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We had three of the four semifinalists in our top four before the round of 16, and all four of them in our top five.

SDSU was impressive in its dismantling of both Santa Clara and UCSB, but not quite impressive enough to leapfrog Davenport. Dartmouth did enough to stand pat No. 3 and Tennessee is back at No. 4 after spending one ranking period at No. 5.

The big upward mover is Florida State. The Seminoles pulled off the surprise result of the first two rounds, knocking off then 14-1 Florida by 22 to advance to the quarterfinals. FSU gave Tennessee fits and led in the second half, but couldn’t continue the Cinderella run.

Benefiting from FSU’s performance is South Independent rival Central Florida. Those teams played four times in the regular season and split the series.
No one else moves up or down drastically.

Our preseason top five are all still in the top five, but in slightly different order. Preseason top five: 1. Davenport 2. Dartmouth 3. UCSB 4. SDSU. 5. Tennessee

15 of our current Top 25 were in our preseason Top 25.

1 (1) Davenport  9-0 Won 34-11 over Wisconsin, 87-0 over Texas
2 (2) San Diego State  8-1 Won 47-25 over UC-Santa Barbara, 59-14 over Santa Clara
3 (3) Dartmouth  11-0 Won 42-12 over Stony Brook, 75-5 over Shippensburg
4 (5) Tennessee  9-3 Won 47-13 over Maryland, 45-27 over Florida State
5 (4) UC Santa Barbara  8-5 Won 37-27 over Oregon State, lost 47-25 to SDSU
6 (14) Florida State  13-5 Won 34-12 over Florida, lost 45-27 to Tennessee
7 (4) Florida  14-2 Lost 34-12 to FSU, won 30-10 over Maryland
8 (7) Oregon State  9-1 Lost 37-27 to UCSB, won 63-27 over Santa Clara
9 (8) LSU  6-4
10 (11) Wisconsin  11-2 Won 49-3 over Missouri, lost 34-11 to Davenport
11 (13) Stony Brook  9-2 Lost 42-12 to Dartmouth, won 24-22 over Northeastern
12 (9) Northeastern  8-1 Lost 24-22 to Northeastern, won 39-26 over Shippensburg
13 (10) Maryland  7-4 Lost 47-13 to Tennessee, 30-10 to Florida
14 (12) Santa Clara  5-3 Lost 59-14 to SDSU, 63-27 to Oregon State
15 (15) Missouri  9-2 Lost 49-3 to Wisconsin, won 32-26 over Texas
16 (16) St. Bonaventure  10-2
17 (23) Central Florida  12-5
18 (17) Sacramento State  4-3
19 (18) Bowling Green  8-3  
20 (19) Miami (OH)  5-2
21 (20) Indiana  3-4
22 (21) Minnesota  5-1
23 (22) Clemson  7-2
24 (20) Texas  7-1
25 (25) Iona 6-1