Two weeks into the 2019 season, some truths are starting to emerge about the region's programs.
The first major test came early for Boston College, and the Eagles passed thanks to a big comeback against nationally-ranked Syracuse, staying atop this week’s poll.
In other big news: UMass rolled in its debut, Dartmouth held its own against a pair of Big 10 powers, Brown has a star in the making and a Patriot League club pushed its way into our rankings.
A massive game is on tap Thursday with UMass vs. BC, while the Heights play host to Harvard on Saturday. Those tilts should prove telling in who can challenge for national prowess alongside New England's team to beat.