Goff Rugby Report has finalized the All DI College Rankings as well as an All-DIAA ranking. Both are available on our partner FloRugby site.
Here is some analysis.
Not much to say this week in the All-DI Men's College rankings.
There were two games of note, with #1 beating #15, and #4 beating #2. So, naturally, #2 and #4 change a little.
We took a week off from the college rankings last week in part because it was such a busy week, and in part because there weren't a lot of results and they basically confirmed out expectations.
That wasn't the case for Navy v Central Washington, so fans of the US Naval Academy had to wait an extra week to see how their overtime win over the Wildcats would affect the rankings.
Playoffs often force some serious moves in the Men's All-DI playoffs, and we're right into playoffs now.
Given that DI-level teams have three (three!) postseasons to keep track of, we are, of course, still trying to figure out who would beat whom were they to face off.
So don't say we don't listen.
We've received some notes about the rankings - what we value and what we don't - and it seemed like now was the time to do this.
With some top-ranked teams playing so much this past weekend, we wanted to get these rankings out quickly.
We've got some changes in the latest Goff Rugby Report Men's All-DI College rankings.
This ranking combines DIA, DIAA, and Varsity Cup teams, and teams that play 15s in the fall and the spring and both. As you can see, it's fractured and confused, but we're doing out best.
Not many changes this week in the Goff Rugby Report All-DI rankings.
We've dropped off the last five teams, and got back to a Top 50 after those teams either lost, or related teams made us more comfortable in leaving them out.
Some very small changes, but not a lot.
People ask us how we put together these rankings, and we have to admit that sometimes it's a gestalt thing - just go with a feeling.
Well there was bound to be a shakeup in the rankings at some point, and frankly we didn't think it would be this week, but there you go.
In this latest edition of the Goff Rugby Report all-DI men's college rankings, Cal remains at #1 basically because they did exactly what you'd expect (beat a ranked team ranked in the 20s), and then did it again, on the same day, with a different lineup.
The main move this week in the Men's All-DI rankings is Arizona, which improves seven spaces after beating UCLA.
Clemson comes into the top 50 after beating South Carolina, while LSU gets a bump, too. The top either didn't play or did exactly as expected.