We are still early in the season but it is time for the first set of DII College Rankings. DII changes tremendously every year and it is hard to keep a grip on everything. Some teams dropped down from DIAA and others came from NSCRO leaving the field different than last season.
The WIIL, which rebranded as the Great Midwest, is still the strongest conference in the country. The conference sees... Read More
There were several games this weekend between ranked opponents. All of the favorites won but some movement occurred in the rankings.
The biggest game saw Penn State take down NDC on the road 29-14. The falcons led in the second half but Penn State pulled away late to take the victory. Penn State stays at five and NDC drops one spot to 11.
Army picked up a pair of wins over St. Bonaventure and... Read More
The first installment of the 2018 rankings are based on how teams finished last season, incoming freshman clashes and how teams have looked this preseason and early on. It is a bit of a guessing game at this point but here is the first top 25.
As in years past, the committee is made up of Rugby Today staff and several college coaches from across the country.
Only a few games took place over the... Read More
We have reached the end of the 15s season and with it comes the final rankings. There was not much movement with two games on the docket, but Life slammed the door on any doubt that they were the best team.
The Running Eagles were clinical against the Cal Bears, winning 60-5. It has been a long time, if ever, that the Bears were beaten so convincingly. Life has been doing that to teams all season... Read More
We are down to our final two teams in the DIA Playoffs and the rankings saw a bit of a change as a result. Life and Cal will play in the championship this weekend and come in the top two spots.
Life is hammering everything in its path and is the consensus number one. It dismantled fifth ranked Penn State 69-14 after the Nittany Lions went on the road and beat BYU.
Cal shook up the rankings by... Read More
The DIA Rankings were thrown for a loop with a pair of big upsets in DIA play this weekend. There are a couple of new teams at the top with the Mid South and Rugby East proving themselves to be the toughest conferences in the country.
The biggest shock of the weekend was Lindenwood beating St. Mary’s on the road by 21 points. St. Mary’s had not lost a game in a few years.
As as a result, Life,... Read More
With the DIA playoffs kicking off last weekend we are finally getting to see the top ranked square off against each other. All of our favorites won, but some were more efficient than others and warranted a change in the rankings.
Life put on an impressive display at home against Central Washington. Up 51-0 at half the Running Eagles cruised. Despite Cal winning convincingly against Grand Canyon,... Read More
The final week of the DI regular season took place over the weekend with only a handful of teams playing. The rankings, as a result, did not change much.
The big game of the weekend was between the top two ranked teams. St. Mary’s hosted Cal and the Gaels came away with a 21-12 victory over the bears. The teams remain in the top two spots.
Central Washington hosted BYU and held the Cougars tough... Read More
In DIA’s penultimate rankings before the playoffs begin there was some minor shifts in the rankings. There were five games between ranked opponents with the better ranked team winning three of five.
BYU smoked Utah in the rivalry game but neither team moves because of their current standing.
Sixth ranked Army took on seventh place Penn State and the game was a thriller. For the second time this... Read More
There were a number of prominent games in DI this weekend and in some cases the better ranked team won. However, several teams moved up the rankings thanks to impressive wins.
Army beat Navy in a hotly contested game 18-15. The two teams have been in the top 10 most of the year, with Navy ahead. The teams swap places now with Army moving to six and Navy heading to eight. Penn State beat Army but... Read More