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The NSCRO Men’s Champions Cup are progressing and the first team has qualified for the national final four in April of 2018. The three other will be sorted out during the Spring Campaign.
Salve Regina booked its ticket to nationals after winning region one. The Rhode Island school blanked Paul Smith 49-0 and Maine-Farmington 46-22 on back-to-back days to make the final four.
In region two, the Potomac Conference reigned supreme over the MARC. Both Catholic and Loyola defeated Bucknell and Susquehanna, respectively to move on the Mid Atlantic Cup. Catholic with take on Elon while Loyola will face Christendom College. The games will take place on December 3 with the winners advancing to face each other on the following day.
The winner of the MA Cup will await the South Cup winner in the spring. The South Cup consists of the Georgia, Deep South, Dixie and Florida Conferences. The winners of each of these four conferences will advance to the South Cup.
Region three is down to two teams after the Central East Cup finished the week before Thanksgiving. Franciscan had a bye thanks to a Denison forfeit and awaited the winner of the Great Lakes (Taylor) and Three Rivers (Robert Morris). Taylor won the game 21-17 but ultimately fell to the fresh Franciscan squad 46-17.
Franciscan will now take on Iowa Central in the spring for the right to go to nationals.
Region four playoffs will play out in the spring.