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Men DII College Rankings 2014-15 #5

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Men DII College Rankings 2014-15 #5

It's been two weeks since we unleashed our last Men's DII Rankings, so there's much to cover in this edition.

The major news, of course, was #2 Salisbury falling to #5 Towson. The result has to move Towson up, and Salisbury down, but Towson doesn't go to #2 simply because this is just the excuse we need to move the dominant UW-Whitewater up. Beating your closest rivals, and #20 UW-Stout, 53-5 is a pretty good reason to get bumped up to #2. James Madison stays at #3 having beaten #27 VMI, but they could have been there, too.

After that there's a group of teams that are strong in their conference that we think are close to each other. One of them, possibly Notre Dame College, could break out, but watch out for St. Louis and Cortland, too. SLU, we know, lost to Colorado College, but we ranked SLU higher thanks to their huge victory over Principia and the fact that CC has not had the same sort of schedule. So we'll excuse SLU a four-point loss on the road at altitude in a non-conference game.

Other teams may have dropped down despite winning a game - that's usually because another team or two made a big move. Grand Valley State moves up because the game we had as a loss to Saginaw Valley State was mis-reported by the referee society (a very rare occurance) and now that we've corrected that as a GVSU win, things change.

SUNY Oswego and SUNY Oneonta are big movers up. Eckerd out of Florida is playing a cross-divisional Florida Cup, but has done enough to get in.

Goff Rugby Report 2014-15 Men DII College Rankings #5
11Minesota-Duluth (Minn.)Defeated St. Cloud State
24UW-Whitewater (Wisc.)Defeated UW-Platteville, Stout (20)
33James Madison (Va.)Defeated VMI (27)
45Towson (Md.)Defeated Salisbury (2)
56Fairfield (Conn.)Defeated Molloy (45)
62Salisbury (Md.)Lost to Towson (5)
78Notre Dame College (Ohio)Defeated Lock Haven
811Illinois State (Ill.)Defeated Loyola (36)
914St. Louis (Mo.)Won big over Principia (19)
109Vermont (Vt.)Defeated Rhode Island (7)
1112Colorado College (Colo.)10s v Regis, Adams State
127Rhode Island (RI)Lost to Vermont (9)
1317Cortland (NY)Defeated Buffalo State (33)
1410Old Dominion (Va.)Defeated Mary Washington
1515Vassar (NY)Defeated Marist (35)
1630UNC Wilminton (NC)Defeated Furman (25)
1724East Carolina (NC)Beat UNC-Greensboro
1831Bentley (Mass.)Defeated Merrimack
1918Northern Iowa (Iowa)Defeated Mankato
2020UW-Stout (Wisc.)Defeated N. Michigan, lost to UWW (1)
2132Grand Valley State (Mich.)Defeated Oakland
2213Winona (Minn.)Defeated North Dakota
2316Rowan (NJ)Defeated Scranton
2422Louisiana Tech (La.)Won by Forfeit
2523Roger Williams (RI)Defeated UMass-Dartmouth
2625Furman (SC)Lost 48-38 to UNC Wilmington (30)
27NRSUNY Oswego (NY)Idle
2827VMI (Va.)Lost to JMU (3)
2943RPI (NY)Defeated Union
3033Buffalo State (NY)Defeated Geneseo
3136Loyola (Ill.)Lost to Illinois State (11)
3244UMass Lowell (Mass.)Defeated Stonehill
3346SUNY Oneonta (NY)Defeated Bard
3426Salve Regina (RI)Defeated Johnson & Wales
3529Louisiana-Lafayette (La.)Won by Forfeit
3634Plymouth State (NH)Defeated Western New England
3738Xavier (Ohio)Won by Forfeit
3837Sacred Heart (Conn.)Defeated Hofstra
3935Marist (NY)Lost to Vassar (15)
4042IUP (Pa.)Defeated Drexel
4149Manhattanville (NY)Idle
4250East Stroudsburg (Pa.)Defeated Slippery Rock (47)
4339York (Pa)Defeated California Pa
4419Principia (Ill.)Lost big to SLU (14)
4540NJIT (NJ)Defeated Seton Hall 27-25
46NRHoly Cross (Mass.)Defeated St. Michael's
4748Tulane (La.)Defeated Spring Hill
48NRGeorgetown (DC)Lost to Salisbury (2)
4921Saginaw Valley State (Mich.)Defeated Ferris State
50NREckerd (Fla.)Defeated Miami (Fla.)