Iowa State was named one of FloRugby's potential breakout DI college teams, and things have been going well for the team so far.
ISU beat Iowa two weekends ago 43-0, getting four tries from center Joe Dillon, and two from scrumhalf Emmett Wagner.
On a hot fall afternoon the Citadel Bulldogs came into Cape Fear to play UNCW and came away with an impressive 45-24 victory.
UNCW flanker Tom McCrimmon started the scoring, pouncing on a loose ball for a 5-0 lead. But Citadel's Daniel Smith took a 45-meter run after being set up by Aaron Moore. Ellison Rourke converted to put the Bulldogs up 7-5.
Here are the latest Men's DII College standings as of the games completed September 17, 2017
Here are the Men's DII College games for this weekend.
In the WIIL, Milwaukee and Stout will have a big clash to see who is still up for a playoff spot.
It's still very, very early days in the Tri-State, but King's Point has started strong. RPI v Hofstra, Sacred Heart v Union, and William Paterson v Molloy are all games to watch.
USA Rugby's D1A seems to have emerged as the dominant post-season in college rugby.
We haven't heard anything specific about the Varsity Cup, but that's the problem. With perennial Varsity Cup teams seemingly getting closer to D1A, it looks as though things might drift that way even more.
Here are you latest Men's DII College Rankings.
We made some changes as we had a few mistakes last week - mostly teams in the rankings had moved out of the division. We also have some significant moves, including Appalachian State, VMI, Marquette, Principia, and Scranton.
In a meeting of two of the very top teams in the Cardinals Conference men's DII college competition, North Carolina State defeated Virginia Military Institute 34-29.
Both teams have high expectations in the league, and so it was no surprise the game was that close.
For VMI, flyhalf Thomas Mitchell was a standout, and No. 8 Cory Atkins led the forwards and scored.
For its first Liberty Conference game, the Binghamton Men’s Rugby was hosting Colgate University, on a bright and sunny day ideal for rugby but with the heat as a potential factor impacting players on both sides.
Here are the games for this weekend.
Check back for scores.
The Citadel finally opened up the season after tropical depressions and Hurricane Irma delayed the first two matches.
The Backyard Brawl took place for the Holy City Cup. The annual event when the Citadel takes on cross town rivals the College of Charleston.
Western State and Montana State are already on a winning road in the Rocky Mountain Men's DII Conference.
The new Midwest DII Conference could be a dark horse in the playoff picture, with several solid programs that ave won at the DII or NSCRO level.
Among them is Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN. With Gil Gadia in as Head Coach and Darrell Knowlton, assistant coach in charge of the forwards, Bethel has moved up from NSCRO to try its hand at DII.