Goff Rugby Twitter     Goff Rugby Facebook

Men D2 College Rankings 2021 Week 3

irish rugby tours

Men D2 College Rankings 2021 Week 3

Furman is #1, for now.

This week in our D2 rankings we see a lot of changes. Why? Because teams are playing.

Anyone playing gets a bigger chance of moving up compared to an idle team, and we're seeing some of the teams who are trying to play struggle. That's OK. We applaud the work they're doing, and we hope to see the results soon.

We have to move Adrian and Marian up nearer the top, with Adrian taking the #2 spot and Marian the #3 spot. They had impressive results over the weekend, but we're not sure those results told us too much. They could easily drift down again. Once Wisconsin-Whitewater gets going we might well see them move up again.

Central Missouri, a team we had on the cusp, tied Missouri S&T so we linked those two together. S&T drops slightly and UCM jumps into #11. Again, this could change dramatically. 

Central Michigan's win over Grand Valley State, in convincing fashion, puts them in the Top 10. Kent State keeps producing good results and this latest one over Alderson Broaddus makes them a Top 10 team. Marist's win over the weekend gets them moving 11 spots. UNC Charlotte lost, but on a last second kick—they move up too.

IUP (a good conference win), RPI (a competitive loss), Citadel (good win over a historical solid team), and Thomas More (we just think they should be there) join or rejoin the list.


Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 2 Furman (SC) Southern Beat Lander
2 3 Adrian (MI) Great Lakes Beat Notre Dame 2nds
3 4 Marian (IN) MCRC Beat Southern Indiana
4 1 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW  
5 7 Norwich (VT) New England-Wide Beat Dartmouth 2nds
6 18 Kent State Allegheny Beat Alderson-Broaddus (22)
7 31 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes Beat GVSU (36)
8 5 Villanova (PA) MARC  
9 6 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide  
10 14 Loyola-Chicago (IL) Great MW Lost close game to IUPUI
11 9 UMS&T (MO) Gateway Tied Central Missouri
11 Unr Central Missouri (MO) Gateway Tied UMS&T (9)
13 8 Illinois State (IL) Great MW  
14 10 Minnesota-Duluth (MI) Northern Lights  
15 11 MTSU (TN) SCRC  
16 12 UMass-Lowell (MA) New England-Wide  
17 13 Memphis (TN) SCRC Forfeit win
18 Unr IUP (PA) MARC Beat Slippery Rock
19 21 Belmont Abbey (NC) Southern Beat UNC-Charlotte (37)
20 37 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Lost a close one to Belmont Abbey (21)
21 26 UNC (NC) Southern Beat East Carolina
22 22 Alderson Broaddus (WV) Allegheny Lost to Kent State (18)
23 34 Marist (NY) Tri-State Beat RPI
24 15 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide  
25 16 Bentley (MA) New England-Wide  
26 17 Marquette (WI) Great MW  
27 19 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain  
28 24 Lehigh (PA) MARC  
29 20 West Virginia Allegheny Lost to Wheeling
30 27 Miami (OH) MCRC  
31 30 Pitt State (KS) Gateway Game canceled
32 40 USMMA (NY) Tri-State Forfeit win
33 Unr RPI (NY) Tri-State Lost to Marist (34)
34 36 Grand Valley State (MI) Great Lakes Lost to CMU (31)
35 23 SLU (MO) Gateway Lost to Lindenwood 2nds
36 25 Northern Colorado Rocky Mountain  
37 28 Ferris State Great Lakes  
38 29 Virginia (VA) Cardinals  
39 Unr Citadel (SC) Southern Beat Coastal Carolina
40 Unr Thomas More (KY) MCRC Game rescheduled