Glendale faltered somewhat against Kansas City, and thus drops from #1 to
#2. Santa Monica drops a little after a loss to Las Vegas, but we're
waiting on Vegas (same with KC Blues) to really bump them up ... they need
to show more than one happy weekend.
The Blues do move up eight spots to #11. The big droppers are Olympic Club,
who could easily have won last weekend's match... Read More
We were treated to games between #1 and #2, and #3 and #4 this weekend.
Even though the 1 v 2 matchup wasn’t a league game, it was played like one
and BYU won it. St. Mary’s were right there for a while, but were blown out
late, after they emptied their bench.
Don't get us wrong; BYU was the better team, but perhaps the score wasn't
quite indicative of true competitive balance... Read More
Highland Rugby is now TRYBE Rugby. Most of
the same coaches, and most of the same players, but fewer (if any) overseas
kids and few kids from surrounding schools.
TRYBE lost to Red Mountain (AKA Mesa)
earlier this season and so are #5 at the moment.
The Charlotte Tigers are what used to be
Colorado Springs lost to Cherry Creek, but
we think Springs will rebound.
Belmont Shore... Read More
Air Force upset Arizona, which of course moves them up. We're still trying
to figure out whether Utah's close loss to Cal should get them to move up.
At the moment, no. Every team did as expected, really, so we will wait. BUt
Utah could be primed for a big jump.
Probably not next week, as they are expected to do well against Colorado
State, but maybe March 24 when they play... Read More
For the most part, teams that played heavily in the fall haven't moved. But
we have seen a move with teams that have been playing. In January, we only
ranked 24 teams because we weren't sure about who else might jump up. In
the end, it seems like a couple of NorCal teams might move into this level.
Could be San Mateo, but we chose SFGG, the only Super League team whose DI
team we... Read More
The latest rankings of the D1-A men's college teams.
the D1-A teams are back in action now and gives RUGBYMag.com a chance to
re-evaluate our preseason rankings.
Unbeaten and, really, untouched,
BYU stays firm at #1, with Arkansas State, Life and St. Mary’s all secure
in the next three spots. St. Mary’s could have bumped up one or two places,
but in the end, ASU... Read More
Maybe we have put too much stock in the game; if we have, then the rankings
will certainly self-correct.
However, right now a victory is a victory, and Cal Poly
defeated Cal 22-20 on Saturday. Cal, while not in D1-A anymore, is still
regarded as probably the best, and no worse than #2, team in the country
Sure the Bears ran on not their strongest side, but Cal... Read More
The USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship Qualifier brought us 32 teams
ready to face off for one spot – just one – at the CRC in June.
It was a perfect opportunity for RUGBYMag.com to look at the relative
strengths of college 7s teams and revisit our rankings.
This ranking, unlike the one at the end of 2011, measures current form (or
as close to current form as we can... Read More
Right now we see no reason to unseat the defending champs. Olympic Club and
Belmont Shore battle for #2, while the 4-5-6-7 group of Palmer, Las Vegas,
PAC and Austin could all be interchangeable.
For us the big question-mark team is the Chicago Lions. If they can bring
back their Super League players for the spring playoffs, they will be much
better than they were in the fall... Read More
University of California, Berkeley pulled out of D1A on December 23, which
puts them out of our rankings. We would have ranked them #1, by the way.
Now we have to figure out what to do. You will certainly see a
cross-divisional ranking at some point on RUGBYMag.com. But not today.
RUGBYMag.com Preseason Top 20 for D1A 2012 season.
BYU. Because they have the most impressive... Read More