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Several marquee games highlighted DII this weekend.  Norwich, Bentley and Western State all had quality wins and move up in the rankings.

Norwich moved to 2-0 in NECRC play in impressive fashion. After beating Rhode Island last week, the Cadets beat Middlebury 30-14 this week. Middlebury is a bit of an unknown in DII after moving down from DI last year. Last week Middlebury was ranked 9th but a loss to Norwich sees it drop to 18th. Norwich moves from 11th to 8th.

Bentley defeated UMass-Lowell last week and Roger Williams this week. Both teams were in the Rugby Northeast final last year. Bentley moves up three spots 15th.

Western State came out of nowhere to defeat the Colorado School of the Mines 34-28. The Mines were ranked 6th last week and drop to 17th. Western State moves into the 16th spot. The Rocky Mountain is a tough conference to gauge so we will keep a close eye on the action out west.

NC State has continued to impress in its first year in DII. Another blowout victory, sees it move into the 10th spot.

Rank9/11/16Recent Results
1Minnesota-DuluthBeat North Dakota State 36-7
2UW-WhitewaterBeat Uw-Milwaukee 74-17
3RowanBeat Slippery Rock 43-5
4Grand Valley StateBeat Hope 41-0
5VMIBeat VCU 71-7
6UNC WilmingtonBeat UNCP 69-0
7Northern IowaBeat UIC 65-17
8NorwichBeat Middlebury 30-14
9Coast GuardBeat Western Connectict 101-7
10NC StateBeat Radford 60-0
11Rhode IslandBeat Vermont 28-27
12VermontLost to Rhode Island 28-27
13FurmanBeat Western Carolina 109-5
14Coastal CarolinaBeat UNC 22-15
15BentleyBeat Roger Williams 19-12
16Western StateBeat Colorado School of the Mines 34-28
17Colorado School of the MinesLost to Western State 34-28
18MiddleburyLost to Norwich 30-14
19St LouisIdle
20Spring HillLost to Lindenwood-Belleville 63-7
21IUPBeat Bloomsburg 48-8
22CitadelBeat College of Charleston 17-0
23RPIBeat Union 20-0
24East CarolinaIdle
25Northern MichiganBeat UW-Lacrosse 39-0
Dropped Out
Old DominionBeat Virginia Griffins 33-23