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Men College DI Top 25

Tuesday Apr 7, 2009 in Rankings DI Men's College

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(He's right behind me, isn't he. UC Davis and St. Mary's battle it out on Sunday. Mike Geib photo.)


April 7, 2009 – The teams in the top six of the ERugbyNews men’s DI college Top 25 didn’t move, but it was a close-run thing, as unranked UC Davis almost beat #3 St. Mary’s.

This close result is in part due to uncharacteristically poor day by the Gaels, but also due to the fact that Davis is a far better side than they showed through much of the season. Their injured payers were back for the playoffs, and so at their best they are a ranked team. Davis, along with Sacramento State, who pushed CWU close and beat previous #23 Washington State, also jump in.

Moving up is Army, which beat Navy, and Central Washington, who lost to Utah by only a point. LSU jumps up to #13 after winning the West. But with so many close games there, the rest of the West teams cluster. Oklahoma drops out, but if Air Force does well in the national playoffs, they could come back.

And yes we know Arkansas State is undefeated, and we know they are only at #12. The Red Wolves need to play tougher teams in the spring to get ranked higher. Now they get to – in the playoffs.


 

April 7, 2009 ERugbyNews Men DI College Top 25

Rank

Team, College Record (Overall Record) (Prev Rank)

1

BYU 12-0 (13-0) (1)

 

Idle

2

California 18-1 (27-1) (2)

 

Idle

3

St. Mary's 19-1-1 (3)

 

50-3 over Washington, 30-25 (OT) over UC Davis

4

Penn State 9-3-1 (15-3-1) (3)

 

Idle

5

San Diego State 10-0 (10-2) (5)

 

Idle

6

Cal Poly 10-3 (14-3) (6)

 

Idle

7

Army 7-1-1 (8-2-2) (9)

 

38-28 over Navy (7)

8

Navy 8-6-2 (9-6-2) (7)

 

Lost 38-28 to Army (9)

9

Utah 19-4-1 (6)

 

56-12 over Washington State, 28-27 over CWU (11)

10

Central Washington 12-4 (13-4) (11)

 

28-24 over Sacramento State, 27-28 to Utah (8)

11

Bowling Green 18-0-1 (10)

 

Idle

12

Arkansas State 10-0 (12-0) (13)

 

Idle

13

LSU 7-1 (13-1) (15)

 

18-14 over Colorado State (20), 51-8 over Air Force (17)

14

Kutztown 11-3 (10)

 

Idle

15

Colorado State 3-4-1 (5-5-1) (20)

 

Lost 18-14 to LSU (15)

16

Air Force 5-3-2 (5-4-2) (17)

 

35-29 over Wyoming (14), lost 51-8 to LSU (15)

17

Wyoming 5-4 (8-5) (14)

 

Lost 35-29 to Air Force (17)

18

Texas A&M 8-3 (14-4) (16)

 

Idle

19

Dartmouth 11-3 (18)

 

Idle

20

Tennessee 6-1 (8-2) (19)

 

Idle

21

Arizona 8-6 (21)

 

Idle

22

Rutgers 12-2 (22)

 

Idle

23

UC Davis 10-6 (Unr)

 

Over Chico State, lost 30-25 OT to St. Mary's (3)

24

Sacramento 10-7 (Unr)

 

Lost to CWU (11) 28-24, 30-3 over Washington State (23)

25

Virginia Tech 7-4 (8-4) (24)

 

67-15 over Blacksburg RFC

 

April 7, 2009 ERugbyNews Men DI College Top 25

 

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