Men’s DI-AA Top 25, Oct. 16, 2012

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Some of the warm weather teams are starting to play a little 15s, with LSU and Central Florida getting going.

LSU is surely not playing its full A-side in all its games, but they are playing, and the Tigers’ results have to be taken into account. They tied Tulane and lost to the New Orleans men’s club, so nothing too harmful, but the Tigers are bumped a couple of spots.

Central Florida is 1-0 in Florida Cup play after one week, and the Golden Knights won convincingly, so they move up a bit.

Lindenwood rebounded from a one-score loss to Davenport to trounce its toughest conference competitor in Truman State. Coupled with Navy’s loss to Air Force, we now have reason to push the Lions past the Midshipmen.

Bowling Green keeps crushing the MAC Schools Conference, so we are rewarding them. And as the Falcons climb, so does Northern Illinois, who is beating everyone in the MAC Schools except Bowling Green.

Santa Barbara CC is out of the Top 25 due to inactivity, but it’ll have plenty of opportunity to get back when play in SoCal starts.

1. (1) Cal
2. (2) BYU
3. (3) Utah
4. (4) UCLA
5. (6) Lindenwood  2-1 Won 79-13 over Truman State  
6. (5) Navy  0-1
7. (7) Tennessee
8. (8) Dartmouth  5-0-1 (4-2-1) Won 42-0 over Yale
9. (9) Brown  5-0-1 Won 26-14 over Harvard  
10. (10) Florida State
11. (11) Arizona
12. (12) Arizona State
13. (13) Oregon State
14. (16) Bowling Green  5-0  Won 46-12 over Dayton
15. (14) Florida
16. (18) Middlebury  3-0 Won 49-0 over UConn
17. (15) LSU  3-1 (3-1-1)  
18. (17) Maryland  0-0-1
19. (19) Stony Brook  3-2  
20. (22) Central Florida  1-0  Won 81-22 over FIU
21. (20) St. Bonaventure  3-1-1 Won 21-17 over Fordham  
22. (21) Northeastern  3-1  Won 16-12 over AIC
23. (Unr.) Northern Illinois  4-1  Won 47-7 over Western Michigan
24. (23) Arkansas  1-0
25. (24) Clemson

Dropped out:
25. (25) Santa Barbara CC