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The DII Rankings saw a lot of movement this week, with three news teams making their way into the top 25. With conference playoffs pitting quality teams against one another, we are really seeing our rankings tested.
The Southern playoffs had four ranked teams face off this week. Both games produced impressive results. UNC-Charlotte throttled the defending Southern champions UNC-Wilmington on the road and as a result moves up to number 10. In the other game, Furman blanked Coastal Carolina, knocking them out of the rankings and keeping itself in the top five.
The WIIL quarterfinals took place over the weekend, with another group of ranked teams taking part. Whitewater dominated once again, with Illinois State, Northern Iowa and UW-Milwaukee advancing to the semis and remaining ranked.
The Rugby Northeast was thrown into flux with Southern Connecticut beating Bentley. SoCon moves into the top 25 and slots in right behind undefeated conference foe Providence and right in front of Bentley. Bentley, however, drops 12 spots to number 24.
In the Northern Lights, Duluth claimed the conference title but it was North Dakota State that enters the rankings. NDSU beat Winona State in the semifinals and slots in at number 11 overall.
Western State capped off its undefeated season with a pair of wins over the weekend. The Colorado school defeated Colorado School of the Mines for the second time to take the conference title and move up to number 12 as a result.
|1||Minnesota-Duluth||Beat St Cloud 112-0, North Dakota State 31-7|
|2||UW-Whitewater||Beat UIC 138-0|
|3||Rowan||Beat Bloomsburg 64-12|
|4||Furman||Beat Coastal Carolina 47-0|
|6||Norwich||Beat Vermont 39-12|
|7||Coast Guard||FFT Win|
|8||Illinois State||Beat UW-Stout 57-14|
|9||Grand Valley State||Idle|
|10||UNC-Charlotte||Beat UNC-Wilmington 48-17|
|11||North Dakota State||Beat Winona State 17-5, Lost to Duluth 31-7|
|12||Western State||Beat Colorado College 58-12, Colorado School of the Mines 30-17|
|13||VMI||Beat Radford 62-45|
|14||Winona State||Lost to North Dakota State 17-5|
|15||IUP||Beat East Stroudsburg 46-15|
|16||UNC-Wilmington||Lost to UNC-Charlotte 48-17|
|17||Colorado School of the Mines||Beat Montana State 33-29, lost to Western State 30-17|
|18||Vermont||Lost to Norwich 39-12|
|20||UW-Milwaukee||Beat Loyola 57-26|
|21||Northern Iowa||Beat Northern Michigan 17-7|
|22||Providence||Beat Umass Lowell 55-37|
|23||Southern Connecticut||Beat Bentley 14-5|
|24||Bentley||Lost to Southern Connecticut 14-5|
|Coastal Carolina||Lost to Furman 47-0|
|Middlebury||Beat New Hampshire 77-12|
|Hartford||FFT loss to Coast Guard|