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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 10

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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 10

Two big movers, Marquette and Loyola. Todd Streeter photo.

Well as we said would happen, the rankings got a shakeup as major conference finals were held.

Some of the things we learned as a result:

Georgetown is indeed very good. The Hoyas beating a strong Villanova team by 46 is a serious result.

Norwich could well still be a national title contender, but they did lose to Vermont, so maybe Vermont is a national title contender. 

Loyola's win over Whitewater led us to have a closer look at not only Loyola but also Chicago. UC lost only 15-7 to Loyola in the regular season, so they get a bump. Loyola moves up 19 spots and really during the season we weren't sold on their opposition and what the games they played said to us. Well apparently they were talking and we weren't listening.

East Carolina's significant win over Furman made us take a closer look at ECU's results and we saw that their results against common opponents (Furman and ECU) were comparable. We just saw slightly better scored by Furman, but statistically, in the end, the differences didn't warrant a 22 ranking for Furman and no ranking for ECU. As always, the results correct us.


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*Yes Georgia Tech beat Auburn, and with a little bit of background on their early forfeit and with their tie with Memphis, we looked at ranking them. Better than Auburn? Well the Tigers had already clinched a place in the SCRC final and ran out a mostly reserve side vs Georgia Tech. This is a bit of a delicate thing because when we hear about it after the fact, we tend to discount "we started our B side." But when we're told beforehand it's different. We knew Auburn was resting some players this past week. Having said that, Georgia Tech is probably worthy of being in the Top 40 and that's where they go.

Southeastern Louisiana will be in NCR's small college playoffs, but really they've been looking at themselves as a D2 team. They were thinking about a possible D2 playoff spot but logistics, as much as anything else, kept them as Small. So we made the decision to keep them in the D2 rankings. 

Rank Prev Team Div/Conf Notes
1 2 IUP (PA) Allegheny Beat West Virginia
2 4 Georgetown (DC) MARC Beat Villanova (8)
3 3 Principia (IL) Gateway  
4 7 Marquette (WI) Great MW Beat Northern Iowa (5)
5 9 NC State (NC) Southern  
6 6 Auburn (AL) SCRC Lost to Georgia Tech*
7 10 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide Beat Norwich (1)
8 1 Norwich (VT) New England-Wide Lost to Vermont (10)
9 5 Northern Iowa (IA) Great MW Lost to Marquette (7)
10 11 GVSU (MI) Great Lakes Beat Central Michigan (24)
11 8 Villanova (PA) MARC Lost to Georgetown (4)
12 12 Marist (NY) Tri-State Beat USMMA (32)
13 15 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain Beat Wyoming
14 13 Central Missouri (MO) Gateway  
15 14 Miami (OH) Mid-East Forfeit win
16 35 Loyola (IL) Great MW Beat UW-Whitewater (16)
17 18 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Beat Appalachian State
18 19 Coast Guard (CT) New England-Wide Beat New Hampshire (28)
19 16 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW Lost to Loyola (35)
20 17 Southeastern La. (LA) Deep South  
21 20 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern  
22 21 UMass-Lowell (MA) New England-Wide Beat Boston University (33)
23 23 Ferris State (MI) Great Lakes  
24 24 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes Lost to GVSU (11)
25 27 MSU Mankato (MN) Northern Lights  
26 32 USMMA (NY) Tri-State Lost to Marist (12)
27 38 Chicago (IL) Great MW  
28 25 Washington U. (MO) Gateway  
29 Unr East Carolina (NC) Southern Beat Furman (22)
30 26 Virginia (VA) Cardinals  
31 22 Furman (SC) Southern Lost to East Carolina
32 29 SLU (MO) Gateway  
33 30 UMS&T (MO) Gateway  
34 31 Memphis (TN) SCRC  
35 28 New Hampshire (NH) NEWCRC Lost to Coast Guard (19)
36 34 MTSU (TN) Mid-East  
37 36 Bucknell (PA) MARC  
38 39 Bloomsburg (PA) MARC  
39 40 Scranton (PA) MARC  
40 Unr Georgia Tech (GA) SCRC Beat Auburn (6)*