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DIAA-Level Men College Rankings Week 12

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DIAA-Level Men College Rankings Week 12

Tennessee keeps winning.

It's tough to drop a #1 team when that team is idle, but we've got a good reason.

Tennessee was always close to being #1, and they have continued to win games without a slipup. And then remember they beat Ohio State, and Ohio State just won the Big Ten, so that in itself would be enough to bump up a DIAA team. 

We might have also moved Bowling Green up a bit more but they did lose to Notre Dame and it wasn't an "oh-that-doesn't-really-count" moment. Oregon comes into the Top 45 after a shutout win over University of Washington. The MARC hardly gets any more clear. St. Joseph's, Rowan, West Chester, and Salisbury all played each other and there wasn't much between them. Salisbury went 1-2 against the other three with a loss by three and a win by two. West Chester went 1-1-1 with all three games close. Same deal for Rowan. St. Joe's getting their biggish win over Salisbury (39-24) is the only thing that separates them. St. Joe's ended up 2-1 with a close loss (three tries each, fewer conversions for SJU), a close win, and a 39-24 win.

We thought about it for a week and decided to move St. Joe's up a bit more. 

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Now we get to see who can back this all up. Tennessee plays Clemson in the SCRC final, so we've got that. Notre Dame plays Indiana. If ND loses to Indiana who lost to Ohio State who lost to Tennessee, would that be enough to drop them down? Brown plays Penn State (!), Salisbury plays Virginia Tech, St. Joe's plays Binghamton, Boise State plays Nazareth, Queens plays Northeastern, and UMW plays St. Bonaventure.

This is a mixture of teams that wanted to be ranked DIA and those that were clearly DIAA. Don't blame us that it was all changed later. Maybe we should have an all-college fall ranking. Hey, that's a good idea ...

Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 2 Tennessee SCRC Beat Georgia (43)
2 1 Queens University Chesapeake  
3 3 Mary Washington Chesapeake  
4 4 Brown Ivy League Beat Fordham
5 6 U. Notre Dame Independent  
6 7 Bowling Green MAC Beat Cincinnati (31), WMU (15)
7 8 Clemson SCRC Beat Kentucky (9)
8 5 Dartmouth Ivy League Lost to Navy
9 16 St. Joseph's MARC Beat Rutgers 
10 10 Iowa Central CC Independent  
11 9 Kentucky SCRC Lost to Clemson (8)
12 11 Louisville MAC Lost to Western Michigan (15), beat Cincinnati (31)
13 12 Kansas Heart of America  
14 13 Mount St. Mary's Chesapeake Lost to Kutztown
15 14 Minnesota Heart of America  
16 15 Western Michigan MAC Beat Louisville (11), lost to BGSU (7)
17 17 Western Washington NCRC Beat Chuckanut Bay Men's Club
18 19 Boise State NCRC Beat Oregon State (41)
19 18 Rowan MARC Tied West Chester (22)
19 22 West Chester MARC Tied Rowan (18)
21 20 Iowa State Heart of America  
22 21 IUPUI MAC  
23 23 Salisbury MARC Beat JMU (44)
24 24 CSULB Gold Coast  
25 25 Florida Atlantic Florida  
26 26 Arizona State Gold Coast  
27 27 South Florida Florida  
28 28 Central Florida Florida  
29 29 Wheeling Independent  
30 30 Arkansas Heart of America  
31 31 Cincinnati MAC Lost to Bowling Green (7), Louisville (11)
32 32 Kansas State Heart of America  
33 33 Texas State Lonestar  
34 34 Southern Virginia Chesapeake  
35 Unr Oregon NCRC Beat Washington
36 35 Iowa Heart of America  
37 36 UT San Antonio Lonestar  
38 37 Fresno State Pac West  
39 38 UCSC Pac West  
40 39 Sam Houston State Lonestar  
41 40 Chico State Pac West  
42 41 Oregon State NCRC Lost to Boise State (19)
43 42 Washington State NCRC  
44 43 Georgia SCRC Lost to Tennessee (2)
45 44 James Madison MARC XXXXXX