The shot heard ‘round the DII world last weekend was Georgetown upsetting Towson. The Tigers, having made the 2012 and 2013 National Semifinals, return a deep, talented squad. The Hoyas took them down, and look like they could be ready to make a deep run at Nationals for the first time since 2009.
The Potomac is pretty widely considered the toughest DII conference in the country, at least at the top, and that perception is evidenced by our having three Potomac teams in the top five.
The next two most competitive leagues are in the Midwest – the WIIL and Northern Lights. Whitewater and Duluth, respectively, are the defending champs of those leagues and off to hot starts. Duluth has outscored opponents 161-0 nothing in two weeks of conference play, and Whitewater has outpaced its two opponents by a combined score of 113-5 so far.
In the WIIL, Illinois State, UW Milwaukee and UW Stout have also been impressive, and in the Northern Lights, Northern Iowa looks really good, too.
Notre Dame College and Spring Hill are two teams who have made the jump from NSCRO to DII this season. Notre Dame has moved to the MARC, and Spring Hill, along with almost the rest of Deep South, are now DII. Both programs have varsity resources and paid coaches and scholarships to work with.
Spring Hill reversed a winless spring, when the program had just 14 healthy players on roster, by beating South Alabama 52-5 Saturday. Notre Dame has been impressive so far, even beating DI Miami (OH).
||Beat St. Cloud
||Lost to Georgetown
||Beat North Dakota
||Notre Dame College
||Beat Lock Haven
||Beat William & Mary
||Beat Western Illinois
||Beat Northern Michigan
||Beat Le Moyne
||Beat Coast Guard
||Beat Boston U.
||Beat South Alabama