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Men D2 College Rankings 2021 Week 6

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Men D2 College Rankings 2021 Week 6

Marquette move up after beating UW-Platteville. Alex Goff photo.

We have three teams coming into the rankings.

Citadel lost their game, but lost by only three points against North Carolina, and that's good enough to get Citadel in there. Providence beat Coast Guard 12-6. This is a really interesting result because Providence hadn't looked like they were poised for such a result. We're going to wait on this, meaning that we aren't automatically dropping Providence College over Coast Guard just yet. Providence does move into the rankings but will need to consolidate to move up.

And Principia beat St. Louis University in a fairly convincing manner and comes into the top 40.

Some other notes: #4 Norwich beat #5 Vermont 42-6; #5 Marquette beat #11 UW-Platteville 52-5. So we drop UVM and UWP and look to move up those other two. That's kind of difficult because we also would like to see something from the teams above them that show they're vulnerable. Right now we're not seeing it, but we could. So Norwich stays at #4, while Marquette moves up to #5. Wisconsin-Whitewater, which lost by a small margin to Marquette, follows Marquette up a spot.

Not too many head-turning results in the middle of the rankings. Marist won but it was basically as expected. We are looking forward to some rankings-on-rankings games coming up.

Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 Furman (SC) Southern  
2 2 Adrian (MI) Great Lakes  
3 3 Marian (IN) MCRC Beat Xavier
4 4 Norwich (VT) New England-Wide Beat Vermont (5)
5 6 Marquette (WI) Great MW Beat UW-Platteville (11)
6 7 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW Beat UW-Milwaukee
7 8 Northern Iowa (IA) Great MW Beat Illinois-Chicago
8 9 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes  
9 10 IUP (PA) Allegheny Forfeit win
10 12 UMass-Lowell (MA) New England-Wide Forfeit win
11 5 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide Lost to Norwich (4)
12 11 UW-Platteville (WI) Great MW Lost to Marquette (6)
13 13 UMS&T (MO) Gateway  
14 14 Illinois State (IL) Great MW Forfeit win
15 17 MTSU (TN) SCRC Beat Mississippi State
16 18 Memphis (TN) SCRC  
17 19 Belmont Abbey (NC) Southern Beat Lander
18 20 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern  
19 21 Auburn (AL) SCRC  
20 15 Coast Guard (CT) New England-Wide Lost to Providence
21 16 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide Beat Sacred Heart
22 22 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain  
23 23 Marist (NY) Tri-State Beat USMMA (25)
24 24 Loyola-Chicago (IL) Great MW  
25 25 USMMA (NY) Tri-State Lost to Marist (23)
26 27 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern  
27 28 Bucknell (PA) MARC  
28 29 UNC (NC) Southern Beat Citadel
29 Unr Citadel (SC) Southern Close loss to UNC (29)
30 30 Bentley (MA) New England-Wide  
31 Unr Providence (RI) New England-Wide Beat Coast Guard (15)
32 35 Thomas More (KY) MCRC Beat Western Kentucky
33 33 Georgetown (DC) MARC Beat Mount St. Mary's
34 Unr Principia (IL) Gateway Beat SLU (39)
35 31 Virginia (VA) Cardinals  
36 34 TCNJ (NJ) MARC  
37 40 Grand Valley State (MI) Great Lakes Beat Calvin
38 32 RPI (NY) Tri-State  
39 26 Central Missouri (MO) Gateway  
40 36 Kent State (OH) Allegheny Forfeited