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Two conference 7s champions were crowned on the weekend. In the only East Coast 7s tournament this fall, Dartmouth won the Ivy title. On the left coast, Cal won its third-consecutive PAC 7s championship.
Both teams, the winners of the last four Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships, not only went undefeated in their campaigns, they were dominant. Cal conceded just two tries in six games, both to Arizona State. One came in a 36-5 pool win, and the other came in the 45-5 victory in the tournament final. The Big Green didn't get scored on once in the Ivy championship, and their second and third teams split the title of the b-side bracket.
For Arizona State, the PAC was a second-straight second-place performance. The Sun Devils also lost to Cal in the final of the Battle in the Bay last month. And for the second tournament in a row, the Sun Devils knocked off UCLA to get to the final, prompting ASU's move to No. 3 and UCLA's fall to No. 4.
Dartmouth moves up a couple of spots, too, over Cal Poly and Central Washington. And Utah rises past Arizona, after finishing ahead of the Wildcats in the PAC tourney.
There are still a couple of tournaments this fall, Nov. 22 in Jonesboro, Ark., where the two-time defending USA Rugby College 7s National Champion Red Wolves will be active, and New York 7s Nov. 29. Arkansas State hasn't lost a 7s match since falling to Life in the 2012 South Independent tournament, and the Red Wolves won't be knocked from their perch at No. 1 until they do. If there's no shake up following the ASU and New York events, these rankings will go dormant until the Las Vegas Invitational in February.
|2||2||Cal||Won PAC 7s|
|3||5||Arizona State||2nd PAC 7s|
|4||3||UCLA||3rd PAC 7s|
|8||10||Dartmouth||Won Ivy 7s|
|12||12||Notre Dame College|
|13||13||U. San Diego|
|14||17||Utah||4th PAC 7s|
|15||14||Arizona||5th PAC 7s|
|16||15||San Diego State|