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Based on each team’s performance thus far this season and, as a starting point, using last year’s performance as the yard stick of what’s a good win and what’s a bad loss, this is the D2 Men Rankings. Also, so that no team has an advantage or disadvantage due to playing more or less games, we normalized the # of games played to 3 games played.

Team = Team, Pts (N) = Points Normalized (to 3 games), Gs = Number of games the team has played, and SOS = Team’s Strength of Schedule rank.

TeamPts (N)GsSOS
1 Mercy1,240428
2 Limestone1,220415
3 Adelphi1,196313
4 Lindenwood1,187549
5 Belmont Abbey1,180539
6 Queens (N.C.)1,131354
7 Indianapolis1,129334
8 LIU Post1,078244
9 Palm Beach Atl.1,076452
10 Rockhurst1,072279
11 Maryville (Mo.)1,049456
12 Catawba1,04233
13 Roberts Wesleyan1,039443
14 Tusculum1,037453
15 Pfeiffer1,032174
16 Colorado Mesa1,026310
17 Embry-Riddle (FL)1,026567
18 Westminster (UT)1,023270
19 Brevard1,008180
20 Adams State1,000060
21 Bentley1,000025
22 Clarke1,000074
23 Colo. St. Pueblo1,000061
24 Franklin Pierce1,000068
25 Keiser1,000065
26 Lynn1,000125
27 Merrimack1,000125
28 Pace1,000162
29 Reinhardt1,000077
30 St. Mary (Kan.)1,00005
31 St. Michael’s1,000062
32 St. Thomas Aq.1,000172
33 Tenn. Wesleyan1,000071
34 Benedictine (Kan.)99815
35 Lees-McRae99739
36 SCAD996120
37 Chestnut Hill996333
38 Le Moyne994469
39 Newberry989473
40 Assumption985221
41 Mount Olive983435
42 Montreat982357
43 Davis & Elkins978147
44 Emmanuel (Ga.)975278
45 Dominican (N.Y.)972246
46 Wingate971318
47 Post971251
48 Southern N.H.950237
49 Fla. Southern949238
50 Ala.-Huntsville946419
51 Wilmington (Del.)944276
52 Felician942264
53 Saint Rose936224
54 Rollins931255
55 Florida Tech931336
56 Walsh926317
57 Barton924541
58 Lake Erie91915
59 Mars Hill918359
60 Young Harris916530
61 Mercyhurst91322
62 Saint Anselm91314
63 Notre Dame de Namur905440
64 Chowan902550
65 Tampa89548
66 Coker890542
67 Seton Hill887514
68 Shorter884558
69 Molloy867332
70 Dist. of Columbia863366
71 Montevallo854548
72 Georgian Court850329
73 American Int’l849531
74 Saint Leo846422
75 North Greenville845511
76 Alderson-Broad.844416
77 Wheeling Jesuit832523
78 Lenoir-Rhyne77431
79 Lincoln Memorial760645
80 NYIT736312

FanLax Rankings

In the simplest terms, with the FanLax (10% Ante) Ranking System, every team, based on their performance in the previous season, starts the new season with an allocated number of Points. (You can see these points by clicking “Starting Points” directly above the rankings.) And, throughout the season, when a team wins, they earn 10% of their opponent’s Points. When they lose, they lose 10% of their own Points. There’s also an adjustment of the earned Points based on the disparity between the teams that play each other but these are details. Bottomline, you want to beat teams with lots of Points and, though you don’t want to lose, if you do lose, you don’t want to lose to teams with few Points.

This is an explanation of how to read the Game Scores and FanLax Team Points.

Bottomline, Team A wants to beat teams with (a) a lot of Points and (b) more Points than Team A has.  Conversely, Team A doesn’t want to lose but if Team A does lose, Team A wants to lose to teams with more Points than Team A has.