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College Rugby is set to kick back up in a big way over the next few weeks,
and many teams who were relatively inactive in the fall, or focused on 7s,
will be playing 15s seriously for the first time this competitive cycle. So
since we haven't published an all-division ranking since early autumn, we
decided now would be as good a time as any.
The top six teams have been largely inactive. BYU beat Utah in a recent friendly, but that's about all the action anyone's seen. We'll get to know more about Cal this weekend when they compete in the Dennis Storer Classic at UCLA.
Army scored a win over Air Force in the fall, so the Black Knights have
jumped ahead of the Zoomies, who stay ahead of Navy after downing the
Midshipmen in October.
Davenport also managed a big fall win over Lindenwood, giving the Panthers one of the best 15s wins so far this season. Davenport is the first college team to ever beat the Lions.
Towards the bottom of our ranking, Arizona State has leapfrogged instate rival Arizona after beating the Wildcats in a late 2012 friendly. Another change is the inclusion of Bowling Green. The Falcons have been dominant in the MAC Schools Conference, and even when DI was not split, they were a perennially good team.
There are plenty of opportunities for teams from different divisions or competitions to prove themselves this spring: Lindenwood is playing both Davenport and Life, Cal is playing St. Mary's and Penn State, UCLA is hosting Army, Army is playing Navy, etc. So expect this particular list to be updated more frequently.
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