Though it's pretty boring one-through-eleven, there have been some interesting results involving teams further down the rankings, and plenty of eye-openers just outside the Top 25.
The highest match between ranked teams on the weekend featured Penn State and Army. The Nittany Lions were a couple of spots higher going into it, but a four-point win pushes the Black Knights ahead of PSU. In getting... Read More
(The original version of this article incorrectly stated Colorado College had gone NSCRO. Colorado College is competing as a DII independent.)
The first DII rankings of the year, moreso than their DI counterparts, are predicated off of the previous season's results. We now have a few weeks of current results in the books, and the turnover of college rugby has apparently taken its toll in some... Read More
The college rugby season is still very young, as a handful of the top DI conferences kickoff this weekend, but there has been plenty of action since our last ranking. The only significant upset featured Penn State knocking off Davenport.
The Nittany Lions didn't just beat the Panthers, they beat them 30-3. DU all-everything flyhalf JP Eloff was on the sideline during the contest, as he's still... Read More
While more than half the country is ramping up its preseason preparations with the hopes of playing 15s deep into November, some of the best teams in the country are inching their way into the fall semester with an eye toward development and the spring season. That's the world of college rugby we live in these days, which means we're ranking teams who won't play meaningful rugby for another seven... Read More
DII College Rugby gets underway in earnest over the next two weeks, so this ranking is very much a preseason list. UW-Whitewater and Salisbury top it, as they were the two best teams in the country last year.
While we heavily weighed last seasons' final rankings in creating this Top 25, it's not the only information taken into account. UMKC, for example, joins the rankings for the first time in... Read More
It's still very early, but already the cream is rising to the top in the summer 7s season. Most series are just a tournament or two in. In both the Northeast and Midwest, one team has won every tournament so far. The Chicago Lions won both Milwaukee and Madison qualifiers and tied for first in the Chicago tournament that was called early for poor weather. In the Northeast, Old Blue is two-for-two... Read More
The Collegiate Rugby Championshp bookends the college 7s season, and with Cal having the Pete Dawkins Trophy in hand, its time for our final rankings of the year. Even more so than 15s, it's very difficult to rank college 7s. We usually have to weigh the results three major tournaments - the CRC, the Las Vegas Invitational and USA Rugby's College 7s National Championships - which span across... Read More
Sad and pathetic it is that we can't pare these teams down to 25.But it's true. We rank 30 teams this week because
too many are making a move upward.
We were wrong about the Las Vegas Aces, but Las Vegas Academy is pretty
good. Nakahi from Idaho deserves a serious look, and so does Aurora, such
closer losers to Colorado Springs.
Seattle finally moves in as we had on record a loss... Read More
The top teams in RUGBYMag.com's
Boys Single-School rankings stay where they are as, again, they are
doing what is expected of them.
The big mover was Greenwich, which looked impressive in beating #12
Unionville. Greenwich moves up to #11.
Moving in are Union HS out of Oregon, who have beaten three of the
better... Read More
RUGBYMag.com's Men's DI Club Rankings show little movement as most of the
teams involved did what was expected. OMBAC's defeat of SFGG and Denver's
defeat of Belmont Shore mean that Denver moves up to #5 (remember, we
demurred on moving Denver past SFGG a week ago out of caution as we wanted
to see the Barbarians back up their March 8 performance, which they
OMBAC did... Read More