Plenty of comments on RUGBYMag.com and directly to our staff put arguments
for those teams. As it happened, they played each other over the weekend,
which told us a lot. In addition, we were able to see how Fallbrook fared in
the national tournament.
Fallbrook dominated - so much so that they have taken sole possession of #1
from Summit. The invitational results organized the rest of the teams,... Read More
This ranking is NOT the final of the season, as some states are still
wrapping up, but not a lot is expected to change.
The rankings are based on results and history. If a region has performed
well historically, we give them a little boost. That's why, for example,
the Washington state champions are ranked higher than the Tennessee
In addition, if sometimes the top HS... Read More
In the end, there wasn't much to change.
We've had BYU at #1 all season and there was no reason to drop the Cougars
down, as they won a superbly exciting and fun D1-A final Saturday
Further down, there wasn't much to change, either. Sure, Life and
Arkansas State showed very well in the playoffs, but that can't elevate the
other South teams too much. Notre Dame and... Read More
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