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DI Women Top 25

Tuesday Sep 29, 2009 in Rankings DI Women's College

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(Penn State moving the ball. Brad Davis photo. http://bdavisphoto.net )


Brown continues to stay on top of the heap of the ERugbyNews/RugbyMag.com Women’s DI Top 25, as they defeated Dartmouth. Penn State, which won the Big 10 fairly easily, stays at #3 and BYU and Army also don’t move.

But movers include Air Force, which defeated a very good New Mexico team to move up to #5, and Navy, which now gets credit for their 28-7 defeat of North Carolina from a week ago, and also won this week. They move from their punishment ranking of 19 up to #6.

Eastern Illinois drops to #9 after a close call with UW-Milwaukee. UWM moves into the Top 25 at #10, right behind them. This weekend, the ever elusive EIU will face Minnesota, who come into the Top 25 (at #25, tied with Ohio State) this week.

Also new to the Top 25 are UMass, who have been superb in opening weeks and absolutely crushed Vassar, who drop from #10 to #21. Vassar are young and have some work to do, work they may well be doing outside the rankings before long.

Some experimental rankings also for Cornell and Hamilton, the best in a pretty tight NY State league.

Northern Iowa moves up due to a win over the Minnesota Menagerie. As is our policy, wins over clubs get you up, but losses to clubs don’t necessarily bring you down. And we like UNI because they have the coolest team photo we’ve seen in a while. See here.




2009-2010 ERugbyNews Women DI College Top 25 Sept. 29, 2009

1 (1) Brown 2-0 (5-0) Defeated Dartmouth

2 (2) Penn State 2-0 (9-1) Won Big 10

3 (3) BYU 2-0 Defeated Utah State

4 (4) Army 2-1 Defeated Yale
5 (12) Air Force 1-0 (5-1) Defeated New Mexico (5)

6 (19) Navy 1-0 Beat North Carolina (19) last week, Defeated Salisbury 86-0

7 (5) New Mexico 0-1 (1-1) Lost to Air Force (12)

8 (6) Virginia 1-0 (3-0) Defeated Appalachian State

9 (7) Eastern Illinois 4-0 Defeated UW-Milwaukee by 2 pts.
10 (Unr) Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0-1 (4-1-1) Lost to Eastern Illinois (7) by 2 pts.
11 (16) Colorado 1-0 (3-4) Defeated CSU (8) 10-7
12 (11) Northern Iowa 1-0 (2-0) Defeated Minnesota Menagerie club

13 (8) Colorado State 0-2 (5-2) Lost to Colorado (16) 10-7

14 (13) Indiana 2-0 (8-1) 2nd in Big 10

15 (Unr) UMass 2-0 (3-2) Defeated Vassar (10) 52-0
16 (9) Texas A&M 0-0

17 (14) Oregon 0-0

18 (15) West Chester 1-1 Defeated American
19 (
17) Cornell 1-0 (4-1) Defeated Brockport

20 (18) Michigan 2-0 (4-2) Big 10
21 (10) Vassar 3-1 Lost to UMass

22 (19) North Carolina 0-1 (2-1) Defeated Georgia and Elon

23 (Unr) Cornell 2-0 Defeated Buffalo
24 (Unr) Hamilton 3-0 Defeated Brockport
25T (Unr) Minnesota (3-5) 1-2 at Big 10, but essentially tied Ohio State
25T (Unr) Ohio State (2-1) 2-1 at Big 10, but essentially tied Minnesota


Not playing in the fall and therefore not ranked: Stanford, Chico State, UCLA, UC Davis, California, UCSB



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