We took a week off from the college rankings last week in part because it was such a busy week, and in part because there weren't a lot of results and they basically confirmed out expectations.
That wasn't the case for Navy v Central Washington, so fans of the US Naval Academy had to wait an extra week to see how their overtime win over the Wildcats would affect the rankings.
The qualifiers for the various end-of-season 7s tournaments are starting to fall into play.
We know the teams going to the CRC (see here), bar one more to be selected. The USA Rugby list is less set as most observers aren't even sure what the qualifiers are.
UC Davis put everyone, especially Notre Dame College, on notice with a dominant performance in the DIAA spring final.
We’re down to four in the DIA playoffs as Saint Mary’s, BYU, Arizona, and Life all won.
Of those four games, Life v Lindenwood was easily the closest, although Indiana put up a a fight against BYU.
Cal and Arkansas State will play each other for the Varsity Cup final after they won difficult semifinals Saturday.
Arkansas battled Navy in the rain in Jonesboro, Ark., and it was a game that hinged, to a certain extent, on one play. With the score 10-7 to ASU near halftime.
So there's the little matter of the DIA Quarterfinals Saturday, with eight teams left with a rugby game and a dream.
Baylor hosts Arizona, broadcast live by FloSports.
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.
The University of Wisconsin River Falls rugby teams - both men and women - have been suspended due to hazing.
According to a report by the River Falls Journal, the teams were involved in a serious incident of hazing that, said UWRF Director of Recreation and Sport Facilities Steve Socker, “I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude before.”
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:
And just like that, we're down to four teams in the Varsity Cup.
Cal hosts Penn State and Arkansas State hosts Navy in this year's final four, and it's all up in the air.
Perhaps the most physical rugby player in the Rugby East, Iona College center Mike Scarcella was Goff Rugby Report's MVP Back in DI rugby fot last fall, and he is now a Scholz Award finalist.
One of four players who are finalists for the Scholz Award for the top men's college player in the country, Scarcella started playing at Bishop Hendricken in Rhode Island.