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
The spring 7s season is on the brink of getting going in earnest, with some on tap this weekend and the Las Vegas Invitational in the rear view mirror. The LVI has provided a lot of new results and caused quite a bit of shake up from the fall rankings.
Remaining unmoved after winning the LVI is Arkansas State. Despite losing many big-time playmakers to graduation and injury, the Red Wolves... Read More
Been a crazy few weeks since our last ranking, with upsets and notable scalps being claimed. It's only going to continue to heat up over the coming weeks. In order to explain the movement, we'll give you a reason for each team moving up and each team moving down.
Central Washington - The Wildcats are crushing everything in their path. Granted, they're in a weak competition.
Army -... Read More
With dominant wins by the top five teams in action, and a few upsets near the bottom of the rankings, all of the movement takes place in the lower quadrant. BYU, Cal, Life, St. Mary's and Central Washington beat teams by 69 and 99, 76, 91, 95, and 93, respectively. No. 7 UCLA beat Oregon State, 44-12, in their PAC opener.
None of those results are enough to budge the winners over anyone else. And... Read More
After going dormant for the holidays, there are now a couple of weeks of college results on the books in warm weather areas. There's only been one result worthy of shaking up the last rankings of 2014, though, and it was Arizona's surprisingly dominant win at Santa Clara. The Wildcats won, 55-5, laying down a big marker in their first season as a D1A independent. The win bumps Arizona to No. 18... Read More
A National Champion has been crowned, and we haven't run rankings since before the Sweet 16, so we're in line for some major shakeup. Parts of the Top 25 held up through the postseason, like the part where we had Minnesota-Duluth ranked No. 1 all season, and final four contestants James Madison and UW-Whitewater in the top five all year. Others didn't hold up so well.
We had New England... Read More
The fall college 7s season is wrapped up, and two teams won relatively late tournaments to jump into the fray. Stony Brook won the storied new York 7s, and Nevada upset Sacramento State to claim the PacWest 7s title. For their efforts, they join the rankings as Nos. 24 and 25. Northeastern also won a small 7s tournament, but the competition wasn't considerably high, leaving the Huskies on the... Read More
With the bulk of action done for the fall semester in DI, there is little movement in the Top 25, though the American Collegiate Rugby Championship bowls did cause some shakeup.
For its win over Bowling Green, American International College moves up one slot over Dartmouth. Clemson is rewarded for its big win over rival South Carolina by jumping Utah, and the Gamecocks fall from the rankings... Read More
There was little action in DI over the weekend, as several teams ramp up for the ACRC Bowl Series. However, with teams in the Northwest kicking off and the SCRC playoffs, there was enough to warrant movement.
The results that garnered no changes were Central Washington beating Washington State in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference opener and Penn State drubbing Iona in the Rugby East... Read More
The blender of DII college playoff rugby has chewed up and spit out several teams over the last two weeks, and just 16 teams are left in tact. The result is a lot of shakeup.
Defending National Champion Minnesota-Duluth remains atop the list, having not had to play for a few weeks. The Fighting Penguins were more impressive than anyone in DII in the regular season, except for arguably UW-... Read More