The UAlbany men's lacrosse team is up to No. 5 nationally this year after a huge win over Yale last weekend.

After Lyle Thompson's graduation at the end of the last season, many fans were left wondering, "Well, what happens now? Can the team survive without Lyle?"

The answer has been a resounding yes as UAlbany is ranked ahead of traditional powers like North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse.

How good are they? Have other programs faltered to pave the way for UAlbany's high ranking, or are they that good?

What is the national chatter about Danes stars Blaze Riorden, Seth Oakes and Connor Fields? Why are the Danes famous from Barstool Sports?

Can UAlbany be a player on the national scene now? Could they beat Syracuse in a rematch if they played them in the NCAA Tournament? ('Cuse topped UA earlier this year).

And on the women's side, can Syracuse star and Niskayuna native Kayla Treanor finally win the Tewaaraton Award?

To answer all that, we brought in Corey McLaughlin of Lacrosse Magazine: