different occasions and beat LIE. They have some talented offensive players and the face-off guy has been solid. Defense looks much improved as well.
Crabs and their holdback team will likely compete due to playing with very few actual 2026s, but until they show up and play the top 3 teams, they shouldn't have any claim to the top 3 spots. As I said, this will be settled on the field and if you have yet to see the top 3 teams play, you might want to check them out to see why they're so good and still playing in virtually every championship bracket.
Thanks Express dad. Issue is your team lost to the Tigers. In the Championship game of NAL, Sweetlax beat the Tigers by one. So Sweetlax is #1. Also Express lost to the Crabs a few weeks ago. So Express is #4. Any questions?