Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:03    PDF Print Write e-mail
Men's DI-AA Top 25, Sept. 13, 2012
Rankings - Men DI College


We're only one week into DI-AA 15s play, and there's really only been one surprise -- Rutgers being blown out by Brockport and Syracuse.

Those results just prove we shouldn't have given the Scarlet Knights credit for simply playing in DI-A in the past. Rutgers did have some close games during their time in DI-A, but have suffered a lot of turnover and will need to rebuild into a competitive Empire team. 

The biggest movement from last week was dropping Rutgers out of the list, bumping everyone behind them up one spot and slotting Northern Illinois in at No. 25. The Huskies beat Ohio 31-12 in the opening week of MAC Schools play and appear to be ready for DI-AA competition. They'd been a stout DII club in recent years.

American International College (AIC) is another new DI-AA team that has started well. The Yellow Jackets pounded Yale 44-0 in a non-conference friendly Saturday and have leapfrogged idle Chico State.

The menu of DI-AA games this week is more full, with the Heart of America, East Coast and Iv League all beginning play.

1. (1) Cal
2. (2) Utah
3. (3) UCLA
4. (4) Dartmouth
5. (5) Navy
6. (6) Lindenwood
7. (7) Tennessee
8. (8) Florida State
9. (9) Arizona
10. (10) Arizona State
11. (11) Oregon State
12. (12) Florida
13. (13) LSU
14. (15) Stony Brook  Won 51-14 over USMMA
15. (16) Northeastern
16. (17) Maryland
17. (18) St. Bonaventure  1-0  Won 26-5 over Buffalo
18. (19) Central Florida
19. (20) Bowling Green  1-0  Won 37-5 over Western Michigan
20. (21) Clemson
21. (22) Santa Barbara CC
22. (23) Iona  1-0  Won 28-10 over Binghamton
23. (25) AIC  1-0  Won 44-0 over Yale
24. (24) Chico State
25. (Unr.) Northern Illinois  1-0  Won 31-12 over Ohio

Dropped Out
14. Rutgers  0-2  Lost 59-0 to Brockport, 60-12 to Syracuse