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Men DII College Rankings Week #9

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Men DII College Rankings Week #9

There are little changes in the Men's DII College rankings this week as results and how they relate to other results and teams filter through.

We get the send that perhaps Lindenwood-Belleville is a little stronger than UMS&T, which is why they switch places, but you never know. St. Louis moves up thanks to a series of strong results after their one loss, to S&T. The big move is probably North Dakota State, which beat Mankato and that was after losing to then-#16 Winona State 12-5. So they're legit.Mankato could have moved down, except other teams are being moved down, instead.

A quick word on comparative results ... sometimes a team loses a game out of conference early in the season. After a while, if that team produces results in keeping with a higher ranking, we sometimes have to make that call. Salisbury and East Carolina are examples of this. No results, especially no result in August or September, is immortal.


Goff Rugby Report 2015-16 Men DII College Rankings #9
Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 Minnesota-Duluth (Minn.) Northern Lights Defeated St. Cloud State
2 2 UW-Whitewater (Wisc.) WIIL North Defeated DePaul
3 3 VMI (Va.) Cardinals Idle
4 4 Salisbury (Md.) Capital Defeated UMBC
5 5 UNC Wilminton (NC) Southern Lost to College of Charleston
6 6 Towson (Md.) Capital Defeated Georgetown (16)
7 7 Colorado Sch. of Mines (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Defeated Colorado College
8 8 Rowan (NJ) MARC Defeated East Stroudsburg
9 9 Grand Valley State (Mich.) Great Lakes North Idle
10 11 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) WIIL South Defeated UW-Milwaukee (44)
11 10 UMS&T (Mo.) Gateway Forfeit win
12 12 Northern Iowa (Iowa) WIIL South Defeated UW-LaCrosse (19)
13 13 Northern Michigan (Mich.) WIIL North Defeated Illinois State (29)
14 14 East Carolina (NC) Southern Defeated Elon
15 15 SUNY Cortland (NY) Upstate NY Defeated Geneseo
16 17 Roger Williams (RI) Rugby Northeast Defeated Bryant (43)
17 18 Winona (Minn.) Northern Lights Idle
18 20 Coastal Carolina (SC) Southern Defeated The Citadel
19 22 Rhode Island (RI) NECRC Defeated Coast Guard (21)
20 21 Coast Guard Academy (Conn.) NECRC Lost to Rhode Island (22)
21 23 Vermont (Vt.) NECRC Defeated Boston University
22 16 Georgetown (DC) Capital Lost to Salisbury (4)
23 19 UW-Lacrosse (Wisc.) WIIL North Lost to Nothern Iowa (12)
24 25 Old Dominion (Va.) Cardinals Defeated Duke
25 24 Salve Regina (RI) Colonial Coast Defeated Mass Maritime
26 32 St. Louis (Mo.) Gateway Defeated UMKC
27 26 Xavier (Ohio) Great Lakes South Idle
28 27 RPI (NY) Tri-State Defeated NJIT (48)
29 38 Spring Hill (Ala.) Deep South Defeated Alabama
30 36 IUP (Pa) MARC Defeated College of NJ
31 33 York (Pa.) MARC Defeated Scranton
32 30 Mary Washington (Va.) Cardinals Idle
33 28 Bentley (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Defeated Stonehill
34 34 Molloy (NY) Tri-State Defeated Sacred Heart (42)
35 Unr North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights Defeated Minnesota-Mankato (41)
36 41 Minnesota-Mankato (Minn.) Northern Lights Lost to North Dakota State
37 29 Illinois State (Ill.) WIIL South Lost to Northern Michigan (13)
38 31 Furman (SC) South Idle
39 35 Plymouth State (NH) Colonial Coast Idle
40 40 UMass Lowell (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Defeated Southern Connecticut
41 42 Sacred Heart (NY) Tri-State Lost to Molloy (34)
42 44 UW-Milwaukee (Wisc.) WIIL North Lost to Lindenwood-Belleville (11)
43 37 Endicott (Mass.) Colonial Coast Lost to UMass-Dartmouth
44 39 Louisiana-Lafayette (La.) Deep South Idle
45 43 Bryant (RI) Rugby Northeast Lost to Roger Williams (17)
46 46 SUNY Oswego (NY) Upstate NY Defeated Ithaca
47 47 Springfield (Mass.) New England-Wide Idle
48 48 NJIT (NJ) Tri-State Lost to RPI (27)
49 49 Providence College (RI) Rugby Northeast Defeated Merrimack
50 45 Tulane (La.) Deep South -