Disclaimer: These rankings have zero impact on seeding for the National Tournament or actual ranking. They provide insight into where teams are currently performing during a given part of the season.
1. Grand Valley State University LR: 1
OT Loss to a good MSU team. Rebounded back to beat MSU 3-0 in their second game. Not a lot to complain about per usual.
2. Michigan State University LR: 2
Solid win over GVSU. However, they complain about calls more than LeBron and Sidney Crosby put together. Dudes (and Becca) need to chill out. #DonaldPeters2017
3. James Madison University LR: 3
BEAST will tell a lot. Hard to see them losing a game at this one, even with MSU in attendance. If they beat State, hard to not put them at #2.
4. Towson University LR: 4
If the groundhog sees his shadow expect big things from this squad at Nationals. If he doesn’t…might as well just kiss their season goodbye.
5. Central Michigan University LR: 5
Very interested to see how they play without Mike Riley if and when he returns. Waiting to see if it is a positive or negative impact for them. Want to believe it will be a positive one.
6. University of Kentucky LR: 6
Three easy wins (as expected) over their competition at home. How they perform against East Coast teams will say A LOT about their true potential.
7. Saginaw Valley State University LR: 7
Solid victories over DePaul, BGSU and UWP. Quite a lot on the line at the Michigan Dodgeball Cup. They upset many by finishing second at it last year. Can they do it again?
8. Penn State University LR: 12
I guess they like to save up all their energy for the 2nd semester of play…Solid 3-0 start for the Nittany Lions. Hopefully they don’t blow it like their FB team did at the Rose Bowl…
9. Kent State University LR: 11
Sitting at 13-6. Not bad. Waiting for them to get a BIG victory before I start believing in this team. As per usual, they will bring it at Nationals, but that is still months away.
10. Virginia Commonwealth University LR: 9
Played an impressive 20 games so far, compiling a 12-8 record. Can’t think of really anybody that ever saw this coming when this program first started…other than Shadeed.
11. Western Kentucky University LR: 8
All the hype this squad received was in the end futile. They are right in the middle of the pack as expected.
12. Ohio State University LR: 13
“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”
13. Bowling Green State University LR: 14
Impressive wins over UWP and DePaul. Lost a close game to SVSU, which is saying something. The Falcons have played the most games of any team this season, sitting at 21.
14. University of Wisconsin-Platteville LR: 10
Whether it was the lack of talent that they brought to DePaul or the lack of numbers, this team was demolished by the other teams in attendance. They are falling quickly.
15. Ohio University LR: 15
Playing well and always improving. They are becoming a staple in the league and it is fantastic to see.
16. DePaul University LR: 17
Solid thrashing of UWP. Middle of the pack.
17. Akron University LR: 16
Tough loss to Ohio. Surprises me this team is not performing better. They have a lot of talent at their disposal.
18. University of North Georgia LR: 18
Loss of their Captain for the rest of the year is a major blow to this rising power.
19. University of Virginia LR: 19
20. University of Maryland LR: 20
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
21. Miami (OH) University LR: 23
The fighting Ben Roethlisbergers fight on another day. Had trouble attending UK’s tournament.
22. University of Nebraska-Lincoln LR: 21
No changes. Just corn.
23. Stevenson University LR: 22
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” -Winston Churchill
24. Baldwin Wallace University LR: 24
Not a thing.
25. Northern Illinois University LR: 25
“I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying ‘flee at once – all is discovered.’ They all left town immediately.”
26. University of North Texas LR: 26
Still working on getting them some competition.
27. University of Pittsburgh LR: 27
Pitt may want to head to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to see the groundhog and hope maybe, just maybe he will rub off some good luck on them. Worth a shot right?
28. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater LR: 28
No Changes. More Cheese.
29. Georgia Southern University LR: 29
Hoping to host their own tournament in the next month. It would be great to see some more teams make it out there besides North Georgia.