GRR on X  GRR on Facebook GRR in Instagram GRR Vimeo Library GRR on YouTube RuggaMatrix America Podcasts Support GRR on Patreon

Men Fall DII College Rankings Week #3

irish rugby tours

Men Fall DII College Rankings Week #3

We've got a few changes in the Men's DII college rankings this week, and it's all based on results, including an upset or two.

First off, Minnesota-Duluth drops out of #1 simply because they had to work for a win over Winona State, while Whitewater beat Stout quite handily. We had Stout ranked higher than Winona - maybe we were wrong about that - but we're rewarding UW-Whitewater for the big result anyway. NC State moves to #3 because they keep winning - yes we know that many might say NC State isn't really a DII team and is really a DI team. There's not much we can do about that right now; we just rank the teams in DII competition. Whether they should be there is a discussion for another day.

Furman beat South Carolina and did well to do so. The Paladins move up. Also moving up is SUNY Cortland after they beat the other undefeated team in Upstate NY, RIT. Same (but only slightly) goes for IUP, which edged previously unbeaten York. Coastal Carolina moves up after beating higher-ranked East Carolina, and of course UNC-Charlotte, a team we didn't rank before because we hadn't seen them play enough tough opponents, jump in after beating Appalachian State handily.

Bryant lost to #50 Roger Williams, and moves out. Lacrosse lost to Marquette, and also leaves th top 50. They make way for UNC-Charlotte and Plymouth State. We'd like to find space for Molloy, too, but that might have to wait.


Goff Rugby Report 2016-17 Men DII College Rankings #3
Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 2 UW-Whitewater (Wisc.) WIIL Bt. UW-Stout (17)
2 1 Minnesota-Duluth (Minn.) Northern Lights Bt. Winona State
3 5 NC State (NC) Southern Bt. Virginia Griffins
4 3 Rowan (NJ) MARC Bt. East Stroudsburg
5 4 Grand Valley State (Mich.) Great Lakes North Beat Calvin College
6 6 Norwich (Vt.) NECRC Bt. New Hampshire
7 15 Furman (SC) South Bt. South Carolina
8 7 Northern Michigan (Mich.) WIIL Bt. UW-Platteville
9 8 VMI (Va.) Cardinals Bt. Old Dominion (25)
10 9 UNC Wilminton (NC) Southern Idle
11 11 Coast Guard Academy (Conn.) New England-Wide Bt. Springfield (40)
12 10 Bentley (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Bt. Stonehill
13 23 SUNY Cortland (NY) Upstate NY Bt. RIT (30)
14 12 Western State (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Air Force B
15 16 IUP (Pa.) MARC Bt. York (20
16 13 Rhode Island (RI) NECRC Bt. Middlebury
17 14 Northern Iowa (Iowa) WIIL South Idle
18 18 Southern Illinois (Ill.) Gateway Idle
19 19 Spring Hill (Ala.) Deep South Idle
20 27 Coastal Carolina (SC) Southern Bt. East Carolina (24)
21 21 Colorado Sch. of Mines (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Bt. Metro State
22 22 UW-Milwaukee (Wisc.) WIIL Idle
23 20 York (Pa.) MARC Lost to IUP (16)
24 Unr UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Bt. Appalachian State (33)
25 26 The Citadel (SC) Southern Bt. North Carolina
26 24 East Carolina (NC) Southern Lost to Coastal Carolina (27)
27 25 Old Dominion (Va.) Cardinals Lost to VMI (8)
28 28 Winona State (Minn.) Northern Lights Lost to UMD (1)
29 35 North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights Bt. UW-River Falls
30 29 Sacred Heart (Conn.) Tri-State Bt. Union
31 31 RPI (NY) Tri-State Bt. Marist
32 32 Illinois State (Ill.) WIIL Bt. Loyola
33 42 UMS&T (Mo.) Gateway Bt. UMKC
34 30 RIT (NY) Upstate NY Lost to Cortland (23)
35 17 UW-Stout (Wisc.) WIIL Lost to UW-Whitewater (2)
36 33 Appalachian State (NC) Southern Lost to UNC-Charlotte
37 36 Salve Regina (RI) Colonial Coast Bt. Boston University
38 34 Vermont (Vt.) NECRC Idle
39 38 William Paterson (NY) Tri-State Bt. Seton Hall
40 37 Geneseo (NY) Upstate NY Bt. Fredonia
41 39 UMass-Lowell (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Bt. St. Michael's
42 40 Springfield (Mass.) New England-Wide Lost to Salve Regina (11)
43 41 Principia (Ill.) Gateway Idle
44 44 SUNY New Paltz (NY) Tri-State Bt. Bard
45 43 Providence College (RI) Rugby Northeast Bt. Holy Cross
46 45 Vassar (NY) Tri-State Bt. SUNY-Maritime
47 46 SUNY Oswego (NY) Upstate NY Bt. Buffalo State
48 47 LeMoyne (NY) Upstate NY Bt. Niagara
49 50 Roger Williams (RI) Rugby Northeast Bt. Bryant (49)
50 Unr Plymouth State (NH) Colonial Coast Bt. Western New England