It’s been two weeks since Goff Rugby Report’s last Women DII College ranking, and plenty has happened since then.
Norwich banked its first win of the DI Northeast Women’s Rugby Conference (NWRC) season, taking down Army 39-5 (0-1) at West Point. The Vermont Cadets improved to 4-0 all-time against the New York Cadets.
Kutztown, the #4 team in DII's ACRA, kicked off its league season this past weekend, defeating Delaware 44-0 and looking like a strong contender for the MARC title.
The New England Small College (NESC) conference banked its first games of the season, and Bowdoin made an early, emphatic case for its dominance in the league. Last year, the Polar Bears suffered an early loss to Tufts before winning the NESC title and automatic bid to the ACRA playoffs.
Rutgers, Vassar, and Hofstra are all 2-0 in the Women’s DII Tri-State Conference, all with impressive victories in the first couple of weekends.
Certainly there’s a big difference between the top teams and the lower teams in the conference, and it seems that all three 2-0 programs are in the top group.