Men's College D1A Rankings
Shockers And Shakers In D1A Top 40
Arkansas State beat Lindenwood! That's the big news. Everyone was talking about how Life was a favorite to win the Mid-South, but if the Running Eagles didn't, it would have been because Lindenwood beat them.
Well, that might still happen, but those predictions ignored the fact that ASU has been working very, very hard to get back to a national championship level. Wow. That was unexpected, and it shakes up the top end of the rankings.
Arizona, meanwhile, did a really nice job on Grand Canyon, and slides up past ASU and Lindenwood.
UCLA did a good number on Utah, and Utah Valley slammed a decent Utah State team. They move up. Cal Poly lost to Santa Clara (yeah, surprised us too), and that might have been cause to get the Broncos to the Top 40. Not so fast. North Texas was in position to go - but forfeited to Baylor (we don't reward teams who forfeit), and idle Illinois has been waiting patiently.
Santa Clara can do more to move in there, Illinois deserves at least one week in the rankings.
UC Davis, it turns out, is better than we thought, based on beating Santa Clara, so the Aggies move up a bit. Oklahoma and Arkansas win and move up.
FloRugby Men's D1A Rankings 2018-19 Week #17
|1||1||Life||Beat Clemson (27)|
|3||3||California||Beat Arizona State (31)|
|7||10||Arizona||Beat Grand Canyon (24)|
|8||9||Arkansas State||Beat Lindenwood (5)|
|9||5||Lindenwood||Lost to Arkansas State (9)|
|14||14||Central Washington||Game canceled|
|17||21||UCLA||Beat Utah (33)|
|18||22||Utah Valley||Beat Utah State|
|19||17||Notre Dame College|
|24||24||Grand Canyon||Lost to Arizona (10)|
|25||25||U. Notre Dame|
|27||27||Clemson||Lost to Life (1)|
|30||30||San Diego State||Beat UCSB|
|34||31||Arizona State||Lost to Cal (3)|