There was some movement in the DII Rankings as there were several surprise results. Three ranked teams failed to beat lesser opponents and ultimately knocked one of those teams out of the rankings.
Northern Michigan upset UW-Milwaukee 31-23 in WIIL play this weekend. UWM was previously ranked 11 but fall behind Northern Michigan at 19.
Southern Connecticut tied higher ranked Bentley. The schools... Read More
Penn State defeated Kutztown in the premier match of the weekend. The Nittany Lions continue to be the class of the Rugby East defeating the Bears comfortably 54-24. Penn State remains at six while Kutztown drops several spots to 15.
Indiana had another tight game with a division rival and after two consecutive weeks of close calls with unranked teams, drop one spot. Ohio State, despite the loss... Read More
Nearly every ranked team in DII played this weekend. Most teams won comfortably, but a couple of games bore interesting results and effected our rankings.
The titans of Northern Lights met for the first time this season. North Dakota State blanked Minnesota-Duluth 25-0 and moves in front of the Fighting Penguins. Coming into the weekend the teams were back-to-back in the rankings, and NDSU proved... Read More
There were several games between ranked teams this past weekend and both lower ranked teams came out on top. As a result, there was some movement in the DI Rankings.
In Rugby East, Notre Dame College edged Army 31-26. The win is a real validation for the Falcons that they will contend in Rugby East. NDC moves up to number eight in our rankings.
The Falcons slot in front of Indiana, who came back... Read More
Most of the ranked teams in division one remained idle over the weekend. As a result, their was very little movement. Kutztown was the only team to move up this week.
Rugby East is in full conference mode. Army, and Kutztown won big over non ranked opponents. KU won comfortably over a much improved St. Bonaventure and as a result move up two spots in the rankings to 13.
Penn State defeated NDC 43... Read More
The DII College Rankings remain the same for the second consecutive week. Only a handful of ranked teams played games with all of them facing off against non ranked opponents. Every ranked team that played won, leaving little for us to gauge this early in the season.
NC State and VMI both blanked opponents in the opening weekend of Cardinal Conference action. Additionally, Illinois State opened... Read More
There was very little movement in the DI Rankings this week. There was several matchups between ranked teams with the higher ranked team winning the game.
The biggest matchup between ranked teams was Notre Dame College and Davenport. NDC won the game 27-14 and move from 13 to 12. The Panthers drop one spot to 16.
Penn State met Dartmouth in the other ranked game. The Nittany Lions took care of... Read More
There were only a handful of games in DII this past weekend so most of the rankings remained the same.
Missouri S&T defeated previously ranked Principia 50-3 and is the biggest mover of the week. The Miners, who were previously unranked, slot in at number 16. They take the place of Principia, who drops out all together.
The other big change is Plymouth State was removed. The Colonial Coast... Read More
The DI rankings saw some movement this week with a handful of games being played and a tweak in the polling. To make the DI rankings more accurate, Rugby Today has added coaches from across the DI spectrum, bringing the total to nine. Including RT staff, there are now 11 pollsters from nine different states.
Some of the movement reflects that change while several of the teams have moved to... Read More
DII men’s college action starts this weekend so here are our first set of rankings for 2017. We do not know much about the programs this year, so much of what we are gauging is based off of the results from last season.
UW-Whitewater rolls in as the consensus number one. The Warhwarks swept their way to two national titles and only graduated a handful of players. They lose senior leader Eric... Read More