Nearly every ranked team in DII played this weekend. Most teams won comfortably, but a couple of games bore interesting results and effected our rankings.
The titans of Northern Lights met for the first time this season. North Dakota State blanked Minnesota-Duluth 25-0 and moves in front of the Fighting Penguins. Coming into the weekend the teams were back-to-back in the rankings, and NDSU proved... Read More
There were several games between ranked teams this past weekend and both lower ranked teams came out on top. As a result, there was some movement in the DI Rankings.
In Rugby East, Notre Dame College edged Army 31-26. The win is a real validation for the Falcons that they will contend in Rugby East. NDC moves up to number eight in our rankings.
The Falcons slot in front of Indiana, who came back... Read More
NSCRO conferences across the country are coming into full gear. Over 100 teams were in action as teams begin to jockey for early playoff position.
Last year’s Challenge Cup runners up, Iowa Central, had a strong start to this season. The tritons reached the century mark for the second time this season with a 102-0 win over St. John’s.
The Tri State Conference has seen some early parity. Monroe... Read More
All of division II is in full swing and things are heating up. This year there seems to be parity across nearly all conferences with some of the traditional heavyweights being tested early on.
After falling to Minnesota-Duluth twice last season, North Dakota State finally got the better of the perennial power. NDSU blanked the Fighting Penguins 25-0 sending shockwaves across the division.
Furman... Read More
It was a difficult weekend to be on the road in D1A Liberty Conference. Colgate, Cortland, Syracuse, Tufts, and Delaware defended their home turfs with victories while Northeastern and Iona were the only teams able to win on the road.
Rutgers at Delaware
Searching for its first win of the fall, Delaware earned a convincing 45-15 victory over Rutgers on Friday night in Newark, Del. After Rutgers... Read More
Early season D1A rugby rages with four games in the Big Ten and Rocky Mountain Conferences. In the Big Ten, Indiana fought off Wisconsin, 53-43, in the game of the day and Michigan State handled Minnesota, 36-22. In the Rockies, Colorado State ran past Utah State, 52-12, while Colorado clipped Wyoming, 38-15.
Indiana escaped with a win in Madison, Wis. over the Badgers, 53-43, in an... Read More
Five DIAA conferences played league matches over the weekend. The Chesapeake, Ivy, SCRC, MAC and Keystone all featured fairly competitive games across the board.
Mary Washington remains undefeated with a strong win over UVA. The Mothers dispatched the Cavaliers 88-0 to move to 3-0 on the season. Salisbury took care of Georgetown 53-7 while Maryland edged Towson 41-37 to go to 2-0.
The... Read More
A wild weekend in the Rugby East saw Notre Dame College score the biggest victory in D1A this season and Penn State and Kutztown continue to rock the competition before their head-to-head clash this Saturday.
Army at Notre Dame College
Celebrating homecoming in South Euclid, Ohio, NDC brought their fans what they wanted, a big win versus a top-ranked opponent. Army ventured to Ohio looking to... Read More
With nearly 50 top collegiate and club matches over the weekend, there were blowouts, upsets, and intense new chapters to rivalries that unfolded. Notre Dame College, Indiana, Cortland, Davenport, and Utah Valley were the big winners in college while Metropolis, Norfolk, and Glendale stay undefeated in DI Club.
After beating its first two Rugby East opponents by a combined score of 117-20, Army... Read More
The first full slate of DII games took place this past weekend and there was a bevy of movement. Several upsets and close games shift the rankings.
The top five all won comfortably this week and remain anchored in position. The closest game was a 30 point margin of victory for Norwich.
NC State slides up to number six after a close win over VMI 34-29. The Cadets, in this rare instance, move... Read More