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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 8

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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 8

Big jump for Miami of Ohio. Photo Heidi M.

We honestly would love to see some movement in the Top 10 but we don't because all of those teams did what was expected of them this past week.

There is some movement between 11 and 30. Miami of Ohio was a team we were waiting on. Basically we needed to see them record some results against teams we were confident were at the very least rankings-possible. They did that this past weekend with an emphatic win over Mid-East rivals Middle Tennessee State. 

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Ferris State was another team we were waiting on. We had an inkling they deserved to be in the top 40 but they hadn't played any games that would tell us anything concrete. Beating a ranked team gets them in there.

UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Wilmington played a close one and move closer to each other. Bloomsburg beat Scranton and normally with a #40 loses they run the risk of dropping out. But it was a two-point loss and other teams dropped out for bigger losses, so Scranton hangs in there.

Conference playoffs are coming so expect some Top 10 movement.

Rank Prev Team Div/Conf Notes
1 1 Norwich (VT) New England-Wide Beat UMass-Lowell (17)
2 2 IUP (PA) Allegheny Beat Rio Grande
3 3 Principia (IL) Gateway Maryville
4 4 Georgetown (DC) MARC Beat MSM C
5 5 Northern Iowa (IA) Great MW Beat Chicago (34)
6 6 Auburn (AL) SCRC  
7 7 Villanova (PA) MARC Beat Widener
8 8 Marquette (WI) Great MW Beat UW-Whitewater (18)
9 10 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide Beat Bentley
10 9 NC State (NC) Southern Beat Furman (20)
11 12 GVSU (MI) Great Lakes Beat SVSU
12 11 Marist (NY) Tri-State Forfeit win
13 13 Central Missouri (MO) Gateway  
14 21 Miami (OH) Mid-East Beat MTSU (29)
15 14 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain Lost to Utah Valley State
16 18 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW Lost to Marquette (8)
17 16 New Hampshire (NH) NEWCRC  
18 22 Southeastern La. (LA) Deep South Beat Spring Hill
19 15 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Beat UNC-Wilmington (26) by 1 point
20 26 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern Lost to UNC-Charlotte (15) by 1 point.
21 17 UMass-Lowell (MA) New England-Wide Lost to Norwich (1)
22 20 Furman (SC) Southern Lost to NC State (9)
23 Unr Ferris State (MI) Great Lakes Beat Central Michigan (23)
24 23 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes Lost to Ferris State
25 19 Washington U. (MO) Gateway  
26 24 Virginia (VA) Cardinals Beat Old Dominion
27 27 SLU (MO) Gateway  
28 28 UMS&T (MO) Gateway Beat John Brown
29 25 Memphis (TN) SCRC  
30 30 Coast Guard (CT) New England-Wide Beat Providence (38)
31 31 USMMA (NY) Tri-State Beat RPI
32 32 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide Forfeit win
33 33 Loyola (IL) Great MW Beat Norwestern, Illinois State
34 29 MTSU (TN) Mid-East Lost to Miami (21)
35 35 Bucknell (PA) MARC Beat York
36 39 Pitt State (KS) Gateway  
37 34 Chicago (IL) Great MW Lost to Northern Iowa
38 Unr Bloomsburg (PA) MARC Beat Scranton (40)
39 40 Scranton (PA) MARC Lost to Bloomsburg
40 Unr Towson (MD) MARC Beat UMBC