West Coast 7s Day 1 Schedule

Watch both days of the West Coast 7s, Oct. 19 & 20, right here on FloRugby!

Pool A - UCLA, UC Davis, Sac St, Santa Clara

Pool B - California, Trinity Western, San Jose St, USD

Pool C - Cal Poly, USC, CCAC, Utah

Pool D - Arizona, San Diego St, Stanford, Cal Maritime

*All times Pacific

TimeTeam 1Team 2Pool
9:00UCLASac StA
9:20UC DavisSanta ClaraA
9:40CaliforniaSan Jose StB
10:00Trinity WesternUSDB
10:20Cal PolyCCACC
10:40USCUtahC
11:00Arizona StanfordD
11:20San Diego StCal MaritimeD
11:40UCLAUC DavisA
12:00Santa ClaraSac StA
12:20CaliforniaTrinity WesternB
12:40USDSan Jose StB
1:00Cal Poly USCC
1:20UtahCCACC
1:40Arizona San Diego StD
2:00Cal MaritimeStanfordD
2:20Santa ClaraUCLAA
2:40Sac StUC DavisA
3:00USDCaliforniaB
3:20San Jose StTrinity WesternB
3:40Utah Cal Poly C
4:00CCACUSCC
4:20Cal MaritimeArizona D
4:40StanfordSan Diego StD


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