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Men Fall DII College Rankings Week #4

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Men Fall DII College Rankings Week #4

The latest Men's DII College rankings don't see a lot of movement in the top region. We do have a few moves in the lower levels, so we'll talk about that.

RIT, LeMoyne, Plymouth State, and Springfield all lost and drop out as Hartford, Siena, Oakland, and Pitt State all move in. There weren't too many upsets, although unranked Siena's defeat of #31 RPI qualifies RPI stays in, but drops 14 points.

The big question, of course, is whether we should be ranking NC State at all. NC State is a DI school in the NCAA, and that's usually what USA Rugby follows. NC State doesn't have a DI conference to play in at the moment, and while the Wolfpack could have played an independent DI schedule, USA Rugby is trying to de-emphasize that road for teams. So ... what? Keep NC State out of the conversation? We're not sure that's right, either. 

Ultimately, a DI school needs to be playing DI rugby. But if they're in a DII conference and everyone's fine with that, we at GRR World Headquarters are not going to play enforcer. So NC State stays ranked #3, and that's that.

(Also, we had a score wrong with Vermont and Rhode Island)


Goff Rugby Report 2016-17 Men DII College Rankings #4
Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 UW-Whitewater (Wisc.) WIIL Idle
2 2 Minnesota-Duluth (Minn.) Northern Lights Bt. UWRF
3 3 NC State (NC) Southern Idle
4 5 Grand Valley State (Mich.) Great Lakes Bt. Ferris State
5 6 Norwich (Vt.) NECRC Bt. Middlebury
6 7 Furman (SC) South Bt. UNC-Charlotte (24)
7 4 Rowan (NJ) MARC Bt. Drexel
8 8 Northern Michigan (Mich.) WIIL Bt. Marquette
9 9 VMI (Va.) Cardinals Bt. Virginia Griffins
10 10 UNC Wilminton (NC) Southern Idle
11 11 Coast Guard Academy (Conn.) New England-Wide Bt. CCSU
12 12 Bentley (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Lost to Army
13 13 SUNY Cortland (NY) Upstate NY Bt. Buffalo State
14 14 Western State (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Bt. Colorado Mesa
15 15 IUP (Pa.) MARC Bt. California of Pa
16 17 Northern Iowa (Iowa) WIIL South Bt. Illinois-Wesleyan
17 21 Colorado Sch. of Mines (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Bt. Montana State
18 18 Southern Illinois (Ill.) Gateway Idle
19 19 Spring Hill (Ala.) Deep South Idle
20 20 Coastal Carolina (SC) Southern Idle
21 22 UW-Milwaukee (Wisc.) WIIL Bt. UW-Stout (35)
22 24 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Lost to Furman (7)
23 28 Winona State (Minn.) Northern Lights Bt. Bemidji
24 29 North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights Bt. SCSU
25 23 York (Pa.) MARC Bt. Kutztown 3
26 25 The Citadel (SC) Southern Idle
27 26 East Carolina (NC) Southern Idle
28 27 Old Dominion (Va.) Cardinals Idle
29 30 Sacred Heart (Conn.) Tri-State Idle
30 33 UMS&T (Mo.) Gateway Bt. Washington University
31 32 Illinois State (Ill.) WIIL Bt. UIC
32 36 Appalachian State (NC) Southern Bt. Elon
33 39 William Paterson (NY) Tri-State Bt. College of NJ
34 38 Vermont (Vt.) NECRC Bt. Rhode Island (16)
35 16 Rhode Island (RI) NECRC Lost to Vermont (38)
36 37 Salve Regina (RI) Colonial Coast Bt. Endicott
37 35 UW-Stout (Wisc.) WIIL Lost to UW-Milwaukee (22)
38 Unr Hartford (Conn.) New England-Wide Bt. Springfield (42)
39 Unr Siena (NY) Tri-State Bt. RPI (31)
40 41 UMass-Lowell (Mass.) Rugby Northeast Bt. Roger Williams (49)
41 40 Geneseo (NY) Upstate NY Bt. LeMoyne (48)
42 43 Principia (Ill.) Gateway Idle
43 44 SUNY New Paltz (NY) Tri-State Idle
44 45 Providence College (RI) Rugby Northeast Bt. Bryant
45 31 RPI (NY) Tri-State Lost to Siena
46 46 Vassar (NY) Tri-State Bt. SUNY-Oneonta
47 47 SUNY Oswego (NY) Upstate NY Bt. RIT (34)
48 Unr Oakland (Mich.) Great Lakes Bt. Saginaw Valley State
49 Unr Pitt State (Kans.) Gateway Idle
50 49 Roger Williams (RI) Rugby Northeast Lost to UMass-Lowell (41)