Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Monday, 27 February 2012 01:00    PDF Print Write e-mail
Men's DII College Top 25, Feb. 22, 2012
Rankings - Men DII College


It’s been three weeks since our last DII ranking, as Las Vegas threw a kink in the schedule. But we’re back on track now.

In that time, several teams have had the chance to bolster their resumes. UNC Wilmington, Utah Valley, East Carolina, Sierra College and Santa Rosa JC keep winning, and all move up as dormant teams stand pat or drop.

Northern California is one of the best areas for college rugby in the country, if not the best, and DII is no different. Cal Maritime, Sierra College and Santa Rosa JC are tough every year. The two latter schools are undefeated heading into a Saturday clash, and the Keelhaulers are 2-1 after falling to Sierra earlier this month.

If SoCal league play ended today, there wouldn’t be a repeat champion, as first-year competitors Santa Barbara City College are atop the league table with a 2-0 record. SBCC, coached by the same staff as 2011 DI-AA runners up UCSB, appear to be serious contenders.

ECU moves up after beating rival Appalachian State handily and tying NC State. The Pirate season will slow down prior to the South playoffs, while No. 8 UNC-Wilmington and the rest of the Southern Conference continue play.

Near the top of the rankings, you’ll notice Utah Valley has leapfrogged Northern Colorado. UVU scored two extremely lopsided wins in Las Vegas, over Pacific, 95-0, and Southern Utah, 65-5. The Wolverines have announced themselves as serious title contenders.


1. (1) UW-Whitewater 10-0  Idle

2. (2) Lindenwood 8-0  Idle
3. (3) Salisbury 8-0  Idle

4. (5) Utah Valley 10-1  Lost 33-10 to BYU B
5. (4) Northern Colorado 6-0-1  Idle

6. (6) Northern Illinois 8-1  Idle
7. (7) Sierra College 3-0 Won 38-3 over Humboldt State

8. (10) UNC Wilmington 7-1 Won 53-5 over Elon
9. (7) Towson 8-2  Idle

10. (8) Boston Univ. 7-1  Idle
11. (11) UW-Milwaukee 8-2  Idle

12. (13) Rhode Island 6-2  Idle
13. (17) ECU 4-1-1 Tied NC State 20-20

14. (12) Central Missouri 3-0  Idle
15. (14) Virginia Military Institute 5-2 Lost 66-38 to Virginia Tech
16. (15) Radford 4-1 Idle 
17. (16) Colgate 9-0 Idle
18. (18) Coast Guard 5-2  Idle
19. (19) Bentley 6-1  Idle

20. (25) Santa Rosa JC 6-0 Won 47-0 over San Jose State
21. (20) Cal Maritime 6-1  Won 56-0 over Nevada
22. (21) Ohio 5-2-1  Idle
23. (22) East Stroudsburg 7-0  Idle
24. (24) St. Edward’s 3-0-1  Won 19-5 over Angelo State
25. (Unr.) Santa Barbara City College 2-0  Won 18-5 over Cal State Fullerton

Dropped out:
23. (23) Georgetown 5-3  Idle