Three conference championships occurred since last week's rankings, and the top 20 has shifted to reflect the results.
The Ivy League finals produced the most interesting outcomes, as Princeton dethroned long-time champion Brown. The Lady Tigers haven't defeated Brown since 2005, so the 22-17 victory was doubly sweet. Also surprising, Radcliffe finished fourth after a 49-5 rout at the hands of Princeton, then a 20-12 loss to Dartmouth in the third-place match.
Navy won the Mason Dixon title, barely. During the Midshipmen's semifinal, Virginia actually outscored Navy on tries - four to three - but couldn't convert any of their five-pointers. Navy converted all of their scores and won 21-20. The Midshipmen went on to beat West Chester 17-10 in the final, while UVA took third over James Madison.
And finally, Central Florida confirmed that they were once again #1 in Greater Southern, despite a slow start to the season. UCF defeated Tennessee 84-17 in the semifinals and then Florida State 22-5 for the title.
WOMEN DI COLLEGE TOP 20 - APRIL 4, 2013
1 (1) Penn State (6-0). Big 10 Conference champion
2 (2) Norwich (7-0). NECRC champion
3 (3) Stanford (5-0). Won Pacific Mountain North
4 (4) Women's Cougar Rugby (4-0). Won Pacific Mountain East
5 (5) Navy (7-0). Won Mason Dixon: 21-20 semifinal v UVA; 17-10 West Chester in final
6 (6) Army (record uncertain). Received at-large bid to Pittsburgh
7 (7) Northern Iowa (5-0). Midwest champion
8 (14) Princeton (4-1). Won Ivy League: defeated Radcliffe 49-5 in semis, Brown 22-17 in final
9 (10) UVA (5-2). Finished 3rd in Mason Dixon; lost to Navy 21-20 in semis; defeated James Madison for 3rd
10 (9) California (4-3) Won Pacific Mountain North play-in.
11 (8) Brown (6-1). Finished 2nd in Ivy League; defeated Dartmouth 47-10 in semis, lost 22-17 to Princeton in final.
12 (11) New Mexico (5-1) Won Pacific Mountain play-in
13 (15) Texas A&M (6-0). Won Southwest Conference
14 (13) UCLA (8-0) Lost PMC play-in to New Mexico 31-30
15 (18) West Chester (5-2). Finished 2nd in Mason Dixon: defeated James Madison 29-22 in semis, lost to Navy 17-10 in final
16 (16) Chico State (4-2) Lost PMC North play-in to Cal 27-17
17 (17) Indiana (5-1). Finished 2nd in Big 10; received at-large bid to nationals
18 (20) Central Florida (6-1-1). Won Greater Southern: defeated Tennessee 84-17 in semis; Florida State 22-5 in final
19 (unr) James Madison (2-5). Defeated UNC in Mason Dixon quarters; lost to West Chester 29-22 in semis; lost to UVA in 3rd place match
20 (19) North Carolina (4-1) Lost Mason Dixon quarterfinal to James Madison 32-27