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Men DIA Rankings Week 6 2019-2020

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Men DIA Rankings Week 6 2019-2020

Notre Dame vs St. Bonaventure forced a change. Chris Sustersic photo.

The big question as we vote on the DIA rankings is what we do about St. Bonaventure losing to Notre Dame.

We had Notre at #41, and SBU up at #10 but that #10 ranking for Bonnies was heavily dependent on the team having beaten Notre Dame College. SBU had lost to Navy and Penn State, two teams we rate highly, but they weren't close against Navy. So it's a thin argument. Notre Dame, conversely, was held down due to losses, but every loss was very close. And while the Fighting Irish did lose to Tennessee and Bowling Green out of DIAA, they weren't beten badly.

So ... eventually you have to throw out a result. In this case, we decided to not get locked into St. Bonaventure having beaten Notre Dame College. We have to move NDC up after beating Army, and SBU down.

We moved Colorado up after a one-point victory over Utah Valley, and Boston College moves up. But then we come to Michigan State tying Minnesota. We've got no problem moving Michigan State down a bit after failing to close out this game. But Minnesota? They've only beaten Purdue and lost by a large margin to Michigan. Even though we think we might see a different result should the Gophers and the Wolverines meet again, we have to respect that result.

Meaning ... Michigan State ends up not really moving down at all, and Minnesota doesn't really move up at all. That result has to have a backup result.  

 

Goff Rugby Report D1A Rankings: Week 6
Rank Prev Team Notes
1 1 Life  
2 2 Cal  
3 3 St Mary's  
4 4 Lindenwood Beat Army (13)
5 5 Navy  
6 6 Kutztown Beat Penn State (7)
7 7 Penn State Lost to Kutztown (6)
8 8 Arkansas State  
9 9 BYU Beat Air Force (33)
10 12 Notre Dame College  
11 14 Davenport Beat Grand Rapids Men's Club
12 11 Arizona  
13 13 Army Lost to Lindenwood (4)
14 16 Iona Beat Stony Brook
15 17 Indiana Beat Wisconsin (26)
16 18 Ohio State Beat Michigan (35)
17 15 Central Washington  
18 19 Colorado State  
19 10 St. Bonaventure Lost to U. Notre Dame (41)
20 20 UCLA  
Goff Rugby Report D1A Rankings: Week 6
21 24 Illinois Beat Purdue (46)
22 21 Grand Canyon  
23 22 UC Davis  
24 23 Clemson  
25 27 Texas A&M  
26 28 Oklahoma  
27 29 San Diego State  
28 41 Notre Dame Beat St. Bonaventure (10)
29 30 Michigan State Tied Minnesota (37)
30 36 Boston College Beat Tufts
31 31 Utah State  
32 38 Colorado Beat Utah Valley (25)
33 32 Northeastern Beat UMass 
34 25 Utah Valley Lost to Colorado (38)
35 26 Wisconsin Lost to Indiana (17)
36 35 Michigan Lost to Ohio State (18)
37 37 Minnesota Tied Michigan State (30)
38 40 American International College Beat Fordham (44)
39 39 Baylor  
40 33 Air Force Lost to BYU (9)
Goff Rugby Report D1A Rankings: Week 6