We have some serious changes in the lower half of the Top 40.
We drop four teams out and it's not done lightly. RPI won a playoff game, but drops out because the win was very close with a team that hasn't done a lot, so while RPI could ump back up with a solid showing this coming weekend, they drop out now. Why?
The big question this week is what to do about the teams in the Chesapeake.
Maryland's defeat of Mount St. Mary's isn't that much of a surprise, but with Maryland having beaten MSM but lost to NCSU, but NSCU having lost to MSM, and with Salisbury having tied Maryland and lost to NC State, but having beaten Virginia Tech, it's a case of shuffling all of these teams and wondering.
Well, it happened, and it happened in a big way. Idle as they are, the top four teams in our rankings are vulnerable to being pushed down by teams that play in the fall.
But the teams in the fall can't just do it on one or two victories; they have to build up a portfolio of results against strong opposition.
On last weekend's results we were 14-3 in our picks, but two of the three we were wrong on have rankings ramifications.