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Men Fall DII College Rankings Week #1

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Men Fall DII College Rankings Week #1

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This is the first week of Men's DII Rankings from Goff Rugby Report, and of course there is so much rugby to be played and much proving to do.

So we rely heavily on last year, with a smattering of current results, some scouting, and a bunch of guesswork. Two of the top four from last season are now in DI, and a few others have moved up, too. In addition, some other teams have moved to DII from DI. We're waiting on some results on those teams. Wake Forest and UNC we're on the fence about, and Middlebury hasn't played a league game yet.  But NC State already pulled off a big win over a good team, so we put them into the Top 10.

Expect plenty of shifts as the teams get going


Goff Rugby Report 2016-17 Men DII College Rankings #1
Rank   Team Conference Notes
1   Minnesota-Duluth (Minn.) Northern Lights Defeated Iowa CCC
2   UW-Whitewater (Wisc.) WIIL Defeated Marquette
3   Rowan (NJ) MARC Idle
4   Grand Valley State (Mich.) Great Lakes North Idle
5   NC State (NC) Cardinals Defeated Old Dominion
6   Colorado Sch. of Mines (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Defeated UCCS
7   Vermont (Vt.) NECRC Defeated UNH
8   VMI (Va.) Cardinals Defeated UMBC
9   UNC Wilmington (NC) Southern Idle
10   Norwich (Vt.) NECRC Defeated Rhode Island
11   Northern Iowa (Iowa) WIIL South Defeated Loyola
12   Furman (SC) South Defeated Elon
13   Bentley (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Defeated UMass Lowell
14   Coast Guard Academy (Conn.) NEWCRC Defeated USMMA
15   UW-Stout (Wisc.) WIIL Defeated UW-Lacrosse
16   Spring Hill (Ala.) Deep South Defeated U. Alabama XV
17   St. Louis (Mo.) Gateway Defeated Maryville
18   York (Pa.) MARC Defeated Bloomsburg
19   Northern Michigan (Mich.) WIIL Idle
20   The Citadel (SC) Southern Defeated East Carolina
21   East Carolina (NC) Southern Lost to The Citadel
22   IUP (Pa.) MARC Defeated Lehigh
23   Coastal Carolina (SC) Southern Idle
24   Old Dominion (Va.) Cardinals Lost to NC State
25   Roger Williams (RI) Rugby Northeast Defeated Stonehill
26   SUNY Oswego (NY) Upstate NY Defeated LeMoyne
27   SUNY Cortland (NY) Upstate NY Defeated Fredonia
28   UW-Milwaukee (Wisc.) WIIL Defeated UW-Platteville
29   Buffalo State (NY) Upstate NY Defeated Niagara
30   Winona (Minn.) Northern Lights Idle
31   UW-Lacrosse (Wisc.) WIIL Lost to UW-Stout
32   North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights Idle
33   Bryant (RI) Rugby Northeast Idle
34   RPI (NY) Tri-State Idle
35   Illinois State (Ill.) WIIL Idle
36   UMS&T (Mo.) Gateway Defeated Truman State
37   Salve Regina (RI) Colonial Coast Idle
38   Rhode Island (RI) NECRC Lost to Norwich
39   Springfield (Mass.) New England-Wide Idle
40   Molloy (NY) Tri-State Idle