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GRR D1A Rankings 2023-24 Week 18

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GRR D1A Rankings 2023-24 Week 18

Arkansas State won a bowl game in December ... but last week's win over Lindenwood was probably bigger. Calder Cahill photo.

First off, just before the weekend, D1A released its Power Rankings for February.

Here they are:

We don't have Saint Mary's as high as Cal, but that could easily change now that we have the Gaels playing Central Washington this coming weekend. Both rankings had Arkansas State further down than Lindenwood but that was because of previous results. Really it seems like most, of not all, of the top 10 are essentially equal. ASU moves up to #2 at the moment but it's a shaky #2 given the Saint Mary's-vs-CWU game.

Lindenwood plays Life, as well, and Navy is out of their long winter break and they must be eager to get going. It's worth remembering that Navy won last year's D1A when they were still essentially a club team—the support was there but they hadn't done any serious recruiting. This year, then, they might be stronger. 

Cal Poly moves up after a pretty competitive loss to a very good CWU side. As we've pointed out, they will be facing Saint Mary's and UCLA in March. Those are big games for them.

Texas A&M moves up after beating Texas, while CSULB moves into the Top 25. Long Beach gets there because Davis lost to UCSB, and while UCSB and Cal State Long Beach have similar results in the California Conference, Long Beach does a little better (and of course beat the Gauchos). A few other teams are knocking on that door, too. 

Rk. Prev. College Team Conference Notes
1 1 Navy Rugby East  
2 9 Arkansas State Independent Beat Lindenwood (2)
3 2 Lindenwood Midwest Close loss to Arkansas State (9)
4 3 BYU Rocky Mountain  
5 4 Cal PAC Beat Arizona (8), GCU (14)
6 5 Life University Rugby East  
7 6 Saint Mary's California Beat UCLA (12)
8 7 Central Washington Independent Beat Cal Poly
9 8 Arizona PAC Lost to Cal (4)
10 10 Davenport Midwest  
11 11 Army Rugby East  
12 15 Cal Poly California Lost to CWU (7)
13 12 UCLA PAC Lost to Saint Mary's (6)
14 13 Mary Washington Rugby East Beat Virginia Tech
15 14 Grand Canyon Independent Lost to Cal (4)
16 16 Mount St. Mary's Rugby East Beat Southern Virginia
17 17 Colorado State Rocky Mountain  
18 18 Penn State Rugby East  
19 20 Air Force Rocky Mountain  
20 24 Texas A&M Red River Beat Texas (19)
21 19 Texas Red River Lost to Texas A&M (24)
22 21 Michigan State Big 10  
23 22 Wisconsin Big 10  
24 23 Ohio State Big 10  
25 Unr CSULB California Beat Sacramento State