There was not much movement in the DI rankings. With the fall season coming to a close, many teams were not in action. We did, however, get the first taste of a few teams that play spring dominated schedules.
Life played its first competitive match against Arkansas State in the Huckaby Cup on Saturday. The Running Eagles won 34-10 and remain at the number three spot. Arkansas State does not drop... Read More
The DII is into playoff season and the top teams are facing off on a weekly basis. The matchups are really testing our rankings but most are holding up.
In the WIIL, all four of the playoff teams are ranked and the rankings held up. Whitewater beat up both Northern Iowa and Illinois State. All four teams remain ranked as it is the toughest conference in the country.
In the Southern Conference,... Read More
The DI Rankings are winding down, but it is still hard to gauge teams that will be participating in various competitions. There is the DIAA playoffs, the Bowl Series, conference championships and a few other one off games. Nevertheless, we try our best.
The top 13 didn’t see any movement even with a big Army win over Air Force. Army was expected to win, but not by the margin that they did. Army... Read More
The DII Rankings saw a lot of movement this week, with three news teams making their way into the top 25. With conference playoffs pitting quality teams against one another, we are really seeing our rankings tested.
The Southern playoffs had four ranked teams face off this week. Both games produced impressive results. UNC-Charlotte throttled the defending Southern champions UNC-Wilmington on the... Read More
With conference play ending and a couple of non-conference games taking place over the weekend, there was some movement in the rankings.
The biggest game of the weekend saw Davenport upend Arkansas State 15-12. The Panthers won the non-conference bout with a conference opponent at home, so they move up to number 10. Arkansas State drops to number 12.
Penn State continues to dominate Rugby East,... Read More
The DII rankings saw some movement thanks to a couple of ranked matchups and some interesting results.
The biggest mover this week is Illinois State. ISU has flown under the radar this year and were neglected for too long in our rankings. It showed its worth this weekend, dismantling a previously undefeated conference opponent in Northern Iowa. ISU remains undefeated and slots in at number 14.... Read More
There was not much action and therefore not a lot of movement on the DI front. The highlight of the week was a bout between Notre Dame College and Indiana.
In a wild, back and forth affair, the Falcons scored a last second try to upend the defending Big 10 champs. As a result, NDC makes its first foray into the Top 10, slotting in at number nine. Indiana drops to number 11 with the loss.
The... Read More
There was some movement at the top of the rankings thanks to a pair of non-conference games.
Grand Valley State tested itself against a DI school and was beaten solidly by Notre Dame 57-21. GVSU falls from number four to number nine.
The most noticeable game of the weekend was the other non-conference. After giving Duluth a tough game in the Northern Lights earlier this year, Winona State... Read More
The fifth week of the rankings saw a little movement. The top teams in the Rugby East and the Big 10 continue to impress and are responsible for the majority of the movement.
Penn State continued its dominance in Rugby East, beating Iona 36-17. After a pair of solid victories, the Nittany Lions continue to rise moving up to number seven.
Army bounced back after a loss to Penn State, dismantling... Read More
There was not much movement in DII this week. Only one game produced an upset and that was a rematch from earlier this season. Rhode Island beat Vermont earlier this year but in the second half of the home and home, Vermont beat URI 29-10. As a result, Vermont slots in ahead of URI at number 12.
In the other NECRC game, Norwich needed a last minute score to outlast Middlebury. Middlebury has had... Read More