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Men DII College Rankings Week Oct 19

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Men DII College Rankings Week Oct 19

As we talk about rankings we have said several times that there are results you finally have to move aside.

So here we go ... Bentley beat Norwich 11-10 in the first week of he Rugby Northeast season, and we've ranked Bentley ahead of Norwich since then. But ... then UMass-Lowell beat Norwich, and then last weekend Norwich beat Lowell. The winning margins of those last two games were 14 and 18 points, respectively. So that trumps a one-point result in September.

As a result, Norwich is back in the top ten. The other big mover is Colorado-Mesa, which beat Montana State and moves up 17 places.

WPU and York join the Top 40 after good victories, but that WPU win over RPI was by two points ... so it's possible that one could be thrown out.

*=Iowa Central is currently DII because the team's appeal to stop being moved up to DIAA has not concluded as of this writing. It's possible Iowa CCC will move to DIAA. 


Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Oct 22 2019
Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW Beat UW-Stout
2 2 Iowa Central CC (IA) Independent *
3 3 Furman (SC) Southern Beat The Citadel
4 4 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide  
5 5 Villanova (PA) MARC  
6 6 UMass-Lowell (MA) Rugby Northeast Lost to Norwich (18)
7 18 Norwich (VT) Rugby Northeast Beat UMass-Lowell (6)
8 7 Queens (NC) Cardinals Beat Old Dominion
9 8 Virginia (VA) Cardinals Forfeit win
10 9 Grand Valley State (MI) Great Lakes Beat SVSU
11 10 Bethel (IN) Great Lakes Forfeit win
12 11 Bentley (MA) Rugby Northeast Beat Providence (31)
13 12 North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights Beat St. Cloud State
14 13 Illinois State (IL) Great MW Beat Northern Illinois
15 14 UNC (NC) Southern  
16 15 Minnesota-Duluth (MI) Great MW Beat UW-Milwaukee (36)
17 21 Loyola-Chicago (IL) Great MW Beat Western Illinois
18 16 Marquette (WI) Great MW  
19 17 UMS&T (MO) Gateway  
20 19 USMMA (NY) Tri-State Tied Seton Hall
Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Oct 22 2019
21 22 Northern Colorado Rocky Mountain  
22 39 Colorado Mesa (CO) Rocky Mountain Beat Montana State (22)
23 20 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern  
24 22 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain Lost to Colorado Mesa (39)
25 24 SLU (MO) Gateway  
26 26 St. Thomas (MN) Northern Lights Beat Winona
27 27 Northern Michigan (MI) Great MW  
28 37 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide Beat SCSU
29 29 Shippensburg (PA) MARC Beat Millersville
30 28 UW-Platteville (WI) Great MW  
31 30 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes Beat Oakland
32 25 Marist (NY) Tri-State Beat Monroe
33 31 Providence (RI) Rugby Northeast Lost to Bentley (11)
34 Unr William Paterson (NJ) Tri-State Beat RPI (35)
35 38 Scranton (PA) MARC Lost to York
36 Unr York (PA) MARC Beat Scranton (38)
37 32 Western Colorado (CO) Rocky Mountain  
38 33 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern  
39 35 RPI (NY) Tri-State Lost to William Paterson
40 40 Sam Houston State (TX) Lonestar Beat Angelo State (40)
Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Oct 22 2019