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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 4

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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 4

IUP won big and remains at #1. Alex Goff photo.

We actually have a video talking about some of the major movers on this week's rankings.

Overall, though, we see the top-ranked teams (for the most part) win convincingly. The teams ranked 12 or so to maybe 25 are those that are either winning against teams that aren't ranked, or haven't really got going yet. We usually have a nagging question about them one way or another.

Did we reward Grand Valley State too much? Probably not, but that doesn't mean they won't drift down a shade. We need consistency, and if we see more from teams such as Vermont or NC State or the slow-to-start SCRC, we could see those teams move up.

This coming weekend we at GRR will be at Vermont vs UMass-Lowell, a nice #15 vs #6 clash that could tell us a lot. We were at IUP vs Kent State this past weekend and can tell you that IUP is indeed very strong. Some other rankings-affecting games coming up:

Northern Iowa vs Illinois State
Northern Michigan vs Marquette
Western Colorado vs Northern Colorado
Coast Guard vs Norwich
UNC Charlotte vs NC State
Marist vs USMMA
Central Missouri vs Southern Nazarene

... which reminds us. We had Southern Nazarene in the rankings but they have informed us that really they should be ranked as a D1 side, and so we took them out (that's why Pitt State's listing shows SNU's ranking replaced by an asterisk). Every year something like this happens, and this has been especially interesting as school-supported teams compete in D2 conferences, sometimes as D2 teams and sometimes not.


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Rank   Team Div/Conf Notes
1 1 IUP (PA) Allegheny Beat Kent State
2 2 Norwich (VT) New England-Wide Beat Providence (31)
3 15 Principia (IL) Gateway Beat North Iowa (4)
4 3 Georgetown (DC) MARC Beat Towson
5 4 Northern Iowa (IA) Great MW Lost to Principia (15)
6 5 UMass-Lowell (MA) New England-Wide Beat Bentley
7 6 Auburn (AL) SCRC Beat Spring Hill
8 8 Villanova (PA) MARC Beat East Stroudsburg
9 24 GVSU (MI) Great Lakes Beat Central Michigan (9)
10 7 Illinois State (IL) Great MW  
11 10 NC State (NC) Southern  
12 12 Marquette (WI) Great MW Beat UW-Milwaukee
13 9 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes Lost to GVSU (24)
14 14 Marist (NY) Tri-State Beat Fairfield D2
15 11 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide  
16 17 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain Beat Colorado Mesa
17 18 Washington U. (MO) Gateway Beat Southern Illinois
18 21 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Beat Eastern Carolina (37)
19 22 Furman (SC) Southern Beat Appalachian State
20 23 Central Missouri (MO) Gateway Beat John Brown
21 25 Southeastern La. (LA) Deep South Beat Louisiana Tech
22 16 Virginia (VA) Cardinals Lost to Christendom
23 19 Memphis (TN) SCRC  
24 20 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern  
25 27 SLU (MO) Gateway Beat Maryville
26 28 Bucknell (PA) MARC Beat Scranton
27 34 VMI (VA) Cardinals Beat Radford
28 39 Coast Guard (CT) New England-Wide Beat Boston University (38)
29 38 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide Lost to Coast Guard (39)
30 32 UMS&T (MO) Gateway Beat Drury
31 26 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW  
32 30 Georgia Tech (GA) SCRC Forfeit win
33 36 MTSU (TN) Mid-East Forfeit win
34 40 USMMA (NY) Tri-State Beat RPI
35 29 Pitt State (KS) Gateway Lost to Southern Nazarene (*)
36 37 Eastern Carolina (NC) Southern Lost to UNC-Charlotte (21)
37 Unr Northern Michigan (MI) Great MW Beat UW-Platteville
38 Unr TCNJ (NJ) MARC  
39 31 Providence (RI) New England-Wide Lost to Norwich (2)
40 35 West Virginia (WV) Allegheny Lost to Rio Grande