Rankings Week 11: Shakeup in the Top 4

D1A Rugby: Rankings Week 11: Shakeup in the Top 4
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Week 10 saw a slate of high quality games and Top 20 teams in action, and whenever that occurs there is always going to be some big changes in the rankings. Not sure anyone expected a change this big. 

The biggest impact move came from Army moving up from 5th and cracking into, what had appeared to be, an impenetrable Top 4. After two massive shutout victories in a row, the Black Knights have been rewarded with a place in the Top 4 teams in the country. With their Fall season now at an end, they will look to resume their climbing form come Spring. 

The biggest  change in terms of positions climbed came from St. Bonaventure, who cashed in on a massive win over Notre Dame College to move up from 18th to 14th. While it was good news for Bonnies, it wasn’t quite the same for the Falcons, who were sent hurtling down to 19th in the rankings. Bonnies have a chance to climb even further in the rankings when they play #10 Kutztown this weekend. 

Other moves saw Ohio State move from 19th to 17th, one spot behind their opponents in the Big Ten Championship game this weekend, Wisconsin. With Ohio State moving up, Davenport fell down a spot to 18th. 

Full Rankings Below:
RankSchoolPrevious Rank
5St Mary’s4
8Penn State8
9Arkansas State9
13Central Washington13
14St. Bonaventure18
15Grand Canyon15
17Ohio State19
19Notre Dame College14
20San Diego State20