Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:55    PDF Print Write e-mail
Men's DII College Top 25, Oct. 23, 2012 - Now Free
Rankings - Men DII College


The bottom half of the rankings got mixed up this week. The top half could be stirred next week.

In the Northern Lights Conference, where teams keep beating up on each other at the top of the standings, one team made a statement Saturday in Minnesota-Duluth, which beat Winona 62-26. Going into the weekend, Winona, Northern Iowa, Duluth and North Dakota State were all 4-1 with wins over each other. But Duluth’s win was the most lopsided over any of those teams.

Georgetown and East Stroudsburg lost, dropping out of the Top 25.

East Stroudsburg falls off the list because the teams in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference don’t have a tradition of making waves on the DII national stage, so even one loss in that league is going to be costly. Replacing ESU is Rowan, which is 6-0 in the MARC.

Georgetown’s loss was to Towson, so a really good team. But that gives the Hoyas two losses on the season. Replacing Georgetown is Old Dominion, which upset Radford in Cardinals play to move to 2-0.

This Saturday, No. 1 UW-Whitewater squares off against No. 5 UW-Stout and No. 3 Towson plays No. 2 Salisbury in the biggest DII weekend of the season.

1. (1) UW-Whitewater  5-0  Won 51-0 over UW-Platteville
2. (2) Salisbury  6-0  Won 43-21 over Maryland
3. (3) Towson  5-0  Won 45-3 over Georgetown
4. (4) Coast Guard  5-0  Won 51-23 over Rhode Island
5. (5) UW-Stout  5-0  Won 27-15 over Marquette
6. (6) Colgate  5-0
7. (7) SLU  4-0
8. (8) Providence  6-0
9. (9) UNC-Wilmington
10. (11) Holy Cross 5-0  Won 31-14 over Saint Michael's
11. (12) IUP  5-0
12. (13) UW-Milwaukee  3-2  Won 56-10 over UW-Lacrosse
13. (14) Mary Washington  1-1
14. (15) Niagara  5-0
15. (16) Bentley  4-2  Won 51-5 over Merrimack
16. (17) Idaho State  4-1
17. (20) Vassar  6-0  Won 20-0 over Hofstra 
18. (18) Appalachian State
19. (Unr.) Old Dominion  2-0  Won 42-36 over Radford
20. (22) Minnesota-Duluth  5-1  Won 62-26 over Winona
21. (10) Radford  2-1  Lost 42-36 to Old Dominion
22. (21) Norwich  5-2  Won 31-12 over Tufts
23. (23) North Dakota State  4-1
24. (24) Northern Iowa  5-1  Won 82-5 over UM-Mankato
25. (Unr.) Rowan  6-0  Won 42-7 over York

Dropped out:
(25) Georgetown  3-2  Lost 45-3 to Towson
(19) E. Stroudsburg  4-1  Lost 19-17 to Lock Haven