This is the first of five installments during the 2021-2022 competition season. The panel considered returning rosters and performance expectations, as well as the most recent college spring 2021 season. The next ranking can be expected in October 2021.
|12||Georgetown||UC Santa Barbara|
|13||MIT||Hobart & William Smith Colleges|
|14||Hobart & William Smith Colleges||Coast Guard|
|17||U. Penn||George Washington|
|18||Old Dominion||Connecticut College|
|19||St. Marys||U. Penn|
|*Also receiving votes: George Wash, URI, UCSB, Conn Coll, USF||*Also receiving votes: MIT, Cornell, URI, Bowdoin, ODU, NY Maritime|