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The Men DI College Weekend - Our Picks

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The Men DI College Weekend - Our Picks

Goff Rugby Report has a look at this week's Men's DI college games, with a little prediction for each. If there's a link on the game, then we've got a more detailed game preview for that matchup.

We list the rankings for teams that are ranked GRR=Goff Rugby Report DI ranking; ACRC= coaches poll for ACRC; DIA is the DIA poll conduction by USA Rugby. ACRC-HM means the team didn't make the top 20, but was honorable mention.

There are only two games featuring two teams that are ranked - Army v Penn State, and Iona v Wheeling Jesuit.

Here's how we see it all.
 

GameLeagueNotesPrediction
North Carolina at Virginia TechACRLToo early to tell on these teams, but Va Tech has been tested and might be more ready.Virginia Tech
Colorado at Colorado State (DIA#17)WestVery early days.Colorado State
Purdue at Michigan StateBig TenNot much game time for BoilermakersMIchigan State
Michigan (GRR#24/ACRC#10/DIA#10) at IllinoisBig TenAll the rankings point to WolverinesMIchigan State
Nebraska at Indiana (GRR#16/ACRC#12/DIA#15)BIg TenIndiana not eligible for playoffs but still goodIndiana
Iowa at Wisconsin (ACRC-HM)Big TenA lot to prove this weekendWisconson
Middlebury (ACRC#11) at UMassECRCMiddlebury started just OK, but OK enoughMIddlebury
UConn at Boston College (ACRC-HM)ECRCBC defense outstanding last weekBC
Albany at AIC (GRR#31/ACRC#4)ECRCAIC offense way too powerfulAIC
Kings Point (ACRC-HM) at BinghamtonEmpireToo early to really tellKings Point
Brockport at FordhamEmpireBoth lost last weekendBrockport
Syracuse at Stony Brook (ACRC#14)EmpireStony Brook started strongStony Brook
Temple at MillersvilleKeystoneToo earlyPick 'em
St. Joe's (ACRC-HM) at PittKeystoneTough away game for St. Joseph'sSt. Joe's, probably
WVU at West ChesterKeystoneWho has been tested early?West Virginia
Shippensburg at RutgersKeystoneInteresting shift for RutgersRutgers
Iona (GRR#34/ACRC#13) at Wheeling Jesuit (ACRC#15/DIA#16)Rugby EastOne of THE big games. Huge discrepancy in the rankings of these two. Maybe this game will settle the question.Iona ... maybe
Penn State (GRR#12/ACRC#2/DIA#6) at Army (GRR#20/ACRC#3/DIA#5)Rugby EastTHE big game of the weekend. Penn State has shown more so far.Penn State
Auburn at Ole MissSCRC Auburn
LSU (GRR#32/ACRC#7) at Mississippi StateSCRCLSU is playing really wellLSU
Florida (ACRC#17) at Tennessee (ACRC-HM)SCRCMassive SEC rivalry gamePick 'em
Vanderbilt at KentuckySCRC Pick 'em
Columbia at PrincetonIvyGood start for ColumbiaColumbia
Penn at Brown (ACRC-HM)Ivy Brown
Cornell (ACRC-HM) at Dartmouth (GRR#15/ACRC#5)IvyBig Green undercooked?Dartmouth
BALL STATE at MiamiMACGood early-season clashMiami
CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Univ. LouisvilleMACLouisiville new to the leagueCMU
DAYTON UNIV. at Univ. CincinnatiMACDayton has started wellDayton
NORTHERN ILLINOIS at Ohio Univ.MACNot sure ...Pick 'em
Air Force at New MexicoWestUNM a bit of an unknownAir Force
TCU at Oklahoma (DIA#14)Red RiverSooners on the upswingOklahoma
Ohio State at Notre DameNon-ConferenceOhio State struggling with contagion - but looked good last week.Ohio State, tentative
Arkansas State at Florida StateNon-ConferenceWell, ASU is pretty good ...Arkansas State