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It's really the height of the college 7s season at the moment, with upwards of 10 tournaments taking place in a given week. The spring season has a few crescendos, the upcoming weekend being one of them with seven DI conferences crowning 7s champions.
Last weekend saw seven tournaments of mostly DI competition, and with that comes some changes in our Top 25. For a few already highly ranked teams, tournament wins come with no climb – Kutztown, AIC, Air Force and South Carolina.
A few other wins catapult teams forward. Notre Dame won a second big tournament, taking the Iowa City, Iowa leg of the Big Ten Series. Coupled with a win at the Atlantic Coast tournament in Clemson, SC a handful of weeks ago, that's enough evidence to suggest the Fighting Irish are getting pretty good.
Virginia Tech scored its first tournament win of the spring, taking its own leg of the ACRL Series in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies finished second at Clemson, and last weekend's championship sees them join the Top 25.
Bowling Green also rejoins the rankings with its second tournament win of the spring. The Falcons took the Notre Dame College tournament, beating St. Bonaventure in the final.
Maryland, Colorado State and Florida all supplant teams that mostly haven't played any 7s since the autumn, and didn't show that well then, with recent second-place finishes.
|4||4||AIC||Won Armory 7s|
|9||9||Air Force||Won Rocky Mountain|
|16||16||South Carolina||Won SCRC-Tupelo|
|17||24||Notre Dame||Won Big Ten-Iowa|
|19||Unr.||Virginia Tech||Won ACRL-Blacksburg|
|20||23||James Madison||3rd at ACRL-Blacksburg|
|21||Unr.||Bowling Green||Won NDC|
|23||Unr.||Maryland||2nd at ACRL-Blacksburg|
|24||Unr.||Colorado State||2nd at Rocky Mountain|
|25||Unr.||Florida||2nd at SCRC-Tupelo|
|18||U. San Diego|
|20||San Diego State|