DIAA College Rugby News
It's College Rugby Awards time!
The South Independent Rugby Conference (SIRC) has announced the addition of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to the conference.
The Gold Coast Rugby Conference has named its all-conference team for the Men's DI division.
Conference champion Grand Canyon puts seven players on the 1st team,
Gold Cast 1st Team All Conference
1. Lincoln Sii (Grand Canyon)
2. Omar Rodrigues (Claremont)
3. Joseph Kooiman (Grand Canyon)
Goff Rugby Report has finalized the All DI College Rankings as well as an All-DIAA ranking. Both are available on our partner FloRugby site.
Here is some analysis.
It's a small but very important weekend for college rugby, as six major championships are decided.
UC Davis put everyone, especially Notre Dame College, on notice with a dominant performance in the DIAA spring final.
What is DIAA?
That might, in fact, be the important question. For those following college rugby around the country, it can be confusing as to what DIA, DIAA, and Varsity Cup is all about.
Here are the Men's DI rugby games not only from this week, but the weeks coming up.
Since there are three playoff scenarios going on, we figured we'd give you some context, with the playoff/postseason scores from last week, and then what to expect next week.
Here are our reports on the Varsity Cup QFs:
Playoffs often force some serious moves in the Men's All-DI playoffs, and we're right into playoffs now.
Given that DI-level teams have three (three!) postseasons to keep track of, we are, of course, still trying to figure out who would beat whom were they to face off.
It hasn’t been an easy ride for UC Davis, but the Aggies will play for the Spring DIAA championship in two weeks against Florida State.
The road took them through a very difficult Chico State in the Pacific Western final, a gritty Cal State Long Beach team in Saturday’s Spring quarterfinal, and then an exciting Grand Canyon team that proved much this weekend.
Florida State is in to the national Spring DIAA final after an overwhelming 38-0 defeat of Missouri in the eastern bracket semi Sunday in Spartanburg, SC.
FSU held off a tenacious North Texas team on Saturday, 30-28, and then slammed Missouri on Sunday.
Grand Canyon University and UC Davis will face off Sunday in the DIAA Western Bracket after both won games on Saturday.
The quarterfinals in the West were played at Western Washington University's rugby stadium in Bellingham, Wash. on a cold, rainy day. The conditions may not have made for the prettiest rugby, but it was certainly dramatic.