The spring 7s season is a few weeks old now, and the results have shaped our Top 25. These are the first rankings since the post LVI reshuffle, with five more tournaments having been played.
In a couple of instances, traditionally strong teams rebounded from poor performances at the LVI. Dartmouth did so winning the Empire Series' opening tournament at Stony Brook, beating Kutztown in the... Read More
The close games keep on coming, as do the upsets. For the fourth-straight ranking period in a row, we have intra-ranking upsets shaping the pciture. This week, the upset featured Lindenwood knocking off Davenport in Mid-South action. The result avenges for the Lions a fall loss to the Panthers.
Another upset saw unranked San Diego State knock off UCLA. The Aztecs jump into the Top 25 for their... Read More
While the top 10 remains unchanged, the rest of the rankings have gone haywire thanks to a series of upsets and results. There are no new teams in the rankings, and no teams have plummeted out, but 14 teams will find a new number next to their name.
Wheeling Jesuit, Clemson and Navy all played each other over the last several weeks, with each team finishing 1-1. Navy beat Clemson, the Tigers beat... Read More
The college season is getting serious. We had three top-10 match-ups on the weekend, with our rankings holding up through all of them. Two were squeakers, and the other not so much.
Top-ranked BYU overcame a halftime deficit to beat No. 4 St. Mary's, 32-28. No. 2 Cal wallopped then-No. 7 Utah, 82-5. And third-ranked Life nipped Davenport, 28-25. The higher ranked team won each game, making us... Read More
Even though the United States hasn't played since November and won't lace up for a full rankings test until July, the Eagles have swapped spots with Romania, moving up to 16th in the world. They owe a thanks to rival Russia for the climb, as the Russians' 16-13 win over Romania on the weekend spurred the move.
Romania, Russia, Georgia, Germany, Portugal and Spain compete in the top division of... Read More
The spring 7s season is on the brink of getting going in earnest, with some on tap this weekend and the Las Vegas Invitational in the rear view mirror. The LVI has provided a lot of new results and caused quite a bit of shake up from the fall rankings.
Remaining unmoved after winning the LVI is Arkansas State. Despite losing many big-time playmakers to graduation and injury, the Red Wolves... Read More
Been a crazy few weeks since our last ranking, with upsets and notable scalps being claimed. It's only going to continue to heat up over the coming weeks. In order to explain the movement, we'll give you a reason for each team moving up and each team moving down.
Central Washington - The Wildcats are crushing everything in their path. Granted, they're in a weak competition.
Army -... Read More
With dominant wins by the top five teams in action, and a few upsets near the bottom of the rankings, all of the movement takes place in the lower quadrant. BYU, Cal, Life, St. Mary's and Central Washington beat teams by 69 and 99, 76, 91, 95, and 93, respectively. No. 7 UCLA beat Oregon State, 44-12, in their PAC opener.
None of those results are enough to budge the winners over anyone else. And... Read More
After going dormant for the holidays, there are now a couple of weeks of college results on the books in warm weather areas. There's only been one result worthy of shaking up the last rankings of 2014, though, and it was Arizona's surprisingly dominant win at Santa Clara. The Wildcats won, 55-5, laying down a big marker in their first season as a D1A independent. The win bumps Arizona to No. 18... Read More
A National Champion has been crowned, and we haven't run rankings since before the Sweet 16, so we're in line for some major shakeup. Parts of the Top 25 held up through the postseason, like the part where we had Minnesota-Duluth ranked No. 1 all season, and final four contestants James Madison and UW-Whitewater in the top five all year. Others didn't hold up so well.
We had New England... Read More