The spring season is getting into full swing as a number of the top teams are finally getting started. All of the favorites won but there were a couple of intriguing results.
Both St. Mary’s and Cal won big and remain in the top spots. While third ranked Life was idle, BYU played a fairly close game with Grand Canyon. A rocky start put GCU in an early 19-0 hole but the Arizona school ended up... Read More
There were three DIA non-conference games over the weekend with highly ranked teams. BYU and Lindenwood both beat ranked opponents while Arkansas State defeated NSCRO powerhouse Iowa Central.
BYU opened its season with a win over Grand Canyon. The Cougars started fast taking a quick 19-0 lead on the backs of Tua Laei and Tosh Wilcox. Maceo Brown, who added two tries, on the day broke through, the... Read More
The spring season is starting to heat up and the west coast teams are finally getting a chance to test their mettle. With a handful of games this weekend the rankings shifted.
After an impressive start to the spring, St. Mary’s takes the top spot. Several impressive wins has led the committee to move them into the top spot.
Cal has dropped to number two. The Bears beat Cal Poly 81-6 over the... Read More
WEST CHESTER, PA 22 January 2018 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has just released its Men’s Top 40 Ranking.
Iowa Central Community College is currently ranked #1 followed by: Salve Regina University, Franciscan University, The Claremont Colleges and Loyola University Maryland to round out the top five. The full list is below and can also be downloaded here.RANK
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After a fall semester that saw the Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference crown a 7s champion (Arkansas) and begin its 15s slate, the conference resumed its season on Jan. 20.
Baylor and Texas Tech played a league match, which the Bears won convincingly, and LSU stepped out to face national powerhouse Life in a road fixture.
Baylor 59, Texas Tech 17
In the spring opener for both teams, the Bears... Read More
There were only a handful of games this past weekend so the rankings saw little movement.
Cal started its season off strong with a perfect 4-0 record at the Dennis Storer Classic. The Bears put up over 45 points in all four shortened contests and only conceded one try on the day. They remain the top team.
Arizona defeated Grand Canyon 53-22 to start the spring campaign. The Wildcats remain at 13... Read More
The first installment of the spring rankings saw little movement thanks to only a pair of games.
Central Washington traveled to California for a pair of games and came out on the losing end of both. The Wildcats played a young side on Friday night against UC-Davis and lost 33-14. Due to the roster, however, the team didn't get punished much for the loss.
Davis remains at 19 and we will see how... Read More
For the second-straight year, there will be two open qualifiers for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The granddaddy of them all, the Las Vegas Invitational, will be competed March 1-3 in the shadows of Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the USA Sevens, in Las Vegas.
Returning for its sophomore campaign as a qualifier is the Heart of America Classic, which runs April 14-15 in suburban Kansas... Read More
Editor's Note: The author is the former head coach of Lindenwood-Belleville, one of the independent programs referenced in the column.
It all started back in 2010 with the creation of the Atlantic Coast Rugby League, the first collegiate rugby conference. Prior to the ACRL, everyone belonged to a local area union, which was overseen by one of seven territorial unions. These bodies not only... Read More
The Coast Guard Academy Athletics Division has selected Crist Holveck to be its first ever Director of Rugby, Director of Athletics Tim Fitzpatrick announced. Holveck, who retired from the Coast Guard in the spring of 2017 as a Lieutenant Commander, has achieved considerable success during his tenure as the head coach of the men's rugby club team at CGA - leading the Bears to national tournament... Read More