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(The original version of this article incorrectly stated Colorado College had gone NSCRO. Colorado College is competing as a DII independent.)

The first DII rankings of the year, moreso than their DI counterparts, are predicated off of the previous season's results. We now have a few weeks of current results in the books, and the turnover of college rugby has apparently taken its toll in some places and been a boon in others. 

At UW-Whitewater, the Warhawks look to be as dominant as ever. They've piled up 188 points in two league games so far, including 81 on Marquette. A little nugget for comparison - Whitewater managed 48 on Marquette last fall. For their efforts, and due to a rare relatively close conference win for Salisbury, the Warhawks jump to No. 2

This week, we have five new teams in the Top 25, which means five previously-ranked teams have dropped out. Colorado College has joined an NSCRO conference this season. UMKC played the two best teams in the Gateway, No. 8 SLU and No. 11 Principia, and is 0-2. Niagara is 1-1 in a rebuilding year, Kent State was beaten badly in its conference opener by Marshall, and Bryant was taken down by Holy Cross. 

For their wins, Holy Cross and Marshall join the Top 25. Also coming in are Fairfield and Buffalo State, who have scored resounding wins to start their conference campaigns. Fairfield has an aggregate score of 134-24 over two weeks, and Buff State has outscored opponents 84-15. Norwich, which upset previously No. 7 Coast Guard, also joins the fray. 

RankPrevPrevious Results
11UM-DuluthBeat Mankato
24UW-WhitewaterBeat UMBC
32SalisburyBeat Heat Elite
43James MadisonBeat UW Lacrosse
55TowsonLost to Maryland
66Notre Dame CollegeBeat Villanova
78Old DominionBeat Radford
810SLUBeat UMKC
911Illinois StateBeat UIC
1022Northern IowaBeat Winona
1113PrincipiaBeat Southern Illinois
1215UW StoutBeat UW Platteville
1317UNC WilmingtonLost to South Carolina
14Unr.NorwichBeat Coast Guard
1519Rhode IslandBeat Boston U.
1618RowanBeat Lock Haven
1720UMass LowellBeat Providence
18Unr.Holy CrossBeat Bryant
1923GeorgetownBeat George Washington
2014WinonaLost to UNI
217Coast GuardLost to Norwich
22Unr.MarshallBeat Kent State
2324VassarBeat Manhattanville
24Unr.FairfieldBeat Sacred Heart
25Unr.Buffalo StateBeat Geneseo
Dropped Out:
16Colorado College
12NiagaraBeat Hamilton
25UMKCLost to SLU
21Kent StateLost to Marshall
9BryantLost to Holy Cross