The DII playoffs got under way this weekend and the results caused a shake up in the DII rankings.
Queens College defeated Furman 36-31 showing the power of the Cardinals Conference and the warranted three seeds they got to the post season. Queens moves up to 14 and UVA, who also won this weekend, moves to 10. NC State remains at two.
Iowa Central had a strong second half against IUPUI and won 56... Read More
The Fall DIA campaign is coming to a close. Several conferences had post season games to determine playoff positions while other conferences are getting under the bulk of their season under way.
Army won Rugby East a few weeks ago but other teams are jockeying for playoff spots. Penn State reached the century mark against Buffalo and Kutztown edged St. Bonaventure 52-39 in a shootout... Read More
The DII College playoffs are down to the final 16 after a weekend of play in games. Seven games took place across four regions and for the most part all were close.
The stage is now set for the four regionals next weekend. Three will take place in North Carolina and the final in Columbia Missouri. Teams will need to win back-to-back days to make the final four on December 6.
One game took... Read More
Rugby descended upon the banks of the Severn Saturday as Navy hosted Lindenwood for a D1A Mid-South Conference showdown in Annapolis, Md. The fall weather made its presence known with cold temperatures and a stiff southeast wind. In a game littered by intense scrummaging and a litany of infractions, the team with the wind advantage seemed to have the upper hand. With the wind at their backs,... Read More
There was very little movement in the rankings this week. The top 10 remains intact but some teams in the bottom half change places.
St. Bonaventure defeated NDC to get a big conference win and the Bonnies move up to 18. NDC drops to 21.
Cal Poly played its first game of the year and the traditionally strong squad lost a game to DIAA opponent Chico State. They drop out of the rankings all... Read More
With the playoffs in full swing, ranked teams will be facing off each week. We got a preview with conference finals last weekend and some movement occurred as a result.
Whitewater proved its dominance with a pair of blowout wins. Marquette and Milwaukee both drop to 13 and 19 respectively.
NC State blitzed through the conference finals beating last year runner up VMI 82-10. The Keydets were... Read More
The men’s division two college bracket has been released with a 23 team field making the playoffs. It is shaping up to be the most competitively balanced field in the history of DII.
All of the conferences except the Deep South are represented. The Great Midwest and Cardinals Conference received three bids each while Rugby Northeast, MARC, NEWCRC and Great Lakes all earned two bids.
Iowa Central... Read More
This weekend saw the remain handful of conferences crown champions and determine automatic bids to the USA Rugby playoffs. The rest of the field will be announced in the coming days.
Villanova won on back-to-back days over York and Bloomsburg to take home the conference crown.
Whitewater remains the class of the conference, winning two games by big margins. The Warhawks beat... Read More
The DIAA fall post season is almost upon us. A number of conferences are finishing up play and a few start conference playoffs next weekend.
Dartmouth won the battle of undefeated teams by shutting out Brown 44-0. The Big Green take the number one seed in the conference playoffs and Brown takes number two. Yale and Harvard played for third place and Yale edged the Crimson 31-15.
Harvard is... Read More