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After five weeks of fall 15s, rugby is in full swing in the college, club, and professional ranks. Ten of the top 25 D1A teams were on the pitch on Saturday along with four conferences in club land and sixth week games in the WPL.
Out of the ten top 25 D1A squads playing this weekend, eight were victorious. Penn State, Army, Arkansas State, Indiana, Iona, and St. Bonaventure added to their win totals as well as Mary Washington and Dartmouth from D1AA.
To break down conference play, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan State won in the Big Ten; Albany, Iona, Colgate, Rhode Island, Fairfield, Binghamton, UMass, and UConn claimed victories in the Liberty; Arkansas and Texas A&M prevailed in the Red River; Air Force and Colorado State won in the Rocky Mountain; and Army beat Kutztown and St. Bonaventure cracked Wheeling Jesuit in the Rugby East. Non-conference matches saw Arkansas State and Penn State win in blowouts and Navy fall to the Norfolk Blues.
Over in D1AA, Mary Washington, Maryland, and Mount St. Mary’s collected Ws in the Chesapeake; Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, and Harvard crushed the opposition in the Ivy; St. Joseph’s, West Chester, and Rowan won in the MARC; and Alabama, Kentucky, and Ole Miss were victorious in the SCRC.
In DI club, there are only five undefeated squads left in the ARP, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. In the battle of unbeaten in the Midwest, the elder Chicago Lions handed the rookie Detroit Tradesmen its first loss, 48-27. Old Blue remained perfect with a 52-12 win over Mystic River in the ARP while Rocky Gorge blasted NOVA and Norfolk beat Navy in the Mid-Atlantic.
The Albany Sirens scored its first DI women’s victory of the season when it beat Charlotte, 25-10. The win puts Albany at 1-1 and Charlotte will look for its first win next Saturday at Boston.
In the WPL, the frontrunners in the Blue Conference battled to tie as the San Diego Surfers and the Glendale Merlins ended its game knotted at 31-31. In the Red Conference, the Amazons improved to 3-2-1 with a 57-12 win against Beantown. The New York vs Atlanta and ORSU vs Berkeley were ongoing at the publication of this recap.
|Michigan State||38||Illinois||17||D1A - Big Ten|
|Purdue||17||Indiana||45||D1A - Big Ten|
|Wisconsin||76||Michigan||7||D1A - Big Ten|
|Albany||27||Cortland||10||D1A - Liberty|
|Stony Brook||5||Iona||72||D1A - Liberty|
|Brockport||15||Colgate||41||D1A - Liberty|
|Rhode Island||24||Fairfield||46||D1A - Liberty|
|Binghamton||61||Oswego State||24||D1A - Liberty|
|Tufts||0||UMass||57||D1A - Liberty|
|UConn||12||Fordham||25||D1A - Liberty|
|Texas||0||Arkansas State||74||D1A - Non-Conference|
|Navy||17||Norfolk Blues||24||D1A - Non-Conference|
|Penn State||76||Ohio State||0||D1A - Non-Conference|
|Arkansas||32||Oklahoma||27||D1A - Red River|
|Texas A&M||52||LSU||10||D1A - Red River|
|Air Force||33||Colorado||25||D1A - Rocky Mountain|
|New Mexico||26||Colorado State||61||D1A - Rocky Mountain|
|Army||24||Kutztown||17||D1A - Rugby East|
|Wheeling Jesuit||19||Saint Bonaventure||56||D1A - Rugby East|
|Georgetown||28||Mary Washington||47||D1AA - Chesapeake|
|Maryland||37||Towson||22||D1AA - Chesapeake|
|Virginia Tech||10||Mount St. Mary's||19||D1AA - Chesapeake|
|Brown||41||Princeton||0||D1AA - Ivy|
|Columbia||0||Yale||67||D1AA - Ivy|
|Cornell||6||Dartmouth||95||D1AA - Ivy|
|Harvard||53||Penn||13||D1AA - Ivy|
|St. Joseph's||43||Indiana (PA)||17||D1AA - Mid-Atlantic|
|West Chester||36||Pittsburgh||17||D1AA - Mid-Atlantic|
|Rowan||63||West Virginia||19||D1AA - Mid-Atlantic|
|Idaho||Cancelled||Gonzaga||Cancelled||D1AA - NCRC|
|Middle Tennessee State||Cancelled||Lindenwood-Belleville||Cancelled||D1AA - Non-Conference|
|Alabama||15||South Carolina||7||D1AA - SCRC|
|Kentucky||36||Tennessee||32||D1AA - SCRC|
|Mississippi State||12||Ole Miss||15||D1AA - SCRC|
|Mystic River||12||Old Blue||52||Men's DI Club - Atlantic North/ARP|
|Life||38||NYAC||15||Men's DI Club - Atlantic North/ARP|
|Schuylkill River Exiles||34||Washington Irish||10||Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic|
|Northern Virginia Rugby||21||Rocky Gorge Rugby||57||Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic|
|Baltimore-Chesapeake||39||Potomac Exiles||40||Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic|
|Cincinnati Wolfhounds||32||Chicago Griffins||36||Men's DI Club - Midwest|
|Chicago Lions||48||Detroit Tradesmen||27||Men's DI Club - Midwest|
|Kansas City Blues||21||Palmer College Dragons||33||Men's DI Club - Midwest|
|St. Louis Bombers||90||Milwaukee Barbarians||3||Men's DI Club - Midwest|
|Charlotte Rugby||10||Albany Sirens||25||Women's DI Club - Eastern|
|Glendale Merlins||31||San Diego Surfers||31||Women's Premier League|
|New York Rugby||Atlanta Harlequins||Women's Premier League|
|Oregon Sports Union||Berkeley All Blues||Women's Premier League|
|Beantown Rugby||12||Twin Cities Amazons||57||Women's Premier League|