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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 6

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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 6

Norwich moves to #1. Photo Norwich Athletics.

This was a relatively quiet D2 weekend because of the long weekend, but we did get some results that prompted some changes.

There is no change for teams ranked #3 to #20. We do have a new #1. There isn't really much difference, at the moment, between IUP, Norwich, and Principia. The benefit Norwich has is a more robust league season and the Cadets have been winning big there. IUP didn't do anything wrong really; it's more what Norwich was able to do.

Once we get past #20 there are a number of changes. We decided that a couple of teams were better suited as Small-College, so that opens up a place for the likes of Louisiana Tech and Chicago. Of course Chicago beat a ranked team, so they come in anyway. We decided we've been undervaluing Miami of Ohio, so they go to #21. Coast Guard got dinged pretty hard for their loss to Norwich. Now we're essentially saying ... 'you and everyone else' lost big to the Cadets, so we eased up.

Pitt State's close loss to a very good Central Missouri bumps them up.

Games to watch this week: IUP vs WVU, Pitt State vs UMS&T, Vermont vs Coast Guard, Memphis vs Auburn (!), and the MARC matchups Towson vs Georgetown and Villanova vs TCNJ.

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Rank Prev Team Div/Conf Notes
1 2 Norwich (VT) New England-Wide Beat Boston University (29)
2 1 IUP (PA) Allegheny Beat Kent State
3 3 Principia (IL) Gateway Beat St. Louis U. (26)
4 4 Georgetown (DC) MARC Beat MSM Cs
5 5 Northern Iowa (IA) Great MW  
6 6 Villanova (PA) MARC Beat Drexel
7 7 Auburn (AL) SCRC  
8 8 Marquette (WI) Great MW Beat UW-Platteville
9 9 GVSU (MI) Great Lakes  
10 10 NC State (NC) Southern  
11 11 Central Missouri (MO) Gateway Beat Pitt State
12 12 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide Beat New Hampshire (40)
13 13 UMass-Lowell (MA) New England-Wide  
14 14 Marist (NY) Tri-State Beat RPI
15 15 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain Beat Northern Colorado
16 16 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes  
17 17 Washington U. (MO) Gateway  
18 18 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern  
19 19 Memphis (TN) SCRC  
20 20 Furman (SC) Southern  
21 34 Miami (OH) Mid-East  
22 21 Southeastern La. (LA) Deep South  
23 22 Virginia (VA) Cardinals  
24 24 USMMA (NY) Tri-State  
25 25 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern Beat Appalachian State
26 30 Coast Guard (CT) New England-Wide Beat Sacred Heart
27 28 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW Beat Northern Michigan (39)
28 26 SLU (MO) Gateway Lost to Principia (3)
29 Unr Chicago (IL) Great MW Beat Illinois State (23)
30 23 Illinois State (IL) Great MW Lost to Chicago
31 40 Pitt State (KS) Gateway Lost to Central Missouri (11)
32 37 Providence (RI) New England-Wide Beat Bentley
33 31 UMS&T (MO) Gateway  
34 32 West Virginia (WV) Allegheny  
35 33 TCNJ (NJ) MARC  
36 36 Bucknell (PA) MARC  
37 38 MTSU (TN) Mid-East  
38 29 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide Lost to Norwich (2)
39 40 New Hampshire (NH) NEWCRC Lost to Vermont (12)
40 Unr Louisiana Tech (LA) Deep South