Week 19 Rankings: First Major Shifts of the Spring

D1A Rugby: Week 19 Rankings: First Major Shifts of the Spring
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After several of the top teams in the country began to step back out onto the pitch, it was only a matter of time before the rankings began to change. This week’s rankings sees a host of massive changes, with two changes occurring in the Top 10 and a new team joining the Top 20, for the first time this Spring.

The most significant movement comes in the Top 4, as Saint Mary’s took 3rd place away from Lindenwood, who had been occupying the spot since the end of last year. After Saint Mary’s incredibly strong start to the season, they were making it harder for the voters to ignore the scale of what they’d been able to accomplish. Lindenwood, who will start their spring conference schedule this weekend, have every chance in the world to move back up with strong showing against Arkansas State on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Top Ten, Arizona reclaimed possession of 9th, where they had been to start the year. They moved here on the back of demolishing Utah State by over 100 points on the weekend. They took the spot away from Arkansas State, who moves into 10th; but will have a chance to improve this weekend when they play Lindenwood.

The final change in the rankings saw Notre Dame fall out to make way for Utah Valley, who have moved into 19th- leap frogging Grand Canyon.

Complete Rankings Below

RankSchoolPrevious Rank
3St Mary’s4
8Penn State8
10Arkansas State9
12St. Bonaventure12
14Central Washington14
15Notre Dame College15
18Ohio State18
19Utah ValleyN/A
20Grand Canyon20