New Teams, Strong Moves Highlight FloRugby D1AA Top 40

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Big shifts in the D1AA rankings because we have two weeks of data.

Western Move

Western Michigan and Western Washington move up, partly due to strong performances and partly due to other additional data.


A couple of close losses to very good teams push Louisville into the rankings. Cincinnati gets a bump and could move up more.


Rowan is now 4-0 in the MARC, and while we're not convinced of the overall strength of the schedule, winning is winning.

SIRC Starts

Kennesaw State, Middle Tennessee State, and Florida International all make big strides early. UCF lost convincingly to FIU, but Central Florida has been known to finish strong so we're keeping them in the top 40 for now. 

FloRugby 2017-18 D1AA Men College Rankings Week #6
11DartmouthIvy LeagueBeat Yale
22Lindenwood-BellevilleIndependentBeat Missouri
33Chico StatePacific WesternIdle until January
68South CarolinaSCRCBeat Florida (21)
75Bowling GreenMACIdle
813Western MichiganMACLost to Davenport (12)
910Western WashingtonNCRC7s
107TennesseeSCRCBeat Ole Miss
119Mary WashingtonChesapeakeBeat Salisbury
1314CincinnatiMACBeat Louisville
1415Virginia TechChesapeakeBeat Virginia
15UnrLouisvilleMACClose loss to Cincinnati (48)
1618James MadisonChesapeakeBeat Maryland (17)
1716CSULBGold CoastIdle Until January
1819St. Joseph'sMid-AtlanticBeat Pitt (23)
2022TowsonChesapeakeBeat MSM (12)
2124FIUSIRCBeat UCF (27)
2225Florida StateSIRCBeat FAU
2312Mount St. Mary'sChesapeakeLost to Towson (22)
2426NevadaPacific WesternIdle
2528Miami (OH)MACLost to Cincinnati
2631MissouriHeart of AmericaBt K-State (32), Lost to L-B (2)
2734HarvardIvy LeagueBeat Columbia, Princeton
2835MTSUSIRCBeat Memphis
29UnrRowanMid-AtlanticBeat West Chester (29), Vlllanova
3117Maryland ChesapeakeLost toJMU (18)
3239BrownIvy LeagueBeat Columbia, Princeton
3332Kansas StateHeart of AmericaLost to Missouri (31)
3441Kennesaw StateSIRCBeat Georgia Southern
3521FloridaSCRCLost to South Carolina (8)
3637KansasHeart of AmericaIdle
3833UCSCPacific WesternIdle
3927UCFSIRCLost to FIU (24)
4023PittMid-AtlanticLost to St. Joe's (19)

What's Up With Notre Dame? Irish Pull Off Upset

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The University of Notre Dame pulled off a bit of an upset this past week, beating Davenport 36-24 on the road to record the Fighting Irish's first victory of the season.

Merlins Weave Magic, Old Blue Tough in ARP

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The Atlantic Rugby Premiership may be a small club competition, but for the Eastern men's clubs it's an important one — the sad news is that the best squad among them is from Colorado.

FloRugby All D1 College Rankings: What To Do About An Upset

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Who's Up, Who's Down: Taufete’e Shines At Euro Challenge Cup

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A USA Eagles player posted a hat trick for his club team in one of the most impressive performances of the weekend, while the Varsity Cup saw its run as a major postseason event all but extinguished.

Playoffs And Glory Beckon: D1A Standings

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With the news that the D1A playoffs will expand and likely will be the only high-level game in town, it's time to check in on the standings.

D1A Postseason Deadline Means Big Changes

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Today, Oct. 15, is the deadline for D1A college teams to declare their intention to participate in the spring playoffs.

Austin Elite Hold Combine

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Austin Elite of Major League Rugby held a combine Saturday in Austin, Texas, to look at several dozen players hoping to make the pro team.

Hanco Cuatro As USA Selects Beat Canada A In APC Finale

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The USA Selects capped off the Americas Pacific Challenge with a 45-26 defeat of Canada A on Sunday in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Arkansas Red River 7s Champion Again

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For the second year in a row, Arkansas won the Red River Rugby Conference 7s championship, defeating Texas A&M 26-12 in the final on Saturday in Stephenville, Texas.