It was a bit of a tough week for making these rankings because we do have some teams we'd like to move into the Top 50, but those ranked in the lower reaches actually did pretty well.
So Nazareth, West Chester, and Salisbury all have to wait. But just so you know ... we're thinking of you the whole time.
The playoffs are coming.
When the playoffs are here we will see some significant movement. Don't expect the rankings to be perfect. No, not at all. To be honest, while we are pretty sure of the top three, even they could, of course, lose at some point. And we are pretty sure that teams #4 through #11 could all be mixed up and we wouldn't argue.
This ranking is full of good teams.
Sometimes in some divisions, especially when we are ranking only teams that are playing right now (as we are with this fall-only group), we have to really look carefully for rankable teams.
But this group is more about having to find teams to keep out. And we’re moving good programs down, even, sometimes, when they win.
We honestly would love to see some movement in the Top 10 but we don't because all of those teams did what was expected of them this past week.
Well we have some shakeups in this week's D2 rankings.
Wins over ranked or at the very least strong teams moved several teams up and bumped Grand Valley down. No criticism of GVSU but there is a bit of the "what have you done for me lately?" aspect here. Having said that, we think #5 through to around #18 are pretty close.