The DIA post season is really starting to take shape with only a few weeks left to play but questions remain if the current format is the best scenario. It is arguably the best field ever in DI rugby but the playoff format poses some issues.
With the elimination of the Varsity Cup and the addition of several top teams back in the fold of DIA, the playoff bracket will be expanded to include 16... Read More
In front of jammed packed crowds for homecoming in Berkeley, Calif., Cal and Army fought to a 50-41 Bears victory at the Cal Invitational. After the opening round that saw the Black Knights defeat Claremont Colleges, 44-10, and Cal beat UCLA, 58-3, the two top ten squads battled on Sunday. The tight back and forth affair culminated in a total of 15 tries between the two clubs.
“It was a tough... Read More
There were very few games in the college DI scene thanks in large part to the LAs Vegas 7s. Some east coast teams, however, did play conference games but the movement in the rankings was limited.
There were two games between ranked teams this weekend. St. Mary’s slammed UC-Davis 78-0 and continue to steamroll their way to the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Arkansas State gave Lindenwood a tough go of it... Read More
DIA had a number of crucial conference matchups this past weekend and a few northeastern schools took part in non-conference action.
St. Mary’s shut the door on any doubt that they were the team to beat in this conference. In the only game of the weekend, the Gaels blitzed UC-Davis 78-0.
The Gaels are now 4-0 in the conference and have clinched the division. Davis, and San Diego State... Read More
Two undefeated teams remain in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Qualifier Division – Kutztown and Lindenwood-Belleville. The Golden Bears and Lynx will meet in the final Saturday at 3:21 p.m. inside Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. If the Lynx win, they’ll punch their ticket to the CRC in June. Kutztown’s just playing for pride, as the Golden Bears already have an at-large bid in hand... Read More
There was only one change in the DI Rankings this week. Mary Washington played Navy to a closer than expected game at 25-7 and move up one spot to 24 overall.
Only a handful of teams played, with the top three all earning convincing wins. St.Mary's, Cal and Life remain the top three.
UCLA and Utah drew and were right near each other in the rankings. UCLA and Utah remain at 20 and 22, respectively... Read More
As is the case every year, 24 college teams have converged on Las Vegas this week to decide one of only two open qualification spots for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, June 2-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
After pool play, eight teams remain in the hunt. All six pools saw their winners go undefeated. They, along with the two best second-place teams have... Read More
There was a slate of DIA games across the country. All of the favorites won and most of the games were blowouts but things are progressing as we move closer to playoff time.
All of the teams in the PAC took the field this weekend. There were three conference games and Cal took on the University of British Columbia in the first of their yearly home and home series.
Despite trailing by nine at... Read More
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.
Let’s start... Read More