GRR: Men DI Rankings
Should we have moved Life up to #3 or #2?
We thought about it. We thought about it quite carefully. However, while history shouldn't be the be-all when you rank college teams, it's worth noting that Life and Lindenwood have a good rivalry and generally Lindenwood has had the better part of that rivalry. Yes Life beat Lindenwood last year, but Lindenwood beat Life twice after that.
Nothing too shocking in the top 10, and really the top 15 in this week's D1A rankings. Army might slide down further once more teams get going, but right now they and Penn State hover just outside the top 10.
Utah State's fairly emphatic win over an admittedly depleted Colorado gets them into the Top 25. Air Force, which hung tough with CSU, is in, as well.
Well you see what happens when you've got a busy week.
We did our rankings for NCR D1 last week and then ... forgot to publish them. So all of the excitement of St. Bonaventure becoming #1 never materialized. Oh well. This week? Bonnies consolidates their place, having now beaten Army and Penn State. Notre Dame College, having tied Army, also anchors themselves at #4.
We have a new #1 as Virginia Tech kicked off their season in style.
That #1 spot is still very much up for grabs.
Kansas bumps up a little as they continue on with good results, but perhaps the big news is how many teams join the Top 40.
Not a ton of movement in the D1A rankings because the higher-ranked teams won.
The big result is probably Army being defeated by St. Bonaventure. West Point certainly has to drift down but not too far; it's not as if St. Bonaventure is an average team. A three-point loss to potentially the best team in NCR isn't something to be ashamed of.