This is how GoffRugbyReport will vote in this week's DIA rankings.
There are some teams that moved up but who didn't make the top 40, such as Syracuse, Boston College, and Northeastern. Illinois moved up thanks to a very close loss, while your biggest movers are Utah State (crushed Wyoming), and Minnesota (beat Purdue).
This is how GRR Editor Alex Goff is voting in the D1A rankings this week.
See the full voted-on rankings at www.d1arugby.com.
We're pretty excited about Kutztown and Clemson and Ohio State logged noticeable results.
Here are our HS Select-Side rankings for JV boys teams —also known as Tier 2.
We looked at how teams performed in the tournaments and gave some losing teams credit for close losses. But if you are inconsistent, that drops you down.
Well it's time to rank the 15-a-side Boys HS all-star teams.
As usual, this is difficult to do because it means judging the relative strength of only a few tournaments.
We look at margin of victory, and consistency. Teams tha compete in more than one all-star event and do well get a little extra.
This is wha we came up with:
The Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind. will serve as the venue for this weekend’s Midwest Boys HS Championships.
Eight teams will compete in the Super Bracket, while ten teams participate in the Open Bracket.
We've got our D2 college rankings at this link as part of GRR's partnership with FloRugby.
FloRugby D2 Men's College Rankings
What's the thinking behind it all?
The Boys HS Rugby National Championships are set for this weekend in Kansas City, MO.
And it's also a race for #1 in perhaps the most competitive season in recent memory.
Fort Hunt did what was expected this past weekend in Mid-Atlantic Premier League action, but Doylestown was a bit of a surprise.
West End beat Doylestown 28-26 on Saturday, while Fort Hunt beat West Shore United 35-7. On Sunday, Fort Hunt hammered Doylestown 88-7, while West End beat West Shore United 28-16.
A few thoughts and comments on Boys HS Rankings.
The new Boys HS Rankings are on FloRugby here - you've got to sign up to see them, but it's worth it, as you'll also get access to a whole bunch of other stuff.
Who should we be looking at with the High School Rankings?
Well, watch out. GRR is partnering with FloRugby on our High School Rankings once again, and they will be available on Wednesday.
Here's a little sneak preview:
Far be it for us to burden you with our problems, but our final Men's DII rankings are late, and in fact we missed a few weeks, and we're sorry.
Many, many changes in the rankings thanks to a couple of weeks' data.
The MARC teams get a big boost, in part because the 2016 conference winner, Rowan, has been tearing it up in DI. At some point, that has to indicate that this is a very, very competitive conference. So the undefeated teams get a big boost.