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Men DII College Rankings Week #11

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Men DII College Rankings Week #11

UMass-Lowell moves up. Todd Dowrey photo.

Fewer games don't seem to make producing the rankings any easier, but here is the latest set of Men's DII College rankings.

Our rankings held up nicely over the weekend, as the higher-ranked team won nine out of 12 games. Those results included some close wins among teams close in the standings: #21 Rhode Island beat #23 Vermont 15-7; #9 GVSU beat #11 Northern Iowa 23-17; #10 Lindenwood-Belleville beat #12 UMS&T 16-3; #22 Coast Guard 24-21 over #31 IUP.

But ... we got UMass-Lowell wrong and had them way too low as they beat #19 Roger Williams. We had Springfield way too low, as they beat #26 Salve Regina. And ... we discounted SUNY Oswego's close loss to Cortland State earlier this season. Those two should have been, as the NECRC teams were, closer.

In our defense, Oswego's results against like opponents weren't as good as Cortland's. And Lowell did also lose to Providence College. And the Colonial Coast and New England Wide conferences are somewhat isolated, and as a result tough to rank, at times.

But overall we think we've got it close to right. The teams ranked #3 to #10 are almost interchangeable, so we might see some changes there.

Big shifts - UNC-Wilmington drops because of results by teams playing this weekend - being idle sometimes hurts you. UMass-Lowell moves up from #36 to #17. Oswego moves tom #46 to #19. Given GVSU's strong result against avery tough Northern Iowa, we push Xavier, which lost a close one to GVSU last week, up a few spots. Springfield also gets a boost, and Niagara, which lost but in overtime to Oswego, returns to the top 50.



Goff Rugby Report 2015-16 Men DII College Rankings #11
Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 Minnesota-Duluth (Minn.) Northern Lights Idle
2 2 UW-Whitewater (Wisc.) WIIL North Idle
3 3 VMI (Va.) Cardinals Idle
4 4 Rowan (NJ) MARC Idle
5 5 Towson (Md.) Capital Idle
6 6 Salisbury (Md.) Capital Defeated Coastal Carolina (15)
7 8 Colorado Sch. of Mines (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Defeated Winona (20)
8 9 Grand Valley State (Mich.) Great Lakes North Defeated Northern Iowa (11)
9 10 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) WIIL South Defeated UMS&T (12)
10 7 UNC Wilminton (NC) Southern Idle
11 11 Northern Iowa (Iowa) WIIL South Lost to Grand Valley State (9)
12 12 UMS&T (Mo.) Gateway Lost to Lindenwood-Belleville (10)
13 13 Northern Michigan (Mich.) WIIL North Idle
14 14 Old Dominion (Va.) Cardinals Idle
15 15 Coastal Carolina (SC) Southern Lost to Salisbury (6)
16 16 East Carolina (NC) Southern Idle
17 36 UMass Lowell (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Defeated Roger Williams (19)
18 18 UW-Lacrosse (Wisc.) WIIL North Idle
19 46 SUNY Oswego (NY) Upstate NY Defeated Niagara, Cortland (17)
20 21 Rhode Island (RI) NECRC Defeated Vermont (23)
21 22 Coast Guard Academy (Conn.) NECRC Defeated IUP (31)
22 28 Xavier (Ohio) Great Lakes South Idle
23 23 Vermont (Vt.) NECRC Lost to Vermont (21)
24 24 RPI (NY) Tri-State Idle
25 25 Georgetown (DC) Capital Idle
26 19 Roger Williams (RI) Rugby Northeast Lost to UMass-Lowell (36)
27 17 SUNY Cortland (NY) Upstate NY Defeated Geneseo, Lost to Oswego (46)
28 31 IUP (Pa) MARC Lost to Coast Guard (22)
29 27 St. Louis (Mo.) Gateway Idle
30 20 Winona (Minn.) Northern Lights Lost to School of Mines (8)
31 29 North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights Idle
32 47 Springfield (Mass.) New England-Wide Defeated Salve Regina (26)
33 30 Spring Hill (Ala.) Deep South Battleship Men's Club
34 32 York (Pa.) MARC Idle
35 33 Mary Washington (Va.) Cardinals Idle
36 34 Bryant (RI) Rugby Northeast Idle
37 35 Molloy (NY) Tri-State Idle
38 37 Illinois State (Ill.) WIIL South Idle
39 39 Plymouth State (NH) Colonial Coast Defeated Westfield State
40 Unr. Niagara (NY) Upstate NY Lost to Oswego (46) in OT)
41 26 Salve Regina (RI) Colonial Coast Lost to Springfield (47)
42 38 Furman (SC) South Idle
43 40 Bentley (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Idle
44 41 Sacred Heart (NY) Tri-State Idle
45 42 Endicott (Mass.) Colonial Coast Idle
46 43 UW-Milwaukee (Wisc.) WIIL North Idle
47 44 Louisiana-Lafayette (La.) Deep South Idle
48 45 Minnesota-Mankato (Minn.) Northern Lights Idle
49 48 NJIT (NJ) Tri-State Idle
50 49 Providence College (RI) Rugby Northeast Idle