While the top 10 remains unchanged, the rest of the rankings have gone haywire thanks to a series of upsets and results. There are no new teams in the rankings, and no teams have plummeted out, but 14 teams will find a new number next to their name.
Wheeling Jesuit, Clemson and Navy all played each other over the last several weeks, with each team finishing 1-1. Navy beat Clemson, the Tigers beat... Read More
In their first game since the ACRC Bowl Series loss against Life, the sixth-ranked Black Knights battled back to defeat UMass, 28-16, in West Point, N.Y. Down by two points early in the second half, Jamison Garacci scored in the 68th minute to give Army the lead and the Black Knight defense preserved the victory.
Army got the first shot to score in the early goings after kicking for touch at the... Read More
On the back of a strong first half, Life University defeated Lindenwood 25-21 in Marietta Ga., Saturday. The Running Eagles jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead and withstood a late charge from Lindenwood to earn the victory.
Traveling to Georgia, Lindenwood had a slow start to the game and Life punished the Lions. “You can’t come out of the blocks and not start firing against a team like Life in... Read More
Taking advantage of their opponent’s lack of discipline and creating offense from the counterattack and kicking game, the Clemson Tigers amassed a substantial lead on the way to a 34-12 victory over Wheeling Jesuit in Charlotte, N.C. The Tigers held the Cardinals scoreless in the first half and exploited multiple cards to break out with a total of five tries to bring a win back to South Carolina... Read More
Colorado State proved to be more than a match for the Air Force Academy on Saturday, with the Rams beating the Zoomies 34-5 in a match that saw the two teams going head-to-head in a very physical encounter.
“I knew we had great offense and defense, but our game plan [Saturday] was to go in and match their physicality,” said Justin Mort, head coach at Colorado State. “I knew if we could do that,... Read More
Coming off a rough loss to BYU, #4 Saint Mary’s rebounded to win 48-10 over #19 Cal Poly, and San Diego State outlasted a confident Santa Clara squad for the 59-44 victory.
Saint Mary’s at Cal Poly
The Gaels of Saint Mary’s continued their romp through the California Conference with a 48-10 pummeling of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. After a difficult first half, the Gaels scored four... Read More
The college season is getting serious. We had three top-10 match-ups on the weekend, with our rankings holding up through all of them. Two were squeakers, and the other not so much.
Top-ranked BYU overcame a halftime deficit to beat No. 4 St. Mary's, 32-28. No. 2 Cal wallopped then-No. 7 Utah, 82-5. And third-ranked Life nipped Davenport, 28-25. The higher ranked team won each game, making us... Read More
80 minutes of rugby between two ranked programs came down to a conversion off the foot of UCLA’s flyhalf. Lined up near the left touch line, Ben Francis’ successful kick gave No. 15 UCLA the 31-29 win over No. 24 Arizona at Sitton Field in Tempe, Ariz. A slow first half birthed an action-packed second half where the game opened up with a total of seven tries.
“It was contested with errors on both... Read More
With the score knotted at 25-25 in the waning moments of the game, No. 3 Life’s flyhalf, Blaine McIlroy, set up the game-winning penalty kick. Eighth-ranked Davenport could only watch as the shot from 35 meters out sailed through the uprights for the three-point Life victory, 28-25, in Marietta, Ga.
“We made a few mistakes early in the game,” Life head coach Tui Osbourne stated. “It was try back... Read More