Men DII College Rankings
As we always say, the playoffs are a welcome opportunity for us to see where teams match up against teams from other conferences.
This year was no different, and, actually, the rankings held up well for the most part.
The DII playoffs are here and we've got 16 teams in action there.
In addition, we've got the SCRC final. The SCRC, as well as the Rocky Mountain, have remained members of USA Rugby, and so will be playing a inter-conference challenge match on the weekend of December 4 at the CRAA Finals Weekend at the Mathews Sportsplex in North Carolina.
Not much happened this week and yet a lot did.
Well the rankings took a bit of a hit in playoff time.
This isn't the first time that's happened, and the reason is even more pronounced—we don't see a lot of teams cross over from one conference to another, or even from one division within a conference to the other side, and in this post-COVID-shutdown time that lack of crossover data has been even tougher to make up for.
This was a week of several rankings upsets.
Most of them came about because a) a team that had built its ranking on good early results faded due to injuries, or other challenges; b) the opposite happened, and a team that lost an early game or two just got better, got players back from injury, or got some late recruits; or c) we just had it wrong.