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D1 Men's College Rankings Week 9

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D1 Men's College Rankings Week 9

Louisville keeps moving up. Alex Goff photo.

It was a bit of a tough week for making these rankings because we do have some teams we'd like to move into the Top 50, but those ranked in the lower reaches actually did pretty well.

So Nazareth, West Chester, and Salisbury all have to wait. But just so you know ... we're thinking of you the whole time.

Kentucky's tie with Ohio State also threw the rankings for a bit of a loop. It's not automatic that teams that tie have to be deadlocked in the rankings. There's a totality of results to consider. We can't completely forget Kentucky's loss to Thomas More or Ohio State's win over Notre Dame. OSU also beat Tennessee, but that was 12-10, so OSU vs SCRC opposition sees them at 39-37. OSU is also injury-hit, and the rankings don't care about injuries ... they care about what team you have at the moment. 

Brown moves back up after a) beating Dartmouth convincingly this week and b) we had to mke up for the fact we moved them down too far last week. Why? We used the wrong result (B side won 14-12). The technical term for this kind of move is "a mistake" and we're fixing it this week.

Coming up this week keep an eye on Western Washington vs Boise State, the biggest game in the Pacific Northwest this fall. We also have Arkansas at Kansas, the Liberty D1AA playoffs, the Big 10 semifinals, and ... AND ... Army at Navy.

The Goff Rugby Report Rankings are brought to you by Next Phase Rugby. This app, downloadable at NextPhaseRugby.Com, is useful even for small, D2, and club college teams. These teams can download the app and set up a team profile—you may not have money or admission tags, but you can talk about your school's academics, your team culture, and your coaching. those are all things high school rugby players want to know about.

Rank Prev Team Div/Conf Notes
1 1 Army D1A Rugby East Beat Air Force
2 2 Lindenwood D1A Mid-South Beat Marian (34)
3 3 Life University D1A Mid-South  
4 4 BYU D1A Rocky Mt. Beat Utah State
5 5 Navy D1A Rugby East Beat Kutztown (11)
6 6 Davenport D1A Mid-South  
7 7 St. Bonaventure NCR D1 Rugby East Beat Mary Washington (28)
8 8 Queens NCR D1 Rugby East Beat Notre Dame College (10)
9 9 Indiana D1A Big 10 Beat Purdue
10 10 Notre Dame College NCR D1 Rugby East Lost to Queens (8)
11 11 Kutztown NCR D1 Rugby East Lost to Navy (5)
12 16 Brown NCR D1 Liberty Beat Dartmouth (24)
13 12 Colorado D1A Rocky Mt.  
14 14 Thomas More NCR D1 Big Rivers  
15 13 Ohio State D1A Big 10 Tied Kentucky (25)
16 15 U. Notre Dame Big 10 NCR D1 Beat Syracuse
17 17 Penn State D1A Rugby East Beat Southern Virginia
18 18 Tennessee D1AA SCRC Beat South Carolina (31)
19 21 Louisville D1AA MAC Beat Bowling Green (21)
20 25 Kentucky D1AA SCRC Tied Ohio State (13)
21 20 Bowling Green D1AA MAC Lost to Louisville (20)
22 22 Colorado State D1A Rocky Mt. Beat Wyoming
23 19 Wheeling NCR D1 Big Rivers  
24 26 Adrian NCR D1 Big Rivers  
25 23 Western Michigan D1AA MAC Beat Dayton
26 29 AIC NCR D1 Liberty Beat Fairfield (27)
27 24 Dartmouth NCR D1 Liberty Lost to Brown (16)
28 27 Fairfield NCR D1 Liberty Lost to AIC (29)
29 28 Mary Washington NCR D1 Rugby East Lost to St. Bonaventure (7)
30 30 Iona NCR D1 Liberty  
31 31 South Carolina D1AA SCRC Lost to Tenessee (18)
32 32 Clemson D1AA SCRC Beat Alabama
33 33 Western Washington D1AA NCRC  
34 36 Iowa State D1AA HOA Beat Nebraska
35 37 Kansas D1AA HOA Beat Kansas State (47)
36 34 Marian NCR D1 Big Rivers Lost to Lindenwood (2)
37 35 Mt. St. Mary's NCR D1 Rugby East  
38 38 Michigan State D1A Big 10 Beat Michigan
39 39 Illinois D1A Big 10  
40 40 James Madison NCR D1AA MARC Beat Maryland
41 44 Siena NCR D1 Liberty Beat Binghamton
42 45 Boise State NCR D1AA NCRC Beat Washington
43 43 Minnesota D1AA HOA Beat Iowa
44 48 Boston College NCR D1 Liberty  
45 50 St. Joseph's NCR D1AA MARC Beat Delaware
46 42 Iowa Central CC NCR D1 Big Rivers Beat Aquinas
47 49 Belmont Abbey NCR D1AA Southern Beat Citadel
48 41 Arkansas Heart of America  
49 46 Texas State D1AA Lonestar  
50 47 Kansas State D1AA HOA Lost to Kansas (37)