Anchored by a dominant scrum that resulted in three tries, #8 Navy upset the undefeated Rugby East powerhouse, #6 Penn State, in an epic 38-29 brawl in State College, Pa. The Midshipmen’s set-piece wrecked havoc on the Nittany Lions as two stolen scrums led to immediate scores and a penalty try was awarded when they were walking the ball in. PSU attempted to claw back in the second half, but a... Read More
The top of the rankings remained largely unchanged from last week. The first nine spots were the same with Lindenwood sweeping Texas A&M and LSU, Penn State surviving against Army, and Arkansas State beating Lindenwood-Belleville. Army and Indiana switched places from 11th to 10th after the Black Knights' one point loss to PSU.
Kutztown took over #13 with a win over Wheeling Jesuit as NDC... Read More
The best of DII are starting to square off now that we are reaching playoff time and our rankings getting tested. A number of ranked teams squared off and bore interesting results.
The University of Hartford came away with another big win, this time over the Coast Guard. A 27-22 victory sees the Hartford move up a number of spots to 12 just ahead of CGA. Quinnipiac moves up due to the... Read More
With only two weeks left on the D1A Liberty Conference regular season, two teams in the New England division remained unbeaten ahead of their meeting this Saturday. Northeastern and UConn each won their respective matches and Fordham’s win over Rutgers pushes its record to 4-1 in the I-95 division.
In non-conference action, UMass lost to Boston College, 20-14 and Buffalo beat Albany, 51-13.... Read More
With one weekend left in the Big Ten regular season, the biggest match to decide the seeding for the conference championship was decided on Saturday as Indiana beat Wisconsin, 36-12. The Badgers led at the half, but the Hoosiers scored five tries in the second half for the victory. Ohio State, Michigan State, and Purdue each earned wins to complete the penultimate weekend of the fall.
In the... Read More
The Rugby East Championship came down to the last week of the season between undefeated Penn State and one-loss Army. On a windy day at State College, Pa., both teams battled and a late try by the Nittany Lions gave them the 22-21 lead with three minutes left. Army had a shot at the win with a final play penalty, but the kick was wide.
In the two remaining conference matches, Notre Dame College... Read More
DII College Rugby is coming down to the wire. A couple conference champions have already been crowned and several conferences are deep into their playoffs with a champion to be determined within the next two weeks. This may be the most competitive season to date, with a number of new teams raising their hand to compete on the national stage.
The Tri State North showed its supremacy over... Read More
The DIAA fall playoffs are slowly taking shape. The field will consist of eight teams with the four conferences, MAC, SCRC, MARC and Chesapeake all getting automatic berths.
The MAC playoff picture is now set. Bowling Green won the North division and Western Michigan finished second. In the south, Louisville, Cincinnati and Ohio all finished 3-1. When the dust settled, Ohio University was on... Read More
The DII college rankings saw some movement towards the bottom half of the rankings.
The biggest winner of the weekend was Southern Connecticut. They took down Middlebury 55-22 and move up seven spots. Middlebury drops to 19.
Bentley, who was previously unranked, moves back in based on the Southern Connecticut result against Middlebury. Bentley tied Southern Connecticut earlier this year and... Read More
Some top teams matched up in DI this week and our rankings saw some changes.
Navy was the big winner of the week, defeating Notre Dame College at home 32-25 to move up to eight overall. Notre Dame tried to pack two games into a weekend and got burned with a loss to Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday. After playing Navy on Friday, the second loss does not hurt the Falcons so much in the rankings. They... Read More