This week’s USILA Top 20 has seen some upheaval thanks to RIT’s win over Cortland in its second No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup of the season. The Tigers remain No. 1 in the country after beating the Red Dragons and Western New England this week while Cortland slides all the way down to No. 6. Taking their place in the top pairing are the Seagulls of Salisbury who improved to 7-0 this week.
Basically, everyone in the top six jumped up a notch while Cortland moved to the back of the line… except for Stevenson. The Mustangs have done nothing but take care of business and lose to RIT this year but haven’t been able to get back to the top of the mountain since being knocked off the summit. More on this tomorrow in the notebook, just know I’m rather hot and bothered about this.
Elsewhere, Wesleyan and Springfield fell from No. 10 and No. 9, respectively, to No. 14 and 15. The common thread here? Both teams lost to now-ranked No. 13 Union. The Dutchmen had a huge week and were rewarded with the spot just ahead of the teams they beat. There is some justice in the polls, and the fact that the three teams received 116, 115, 114 in vote points is phenomenal.
Union is the only addition to the poll while Bowdoin fell out after a one-week stay.
Receiving votes: Amherst, Bowdoin, Nazareth, Roanoke, Clarkson, Franklin & Marshall, Plattsburgh, Dickinson, RPI