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Conference regular seasons’ have wrapped up in all but a few conferences. Playoffs either began this past weekend or will begin next week to determine the field for nationals.
Bloomsburg moved to 5-0 by barely hanging on with a 22-21 win over York. Scranton moved to 5-1 with another win while Villanova had the week off and is 5-0. All three teams have clinched a conference playoff spot. York and Lehigh are battling for the final spot in the conference playoffs with York having two more bonus points. York plays Moravian and Lehigh plays Millersville this weekend. A win and York is in.
The conference regular season is over and Whitewater and Marquette won their respective conferences. Illinois State defeated Northern Iowa 25-14 to take the second seed in the South. The top four teams from each division make the playoffs.
IUPUI defeated Kent State while resting a number of starters. The first half was close but the Jaguars ran away with the game. IUPUI, Kent State, Thomas Moore and Eastern Kentucky made the conference playoffs
St. Louis is 6-0 and will in all likelihood win out. The conference winner gets a straight berth to nationals. UMS&T and Principia will be hoping for a slip up.
VMI got back into the win column with a victory over Queens College. NC State and Old Dominion won while UVA lost to the Navy b-side. This conference still has another week left of action.
All four teams in the northern division won their playoff games. From hence forward we will see rematches. Number one seeded TCNJ of the south fell to fourth seeded Marist 26-21. William Paterson, USMMA, RPI and Marist remain.
Upstate New York
RIT lost for the second consecutive week and in two weeks have fallen from first to third. Geneseo moved to first place with a shutout of Fredonia. The top three teams in this conference are all pretty evenly matched. Getting the number one seed in the four team playoff will be critical. That will be determined by a matchup between Buffalo State and Geneseo next week.
New England Wide
The semifinals took place over the weekend with Vermont winning big and Sacred Heart edging out a win over the Coast Guard. The championship is next week.
Norwich clinched the conference with a win over Middlebury last weekn. Bentley and UMass-Lowell have clinched a playoff berth but could switch spots depending on results. Middlebury and Roger Williams are jostling for the final spot.
Montana State is 5-0 and Western State is currently 4-1. One more week of conference play here then conference playoffs.
UNC-Charlotte has essentially clinched the west, barring a loss this weekend. UNC-Charlotte and Appalachian State are both 4-1 and are fighting for the second playoff spot in the division. Winner take all.
Games are still being made up in the east due to the hurricane. The College of Charleston picked up a pair of wins to move to 5-0 and lead the division. ECU is 4-1 and the Citadel is 3-2. The two teams meet this week and a victory by the Citadel with a bonus point sees them through to the playoffs.
Spring Mill defeated Tulane and the two teams will battle it out for the title. This conference goes well into November.
North Dakota State is undefeated and Minnesota-Duluth is in second. The team’s will have a rematch next weekend to determine the
Bethel College is 6-0 and Grand Valley State is 5-1. The conference winner gets a spot in the playoffs so it is Bethel’s spot to lose.
Iowa Central has a losing record but has played the toughest DII schedule in the country. Playing a handful of DIAA and DIA teams, the Tritons will be a tough out in the playoffs.
|10/20/2018||Christopher Newport||5||Old Dominion||52||Cardinals|
|10/20/2018||NOVA Griffins||0||NC State||94||Cardinals|
|10/20/2018||Loyola-Chicago||0||Northern Illinois||28||Great Midwest|
|10/20/2018||Northern Michigan||28||UW-Stout||0||Great Midwest|
|10/20/2018||Northern Iowa||14||Illinois State||25||Great Midwest|
|10/20/2018||Ferris State||Grand Valley State||Great Lakes|
|10/28/2018||Saginaw State||0||Bethel||28||Great Lakes|
|10/20/2018||North Dakota State||64||Mankato State||0||Northern Lights|
|10/20/2018||North Dakota||St. Cloud||Northern Lights|
|10/20/2018||Colorado State-Pueblo||0||Montana State||28||Rocky Mountain|
|10/20/2018||St. Michael's||12||Roger Williams||29||Rugby Northeast|
|10/20/2018||Sacred Heart||17||Coast Guard||10||NEWCRC semifinals|
|10/20/2018||Louisiana Lafayette||0||Louisiana Tech||20||Deep South|
|10/20/2018||Spring Hill||31||Tulane||12||Deep South|
|10/20/2018||UNC Greensboro||0||Appalachian State||28||Southern|
|10/20/2018||East Carolina||56||Coastal Carolina||14||Southern|
|10/21/2018||College of Charleston||19||UNC||14||Southern|
|10/21/2018||RIT||31||Buffalo State||36||Upstate NY|
|10/21/2018||William Paterson||99||Molloy||7||Tri-State Quarterfinals|
|10/21/2018||USMMA||62||Seton Hall||26||Tri-State Quarterfinals|