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
College rugby is about to get under way this weekend with a handful of games so it is about time Rugby Today comes out with its first set of DI rankings. As a reminder, Rugby Today ranks the top 25 DI teams regardless of whether they play in DIA or DIAA and regardless of whether they play a majority of their schedule in the fall or the spring.
The ranking committee consists of four DI college... Read More
Championship weekend provided the final information for the 2016-2017 DI Rankings. The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup and the DIA Final did not make things easy for the committee.
St. Mary’s defeated Life 30-24 in a tightly contested match. Very little separated the two teams and the St. Mary’s victory means nobody in DI finished undefeated. The Gaels remain as consensus number one but after that things... Read More
We are down to championship weekend so the rankings had very little movement. The only games on tap were the pair of DIA semifinals, which bore interesting results.
The biggest game of the season for rankings purposes saw Life defeat BYU. The team’s had not met since the 2012 playoffs and with BYU transitioning from the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup to DIA it was a real opportunity to see how they... Read More