Nine ranked teams played games this week with two matchups occurring between ranked opponents. Both favorites won those matchups but they were close games.
Mary Washington nearly pulled off the biggest upset over Navy but a poised Midshipmen came back to win 15-14 late in the match. Navy drops a couple spots to nine overall and Mary Washington moves up to 18 despite the loss.
Army defeated Iona... Read More
DIA had a number of thrilling conference and non-conference games this weekend. Some ranked teams were tested heavily and one team taking a ranked scalp.
There were several high profile non-conference games. After a week filled with drama, that saw the Iona program thrown into upheaval, the team traveled to West Point for a date with Army. The Black Knights ended up winning 29-19. Iona has... Read More
Collectively, Army and Navy have made a combined 26 final four appearances dating back to the original collegiate national championship season of 1980. The Black Knights have made it to the semifinals 12 times and the Midshipmen 14, though four of Navy’s runs were through the Varsity Cup, a privately run championship that ran from 2013-2017.
Still, a national title evades both.
Army reached three... Read More
DIAA had a full slate of conferences and games take place over the weekend. In total, five conferences had action over the weekend.
The Ivy Conference kicked off this weekend and all of the favorites came up victorious. Perennial champions, Dartmouth defeated Harvard 55-13 and both Penn and Yale won comfortably.
The MARC had its second weekend of action. Rowan and Pitt picked up their... Read More
The DII college season is now in full swing and in some cases playoff positions are starting to take shape. Here is a breakdown of what happened across the country in DII.
The Tri-State has been plagued by a myriad of forfeits but several teams are raising their hands to come out of the conference. Last year’s winner RPI and William Paterson sit atop the north division and are odds on... Read More
On Friday night, two of the best collegiate teams in the Mid-Atlantic clashed in a surprisingly close test that ended with a 15-14 second-half comeback. At Prusmack Sports Complex in Annapolis, Md., D1AA National Champion Mary Washington pushed Navy to the brink for 80 minutes of rugby. UMW led 14-0 at the half, however, the Midshipmen stepped up the its play in the second half to claw back in... Read More
We are still early in the season but it is time for the first set of DII College Rankings. DII changes tremendously every year and it is hard to keep a grip on everything. Some teams dropped down from DIAA and others came from NSCRO leaving the field different than last season.
The WIIL, which rebranded as the Great Midwest, is still the strongest conference in the country. The conference sees... Read More
There were several games this weekend between ranked opponents. All of the favorites won but some movement occurred in the rankings.
The biggest game saw Penn State take down NDC on the road 29-14. The falcons led in the second half but Penn State pulled away late to take the victory. Penn State stays at five and NDC drops one spot to 11.
Army picked up a pair of wins over St. Bonaventure and... Read More
The fall leagues comprising DIA are now mostly underway. The Liberty, Rugby East, Rocky Mountain and Big 10 all are into their campaigns.
The top teams in Rugby East are off to a strong start. Army picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, besting a very improved St. Bonaventure team on Friday 28-10 and blitzing Buffalo by 80 the next day.
The marquee matchup over the weekend came in... Read More
The DII College season is now full under way with every conference having kicked off. Several conferences are starting to take shape while in others we got a taste of the competition in each region.
Hurricane Florence wiped out all the games in the Southern Conference and several in the Cardinals Conference. These games will be made up later in the season.
The Great Midwest Conference is starting... Read More