The fall 7s season is nearly over, with only two tournaments left on the slate. This weekend is the PAC 7s Championship in Berkeley, Calif., and Nov. 22 is Arkansas State's tournament, which should draw some teams who haven't played much 7s yet. The jewel of fall 7s, the Battle in the Bay, has shaped our rankings to date. With a title on Treasure Island, Cal jumps back over UCLA to No. 2.
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Kutztown at St. Bonaventure
Last week, fourth-ranked Kutztown suffered a disappointing four-point loss to Army, and Coach Doc Jones had his players work on their exploited weakness all week to have maximum success against their next opponent, St. Bonaventure. The Golden Bears touched down 12 times, and their defense starved the Bonnies of possession en route to a 72-19 victory.
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Army defeated its academy rival Air Force 19-17 at Anderson Rugby Complex in West Point, NY Friday Night. In front of an electric crowd of several thousand cadets, Army overcame a 17-7 halftime deficit to defeat the Zoomies.
Service games are always a unique rivalry, and both coaches were excited about another year of rivalry games. “I’m thrilled, it’s always a great game when we play another... Read More
Phew, that was a lot of action. In the two weeks since our last rankings, there have been plenty of high-profile meetings, and there are more to come in the next few weeks. The biggest winner of the fall so far is Army. After returning from suspension, the Black Knights have picked up where they left off without missing a beat, and an upset of Kutztown sees them shoot up to No. 8.
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Keytsone Conference top seeds, West Virginia and St. Joe’s, each won their semifinals by wide margins, booking their tickets to the championship game. West Virginia will host the affair Nov. 8, and the winner will receive an automatic bid into the USA Rugby D1-AA National Playoffs.
Temple at West Virginia
In the first semifinal for the Keystone Conference, West Virginia used a devastating attack... Read More
In East Coast Rugby Conference action AIC completed a perfect 6-0 season with a 45-20 victory over Middlebury in Springfield, Mass., Sunday. With the win, AIC earned its first ever ECRC conference title.
AIC opened the scoring through a Jihad Khabir try, and a successful conversion from Bryce Neff gave the Yellow Jackets a 7-0 lead. Seth Halliman made the game 12-0 before Middlebury cut the lead... Read More
Under the lights at the Germantown Soccerplex in Boyds, Md., Navy scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to secure the win over Maryland, 54-21. The schools are less than a half hour away from each other and, although are non-conference opponents, have built a rivalry over the years. The Midshipmen starved the Terps of possession all day and scored 10 tries via eight different players to... Read More
With both teams undefeated in the Rugby East, Kutztown traveled to West Point, NY to take on Army. The clubs traded blows throughout the match that featured eight lead changes, a 51-point output in the first half, and a defensive struggle in the second. The game came down to the last five minutes, when flanker and captain Collum Magee scored to give Army the four-point lead and the Black Knights... Read More
The first step in the quest for the Keystone Conference title and an automatic bid to the DIAA playoffs starts this weekend. Additionally, the top two teams in the conference will get bids into American College Rugby Championship (ACRC) bowl weekend later this fall.
With their wins last weekend, West Virginia and St. Joe’s earned the top seeds of the eastern and western divisions and home games... Read More
With convincing wins by West Virginia and St. Joe’s in the last week of regular season play, the Mountaineers and Hawks will swap opponents for the semifinals of the Keystone Conference playoffs next weekend. West Virginia will host Temple and St. Joe’s will welcome Pittsburgh to town. For the championship final, the home team will be decided by the largest point differential.
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