First D1A Rankings of 2018

D1A Rugby: First D1A Rankings of 2018
Photo Credit: Karen Drinkwater
Over the weekend we saw two top 20 teams go head to head when Central Washington (CWU) travelled down to California to take on St. Mary’s. Needless to say, there would be some implications for the rankings. The Gaels prevailed over the wildcats in emphatic fashion running in thirteen tries to one.

The lopsided victory ensured that St. Mary’s was able to remain upon their perch at the top of the rankings. CWU were knocked down  as a result of the loss. The wildcats now find themselves sitting at 18 in the rankings and will no doubt be pushing hard throughout the rest of 2018 to right the ship and ensure they are able to compete for silverware come May.

In other rankings movement Ohio State now occupy the 17th spot on the list. Ohio State’s Big Ten rivals Wisconsin moved up to the 19th spot, and Air Force were able to climb back into the Top 20.

1 St Mary’s (1)
2 Life (2)
3 BYU (3)
4 Cal (4)
5 Lindenwood (5)
6 Indiana (6)
7 Arkansas State (7)
8 Navy (8)
9 Penn State (9)
10 San Diego State (10)
11 Army (11)
12 Utah (12)
13 Arizona (13)
14 Notre Dame College (14)
15 Colorado State (15)
16 Kutztown (16)
17 Ohio State (18)
18 Central Washington (17)
19 Wisconsin (20)
20 Air Force (Unranked)