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NCR Coaches Poll: Women’s Division II + Results

  • 22 Sep 2022
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NCR rugby coaches poll

National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) publishes its own coaches polls for its women’s Division I, Division II and Small College competitions. Thusly, The Rugby Breakdown won’t produce its own NCR rankings but will supply some context and results for the weekly lists (see below). The NCR pre-season ranking included 10 teams but the first coaches poll of the season features 20 teams.

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Rank (pre-season rank) Team (conference) – League record. Results, including friendlies.

1 (2) Grand Valley State (Great Lakes) – 1-0. Defeated DI Michigan State 31-22 in a pre-season friendly; won league opener 32-17 vs. Western Michigan.

2 (1) Marquette Univ. (Great Waters) – 1-0. Forfeit win vs. UW Milwaukee.

3 (3) Roger Williams (Rugby Northeast) – 1-0. Lost a pre-season friendly to Coast Guard; defeated Keene State 84-0 in league opener.

4 (unranked) Western Michigan (Great Lakes) – 1-1. Defeated Ferris State 87-0, lost 32-17 to Grand Valley State.

5 (4) Univ. Wisconsin Eau Claire (Great Waters) – 1-0. Defeated Small College Northern Michigan 43-10.

6 (6) Wayne State College (Mid-America) – 1.0. The reigning Small College national champion defeated Central Missouri 32-0.

7 (7) Coastal Carolina (South Atlantic) – 0-0. Pre-season round robin: 44-0 win vs. College of Charleston, 12-5 loss vs. Citadel.

8 (8) Indiana Univ. / Purdue Univ. Indianapolis (IUPUI) (Ohio Valley) – 1-0. Lost a pre-season friendly 22-5 to DI Indiana Univ., forfeit win vs. Ball State.

9 (6) Bowling Green (Great Lakes) – 0-0. Friendlies so far: 75-0 L vs. DI Notre Dame College & 58-15 L vs. DI Kent State.

10 (10) Cincinnati (Ohio Valley) – 1-0. 12-7 friendly win vs. DI Indiana; forfeit win vs. Miami Univ. of Ohio.

11 (unranked) Texas Tech (Lone Star) – 1-1. Lost 56-10 vs. DI Southern Nazarene, defeated Texas State 39-10.

12 (9) UT San Antonio (Lone Star) – 0-1. Lost 77-22 vs. DI Southern Nazarene.

13 (unranked) Univ. Illinois Chicago (Great Waters) – 0-0. Idle. First game is 10.1 vs. Northern Illinois.

14 (unranked) Saginaw Valley (Great Lakes) – 2-0. Defeated Ferris State 90-32 and forfeit win vs. Calvin.

15 (unranked) Texas State (Lone Star) – 1-1. Forfeit win vs. Texas (32-27), lost 39-10 vs. Texas Tech.

16 (unranked) College of Charleston (South Atlantic) – 0-0. Round robin: 44-0 L vs. Coastal Carolina, 26-0 L vs. Citadel.

17 (unranked) Loyola Univ. Chicago (Great Waters). 0-0. Idle. First league game is 10.1 vs. Western Illinois.

18 (unranked) Ferris State (Great Lakes) – 0-2. Lost 90-32 vs. Saginaw Valley & 87-0 vs. Western Michigan.

19 (unranked) Central Michigan (Great Lakes) – 1-0. Defeated Oakland Univ. 65-7.

20 (unranked) Univ. Minnesota Duluth (Northern Lights) – 0-1. Idle. Lost 56-0 to College of St. Scholastica.

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