Final DI College Rankings: Who Gets To Be #1?

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It's no surprise that Saint Mary's, which spent seven of the previous 14 weeks atop the Goff Rugby Report rankings and beat Life in the DIA final on Saturday, stays NO. 1. Notre Dame College holds steady after winning DIAA, but with the various DIAA playoff results and a full DIAA-only ranking now out on FloRugby, there's been a little bit of a shakeup further down the list.

2016-17 Final All-DI Men College Rankings
Rank Prev Team Notes
1 1 Saint Mary's Bt. Life (2)
2 2 Life Lost to Saint Mary's (1)
3 3 BYU
4 4 California Bt. Arkansas State (5)
5 5 Arkansas State Lost to Cal (4)
6 6 Indiana
7 7 Penn State
8 8 Lindenwood
9 9 Army
10 10 Navy
11 11 Central Washington
12 12 Notre Dame College Bt. UC Davis (16)
13 13 San Diego State
14 14 Utah
15 15 Arizona
16 16 UC-Davis Lost to Notre Dame College (12)
17 17 Davenport
18 18 Wisconsin
19 19 Ohio State
20 21 Chico State
21 29 Grand Canyon
22 20 Bowling Green
23 23 Clemson
24 30 Utah Valley
25 24 Baylor
26 31 Dartmouth
27 25 LSU
28 28 Kutztown
29 33 Western Washington
30 22 AIC
31 37 Boston College
32 27 Wheeling Jesuit
33 32 Iona
34 26 Lindenwood-Belleville
35 34 Arkansas
36 36 UCLA
37 38 Air Force
38 39 Colorado State
39 35 Tennessee
40 40 Kentucky
41 41 Cincinnati
42 42 South Carolina
43 43 St. Joseph's
44 44 James Madison
45 45 Mt. St. Mary's
46 46 Virginia Tech
47 47 Mary Washington
48 48 NEC
49 49 Alabama
50 Unr Texas State

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