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The DIAA spring season is several weeks under way. The bulk of the conferences in action are out west but there are several conferences across the country that play their season predominantly in the spring.
This conference is broken up into two divisions and it appears that only intra division games count towards the standings. There are some crossover games each week but they do not affect the overall standings.
In pool A, Western Washington has gotten out of the gate fast with a 2-0 record, although they lost to Western Oregon in a crossover game. Western Washington defeated Washington State 28-0 in a battle of pool A unbeaten teams. The two teams remain atop the division.
In the other division, Oregon State sits atop the group with a 3-0 division record. Western Oregon sits in second and after beating Idaho this week, is set for a rematch with Oregon State in two weeks. OSU won the opening season match 17-10.
Gonzaga also has a 2-1 record but a hiccup against Eastern Washington last week set the Zags back. However, a matchup with OSU could right the ship this week.
Grand Canyon opted to leave this conference for DIA so the Gold Coast will have a new winner in 2018. Long Beach State has their sights set on a conference crown and reached the century mark against CSU-Fullerton. Loyola Marymount bested CSU-Northridge 44-19 in the opening week of conference action.
The Claremont Colleges defeated San Diego 39-16 in the final game but Claremont is technically a part of NSCRO. The Lions took home the NSCRO title last year and playing against DI opponents during the regular season is helping.
This is another conference that will crown a new winner this year. UC-Davis has been the top dog in this conference for the last three years, reaching the DIAA final on all three occasions. However, the Aggies opted for DIA this year opening up the door for a new challenger.
Stanford and Chico State have gotten off to a hot start in this conference. Both teams sit at 2-0 with former defeating Nevada 36-17 and the latter beating UC Santa Cruz 39-17.
The SIRC is one of the rare conferences that plays a fall-spring campaign. The conference is divided into two divisions that will ultimately meet in a four team playoff.
Middle Tennessee State is in control of the north division at 5-0. MTSU defeated Kennesaw State 32-12 to go two games up on the division foe. It is the second time MTSU beat KSU this year, setting them up for the pole position in the playoffs.
In the other division, Florida State made things interesting this weekend by beating previously undefeated Florida International 29-21. The seminoles got revenge from a fall loss to FIU. FIU sits at 5-1 and Florida States move to 4-2 on the season. In between the two squads is Central Florida with a 5-1 record. FIU bested Central Washington in the first game of the season. FIU and UCF will meet next week in a pivotal conference matchup.