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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 itself a top-four team. The Fighting Penguins had not lost a regular season in years, and the rest of the country is now on notice.

Out west, Montana State made noise with a 58-5 victory over Colorado School of the Mines. Mines was ranked 11 coming into the weekend and falls out as a result of the loss. Montana State slots in at 17.

One other game featured a matchup between ranked teams. Middlebury topped Providence comfortably, 39-10.

Ranking9/28/17recemt result
1UW-WhitewaterBeat UW-Platteville 77-10
2FurmanIdle
3NorwichBeat Roger Williams 72-7
4North Dakota StateBeat Minnesota Duluth 25-0
5Minnesota-DuluthLost to North Dakota State 25-0
6Illinois StateBeat DePaul 41-11
7NC StateIdle
8VMIBeat Washington and Lee 77-14
9Western StateForfeit win 28-0
10MiddlebryBeat Providence 39-10
11UW-MilwaukeeBeat UW-Stout 50-24
12UNC-CharlotteBeat Appalachian State 50-0
13BentleyBeat St. Micheal's 62-7
14Coast GuardBeat Western Connecticut 54-7
15Missouri S&TIdle
16Montana StateBeat Colorado School of Mines 58-5
17Sacred HeartBeat Union 44-5
18Grand Valley StateIdle
19Eastern CarolinaBeat UNC 50-10
20Southern ConnecticutBeat Bryant 46-7
21HartfordBeat Springfield 46-7
22ProvidenceLost to Middlebury 39-10
23Northern MichiganBeat UW-Lacrosse 55-7
24YorkBeat Lehigh 25-7
25MarquetteIdle
dropped out
Colorado School of MinesLost to Montana State 58-5