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DIAA-Level Men College Rankings Week 4

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DIAA-Level Men College Rankings Week 4

Notre Dame during their win over Purdue. Alex Goff photo.

There was an interesting development last week as NCR announced their postseason plans and started using the DIAA moniker, something they hadn't been using.

We try to stay out of all of that, but this is, basically, a DIAA ranking. How do we define DIAA ... how much time do you have? Ideally this would be club teams from DI-level colleges, while DIA would be varsity or well-supported teams. It's not that simple. There are varsity and alumni-supported teams that play DIAA. Meanwhile, DIA is a specific group of teams that pay special dues to be part of that group, which is run by CRAA.

We, of course, rank some teams NOT in CRAA in our top-level DI rankings. This ranking is te NCR-ACR-Independent DI rankings. We might end up calling it the GRR-NAI DI ranking. Our DIA ranking included NCR teams and we might call it the CRAA-NCR DIA-Level ranking ... or something.

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Anyway ... Our top seven teams are all very strong and possibly any one of the seven could be #1 at some point. The SCRC insiders tell us Kentucky should  be there too. We'll see.

Clemson, Brown, and Wheeling all get big boosts. Texas State and Missouri come into the Top 45, while teams that aren't playing or who lost big (and a lot did that) drop down.

Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 Bowling Green MAC Beat Pitt
2 2 Tennessee SCRC Game canceled
3 3 Iowa Central CC Independent Beat Minnesota
4 5 U. Notre Dame Independent Beat Purdue
5 4 Mary Washington Chesapeake Beat NC State
6 6 Queens University Chesapeake Beat Maryland (43)
7 10 Mount St. Mary's Chesapeake Beat Virginia Tech (13)
8 7 Dartmouth Ivy League  
9 8 Southern Virginia Chesapeake  
10 9 Kentucky SCRC  
11 25 Clemson SCRC Beat Alabama (21)
12 11 St. Joseph's MARC  
13 12 Western Michigan MAC  
14 16 Louisville MAC Beat Dayton
15 15 Cincinnati MAC Beat Ohio
16 34 Wheeling Independent Beat West Virginia
17 14 Arkansas Heart of America  
18 17 Kansas Heart of America  
19 18 Iowa State Heart of America  
20 31 Brown Ivy League Beat Fordham
21 19 CSULB Gold Coast  
22 22 Florida Atlantic Florida  
23 23 Arizona State Gold Coast  
24 24 South Florida Florida  
25 26 Central Florida Florida  
26 27 Western Washington NCRC  
27 28 Oregon State NCRC  
28 29 Fresno State Pac West  
29 30 UCSC Pac West  
30 Unr Texas State Lonestar Beat Sam Houston State (38)
31 32 Iowa Heart of America  
32 33 IUPUI MAC Beat Loyola-Chicago
33 36 Chico State Pac West  
34 37 Salisbury MARC  
35 35 Georgia SCRC  
35 38 Sam Houston State Lonestar Lost to Texas State
36 13 Virginia Tech Chesapeake Lost to Mount St. Mary's (10)
37 Unr Mizzou Heart of America Beat Oklahoma State
38 39 Oregon NCRC  
39 40 West Chester MARC  
40 21 Alabama SCRC Lost to Clemson (25)
41 20 Kennesaw State SCRC Game Canceled
42 41 Delaware MARC  
43 42 UT San Antonio Lonestar Game Canceled
44 44 Rowan MARC  
45 45 San Diego Gold Coast