Week 23 Rankings: Navy Sets Sail

D1A Rugby: Week 23 Rankings: Navy Sets Sail
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After a weekend which saw the #4 and #5 team in the country lose, there were bound to be some major shifts in the rankings.

A last minute try to Navy saw them move by Arkansas State this weekend and shoot up to 4th overall in the rankings. In total the Midshipmen leapt up five positions.

Their fellow Mid-South compatriot, Lindenwood put in an impressive performance to defeat the Rugby East Champions, Army, 26-7. They move up one spot and sit at 5, knocking on the door of the Top 4.

BYU, despite, holding off a tenacious Arizona Wildcats side slipped down to 9th as Army and Penn State came crashing down to 7th and 8th , respectively.

Central Washington, continues to creep up closer to the Top 10. They are now ranked 11th and, after a cancellation for this weekend’s fixture, their next D1A game will be against #17 Utah Valley.

The big mover outside of the Top 10, was UCLA who jumped up four places to take over the mantle of 15th nationwide.

Week 23 promises to be just as explosive with 4 games between Top 20 sides, including three Top Ten matchups.

RankSchoolPrevious Rank
3Saint Mary’s3
6Arkansas State5
8Penn State7
11Central Washington12
13St. Bonaventure13
17Utah Valley17
18Notre Dame College16
20Grand Canyon20