Movers and Shakers
These rankings mostly account for the action at Pres Day and Queen City Tune Up. As a result, Dartmouth has rose to the 9th spot, after going undefeated against the Southwest. Colorado dropped all the way down to the 13th slot after losing to Washington in the quarters. We think Mamabird will be better than this, but right now they aren’t looking like the semifinalist of last year.
Out of the top 20, but poised to return?
Cal Poly SLO and North Carolina were booted from our top 20 after sub par showings in the last two weeks. Slocore almost took down Dartmouth, but their other losses to Vermont and SDSU in consolation were enough to bring them down. North Carolina is one of our first snubs, but the 13-7 loss to UNC-W was the straw that broke the camels back.
Speaking of UNC-W and fellow new comer Illinois…
North Carolina Wilmington joins the top 20 after reaching the finals of Queen City Tune Up, but we are unsure if they should last long. Running a very tight rotation can get you some early season wins, but developing may be the most important thing at this point. Illinois cracks our top 20, becoming the first Great Lakes team to do so. They will prove their worth this weekend at Free State Classic.
The other snubs…
Michigan and Michigan State may be teams that crack the top 20 later in the season as they were reportedly missing players at Queen City Tune Up. Vermont racked up some nice wins last weekend at Pres Day, but in reality didn’t beat enough top teams to warrant inclusion. Georgia Tech has beaten Florida this year, but we won’t be able to evaluate them again until Centex. Does the Metro East deserve any respect in Uconn? They did go through Michigan and Michigan State at Queen City Tune Up, but the haters can point to no other convincing wins.
Where did we get it wrong? Who’s too high, who’s too low? Let us know!