Goff Rugby Twitter     Goff Rugby Facebook

Men DIAA Rankings Week Of Nov 24

irish rugby tours

Men DIAA Rankings Week Of Nov 24

Well, well, what to do. 

As often happens, the playoffs shake up the rankings pretty nicely. The question, as has been the question all season, is what results do you push aside and what results do you hold onto?

Chief among these results:

Kentucky over Lindenwood-Belleville 17-14 on October 19.

Lindenwood-Belleville 33-16 over Iowa Central CC on October 9.

Kennesaw State 29-19 over Tennessee on September 14.

Western Michigan 24-17 over Bowling Green on September 28 OR Bowling Green over Western Michigan 23-20 November 10.

Louisville over Bowling Green 27-18 on October 26.

All of these results make it less easy to just automatically say this team or that team is the top team.

Here's what we're thinking: 

1. Western Michigan has lost one game and that one by a last-second penalty goal 23-20. 

2. Dartmouth has not lost to a DIAA opponent, but their schedule is not super-strong. They lost close games to Penn State and Army, but we don't have a definitive result that says "these guys are #1." So, yes, we could put Dartmouth at #1, but we like to reward strength of schedule.

3. Iowa Central CC did indeed lose to Lindenwood-Belleville, who lost to Kentucky, who lost to both Tennessee and Kennesaw State, but the Tritons also beat Lindenwood-Belleville this fall and beat, Notably, Notre Dame College, a strong DIA team.

4. Virginia Tech barely lost to Iowa Central, and had they prevented that last try, could have been sitting at #1 right now. But Tech also lost a game this fall. 

5. The strong showing of the MAC helps the rest of the MAC. 

As a result, we're picking the most almost-perfect team as #1, and that's Western Michigan. Iowa Central or Dartmouth could be #1 as well, and they will have opportunities to prove it. Dartmouth will have more 15s games to play in the spring, and Iowa Central plays Western Michigan in two weeks.

GoffRugbyReport Men's D1AA Rankings 2019-20 Nov. 25 2019
Rank Prev College Team Notes
1 6 Western Michigan Beat Tennessee (4), St. Joseph's (1)
2 11 Iowa Central CC Beat Virginia Tech (3), Bowling Green (5)
3 2 Dartmouth  
4 3 Virginia Tech Lost to Iowa Central (11), Beat Kennesaw State (7)
5 5 Bowling Green Beat Kennesaw State (7), lost to Iowa Central (11)
6 4 Tennessee Lost to WMU (6), Beat NC State (15)
7 1 St. Joseph's Beat NC State (15), lost to Western Michigan (6)
8 7 Kennesaw State Lost to Bowling Green (5), Virginia Tech (3)
9 8 Chico State Lost to Cal Poly
10 9 Kentucky  
11 11 Lindenwood-Belleville  
12 14 Louisville  
13 15 NC State Lost to St. Joseph's (1), Tennessee (4)
14 10 CSULB  
15 13 Kansas  
16 16 Western Washington  
17 17 West Chester  
18 18 UCF  
19 19 Boise State  
20 20 Oregon  
GoffRugbyReport Men's D1AA Rankings 2019-20 Nov. 25 2019
21 21 Salisbury  
22 22 Oregon State  
23 23 IUPUI  
24 24 Maryland  
25 25 Mount St. Mary's  
26 26 Towson  
27 31 Cincinnati  
28 27 Iowa  
29 29 Brown  
30 28 Alabama  
31 29 South Florida  
32 30 Temple  
33 32 Iowa State  
34 33 Stanford  
35 34 Pittsburgh  
36 35 Rowan  
37 37 Missouri  
38 38 Sam Houston State  
39 39 UT San Antonio  
40 Unr Delaware  
GoffRugbyReport Men's D1AA Rankings 2019-20 Nov. 25 2019

 

EIRA Ad Wide