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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 9

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Men D2 College Rankings for Fall 2022 Week 9

NC State and UNC Wilmington, two teams with still some conference games to play to prove their worth.

The playoffs are coming.

When the playoffs are here we will see some significant movement. Don't expect the rankings to be perfect. No, not at all. To be honest, while we are pretty sure of the top three, even they could, of course, lose at some point. And we are pretty sure that teams #4 through #11 could all be mixed up and we wouldn't argue.

Yes the Great Midwest final will help. Same goes for the MARC. There are some key Southern Conference games left to help us out. But really it will be the national playoffs. There have been years where we had to drastically change the rankings after those first-round games. Who knows? We might have to this time.

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