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ASU stays 3rd in latest RUGBYMag.com College Premier Division poll

JONESBORO, AR (RUGBYMag.com) The RUGBYMag.com Rankings stay at a steady 88% clip in terms of predicting games. But there were two upsets this week. Rutgers (25) beat Kutztown (15) 15-13. Obviously this was a close match, and perhaps says more about how close Rutgers has come than anything else. Rutgers gets moved up as a result, but not past Kutztown. Why? Well Rutgers beat KU, which beat Delaware, which beat Rutgers … we could have them all tie, but in the end we look at the numbers. Counting just those three matches, KU and Delaware come out with a 1-1 record and a +6 points difference. Rutgers is 1-1 and -12. So Rutgers should be third among those three. We revert back to head-to-head for Kutztown and Delaware, which is why Kutztown doesn't drop.

The other upset was #29 UC Davis over #27 Claremont Colleges. All this after our careful ranking of the bottommost teams. 

Only one result really gives us pause this week: Army over Penn State. Army did a number (the number being 50) on PSU and that performance bumps them up to #4. Army or Navy could crack the top three with a convincing win against the other next week.


April 24, 2011 RUGBYMag.com College Premier Rankings
1 (1) BYU 11-0 Defeated Dixie State
2 (2) Cal 17-0 (24-0) Defeated Cal Poly (18) 79-26
3 (3) Arkansas State 7-0 (9-0) Defeated Texas A&M (20) 52-17
4 (6) Army 6-0 Defeated Penn State (11) 50-26
5 (4) Life University 9-1 Idle
6 (5) Navy 5-1 Defeated Delaware 32-19 (16)
7 (7) St. Mary's 11-2 (15-3) Idle
8 (8) Utah 9-1 (12-3) Defeated Colorado State (30) 74-19 and Wyoming (31) 97-0
9 (9) Central Washington 6-3 Defeated UCLA (23) 55-29
10 (10) Arizona State 6-2 Defeated Air Force (12) 23-21
11 (11) Penn State 6-4 (7-5) Lost 50-26 to Army (6)
12 (12) Air Force 3-6 Lost 23-21 to Arizona State (10)
13 (13) Dartmouth 10-3 Defeated Ohio State (26) 33-5
14 (14) Arizona 8-4 Defeated Colorado (24) 36-26\
15 (15) Kutztown 3-4 Lost 15-13 to Rutgers (25)
16 (16) Delaware 10-7 Lost 32-19 to Navy (5)
17 (17) San Diego State 5-4 Idle
18 (18) Cal Poly 5-5 Lost 79-26 to Cal (2)
19 (19) Tennessee 8-4 (8-5) Idle
20 (25) Rutgers 1-5 Defeated Kutztown (15) 15-13
21 (20) Texas A&M 2-3 (3-4) Lost 52-17 to Arkansas State (3)
22 (21) Notre Dame 6-5 (8-5) Won 20-0 over Oklahoma (28)
23 (22) LSU 4-3 (5-3) Idle
24 (23) UCLA 6-6 Lost 55-29 to Central Washington (9)
25 (24) Colorado 3-5 (3-7) Lost 36-26 to Arizona (14)
26 (26) Ohio State 1-7 (1-8) Lost 33-5 to Dartmouth (13)
27 (29) UC Davis 4-10 Defeated Claremont Colleges (27) 20-5
28 (28) Oklahoma 1-5 (1-6) Lost 20-0 to Notre Dame (21)
29 (27) Claremont Colleges 0-11 Lost 20-5 to UC Davis (29)
30 (30) Colorado State 0-9 Lost 74-19 to Utah (8)
31 (31) Wyoming 2-8 Lost 97-0 to Utah (8)

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