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Men DI College Rankings Week 11 - New #1

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Men DI College Rankings Week 11 - New #1

After deep deliberations, here are the Week 11 Goff Rugby Report All-DI Men's College rankings. 

As we said earlier, if Life won big over Army, they had a shot at leapfrogging idle (as far as 15s goes) Cal and BYU. They did, and they did. The Running Eagles are #1. For the moment.

The ACRC Bowl Games produced other dynamic shifts in the rankings. The ECRC showed itself to be perhaps a stronger conference all-around than we thought. AIC, Boston College, Middlebury, and UMass all got bumps upward thanks to their results this past weekend in Charlotte (Middlebury didn't play, but they move up by association). 

The MAC took a hit thanks to their latest results, although not a huge one. Alabama moves into the Top 50 thanks to their defeat of Tennessee. 

Stony Brook and West Virginia were a weird pair. Stony Brook beat WVU over the weekend, but you could argue that the Mountaineers, which outscored the Seawolves four tries (all unconverted) to three (all converted) were the better team. We toyed with the idea of keeping WVU ahead of Stony Brook, but decided that was just being silly - results are results, and kicking is part of rugby. If you aren't able to kick your conversions - difficult as they were in this instance - then you shouldn't get credit for the points ex post factor.

The Florida teams (Central and International and University of) drop out of the Top 50, but we expect someone will be back in soon enough. The Californian teams get moving soon and more shakeups should be expected. 

 

Goff Rugby Report 2014-15 Men DI College Rankings Wk 11
RankPrevTeamNotes
13LifeDefeated Army (6) 53-19
21BYUIdle
34CalIdle
42St. Mary'sIdle
55Arkansas StateIdle
66ArmyLost to Life (3) 53-19
77KutztownDefeated Michigan (23)
88Air ForceDefeated San Diego State
99LindenwoodIdle
1010NavyDefeated Clemson (16)
1111DavenportIdle
1216ClemsonLost to Navy (10), Defeated USC (27)
1312OklahomaIdle
1413Penn StateDefeated Iona
1514DartmouthIdle
1615IndianaIdle
1720AICDefeated Bowling Green (18) 46-40
1817Bowling GreenLost 46-40 to AIC (20)
1925WisconsinDefeated Ohio State (21)
2019MarylandIdle
2136Central WashingtonDefeated WSU
2221Ohio StateLost to Wisconsin (25)
2327South CarolinaDefeated Miss. St., Ala., lost to Clemson (16)
2424Wheeling JesuitIdle
2532Stony BrookDefeated WVU (26)
2626WVULost 21-20 to Stony Brook (32)
2728St. Joseph'sIdle
2843NC StateDefeated Texas State
2930Texas A&MDefeated Texas
3029Notre DameIdle
3146Boston CollegeDefeated Iona
3222Western MichiganLost to Life JV
3345Kings PointIdle
3450MiddleburyIdle
35UnrIowaDefeated Michigan (23)
3623MichiganLost to Iowa, Kutztown (7)
37UnrAlabamaDefeated Tennessee (18), lost to USC (27)
3818TennesseeLost to Alabama
3947Western WashingtonDefeated Oregon State
4031DaytonIdle
4133Miami (Ohio)Idle
42UnrUMassDefeated Texas State
4334Arizona StateIdle
4435UCLAIdle
4537Colorado StateIdle
4638Cal PolyIdle
4739MTSUIdle
4840UtahIdle
4941ArizonaIdle
5044ArkansasIdle