Utah defeated Cal Poly 31-26 Saturday to advance to the D1A quarterfinals. The Utes overcame a halftime deficit to earn a date with St. Mary’s in the next round.
Utah opened the scoring two minutes into the game, but the rest of the first half was all Cal Poly. Utah struggled in the set piece and spent nearly 30 minutes of the first half defending in its own territory. Poly scored two tries to... Read More
Playoff time is upon us pretty much across the board, so highly ranked teams will be playing one another for the next few weeks. The chalk held in most of those matches through the weekend.
The top six remains unchanged for the eighth week in a row, with BYU beating UCLA, Cal clobbering Texas, St. Mary's punishing Santa Clara and Central Washington edging Utah. Life and Army were dormant. ... Read More
After missing the postseason last year, Penn State and Wisconsin each had something to prove in the first round of the D1A National Playoffs in Cottage Grove, Wis. The Nittany Lion defense proved formidable and Wisconsin was unable to break through for the victory as Penn State will advance to the quarterfinals, 33-8.
Penn State earned an at large bid to the DI-A Playoffs after going 4-2 in the... Read More
With a fierce wind to contend with, St. Mary’s shut out Army in the second half while putting up four tries to win 40-12 in West Point, N.Y. Saturday. Completing a three-game East Coast road trip, St. Mary’s broke Dartmouth 76-3 and it’s second side tied Iona, 27-27 before playing Army on Saturday. In the match against Army, the Gaels only led by two points in a close first half and used the... Read More
It's long been this ranking's stance to avoid movement for the sake of movement. You won't see teams "tied" in our rankings, you won't see us "shake things up" just for the sake of doing it, and you won't see us include more than 25 teams in our list. We're going to give you a subjective version of our Top 25 and provide sound reasonsing for it.
This week is an example of one where there are no... Read More
In the annual battle of the service academies in West Point, N.Y., No. 6 ranked Army scored three tries in the final 12 minutes of the match to defeat Navy, 41-24. Whenever Army plays Navy in any sport, it’s about more than just the game. It showed on the field with a tough physical match that included seven lead changes. After trailing Navy in the first half, 5-7, Army piled on 36 points in the... Read More
In a contest between two top 10 clubs in Grand Rapids Mich., No. 3 ranked Life took care of ninth-ranked Davenport in a low scoring affair, 20-13. With the win, Life improved to 4-0 in the Mid-South Conference and is ready for the D1A Playoffs as the conference champion.
“We controlled a little bit more possession than [Davenport],” Life head coach Tui Osbourne said. “We converted when we had to... Read More
In the second part of the home and away series against No. 8 Lindenwood, third-ranked Life held on and avoided going into extra time to defeat the Lions, 18-15. Life won the first meeting earlier this month by four points, 25-21. Lindenwood had the opportunity to push the game into overtime with a penalty kick with no time left, but the kick sailed wide left.
“At times, we played well,” Life head... Read More