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The fall season in DIA is winding down and the postseason is starting to be determined. One conference is complete and several more will finish in the coming weeks.
Army claimed the Rugby East title with an emphatic 31-0 win over Penn State. While the Nittany Lions have gotten the better of Army in recent years, the Black Knights jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and blanked a solid Penn State team.
With the win, Army gets the first automatic bid to the DIA playoffs. Penn State should lock up the number two seed with wins in the coming weeks and will likely get an at large bid.
Ohio State moved to 5-0 and leads the conference. Indiana moved to 3-2 with a win over Michigan State. However, Michigan State has played one more conference game and currently sits at 4-2 and in third place.
Conference play has ended and it is not clear how the extra game will effect the playoff seedings. In years past, the top four have made the playoffs and currently Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Indiana hold the top four spots respectively.
All three divisions in the Liberty Conference have effectively been clinched. Syracuse has won the Empire division, while Iona needs a win next week over Rutgers to claim I-95. In the New England, UMass edged Boston College 24-7 to win the title.
In the North, Oklahoma and Arkansas continue to win. After beating Texas Tech by 86 a few weeks ago, Oklahoma barely edged Tech in the rematch but nonetheless, move to 4-1. Arkansas almost reached the century mark over North Texas to move to 4-0.
Texas A&M and Baylor both had the week off. Texas squeaked by LSU 22-19 to pick up its first win.
BYU continues to dominate the northwest. An 80-3 win over Utah State was the damage this week. The southeast had air Force pick up a convincing win over New Mexico. Colorado State leads the conference at 4-1 and beat Air Force twice so have essentially locked up the division as both teams have New Mexico one more time on the docket.
NDC defeated Davenport 34-19 and Arkansas State's second side fell to DIAA opponent Lindenwood-Belleville 39-26.
Navy soundly defeated Notre Dame 52-7.