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The NSCRO Champions Cup is getting into full gear, or at least the fall campaign. NSCRO still plays a spring championship so only a portion of the bracket is coming to fruition.
All eight teams in region one have been determined. The top two teams in both the Tri State and Upstate NY advanced to the playoffs.
In the Tri State, Vassar upended SUNY Maritime after losing to them earlier this year. The Brewers won 34-19 and will host Paul Smith next week. SUNY Maritime will travel to Alfred, who defeated Paul Smith 53-19.
The other half of the bracket is made up of the NERFU and Colonial Coast. Salve Regina, won the Colonial Coast in impressive fashion, only yielding three points in the process. They will host NERFU runner up Holy Cross.
Endicott, who lost to Salve Regina 37-3 will go on the road to Maine Farmington on Saturday. Farmington won the NERFU North and while Holy Cross won the South. In the battle for the top spot, Farmington won 36-19.
Catholic capped off its perfect season with a victory over Frostburg State 43-10. With the win, CU captured the Potomac Conference spot to the playoffs. They will play the MARC second place finishers, Bucknell on November 18.
The second spot in the Potomac will take on the winner of the MARC, Susquehanna. Loyola and Frostburg State will play next weekend to see who gets that spot.
Awaiting the winners of these games will be the top teams from the Cardinals and Southern Conference. Christendom College, fresh off its 7s national title, won the conference. Elon joins them as the Southern Conference winner.These games will be played on December 2-3.
Eight teams will compete this upcoming weekend in the Central Cup. In one grouping the Three Rivers Conference and the Great Lakes Conference will square off. Taylor University won the Great Lakes and will face Robert Morris, the second place out the Three Rivers. Franciscan captured the Three Rivers and will host Denison.
These games will take place on November 18-19.
The other four teams include the winner of Wisconsin (UW-Stevens Point), Minnesota (Iowa Central) and the top two from the Midwest. Iowa Central has been dominating teams all season and will take on Thomas Moore, who finished second in the Midwest.
Xavier, who made the final four last season will battle Stevens Point. This foursome could prove to be one of the toughest in the country. These games will take place on November 11-12.
The two remaining two teams will play on April 7 for the spot in the final four.
This region plays its post season entirely in the fall. Some conferences have gotten under way but are in the preliminary stages.
|Alfred||53-19||Paul Smith's||Upstate SCRC|
|UMaine Farmington||36-19||Holy Cross||NERFU|
|Salve Regina||37-3||Endicott||Colonial Coast|
|St. Mary's||48-25||Johns Hopkins||Potomac|
|Susquehanna||48-10||Franklin & Marshall||MARC|
|Christopher Newport||26-0||Madison Develop||Cardinals|
|MSOE||28-0||UW Eau Claire||WISCARFU|
|UW Stevens Point||26-19||Northwestern||WISCARFU|
|UW Stevens Point||37-10||MSOE||WISCARFU|
|Robert Morris||May-42||Franciscan||3 Rivers|