There were a number of high profile games this weekend in DII and several teams made big moves.
The biggest matchup was between Illinois State and Marquette. Marquette nipped previously sixth ranked ISU 15-5. Marquette moves up to six in the rankings and ISU drops to 12.
Vermont continues to dominate the New England Wide. The Catamounts won their fourth straight shut out and break into the top 10... Read More
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The playoff picture is starting to emerge in DII across the country. Conferences are finishing out league play and gearing up for playoffs later this month. A number of marquee games took place over the weekend.
Villanova defeated York to be the first team to move to 4-0 in the conference while York drops to 2-2. Bloomsburg had the week off and remains at 3-0. Four teams make the playoffs... Read More
The DII College landscape was busy this weekend with all but five of the ranked teams taking place.
The biggest game of the weekend saw Bethel College dismantle Grand Valley State. The Pilots moved up five spots to number seven and Grand Valley State falls to 13.
Marquette continues its hot streak with a win over previously ranked Northern Iowa. 73-10, however, drops Northern Iowa out.
Vermont... Read More
The DI College Rankings saw very little change this week. Ten ranked teams won and there was only matchup between ranked opponents.
Army bested Kutztown 24-17. Grand Canyon slots ahead of Kutztown with the result.
Navy lost to the Norfolk Blues 24-17. The Midshipmen drop a couple spots to number 11.
Texas A&M joins the rankings for the first time after a 52-10 win over LSU. They come in at 25... Read More
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DIA is now in full swing and some conferences have started taking playoff shape. Rugby East, the Big 10 and Liberty are all more than half way through while several other conferences are early on in the season.
Rugby East is set for a battle royal later this season. Army took down Kutztown 24-17 to remain undefeated in conference play and is on a collision course with Penn State later... Read More
There were a number marquee games over the weekend. Several games saw ranked teams match up and others see teams headed for a collision course in the coming weeks.
In the Great Midwest, Whitewater, Illinois State Marquette all remain undefeated. Marquette continues to raise eyebrows, this time beating a ranked Northern Iowa team convincingly 73-10.
Marquette and Illinois State will face off in... Read More
DIAA had another week of action packed conference play. All five conferences had games take place this weekend.
St. Joe’s and West Chester both moved to 2-0 in conference play and Rowan moved to 2-1. In previous years, the conference had two divisions but this season all six teams are in one division. All three of these teams will vie for the top spot and a berth to the DIAA playoffs.... Read More
The DII College rankings saw some movement with 19 of the top 25 in action this weekend. For the most part the favorites won, but a couple of teams moved up thanks to impressive results.
A couple of teams that were originally ranked in our top 25 have elected to move to NSCRO (according to an NSCRO Newsletter) this season and will not be counted in the rankings going forward. Northern Michigan... Read More