Ohio State enters next weekend’s American Lacrosse Conference tournament seeded third; the Buckeyes will face second-seeded Penn State in a game Friday. No. 1 Northwestern will play the winner of Thursday’s Vanderbilt-Johns Hopkins game in the other Friday semifinal. All ALC tournament games are being played at Penn State. 


1. Northwestern (4-0)

2. Penn State (2-2)

3. Ohio State (2-2)

4. Vanderbilt (2-2)

5. Johns Hopkins (0-4)


Penn State gets the No. 2 seed because the tie-breaking procedure moves to goals allowed in conference games; Penn State allowed the fewest amount of goals among PSU, OSU and Vanderbilt, and Ohio State holds the tiebreaker over Vanderbilt.