The team seedings have been set for the Boys High School Rugby National Championships on May 18-20 at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, MO.
Both defending champions in the top tiers -- single-school champs Gonzaga and high school club winners Granite Bay -- have failed to get the No. 1 seed.
Instead, Jesuit of Sacramento, which has reached the last four finals and seven of the last nine, winning four times, is ranked No. 1 among single schools by FloRugby/GRR and gets the top seed as voted by coaches and other advisors.
Forth Hunt, which is ranked No. 1 by FloRugby.GRR, is also the top-seeded high school club.
The entire tournament will be live-streamed by FloRugby.
The seeds are as follows:
Single-School Bracket1. Jesuit
2. Gonzaga (defending champs)
3. Penn HS
7. St. Edward
HS Club Bracket1. Fort Hunt
2. Royal Irish
4. Granite Bay (defending champs)
5. KC Jr. Blues
7. West End (Tier II winners in 2016)
8. Elsie Allen
The Tier II bracket is made up of the remaining teams that applied to compete and were not seeded in the top eight of either of the above brackets:
Tier II Bracket1. St. Thomas Aquinas
2. Charlotte Catholic
3. Jesuit II
5. St. Louis U. High
7. Blue Valley
8. South Bay
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