Been a crazy few weeks since our last ranking, with upsets and notable scalps being claimed. It's only going to continue to heat up over the coming weeks. In order to explain the movement, we'll give you a reason for each team moving up and each team moving down.
Central Washington - The Wildcats are crushing everything in their path. Granted, they're in a weak competition.
Army -... Read More
To decide state bragging rights and the home of the David Blank Trophy, rivals Arizona and Arizona State met in Tempe, where the clubs battled to a 34-15 Sun Devil victory. The win marks ASU's first conference victory of the season.
The game was the first year of the David Blank Trophy, which honors a special individual that played prop for ASU and later Tempe Rugby Club. Dave was instrumental in... Read More
With stalwart defense and strong forward play, Life University blanked Clemson, 51-0, in Marrieta, Ga Saturday. Paired with a victory over Navy last weekend, Life has now defeated Varsity Cup opponents two consecutive weeks.
The Running Eagles opened the scoring inside 10 minutes. After knocking on the door for the first several, Life scored off a short ruck to take a 7-0 lead. The home side... Read More
Davenport avenged a fall loss with a 16-7 win over Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark., Saturday. Despite only being able to practice outside one time prior to the match, the Michigan-based side pulled off a solid road victory.
The visitors controlled most of the play in the first half and kept the Red Wolves off the scoreboard. JP Eloff opened the scoring for Davenport with a penalty. Eloff would... Read More
In a battle between two Varsity Cup squads, Navy outlasted Clemson 39-25 at the Charlotte Rugby Complex. It was the second meeting of the season between the two sides, with Navy taking the first matchup in the fall with a more lopsided score line.
Clemson started strong and was knocking on the door in the opening minute but a knock on near the goal line thwarted an early attacking chance. In the... Read More
BERKELEY – The Golden Bears racked up 16 tries Saturday in a 100-17 win over Arizona State on Witter Rugby Field. Sione Sina and Harry Adolphus both had hat tricks as California (8-1, 2-0 PAC) took sole possession of first place in the PAC Rugby Conference.
Miles Honens was the other multi-try scorer for Cal, which had four different conversion kickers – Jake Anderson (7-of-11), Adolphus (1-of-1... Read More
Arkansas State treated visiting Glendale to a 14-12 loss in Jonesboro, Ark. Saturday. The match served as a preseason primer for the Red Wolves and a good non-league test for the Raptors, and it makes ASU 2-0 over the Pacific Rugby Premiership side this competitive cycle. The Red Wolves downed Glendale, 51-24, in the fall.
“That game could have gone either way. We both had a really good go at... Read More
After high scoring losses to BYU and St. Mary’s, Utah rode into Los Angeles to right the ship against UCLA and promptly shutout their opponent, 38-0. Behind a vicious attack and a stifling defense, the Utes scored five tries and three penalty kicks against a solid Bruins side for the victory.
“In the first ten minutes of the match, we were in their five twice and the boys dominated. Although we... Read More
In the opening weekend of the PAC Conference, UCLA ripped off a total of eight tries to defeat Oregon State, 44-12, in Corvallis, Ore. The Bruins are striving to learn from their round-of-eight appearance in the Varsity Cup to advance farther in the postseason this year. Saturday’s victory against the Beavers looks to be the start to another successful season for the Bruins.
“The team played well... Read More
After a couple of tough losses to BYU and St. Mary’s, Arizona State bounced back to defeat San Diego State, 34-15, in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday. A young team, the Sun Devils learned from the bruising losses, improving in ball possession and backline play.
“Our schedule this spring is amazingly tough, so we expected this week to see the same stuff that we did against BYU and St. Mary’s," Lane stated... Read More