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PRESS RELEASE

The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has recently released their Men’s Top 50 Final Rankings and the Men’s Top 10 Final Rankings (Challenge Cup).
 
Leading the Men’s Top 50 Final Rankings is The Claremont Colleges, followed by: Xavier University, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, California State University Maritime Academy and Louisiana State University – Alexandria to round out the top five.  The Top 50 rankings are based on the 2016-17 Union/Conference league (against NSCRO teams only) and playoff results, strength of schedule, NSCRO playoff results and the input from NSCRO officials present at playoff events.  In addition, out-of-conference match results were considered, if know.
 
In the Men’s Top 10 Final Rankings (Challenge Cup), Bethel College was ranked #1, followed by Iowa Central Community College and Point Loma Nazarene University.  The Top 10 rankings are for clubs that were Challenge Cup eligible (104 teams total) and participated in the NSCRO playoffs.

Lists are available only our website or can be downloaded here:
Men’s Top 50 Final Rankings

Men’s Top 10Final Rankings (Challenge Cup) 

About National Small College Rugby Organization

Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 135 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.  
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.