Only one change.
We can't ignore how Life put Penn State to the sword, and they move up one.
Really, can Life beat BYU? In Marietta, heck yeah they can. This will be an
amazing match. The weather will matter - hot and humid helps Life for sure.
BYU is not taking this lightly, and we could see #1 unseated.
Arkansas State against St. Mary's? Another pick 'em game. If the South... Read More
We see no reason to change anything here. The biggest argument might be
Wyoming, which could say they deserve to bump up ahead of Texas A&M and
They could be right. We can't judge that, in the end, until the teams they
beat them out for the playoffs, play in those playoffs.
RUGBYMag.com DI-A Top 20... Read More
Not all, but certainly the vast majority. We at RUGBYMag.com recognize this
and accept that it is highly likely that our All-D1-A team for 2012 will be
heavily populated with players from the teams that made the
So we decided to pick a Best of the Rest - the best players from the teams
that didn't make the playoffs. These players all showed strong play and hard
work, and we think... Read More
We have looked at the results in recent weeks and made our determinations.
Some have fallen out - almost all because of losses to unranked, or
Others have come in, because their leagues are active now.
Granite Bay moves up after a big win over SFGG. West Short and the Barbarians
of Oregon both won against ranked opponents (West Shore's was ranked in
In the end... Read More
The top teams in the RUGBYMag.com rankings did well in the recent playoffs.
We make only a couple of small changes. Washington State moves up from 3 to
2 and Shippensburg slips to #3. Really it's a commentary on WSU's
dominance, but it's an argument that will be settled in Stanford in a
couple of weeks.
Western Washington, which was beaten soundly by a Humboldt State team in... Read More
We had three of the four semifinalists in our top four before the round of
16, and all four of them in our top five.
SDSU was impressive in its dismantling of both Santa Clara and UCSB, but
not quite impressive enough to leapfrog Davenport. Dartmouth did enough to
stand pat No. 3 and Tennessee is back at No. 4 after spending one ranking
period at No. 5.
The big upward mover is... Read More
There are no changes in the top 7 of the RUGBYMag.com D1-A Top 20.
All of those teams did exactly what was expected of them, including #3 Life
winning a close one over #4 Arkansas State, and Army just barely getting by
Penn State, who were ranked one spot below.
There are some changes further down. Here's why:
Air Force has continued to play well. They have only lost to Utah and... Read More
Why? Because the Chicago Lions, we felt, were the better team, but hadn't
yet shown it. These rankings have to go by what has happened, not by what
we think will happen.
The Lions beat New Orleans in New Orleans, and move up accordingly.
All of the higher-ranked teams in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic crossovers
won, but none did it with much conviction. That's why some move down.... Read More
We are just going from how we see them performing against their local
competition. This ranking could change drastically in the coming weeks. But
you've got to start somewhere.
RUGBYMag.com DII Club Rankings April 23 2012
Albuquerque... Read More
1. Should St. Mary's get a big boost from beating a team not in the D1-A
Answer: Yes. It's Cal, still the defending champs and still the team that
swept UBC. We don't think Cal is as strong as they have been in recent years
- probably 3rd or 4th if they were in D1-A, but they are still a terrific
team. St. Mary's beating them says more than Life scoring 98 on Notre
2. Is... Read More