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Penn State going for the try against Navy. Colleen McCloskey Photo.

The fall season is coming to a close and the DI rankings are getting confusing. A number of teams have logged quality wins but struggled against weaker opponents. It is showing the gaps within college rugby are getting smaller and making our jobs more difficult.

The biggest noise from the weekend came via Navy. The Midshipmen bested undefeated Penn State 38-29 and move up to sixth overall. The Nittany Lions drop to nine.

Notre Dame College is one of the tougher teams to rank. They lost close games against Penn State and Navy but fell to Wheeling Jesuit, all be it on the second of a back-to-back. They also picked up wins against Army and Kutztown. The Falcons slot in at number 12.

Davenport fell to St. Bonaventure and falls out of the rankings.

Some of the west coast teams and spring heavy seasons are starting to get under way. That will give us a better idea where some of those teams stand.

Rank11/9/17Recent Result
2St. Mary'sIdle
5LindenwoodBeat Lindenwood-Belleville 71-5
6NavyBeat Penn State 38-29
7Arkansas StateBeat Arkansas 31-19
8Central WashingtonIdle
9Penn StateLost to Navy 38-29
10ArmyBeat Air Force 66-7
12Notre Dame CollegeBeat Kutztown 44-38
13San Diego StateIdle
16KutztownLost to NDC 44-38
17Utah ValleyIdle
19AICBeat NEC 65-10
20Colorado StateIdle
23Grand CanyonIdle
24LSUBeat Houston 76-12
25Ohio StateIdle
Dropped Out
DavenportLost to St. Bonaventure 33-32