We're down to one more DII playoff spot to be decided.
Sunday, RPI hosts Sacred Heart in the Tri-State final.
Saturday, the play-ins were held, and the WIIL Conference came out of it pretty well.
#2 Illinois State edged the Midwest winner IUPUI 24-21. The WIIl #3, UW-Milwaukee, defeated Minnesota-Duluth 39-31 to halt Duluth's longtime run to the national final four.
We know almost all of the teams that will play in the Men's National DII College quarterfinals, after results this weekend; here's the rundown:
The #1-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has won the WIIL Conference after beating Northern Iowa 88-12 on Saturday, and Illinois State 45-11 on Sunday.
ISU takes a seed to nationals, as well as Whitewater, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which beat Northern Iowa 52-35 on Sunday to take 3rd in the conference, and secure a seed to the national playoffs.
The WIIL Men’s DII college conference gets back on the field this weekend with six games involving five teams ranked in the Goff Rugby Report top 45.
National #2 UW-Whitewater hosts UW-Stout in a game that, a year ago, would have been a division decider. But Stout is struggling this year, and it’s some newcomers and some upstarts who are hoping to chase the Warhawks.