Each of the 16 teams making the trip to either Kissimmee, Fla. or San
Diego, Calif. this weekend to continue the hunt for a DII national title
have their own, unique stories. Some have never been to the Sweet 16. Some
are perennial contenders. Some are trying to make the most of their
remaining time in DII before joining DI, per the college restructure plan,
and some are just happy... Read More
CPD rankings improved to an 89% prediction rate as we were 13/14 this past
weeken, meaning of the 14 matchups, 13 times the higher ranked team won.
Overall for the season, we are 57 for 64. The one upset was a big one, as
LSU (ranked 23) defeated #21 Oklahoma 39-5, which is pretty amphatic. So
that needed to be corrected. Another result wasn't an upset, but... Read More
This one was probably not circled on very many calendars. When the College
Premier Division schedule was released, surely few singled out the April 16
match between Air Force and Utah as a possible watershed in the West
playoff race. However, with Air Fore stealthily reaching 3-1, that’s
exactly what it has become.
BYU, 6-0, has
the West conference title all but sewn up, and Utah,... Read More
weekend’s results, the playoff picture in the College Premier Division is a
Navy and Army came out of two weeks of important games 2-0. That puts them
two bonus-point wins up against most of their nearest competitors, Delaware
and Dartmouth, and seven points over Penn State.
has three games left, which means there's time for... Read More
MORAGA, Calif. -
California defeated Saint Mary's Saturday on Pat Vincent Field, leading
most of the match as the Golden Bears built a 38-point lead before their
nine-try effort ended with a 60-34 win over the Gaels.
No. 8 Danny
Barrett, wing Dustin Muhn and fullback Blaine Scully scored two tries each
as the Bears (22-0, 6-0) clinched the top spot in the Pacific region. Cal... Read More
Diego State has been improving week by week since falling to Cal in their
CPD opener, with the one aberration being a 46-5 loss in Moraga to St.
Mary’s in marshy conditions.
against UC-Davis, it didn’t appear early on that trend would continue when
Davis’s All American scrumhalf, Tyler Harrison, scored a try, which he
converted, in the game’s second minute.
“It... Read More
The standings didn’t budge in the Western Conference after
round six, with the top four teams squaring off against, and beating, the
Best of the Western, BYU, bullied Arizona 70-12. Though losing by 58 is
never much of an accomplishment, the Wildcats can take some solace in the
fact that they played the Cougars to their second-closest match of the CPD
season... Read More
There were no
week six upsets in the Mid-South, as Arkansas State and Life pummeled their
opponents, and winless Oklahoma remained such.
Life’s 55-3 win
over Notre Dame was the most lopsided of the weekend, with the Running
Eagles eager to get back in the win column after falling 28-26 at Arkansas
against Arkansas State was sort of the slap in the face... Read More
Temple punched its ticket to the DI Sweet 16 with a 21-11
defeat of Millersville Saturday, as the Owls are 5-0 champs of the EPRU.
“Millersville’s a very disciplined,
well-coached team that plays very physical,” said Temple coach John
Sciotto. “We just tried to keep the ball out of their hands.”
The Owls draw top-ranked Bowling Green in
the first round of Nationals, which... Read More
The College Premier Division headliner of
the week, Cal at St. Mary’s, delivered an entertaining 80 minutes Sunday,
as the Golden Bears outpaced St. Mary‘s 60-34.
The Gaels came out with an aggressive
attack, wanting to run from all over the pitch, and it worked at first,
with the Bears committing a penalty under early pressure, leading to a 3-0
St. Mary’s advantage. Cal... Read More