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The final installment of the rankings are out and we have some movement at the top. After the three respective championships were played this past weekend, there is some more clarity yet more ambiguity.

Cal shocked BYU on BYU's campus to win the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The win snapped the Cougars two year unbeaten streak and was the first lost BYU ever suffered on South Field. Cal earned its way to the top of the rankings. It gets complicated at number two, however, because Life managed to defeat St. Mary's in Moraga. The Running Eagles finished off an undefeated season with the DIA National Championship victory. Since the DIA champs did not face off with the Varsity Cup finalists, it is tough to gauge. Nevertheless, Rugby Today determined that BYU had a better resume than Life and remains at number two while Life remains third.

By virtue of the fact that Central Washington nearly knocked Cal out of the Varsity Cup, the Wildcats come in at number four. St. Mary's, who came up just short in the DIA final to Life, finishes fifth. The Gaels had close losses to BYU, Cal, and Life, earning a top five spot for a successful season with a tough schedule.

Although the top of the rankings saw most of the clarification, UC Davis is the biggest mover this week. The Aggies won their second consecutive DIAA National Championship over Notre Dame College. Davis moves up to 17th slotting in front of fellow DIAA competitors NDC and AIC.

Rank5/11/16Recent Results
1CalBeat BYU 40-29
2BYULost to BYU 40-29
3LifeBeat St. Mary's 24-20
4Central WashingtonIdle
5Saint Mary'sLost to Life 24-20
7Arkansas StateIdle
15Penn StateIdle
16Air ForceIdle
17UC-DavisBeat NDC 17-13
18NDCLost to UC-Davis 17-13
23San Diego StateIdle
24Cal PolyIdle


Same old, same old. We are promoting the Varsity Cup so we put BYU over Life. What BS! Alex Goff got it right, he did say it was close but based on points for and against, including BYU at St Mary's, he put Life over BYU. It sure would be nice if you put your Varsity Cup bias aside for once. It would also be nice if the Varsity Cup would agree to be part of the National Championship, instead of having this kind of split, but we all know about certain egos.