Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:00    PDF Print Write e-mail
Men's DII College Top 25, March 21, 2012
Rankings - Men DII College


Not much has shifted in the DII rankings, as a lot of teams are inactive, either still waiting to come out of the winter doldrums or prepping for playoffs.


Two of our top-10 teams from two weeks ago, however, have fallen. Sierra College lost to Fresno State and Santa Rosa JC fell to Nevada. Sierra and Santa Rosa JC had already sewn up first and second in Northern California before the losses, so we won’t impale them for letting a meaningless games drop. Plus, Northern California is a good league, and losing a game in it is no embarrassment.

However, we have jumped UNC-Wilmington and East Carolina upward. UNC-Wilmington’s only loss this season was to DI-AA North Carolina, and ECU’s only loss this season was to UNC-Wilmington.

Towson also fell a spot after losing to James Madison. JMU failed to make the Mid-Atlantic quarterfinals, and that’s not a good result. However, Towson also beat DI-AA Temple, and no one below them, aside from ECU (having beaten Radford which finished ahead of James Madison in Virginia), did anything to garner moving up.

Further down the list, Western Oregon is inching forward as it continues to beat Pacific Northwest competition. The PNRFU playoffs are March 24-25.

1. (1) UW-Whitewater 10-0  Idle
2. (2) Lindenwood 9-0  Beat Missouri 38-8, St. Louis Bombers 31-8
3. (3) Salisbury 9-0  Idle
4. (4) Utah Valley 11-2  Won 37-17 over Park City Haggis, 65-5 over Southern Utah
5. (5) Northern Colorado 7-1-1  Idle
6. (6) Northern Illinois 8-1  Idle
7. (8) UNC Wilmington 8-1  Idle
8. (7) Sierra College 6-1  Beat San Jose State, lost 26-25 to Fresno
9. (12) ECU 6-1-1 Idle
10. (9) Towson 10-3  Beat West Virginia, Temple and lost 24-15 to James Madison
11. (10) Santa Rosa JC 8-2  Lost 27-22 to Nevada and beat Humboldt State 62-15
12. (11) Boston Univ. 7-1  Idle
13. (13) UW-Milwaukee 8-2  Idle
14. (14) Rhode Island 6-2  Idle
15. (15) Central Missouri 6-0  Beat Pitt State
16. (16) Virginia Military Institute  5-2 Idle
17. (17) Colgate 9-0  Idle
18. (18) Coast Guard 5-2  Idle
19. (19) Bentley 6-1  Idle
20. (20) St. Edward’s 5-0-1  Idle
21. (21) Texas Tech 4-1  Idle
22. (22) Radford 4-2  Beat Blacksburg men’s club 88-7
23. (25) Western Oregon 5-0  Won 55-31 over Boise State
24. (23) Ohio 5-2-1  Idle
25. (24) East Stroudsburg 7-0  Idle