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
There were a limited number of games in DI this past weekend but several teams impressed enough to make it into the rankings. Nobody in last week’s top 25 lost but several teams were pushed early on in this season.
Lindenwood-Belleville nearly claimed another DIA scalp but Indiana was able to get by 18-14. Nonetheless, the Belleville has impressed and moves into the top 25 for the first time this... Read More
Most teams in DIA are gearing up for their respective regular seasons with non-conference bouts while a couple of conferences have gotten a head start on league play.
A few teams put their hands up to be put in the rankings early in the season. Traditional powers, Army, Navy and Indiana all had tough games this weekend against unranked opponents.
Dartmouth gave Army all it could handle in a 32-... Read More
The bulk of the DII college division got underway this weekend. Most teams are still figuring out their own identity and many played their first game this past weekend. For the most part the results were fairly expected, however, there were several notable games on the docket.
The biggest result came out of the cardinals conference. Last year’s runner up, VMI ran into a buzzsaw in North Carolina... Read More
The first installment of the 2018 rankings are based on how teams finished last season, incoming freshman clashes and how teams have looked this preseason and early on. It is a bit of a guessing game at this point but here is the first top 25.
As in years past, the committee is made up of Rugby Today staff and several college coaches from across the country.
Only a few games took place over the... Read More
The DII college rugby season got under way last weekend, albeit a very abbreviated schedule. The Gateway conference was the only one to officially kick off as the rest of the country starts in earnest this weekend.
Last year’s conference champions, Pitt State, got off to a tough start in the defense of their conference title. Despite only having 15 eligible players, Saint Louis University edged... Read More