College rugby is about to get under way this weekend with a handful of games so it is about time Rugby Today comes out with its first set of DI rankings. As a reminder, Rugby Today ranks the top 25 DI teams regardless of whether they play in DIA or DIAA and regardless of whether they play a majority of their schedule in the fall or the spring.
The ranking committee consists of four DI college... Read More
Championship weekend provided the final information for the 2016-2017 DI Rankings. The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup and the DIA Final did not make things easy for the committee.
St. Mary’s defeated Life 30-24 in a tightly contested match. Very little separated the two teams and the St. Mary’s victory means nobody in DI finished undefeated. The Gaels remain as consensus number one but after that things... Read More
We are down to championship weekend so the rankings had very little movement. The only games on tap were the pair of DIA semifinals, which bore interesting results.
The biggest game of the season for rankings purposes saw Life defeat BYU. The team’s had not met since the 2012 playoffs and with BYU transitioning from the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup to DIA it was a real opportunity to see how they... Read More
The DI rankings are in the final push as we are reaching the latter stages of the playoffs. The rankings held up this week with all of the higher seeds winning games.
The top 10 featured a bevy of ranked teams facing off. The top four showed once again that they are the teams to beat in the country. Lindenwood, Penn State and Indiana played Life, Cal and BYU tough respectively, but were unable to... Read More
The playoffs are heating up and we are starting to see our rankings tested. Both the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup and the DIA playoffs are in full gear and for the most part our rankings have held up.
The biggest exception to that, however, was the shocking Navy victory over Central Washington. The Wildcats had been ranked number five all season but an overtime victory for the Midshipmen upended the... Read More
The Post season has started and the DI rankings will certainly be tested. The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup provided no major upsets that effect our rankings as all of the higher ranked Varsity Cup teams took care of business.
Of the top four, BYU was the only team in action. The Cougars dismantled Colorado State in the DIA playoffs. BYU remains at number two while the Rams move down to number 20.... Read More
The DI Rankings saw little movement overall this week but a couple of games bore interesting results. The top four saw a bit of a shakeup and one team made its first appearance in the rankings in a long time.
BYU dismantled Central Washington for the second time this season. The Cougars looked deadly and move into the number two spot behind St. Mary’s. Although Life continues to win, the Cougar's... Read More
DI was filled with exciting matchups last weekend and our rankings saw some movement as a result. The big story of the weekend came from the battle by the bay. St. Mary’s went on the road and defeated Cal. Even more impressively, the Gael’s came from 11 points down in the final quarter of the game. They have become the consensus number one.
Life remains at number two after beating Lindenwood on... Read More
The DI Rankings saw little movement this weekend with the exception of a few results. The big takeaway from this weekend’s results is that the top four are still heads above the rest of the group.
BYU used a strong first half to defeat Central Washington in the Pacific Northwest. The Cougars imposed themselves, ultimately winning 46-24. Despite the loss, Central Washington does not drop out of... Read More
The top of the DI rankings saw a bit of a shakeup after this week. After being out of the top spot for one week, Cal moves right back in after dismantling UCLA 88-7. The Bruins are having a down year, suffering hefty losses in PAC play. UCLA slides to 24 in our rankings.
St. Mary’s did not hold the top spot for long as they fell to BYU on the road 35-26. The Gaels and Cougars have split a home... Read More