I’d be shocked if Clemson was in top 20 in the next 5.
Completely agree. Unless a superstar player wants to take advantage of their 5th year and transfer, it will take more than 5 years to build this program. Too many top players anymore now that lacrosse has grown so much throughout the country. Talent is being spread far and wide - amongst more than the top 20 teams and amongst all divisions. No longer will a few teams control all the talent. The reason you are already seeing more parity amongst the top 20. It will only get even more diluted in the next 5 years.
Tell us where the parity is?
The top programs consistently bring in the best players and now with the portal and the extra year of eligibility we have seen high end players transfer
Into the top programs. Sure you have some programs that crack the top 20 from time to time but there are really only about 15 programs that are in the top 20 every year and an even smaller number that are ever in the top 10.
Clemson will become a competitive program quicker than most and they have a shot at a Top 20 finish within 5 years.