Notre Dame College Forces Their Way Into the Top 10

D1A Rugby: Notre Dame College Forces Their Way Into the Top 10
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Lafayette, CO.- The rankings after round 12 of spring play for D1A are in and, as has been the trend for the last couple of weeks, there have been major shakeups. The Top Five remain unchanged but there has been a lot of movement throughout the rest of the rankings.

The biggest mover this week was Army, who after beating Navy, in Annapolis, 18-15 now jump up to 6th in the rankings. The loss hasn’t been too devastating for the Midshipmen though, as they fall two spots and are now sitting at 8th. This sets up a tantalizing matchup this weekend when #7 Penn State will take on Army. Penn State beat Army in the fall, but Army has since passed them in the rankings.

The other big mover in this week’s rankings was Notre Dame, who put in an impressive shift against Big 10 Champions, Indiana. The Falcons were able to stifle Indiana in both facets of the game and romp home to a 35-15 victory. The upset victory moved the D1A debutants into the Top 10 at #10, meanwhile it relegated Indiana from its perch at 7th in the country all the way down to 11th. This bump down had a ripple effect moving both Arkansas State and Grand Canyon University down one spot each to #12 and #13 respectively.

Cal Poly has also forced their way into the Top 20, after a series of close affairs with Top 20 outfits.


The full rankings are as follows:

1   St Mary’s (1)

2   Life (2)

3   Cal (3)

4   BYU (4)

5   Lindenwood (5)

6   Army (10)

7   Penn State (8)

8   Navy (6)

9   Arizona (9)

10Notre Dame College (13)

11Indiana (7)

12Arkansas State (11)

13Grand Canyon (12)

14San Diego St (14)

15Ohio St (15)

16Colorado State (16)

17    Kutztown (17)

18Central Washington (18)

19Utah Valley (19)

20    Cal Poly (Unranked)

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National Championship, May 5th, Santa Clara

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