Fall College Playoff Brackets Set

null

USA Rugby has confirmed the brackets for the four collegiate championships to be decided this fall.

The Women's D2 and Men's D2 semis and finals will be LIVE on FloRugby Dec 1-2.

The Men's D1A and Women's D1 fall finals will be LIVE on FloRugby Dec 2

The defending Men's D2 champion (Wisconsin Whitewater), defending Men's D1AA champion (Mary Washington), defending Women's D2 Fall champion (Winona State), and last three defending Women's D1 fall champions (Davenport, Air Force, and UConn) are all in action.  

In Men's D2, Vermont makes a reappearance, and has been ranked #1 during several weeks of the fall by FloRugby before Wisconsin-Whitewater reclaimed that spot.

Watch The Final Four Live Dec 1-2

In Women's D2, Winona State will have to play-in. The bracket has established teams - Vassar, Coast Guard, Minnesota-Duluth, Kutztown, and some upstarts, such as Stony Brook, School of Mines, and Maine.

Watch The Final Four Live Dec 1-2

The Women's D1 bracket, which will likely stand alone as a fall championship, features multiple D2 title-winner Davenport, which moved up to D1 last year and won it all. Air Force took the title in the fall of 2017, and lost in the final to UConn in the fall of 2016.

Upstart Michigan State plays in, as does Navy against a tough Northeastern team. Notre Dame vs Minnesota might be the most intriguing opening round game.

Watch The Final  Live Dec 2

And in men's D1AA, it's unlikely we'll see a Fall vs Spring final as we did the last couple of years. Mary Washington won both the fall and the whole thing last year. The Ivy League dropped out of this bracket, but the 2017 fall runner-up, St. Joseph's is back, as well as Kentucky, and previous finalist Bowling Green. 

We are waiting on this weekend's Cheaspeake finale between JMU and UMW to decide who plays St. Joe's. JMU needs to win with a bonus point to unseat Salisbury as the #2 seed.

Lindenwood-Belleville comes in as an independent team, having logged a 7-2 record this fall, with wins over strong D1AA opposition Kentucky and Kansas, as well as Wisconsin-Whitewater (defending D2 champion), and going a very competitive 2-2 against top D1A teams Wisconsin, Indiana, Arkansas State, and Lindenwood (outscoring the opposition 99-87).

Watch The Final  Live Dec 2

Air Force Women Are Back-to-Back Champs

In what might have been the hardest-hitting game of the weekend, Air Force held off a determined Navy team to win their second straight national title. 

Redemption & National Title For Winona State

Winona State fought through two extremely tough games to become the 2019 DII National Champions. 

Queens Dominate To Win National Title

Queens were simply ruthless over the weekend, as they put in two dominant displays en route to winning their first ever national championship just two-and-a-half years into their existence. 

Men's DII Collegiate Semifinal Preview

The men's DII collegiate field will be trimmed from its last four teams to its last two on Saturday, when Wisconsin-Whitewater, Missouri S&T, Norwich University, and Queens University compete in the DII semifinals. 

DIAA National Championship Preview

null

So different, yet so alike are Western Michigan and Iowa Central Community College. 

Women's DII Collegiate Semifinal Preview

Four teams remain standing in Women's DII rugby this fall, and by Sunday afternoon there will be just one. 

Schedule: USAR Fall College Championships

This weekend we reach the conclusion of what's been a highly competitive fall campaign of rugby across four divisions - Men's DIAA, Women's DI, and Men's and Women's DII. 

Upright Rouge Women Bring NY Collegiate 7s Title Back To Canada

An incredible late comeback in the final from the Upright Rugby Rouges led the girls to a championship in the Collegiate bracket at this weekend's New York 7s. 

NYAC Boys Dominate NY Collegiate 7s

Nobody was more dominant at the New York 7s this past weekend than the NYAC collegiate side. 

Lions Academy: 2019 NY 7s Men's Premier Champs

The Lions Academy fought off two huge comeback efforts in the semifinals and finals of the New York 7s to take home the Men's Premier Cup championship.