The latest rankings of the D1-A men's college teams.
the D1-A teams are back in action now and gives RUGBYMag.com a chance to
re-evaluate our preseason rankings.
Unbeaten and, really, untouched,
BYU stays firm at #1, with Arkansas State, Life and St. Mary’s all secure
in the next three spots. St. Mary’s could have bumped up one or two places,
but in the end, ASU... Read More
Maybe we have put too much stock in the game; if we have, then the rankings
will certainly self-correct.
However, right now a victory is a victory, and Cal Poly
defeated Cal 22-20 on Saturday. Cal, while not in D1-A anymore, is still
regarded as probably the best, and no worse than #2, team in the country
Sure the Bears ran on not their strongest side, but Cal... Read More
Colorado overcame some lapses of discipline to beat rival Colorado
State 48-20 Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.
The Buffs led 15-8 at halftime, but lost two players just before heading
into the training room for intermission. The first was Charlie Barkmeier,
who was yellow-carded for an off-the-ruck punch, and the second was Jeff
Tarshis, who was ejected for kicking... Read More
scored its first DI-A win of the season Saturday, beating Notre Dame 29-22
in Norman, Okla.
The Sooners had their chances to separate from the Fighting Irish in the
opening half, but couldn’t capitalize, due partially to the breaking in of
freshman flyhalf Pete Santos, OU’s third No. 10 this school year.
“We had tons of opportunities from breakaways and just... Read More
Oregon State took advantage of pleasant March weather to get some running
in, recording nine tries in a 59-0 drubbing of Idaho Saturday in the
Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference.
has started NCRC play well, but the Beavers are on a roll and looked
Nate Kimmell broke the 0-0 deadlock at the 16th minute with the
first of his two tries, powering through... Read More
Two captains of two very highly-regarded D1-A teams were guardedly
optimistic after easy victories Saturday.
St. Mary's ran through UCLA to the tune of 76-19, while BYU defeated
Arizona State 54-13.
"It was OK," said BYU captain Ryan Roundy. "We took a while to get into the
game, but it was OK. We had some work to do but we got there under tough
The game was... Read More
Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference play rolled on Saturday
with two massive blowouts and one squeaker.
LSU and Tennessee scored the blowouts over Mississippi State and Kentucky,
respectively. The Tigers blanked the Bulldogs 85-0 , and the Vols crushed
the Wildcats 91-3.
Tennessee and LSU’s wins keep them both undefeated and atop their
respective divisions.... Read More
Diego State and UC Santa Barbara continued barreling towards a big
late-season rematch this weekend, with both scoring massive wins in Pacific
Mountain West play.
Friday night, the Gauchos beat Claremont 44-3. It was a close match for the
first half, 16-3 at the break and 6-3 through the first half hour, but UCSB
blew it wide open in the second half with four converted... Read More
Middle Tennessee State exacted some revenge against Kennesaw State
Saturday, beating the Owls 40-14. In the first meeting between the two foes
earlier this season, KSU won 27-15.
The Raiders led 14-7 at halftime, but exploded after intermission,
outscoring Kennesaw 26-7 in the second half.
“We sort of hurt ourselves a little bit with some penalties and we were
losing a little... Read More
Missouri scored a massive win Saturday, beating Arkansas 26-19 in
Fayetteville, Ark. to move to 2-0 in Heart of America conference
The Tigers trailed Arkansas 12-7 at halftime, but poured in three tries and
slotted two conversions in the second half to knock off the previously
“We just got our continuity together again. We were a... Read More