There were plenty of high profile matchups in DI College this week and the better ranked team won in all but one case. The only matchup that yielded a different result saw UCLA and San Diego State tie 23-23.
Number one St. Mary’s flexed its muscles with a win over BYU while Life edged Lindenwood 22-18. It was a very close call, but the committee elected to keep BYU at four and Lindenwood at five... Read More
The DIA playoffs are starting to take some shape. This weekend there were a number of high profile games and important conference matchups that will in all likelyhood determine automatic qualifiers to the post season.
The DIA playoffs are based on the final rankings from DIA. All of the conference winners receive an automatic spot and the rest of the teams are given at large bids.
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Life outlasted Lindenwood 22-18 in a thriller down in Marietta, Georgia. The Lions led 18-16 with roughly ten minutes to play but a couple of penalties for the Running Eagles sealed the match.
The game turned out to be a kicking duel between the team’s kickers. Nick Feakes nailed six penalties, accounting for all 18 of Lindenwood’s points. Duncan Van Schalkwyk tallied five of his own for the... Read More
St. Mary’s took down BYU 37-17 in the first of two matchups between the rugby powerhouses in Moraga, Calif., on Saturday. The game was close most of the way through but a late surge from the Gaels cemented the win.
The teams traded tries early in the game with BYU making the conversion to take a 7-5 lead. The Cougars added a penalty kick before the Gael’s took over in the first half and early... Read More
The D1A PAC Conference was in full effect on Saturday as the heavy hitters squared off in Tuscon while UCLA and Utah played non-conference opponents. Second-ranked Cal took the show on the road to #9 Arizona and turned in a balanced performance to win 48-17. As for UCLA, the #25 Bruins came back on the #16 San Diego State to force a 23-23 tie on the last play of the game. Lastly, #17 Utah fell in... Read More
European Championship, Second Round – The second round of three matches in Europe’s second tier rugby event will be played this weekend. The most important game will pit Spain at home versus Romania. Currently, the Oaks lead Los Leones by three-points in the battle for the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup Europe 1 slot.
Spain vs. Romania, Estadio Nacional Universidad Complutense, Madrid (... Read More
There were several matchups between ranked teams this week and all of the better ranked teams won their respective contests.
Number two Cal blitzed Utah Valley 106-7 in an impressive showing. UVU, who was ranked at 16, drops to 20.
The matchup between Arizona and Utah was a remarkable change from last year. Last year the Wildcats took a lopsided loss to Utah but this year it was all Arizona with... Read More
The DIAA spring campaign continued last weekend with three west coast conferences. A tight race is forming in the SIRC South and a couple of teams are emerging as frontrunners in the Pac West, NCRC and Gold Coast.
In the north, Middle Tennessee State has clinched a playoff spot and barring a miracle will take the number one spot in this division. MTSU picked up a forfeit this weekend to... Read More
With the D1A PAC Conference entering its fourth week of play, #10 Arizona’s 70-19 defeat of #14 Utah highlighted the weekend. The Rogers brothers, Kyle and Matt, combined for five tries in the victory with Kyle earning the hat trick and Man of the Match honors. The Wildcats’ next opponent is the defending conference champion, #2 Cal, who completed a three-game sweep of challengers this week by a... Read More
There was not much movement in the DI College rankings other than a couple of teams losing games by larger than expected margins.
San Diego State played Cal tough for a half trailing 17-10. However, the wheels fell off and the Aztecs lost 85-11 to the Bears. SDSU falls a couple spots to 19.
Life jumped all over rival Arkansas State and came away with a convincing win over the Red Wolves. ASU... Read More