Men’s DI-AA Top 25, Oct. 9, 2012

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There’s not much movement this week, as the majority of our Top 25 was either idle or playing 7s on the weekend. Two of our ranked teams which saw 15s action lost: Lindenwood and Stony Brook.

The Lions lost to Davenport by four at a neutral site. The game featured open subs and both coaches tried to downplay its result, but a loss is a loss. And a four-point loss to Davenport is nothing to punish Lindenwood for, so they stand pat at No. 6.

Stony Brook, however, lost to now 3-2 Buffalo. The Seawolves suffered a rash of injuries against Army the week before and were missing eight starters against the Bulls. But most of those dings will equate to short-term hiatuses, so Stony Brook slides down a few spots but is on notice to move further with another loss.

1. (1) Cal
2.  (2) BYU
3. (3) Utah
4. (4) UCLA
5. (5) Navy
6. (6) Lindenwood  1-1 Lost 14-10 to Davenport
7. (7) Tennessee
8. (8) Dartmouth 4-0-1 (3-2-1) Beat Harvard 31-21
9. (9) Brown 3-0-1  Beat Yale 35-14
10. (10) Florida State
11. (11) Arizona
12. (12) Arizona State
13. (13) Oregon State
14. (14) Florida
15. (15) LSU  1-0 
16. (16) Bowling Green  4-0  Won 73-20 over Central Michigan
17. (18) Maryland 0-0-1
18. (19) Middlebury  2-0
19. (17) Stony Brook  3-2  Lost 27-15 to Buffalo
20. (20) St. Bonaventure  2-1-1  Tied Army 15-15
21. (21) Northeastern  2-1 
22. (21) Central Florida
23. (23) Arkansas  1-0 
24. (24) Clemson
25. (25) Santa Barbara CC

Dropped out:
25. (23) Iona  2-2  Lost 34-32 to Syracuse, 23-8 to Brockport
22. (24) AIC  3-1  Lost 20-0 to Boston College