After two weeks at No. 1, Daemen fell to No. 2 in the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors East Region Media poll on Monday.
Daemen (14-3) was tied with St. Thomas Aquinas (15-2) last week but fell behind Aquinas in the latest poll. Aquinas had four first-place votes. Daemen had none. No. 3 Saint Anselm had two first-place votes.
On Friday, Daemen and St. Thomas Aquinas will play the first of their two regular-season meetings at Lumsden Gymnasium in Amherst.
Daemen lost ground after close road wins in East Coast Conference play over Mercy and Bridgeport last week.