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Spring 2023 D1AA College Rankings for May

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Spring 2023 D1AA College Rankings for May

U. San Diego takes the #1 ranking in a close chase.

Now that the two latest D1AA finals are done we have new spring rankings.

ACR's champion is San Diego, and CRAA's champion is Sacramento State, and, just to make things interesting the different conferences involved don't really cross over that much. There are some connections, and we've followed that, plus tracking how the teams looked on their own, and how dominant they were in their competition.

In the end, we are also conscious of the fact that a team wins a trophy and then you've got a ranking that doesn't put them at #1 and that's a letdown. We understand that. But with D1AA so splintered, this ranking is one way to get an idea of where teams fall in the pecking order. Meanwhile, there's also a long list of teams from the fall and we're working on ranking all of them.

In the end, we felt that University of San Diego was the strongest of the D1AA spring teams. Sac State was very close as was Florida State. Had we seen all of these teams at full strength and healthy ... well that playoff would have been fun.

Western Washington takes #4 in part because WWU seemed to push USD a little more than Iowa State.

GRR Spring Men's D1AA Rankings May 2023
Rank Prev Team Div/Conf Notes
1 2 U. San Diego Gold Coast Beat Iowa State (4)
2 1 Sacramento State California DIAA Beat Florida State (3)
3 3 Florida State Florida CC Close loss to Sacramento State (1)
4 9 Western Washington NCRC Competitive loss to USD (2)
5 4 Iowa State Heart of America Lost to USD (2)
6 6 Fresno State California DIAA  
7 8 Sam Houston State Lonestar  
8 11 Chico State California DIAA 3rd in California Conference
9 Unr San Jose State California DIAA 4th in California Conf. Beat South Florida (5)
10 5 South Florida Florida CC Close loss to San Jose State
11 13 Florida International Florida CC  
12 10 Minnesota Heart of America  
13 7 Florida Florida CC  
14 12 Texas State Lonestar  
15 14 Washington NCRC XVXVXVX