The fall season is coming to a close and the DI rankings are getting confusing. A number of teams have logged quality wins but struggled against weaker opponents. It is showing the gaps within college rugby are getting smaller and making our jobs more difficult.
The biggest noise from the weekend came via Navy. The Midshipmen bested undefeated Penn State 38-29 and move up to sixth overall. The... Read More
The best of DII are starting to square off now that we are reaching playoff time and our rankings getting tested. A number of ranked teams squared off and bore interesting results.
The University of Hartford came away with another big win, this time over the Coast Guard. A 27-22 victory sees the Hartford move up a number of spots to 12 just ahead of CGA. Quinnipiac moves up due to the... Read More
The DII college rankings saw some movement towards the bottom half of the rankings.
The biggest winner of the weekend was Southern Connecticut. They took down Middlebury 55-22 and move up seven spots. Middlebury drops to 19.
Bentley, who was previously unranked, moves back in based on the Southern Connecticut result against Middlebury. Bentley tied Southern Connecticut earlier this year and... Read More
Some top teams matched up in DI this week and our rankings saw some changes.
Navy was the big winner of the week, defeating Notre Dame College at home 32-25 to move up to eight overall. Notre Dame tried to pack two games into a weekend and got burned with a loss to Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday. After playing Navy on Friday, the second loss does not hurt the Falcons so much in the rankings. They... Read More
There was very little movement in the rankings this week. Only a handful of ranked teams were on tap with several playing each other. In all those cases, all of the higher ranked teams won.
The biggest mover of the weekend was Davenport. The Panthers lost to unranked Notre Dame and as a result drop three spots. Their pedigree and earlier results prevent them from a larger fall.
Army defeated Iona... Read More
There was significant movement in the DII Rankings this week. One top 10 team lost and a few others played tight games against conference opponents.
UNC-Charlotte made tremendous noise this weekend by knocking off perennial conference foe Furman 29-16. The Paladins were ranked number two prior to this week and drop to number five as a result of the loss. The 49ers have been steadily improving... Read More
Nearly all of the top 10 was idle this past weekend and with unsurprising results elsewhere there was not much movement in the DI rankings.
The biggest game saw Navy get its first run out under head coach Gavin Hickie. The Midshipmen were in a tight contest with Air Force early on, but ran away in the second half. Navy impressed and moves up to 13.
The rest of the ranked teams all on comfortably... Read More
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