CAA: Week 4 Review and Power Rankings

With Week four in the books, the volatility and toughness of the CAA is now on full display. As many of the teams entered conference play, some of the leagues favorites quickly learned that no CAA opponents are to be taken lightly. While others got a surprise from some out of conference opponents who ended up being more then they could handle.

The biggest upset of the day came when Elon dispatched conference opponent William & Mary 27 to 10. William and Mary one of the favorites in the conference going into the season, struggled to get anything going against the Phoenix defense. The Phoenix defense gained three turnovers from the Tribe, which led to their offense being put into short field situations.

The other major upset came when Stony Brook; another team favored coming into the season lost to NEC Sacred Heart.  Sacred Heart struck early and never looked back as they put up 377 yards of offense on the Sea wolves, with the defense of Stony Brook giving up 38 points.

Across the rest of the league James Madison held on to defeat a Maine team that fought them till the bitter end, and gave the Dukes quite a scare. New Hampshire took care of business down in Kingston Rhode Island against the URI Rams, while the rest of the CAA got the job done against their out of conference opponents.


James Madison 31



New Hampshire 39

Rhode Island 17


Richmond 38

Colgate 31


Sacred Heart 38

Stony Brook 10


Villanova 31

Lafayette 14


Albany 20

St Francis (PA) 9


Elon 27

William & Mary 10


CAA Power Rankings

  1. Richmond
  2. James Madison
  3. Villanova
  4. Albany
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Stony Brook
  7. Delaware
  8. Towson
  9. William & Mary
  10. Maine
  11. Elon
  12. Rhode Island




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