Week 16 Rankings: Notre Dame Irish Climb

D1A Rugby: Week 16 Rankings: Notre Dame Irish Climb
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The quietest weekend of D1A this year has come and gone, and the two teams involved in the lone match have not seen a change in their spots. However, there has been some shuffling within the Top 20. The lone change this weekend saw Notre Dame and Grand Canyon swap spots. The Irish have now climbed to 19th in the country, while Grand Canyon is steadily sliding further down the rankings.  The Lopes will have a chance to climb back up in the rankings this weekend with a strong showing, in their first match as part of the California Conference, against #4 ranked Saint Mary’s. The Gaels have been in sharp form to kick off the year winning both of their D1A games by at least fifty points, no small accomplishment given one of their wins was against #14 Central Washington.  Full Rankings Below:
Rank School Previous Rank
1 Life 1
2 Cal 2
3 Lindenwood 3
4 Saint Mary’s 4
5 Army 5
6 BYU 6
7 Penn State 7
8 Navy 8
9 Arkansas State 9
10 Kutztown 10
11 Arizona 11
12 St. Bonaventure 12
13 Iona 13
14 Central Washington 14
15 Notre Dame College 15
16 Wisconsin 16
17 Davenport 17
18 Ohio State 18
19 Notre Dame 20
20 Grand Canyon 19