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The fall rugby is coming to a close and it's transitioning into championship season for some. Men’s D1AA and DII and women’s DI Elite have started the preliminary rounds of the postseason while the heavy hitters were action in D1A.

The Big Ten championship ended with interesting results in a conference that has been hard to predict. Wisconsin took home the title beating Ohio State, 20-13, and Indiana continued its slide with a loss to Michigan State in the third-place game.

The semifinal rounds in the Rocky Mountain and Liberty were Saturday. BYU made short work of Air Force, 110-0, and the CSU versus USU score is still outstanding in the Rockies while AIC won a close game against Syracuse, 43-38, and UMass blasted Binghamton, 71-7, in the Liberty.

Six of the top ten teams were active in the Rugby East and Mid-South. In the Mid-South, Life dominated Florida State, 122-3, in a preseason romp, Lindenwood knocked off Navy, 18-12, and Clemson beat Davenport, 28-14. In the cold and wind of the Rugby East, Penn State eclipsed the century mark against Buffalo and Kutztown outscored St. Bonaventure, 52-39, in a Sunday test.

The final touches to the D1AA field were made Saturday as Salisbury will take the at-large bid from James Madison after it lost to Mary Washington. The MARC championship between Western Michigan and Bowling Green match was canceled but both teams will advance. In the Ivy final, Dartmouth capped off its perfect season with a 37-7 win over Brown.

Scores are still coming in for the Round of 32 in the men’s DII playoffs but UW-Milwaukee, Queens College, Marquette, and Iowa Central have advanced so far.

The national quarterfinals for the women’s DI Elite are set as Northeastern blanked Navy, 29-0, and Michigan State beat Kent State, 51-17, in the wildcard games. Northeastern draws Davenport next while Michigan State plays UConn.

Lastly, in club land, Rocky Gorge and Norfolk remained undefeated in the Mid-Atlantic and will square off twice in the spring. In the Midwest, the Griffins got the best of the Lions in the Chicago derby, Palmer doubled up Kansas City, and St. Louis eked out a one-point win over Milwaukee. In women’s DI, Philadelphia remained undefeated with a 39-5 victory over Charlotte.

HOMESCOREAWAYSCORECONFERENCE
Indiana20Michigan State26Men's D1A - Big Ten 3rd Place
Purdue10Illinois21Men's D1A - Big Ten 5th Place
Michigan39Minnesota28Men's D1A - Big Ten 7th Place
Ohio State13Wisconsin20Men's D1A - Big Ten Final
Syracuse38American International College43Men's D1A - Liberty Semifinal
UMass71Binghamton7Men's D1A - Liberty Semifinal
Davenport14Clemson28Men's D1A - Mid-South
Navy12Lindenwood18Men's D1A - Mid-South
Notre Dame21Iona55Men's D1A - Non-Conference
Florida State3Life122Men's D1A - Non-Conference
LSUPostponedBaylorPostponedMen's D1A - Red River
North Texas21Arkansas41Men's D1A - Red River
BYU110Air Force0Men's D1A - Rocky Mountain Semifinal
Colorado StateUtah StateMen's D1A - Rocky Mountain Semifinal
Buffalo0Penn State115Men's D1A - Rugby East
Saint Bonaventure39Kutztown52Men's D1A - Rugby East
Mary Washington81James Madison0Men's D1AA - Chesapeake
Kansas27Iowa19Men's D1AA - Heart of America
Dartmouth37Brown5Men's D1AA - Ivy Championship
Western MichiganCancelledBowling GreenCancelledMen's D1AA - Mid-American Championship
Schuylkill River Exiles41Pittsburgh Harlequins12Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic
Rocky Gorge Rugby54Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies19Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic
Potomac Exiles27Norfolk Blues31Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic
Northern Virginia Rugby22Washington Irish8Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic
Cincinnati WolfhoundsColumbus RugbyMen's DI Club - Midwest
Chicago Lions29Chicago Griffins30Men's DI Club - Midwest
Palmer College Dragons43Kansas City Blues19Men's DI Club - Midwest
Milwaukee Barbarians21St. Louis Bombers22Men's DI Club - Midwest
UW-Milwaukee18St. Louis17Men's DII - Round of 32
Furman31Queens College36Men's DII - Round of 32
Marquette39Ferris State24Men's DII - Round of 32
SUNY GeneseoBentleyMen's DII - Round of 32
William PatersonSacred HeartMen's DII - Round of 32
IUPUI56Iowa Central15Men's DII - Round of 32
VirginiaBloomsburgMen's DII - Round of 32
Philadelphia Rugby39Charlotte Rugby5Women's DI Club - Eastern
Northeastern29Navy0Women's DI Elite - Wildcard
Michigan State51Kent State17Women's DI Elite - Wildcard