Playoff time is upon us pretty much across the board, so highly ranked teams will be playing one another for the next few weeks. The chalk held in most of those matches through the weekend.
The top six remains unchanged for the eighth week in a row, with BYU beating UCLA, Cal clobbering Texas, St. Mary's punishing Santa Clara and Central Washington edging Utah. Life and Army were dormant. ... Read More
It's playoff time, and the cream is rising. The Central Washington Wildcats might be the creamiest of teams at the moment, having throttled Arizona State 72-10 in the opening round of the Varsity Cup. The result vindicates the high ranking CWU has enjoyed all season, despite playing little collegiate competition of note.
UCLA also enjoyed a big weekend in its Varsity Cup opener, beating Air... Read More
While there is plenty of 7s action throughout the eastern half of the country right about now, a lot of the top teams aren't necessarily running up against each other on a weekly basis. One high-profile match did occur at the final of Kutztown's tournament, which the host Golden Bears won convincingly over AIC.
Kutztown has been on a terror since a relatively disappointing showing at the the Las... Read More
It's long been this ranking's stance to avoid movement for the sake of movement. You won't see teams "tied" in our rankings, you won't see us "shake things up" just for the sake of doing it, and you won't see us include more than 25 teams in our list. We're going to give you a subjective version of our Top 25 and provide sound reasonsing for it.
This week is an example of one where there are no... Read More
Cal and Life recorded big wins on the weekend, the Golden Bears avenging their earlier loss to UBC and the Running Eagles winning yet another close one. But neither really rock the rankings, and there were no upsets. In fact, there wasn't a lot of action overall, as several colleges are on spring break.
We do make one move, bumping Lindenwood ahead of Utah. The Lions have played one of the blue... Read More
The spring 7s season is a few weeks old now, and the results have shaped our Top 25. These are the first rankings since the post LVI reshuffle, with five more tournaments having been played.
In a couple of instances, traditionally strong teams rebounded from poor performances at the LVI. Dartmouth did so winning the Empire Series' opening tournament at Stony Brook, beating Kutztown in the... Read More
The close games keep on coming, as do the upsets. For the fourth-straight ranking period in a row, we have intra-ranking upsets shaping the pciture. This week, the upset featured Lindenwood knocking off Davenport in Mid-South action. The result avenges for the Lions a fall loss to the Panthers.
Another upset saw unranked San Diego State knock off UCLA. The Aztecs jump into the Top 25 for their... Read More
While the top 10 remains unchanged, the rest of the rankings have gone haywire thanks to a series of upsets and results. There are no new teams in the rankings, and no teams have plummeted out, but 14 teams will find a new number next to their name.
Wheeling Jesuit, Clemson and Navy all played each other over the last several weeks, with each team finishing 1-1. Navy beat Clemson, the Tigers beat... Read More
The college season is getting serious. We had three top-10 match-ups on the weekend, with our rankings holding up through all of them. Two were squeakers, and the other not so much.
Top-ranked BYU overcame a halftime deficit to beat No. 4 St. Mary's, 32-28. No. 2 Cal wallopped then-No. 7 Utah, 82-5. And third-ranked Life nipped Davenport, 28-25. The higher ranked team won each game, making us... Read More
Even though the United States hasn't played since November and won't lace up for a full rankings test until July, the Eagles have swapped spots with Romania, moving up to 16th in the world. They owe a thanks to rival Russia for the climb, as the Russians' 16-13 win over Romania on the weekend spurred the move.
Romania, Russia, Georgia, Germany, Portugal and Spain compete in the top division of... Read More