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While the top 10 remains unchanged, the rest of the rankings have gone haywire thanks to a series of upsets and results. There are no new teams in the rankings, and no teams have plummeted out, but 14 teams will find a new number next to their name.
Wheeling Jesuit, Clemson and Navy all played each other over the last several weeks, with each team finishing 1-1. Navy beat Clemson, the Tigers beat the Cardinals, and the Cardinals beat the Midshipmen. So their order in the Top 25 had to be figured creatively. Navy and Clemson both have a plus-eight point differential in the relevant matches, while Wheeling wound up minus-16. So that meant the Cardinals would be the lowest between the three. And Navy beat Clemson heads up, so the Midshipmen are one spot ahead of the Tigers.
Arizona State and Colorado State made climbs after beating UCLA and Air Force, respectively.
A couple of wins that weren't as convincing as they could have been were Arkansas State over Texas A&M and Army over UMass. The Red Wolves won by 34, but that's a far cry from some of the wins they've pasted on the Aggies in the past. Added to a loss to Davenport, it raises some questions about how competitive ASU will be in the Varsity Cup this spring. Those will go a long way toward being answered when Arkansas State plays Life this weekend.
Army actually trailed UMass in the second half, which is surprising for a team that lost just one fall game, to Life, playing a team that finished fourth in a conference perceived to be mediocre. But it was the first hit-out of the spring for the Black Knights.
|2||2||Cal||Beat Oregon State|
|4||4||St. Mary's||Beat Cal Poly|
|5||5||Central Washington||Lost to Seattle Saracens|
|8||8||Arkansas State||Beat Texas A&M|
|11||12||Lindenwood||Lost to Life|
|12||24||Colorado State||Beat Air Force|
|13||11||Air Force||Lost to Colorado State|
|15||17||Clemson||Beat Wheeling Jesuit|
|16||14||Wheeling Jesuit||Lost to Clemson|
|17||20||Arizona State||Beat UCLA|
|18||15||UCLA||Lost to Arizona State|
|21||19||Cal Poly||Lost to St. Mary's|