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Coming into championship weekend, the DII College rankings were a doozy to complete. Queens College shocked the field two weeks ago to get a shot at dethroning Whitewater and as a result two teams from the Cardinals Conference are headed to the final four. The conference gets a lot of bump thanks to the performance.
The top four are the four remaining teams. Whitewater, NC State, Iowa Central and Queens. Arguments can be made that some of the teams that lost in the final eight could be a top four team but ultimately winners get promoted.
As a result of Queens and NC State winning, UVA slots in at number six. The Cavaliers were a game winning try at the death from playing Iowa Central. They come in at six. VMI also rejoins the fray at 17. They gave Queens a tight game in conference playoffs.
Villanova, UNC-Charlotte North Dakota State and Norwich round out the top ten.
Bethel drops to 14 after a disappointing loss to Whitewater and Geneseo falls from 18 to 25.
|1||UW-Whitewater||Beat Montana State 54-26, Bethel 72-6|
|2||NC State||Beat Geneseo 78-14, UNC-Charlotte 35-14|
|3||Iowa Central||Beat North Dakota State 42-17, Vermont 29-7|
|4||Queens College||Beat Norwich 29-26, Villanova 39-34|
|5||Vermont||Beat UVA 40-39, Lost to Iowa Central 29-7|
|6||UVA||Lost to Vermont 40-39|
|7||Villanova||Beat Marquette 46-44, Lost to Queens 39-34|
|8||UNC-Charlotte||Beat William Paterson 55-21, lost to NC State 35-21|
|9||North Dakota State||Lost to Iowa Central 42-17|
|10||Norwich||Lost to Queens 29-26|
|12||Montana State||Lost Whitewater 54-26|
|13||Marquette||Lost to Villanova 46-44|
|14||Bethel College||Beat UW-Milwaukee 36-21, Lost to Whitewater 72-6|
|18||UW-Milwaukee||Lost to Bethel 36-21|
|19||William Paterson||Lost to UNC-Charlotte 55-21|
|25||Geneseo||Lost to NC-State 78-14|