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Two Big Games Headline Men's DII College Weekend

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Two Big Games Headline Men's DII College Weekend

Norwich is in its 50th year and still at the top.

Several all-ranked matchups turn our heads this week in Men's DII college rugby, with two at the top of the list.

In the Great Midwest we have #6 Marquette at #11 UW-Platteville. That's basically our Game of the Week and GRR will be there in person to see how it all shakes out. This is sort of a game for dominance in the GMW, but make no mistake, Whitewater isn't going anywhere and neither is Illinois State.

The other game is higher in the rankings with #5 University of Vermont, a team that is performing superbly after the tragic death of their coach early last year, at #4 Norwich, which has scored 60 points in their first two league games.

We would have liked to see how IUP matched up with Alderson Broaddus but A-B, despite being a varsity program, is struggling with numbers and has had to cancel.

is an interesting one because A-B has not lit up the league like you might expect a varsity team to do. But numbers have been a problem throughout the conference. The NEWCRC and Great Midwest have probably been the most successful in keeping numbers up, which is weird because the Northeast states were slower than other states to open things up, and the GMW covered multiple states with differently-paced paths to playing and being more open.

Maybe it was that slow path to openness that fueled the desire to get out there and play.

Check back for scores.

10/9 Providence 12-6 Coast Guard (15) NEWCRC
10/10 Sacred Heart 7-54 BU (16) NEWCRC
10/9 UVM (5) 6-42 Norwich (4) NEWCRC
10/9 Quinnipiac 0-28 UMass Lowell (12) NEWCRC
10/9 Bentley (30) Ccld UNH NEWCRC
10/9 MTSU (17) 22-10 Mississippi State SCRC
10/9 Memphis (18) 54-12 Alabama Birmingham Crossover
10/9 College of Charleston 28-0 Campbell Southern Challenge
10/9 Western Carolina Ppd Elon Southern Challenge
10/9 Belmont Abbey (19) 44-12 Lander Southern Prem.
10/9 UNC Chapel Hill (29) 37-34 Citadel Southern Prem.
10/9 Principia 40-7 SLU (39) Gateway
10/9 SIU at Maryville Gateway
10/9 Lindenwood B at Washington University Gateway
10/9 JBU at UMS&T (13) Gateway
10/9 Saginaw Valley State Rschd Central Michigan (9) Great Lakes
10/9 Grand Valley State (40) 40-10 Calvin College Great Lakes
10/9 Adrian College (2) Ccld Oakland Great Lakes
10/9 Ferris State  at Eastern Michigan Great Lakes
10/9 Alderson Broaddus (38) Fft L-W IUP (10) Allegheny
10/9 Kent State (36) Fft L-W Wheeling (DI) Allegheny
10/9 VCU 5-53 VMI Crossover
10/9 Marian (3) 44-7 Xavier  MCRC
10/9 Western Kentucky 0-129 Thomas More MCRC
10/9 Illinois State (14) 28-0 Northwestern GMW
10/9 UIC 0-146 Northern Iowa (8) GMW
10/10  UW-Milwaukee 5-79 UW-Whitewater (7) GMW
10/9 Marquette (6) 42-5 UW-Platteville (11) GMW
10/9 Chicago 30-14 UW-Eau Claire  GMW Small
10/9 Drexel 28-0 Moravian MARC
10/9 Susquehanna 57-17 Shippensburg MARC
10/9 Loyola 65-17 UMBC MARC
10/10 William Paterson Fft L-W Seton Hall Tri-State
10/10 Monroe at RPI (32) Tri-State
10/10 Marist (23) 22-15 USMMA (25) Tri-State
10/10 Georgetown 49-0 Mount St. Mary's MARC