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Men DII College Rankings Week Nov 2

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Men DII College Rankings Week Nov 2

Such a great time of year for ranking DII colleges, as everyone is active and playing meaningful games.

This past weekend was very educational for us in many ways, and almost every team moved up or down.

Some quick housekeeping items: Iowa Central and Sam Houston State are in DIAA now so they are taken out of this ranking. 

Norwich moves up and past UMass-Lowell on the basis of a really, really strong performance that, along with Lowell's defeat of Bentley, finally puts to bed that Bentley win over Norwich in September.

Montana State and UMS&T both won their conferences and get a nice boost as a result. Virginia drops down because they bailed on their championship game and you know we're not a fan of forfeits.

A week after dropping out of the Top 40 (a decision that was very difficult to make), RPI is back after beating Kings Point. We also welcome Deep South top dog Southeastern Louisiana.


Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Nov 5 2019
Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW Beat UIC
2 3 Furman (SC) Southern Beat UNC Wilmington (23)
3 4 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide Game postponed
4 5 Villanova (PA) MARC Beat Scranton 
5 7 Norwich (VT) Rugby Northeast Beat Providence (32)
6 6 UMass-Lowell (MA) Rugby Northeast Beat Bentley (11)
7 8 Queens (NC) Cardinals Forfeit win
8 9 Grand Valley State (MI) Great Lakes Beat Oakland University
9 12 Illinois State (IL) Great MW Beat Northern Michigan (27)
10 10 Bethel (IN) Great Lakes Beat Calvin
11 11 Bentley (MA) Rugby Northeast Lost to UMass-Lowell (6)
12 14 Marquette (WI) Great MW Beat Northern Iowa
13 15 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide Beat Coast Guard
14 16 Loyola-Chicago (IL) Great MW Beat Minnesota-Duluth (19)
15 20 UMS&T (MO) Gateway Beat SIU, Pitt State
16 24 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain Beat Colorado Mesa (22), Northern Colo. (17)
17 17 Northern Colorado Rocky Mountain Beat Western Colorado, Lost to Montana State (24)
18 18 UNC (NC) Southern Beat ECU
19 25 MSU-Moorhead (MN) Northern Lights  
20 19 Minnesota-Duluth (MI) Great Midwest Lost to Loyola (16)
Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Nov 5 2019
21 22 Colorado Mesa (CO) Rocky Mountain Lost to Montana State (22)
22 23 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern Lost Furman (3)
23 30 Lehigh (PA) MARC Beat York (36), Lost to Villanova (5)
24 34 William Paterson (NJ) Tri-State Beat Marist (31)
25 26 SLU (MO) Gateway Lost to Pitt State
26 Unr RPI (NY) Tri-State Beat USMMA (21)
27 33 Memphis (TN) SCRC Beat MTSU (38)
28 29 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes Forfeit win
29 21 USMMA (NY) Tri-State Lost to RPI 
30 31 Marist (NY) Tri-State Lost to William Paterson (34)
31 27 Northern Michigan (MI) Great MW Lost to Illinois State (12)
32 28 UW-Platteville (WI) Great MW  
33 38 MTSU (TN) SCRC Lost to Memphis (33)
34 35 Shippensburg (PA) MARC  
35 36 York (PA) MARC Lost to Lehigh (30)
36 13 Virginia (VA) Cardinals Forfeit loss
37 37 North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights  
38 32 Providence (RI) Rugby Northeast Lost to Norwich (7)
39 39 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Beat Citadel
40 Unr Southeastern Louisiana (LA) Deep South Beat New Orleans
Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Nov 5 2019