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Men's College Champions-Historical List

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Men's College Champions-Historical List

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All of the major college champions in the USA.

We will update this with the 2019 7s champions when they happen.

USA Rugby held a Men's DI College championship from 1980 to 2010, and then split DI into DI (at the time called the CPL), and DIAA. 

Then DIAA was further split into fall and spring champions. The Varsity Cup was a major postseason run by United World Sports, and since discontinued. The CRC is also run by United World Sports but actually pre-dates USA Rugby's collegiate sevens tournament. 

USA Rugby ran a collegiate all-star tournament from 1989 to 2011 but that has been discontinued. The National Small College Rugby Organization is privately-run, and is still going strong.


Men College Historical Collegiate Rugby Champions  
Men DIA          
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd  
2019 Santa Clara, CA Life Cal Lindenwood & Saint Mary's  
2018 Santa Clara, CA Life Cal Lindenwood & Penn State  
2017 Moraga, CA St. Mary's Life Arizona & BYU  
2016 Moraga, CA Life St. Mary's Utah & Lindenwood  
2015 Kennesaw, GA St. Mary's Life Davenport & Lindenwood  
2014 Palo Alto CA St. Mary's Life Lindenwood & Arkansas State
2013 Greensboro NC Life St. Mary's Arkansas State & Cal Poly
2012 Sandy UT BYU Arkansas State St. Mary's & Life
2011 Sandy UT California BYU Arkansas State & Utah
Men DIAA          
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd  
2019 Spring Matthews, NC Dartmouth Chico State Central Florida, CSULB  
2018 Fall Matthews, NC Bowling Green St. Joseph's

Mary Washington, Western Michigan

2018 Overall Fullerton, CA Mary Washington Dartmouth    
2018 Spring Greenville, NC Dartmouth Nevada CSULB, Central Florida  
2017 Fall Greenville, SC Mary Washington St. Joseph's

Bowling Green & Florida State

2017 Marietta, GA Notre Dame College UC Davis

Bowling Green & Florida State

2016 Moraga, CA UC Davis Notre Dame College AIC & Arkansas  
2015 Palto Alo CA UC Davis Central Florida West Virginia & Arkansas  
2014 Palto Alo CA Central Florida Arizona Bowling Green & San Diego
2013 Bowling Green OH Central Florida Lindenwood Dartmouth & W. Washington
2012 Sandy UT Davenport San Diego State Dartmouth & Tennessee
2011 Palto Alo CA Davenport UC Santa Barbara Bowling Green & Harvard
Men DI          
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2010 Palto Alo CA California BYU Arkansas Sate & Army
2009 Palto Alo CA BYU California Army & San Diego State
2008 Palto Alo CA California BYU Colorado & St. Mary's
2007 Palto Alo CA California BYU Navy & Penn State
2006 Palto Alo CA California BYU Penn State & Utah
2005 Palto Alo CA California Utah BYU & Navy
2004 Palto Alo CA California Cal Poly Air Force & Navy
2003 Palto Alo CA Air Force Harvard California Army
2002 Virginia Beach VA California Utah Army Wyoming
2001 Virginia Beach VA California Penn Sate Navy Army
2000 Tampa FL California Wyoming Army IUP
1999 San Francisco CA California Penn Sate Navy Army
1998 San Francisco CA California Stanford Navy Indiana
1997 Berkeley CA California Penn Sate UC Davis Stanford
1996 Colorado Springs CO California Penn Sate Stanford Navy
1995 Berkeley CA California Air Force Penn State Army
1994 Washington DC California Navy Air Force Penn State
1993 Houston TX California Air Force Harvard Wisconsin
1992 Colorado Springs CO California Army Air Force Penn State
1991 Houston TX California Army Ohio State Wyoming
1990 Pebble Beach CA Air Force Army Ohio State CS Long Beach
1989 Colorado Springs CO Air Force CS Long Beach Army Penn State
1988 Pebble Beach CA California Dartmouth Air Force Bowling Green
1987 Pebble Beach CA San Diego State Air Force Bowling Green Dartmouth
1986 Pebble Beach CA California Dartmouth California Dartmouth
1985 Pebble Beach CA California Maryland Colorado Illinois
1984 Pebble Beach CA Harvard Colorado CSULB Miami (OH)
1983 Athens GA California Air Force Air Force
1982 Greeley CO California Life Life College
1981 Dayton OH California Harvard Harvard Miami
1980 Davenport IA California Air Force Air Force
Men DII College          
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2018 Matthews, NC NC State UW-Whitewater Iowa Central CC Queens
2017 Greenville SC UW-Whitewater VMI North Dakota State Norwich
2016 Greenville SC UW-Whitewater Furman Minnesota-Duluth Norwich
2015 Greenville SC Minnesota-Duluth UW-Whitewater Towson & Salisbury  
2014 Greenville SC Minnesota-Duluth UW-Whitewater Notre Dame College James Madison
2013 Greenville SC Minnesota-Duluth Salisbury UW-Whitewater & James Madison
2013 Bowling Green OH Salisbury Minnesota-Duluth Towson & IUP  
2012 Sandy UT Lindenwood Salisbury Utah Valley & Towson  
2011 Pittsburgh PA UW-Whitewater Middlebury Salisbury & Sierra College  
2010 Palto Alo CA Claremont Temple Miami (OH) & Umass  
2009 Palto Alo CA Middlebury Wisconsin Georgetown & Miami (OH)  
2008 Palto Alo CA Radford Utah Valley Coast Guard & Middlebury  
2007 Palto Alo CA Middlebury Arkansas State Coast Guard & Salisbury  
2006 Palto Alo CA Coast Guard Northern Colorado Claremont Colleges & Humboldt State
2005 Palto Alo CA Northern Colorado Humboldt State Georgetown & Michigan
2004 Palto Alo CA Salisbury Arkansas State Claremont Colleges & Coast Guard
2003 San Jose CA Radford Northern Colorado Claremont Colleges & Santa Rosa
2002 Virginia Beach VA Stanford Northern Iowa Sallisbury & Sam Houston State
2001 Virginia Beach VA Baylor Arkansas State Claremont Colleges Nevada-Reno
2000 Columbus OH Sacramento State Claremont Colleges Northern Colorado Colby
1999 Cincinnati OH UC San Diego Chico State Northern Colorado Colby
1998 Clifton Park NY UC San Diego Oregon Salisbury Central Conn.
Men College All-Stars Tier A        
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2011 Glendale CO South So. California Midwest Pacific
2010 Glendale CO South Pacific So. California West
2009 Glendale CO So. California West Pacific Mid-Atlantic
2008 Glendale CO Pacific West Mid-Atlantic South
2007 Rochester NY Pacific West Mid-Atlantic So. California
2006 Boulder CO Pacific So. California West South
2005 Boulder CO Pacific West So. California Mid-Atlantic
2004 Boulder CO West Pacific So. California Midwest
2003 Vallejo CA Pacific West Midwest Military
2002 San Jose CA Pacific Military West South
2001 Boulder CO Midwest Pacific West Military
2000 Champaign IL South Pacific West Mid-Atlantic
1999 Amherst MA Pacific Midwest Mid-Atlantic Northeast
1998 Long Beach CA Pacific So. California Midwest South
1997 Boulder CO Pacific Midwest So. California Northeast
1996 Columbus, Pacific Midwest Northeast Mid-Atlantic
1995 Annapolis MD Pacific East Midwest West
1994 Long Beach CA Pacific East Midwest West
1993 Denver CO Pacific East Midwest West
1992 Lemont IL Pacific East West Midwest
1991 Brighton MA Pacific East Midwest West
1990 San Diego CA East Pacific Midwest West
1989 Colorado Springs CO East West Pacific Midwest
Men College All-Stars Tier B        
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2011 Glendale CO Mid-Atlantic West Northeast West
2010 Glendale CO Midwest Mid-Atlantic USA U20s Northeast
2009 Glendale CO South Midwest Northeast Military
2008 Glendale CO So. California Midwest Military Northeast
2007 Rochester NY South Midwest Northeast Rochester Selects
2006 Boulder CO Mid-Atlantic Midwest Military Northeast
2005 Boulder CO South Midwest Northeast Military
2004 Boulder CO Mid-Atlantic South Military Northeast
2003 Vallejo CA So. California South Northeast Mid-Atlantic
2002 San Jose CA Midwest So. California Mid-Atlantic Northeast
USA Rugby 7s DI Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2018 Glendale, CO Lindenwood Cal Kutztown Grand Canyon
2017 Glendale, CO Lindenwood St. Mary's Davenport Utah
2016 Cary, NC Saint Mary's AIC Davenport & Arizona State  
2015 Denver, CO Lindenwood Davenport Utah & Central Wash.  
2013 Greensboro, NC Arkansas State St. Mary's Dartmouth & Central Wash.  
2012 College State TX Arkansas State Life Delaware St. Mary's
2011 College State TX Life Central Washington Arkansas State Kutztown
USA Rugby 7s DII Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2018 Glendale CO UNC-Charlotte UW-Whitewater Bloomsburg NC State
2017 Glendale CO UW-Whitewater UNC-Charlotte SCSU Hartford
2016 Cary, NC Minnesota-Duluth St. Louis 

Lindenwood-Belleville & UW-Whitewater

2015 Denver, CO James Madison UW-Whitewater UM-Duluth & St. Louis  
2013 Greensboro, NC Principia UW-Stout Lafayette Sonoma State
Privately-Run Competitions  
National Small College Rugby Oragnization  
Men Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2019 Loudonville, NY Claremont Colleges Christendom St. John's (Minn) Endicott
2018 Marietta, GA Iowa Central CC Claremont Colleges Salve Regina Loyola Md
2017 Glendale CO Claremont Colleges Tufts Xavier Louisiana State
2016 Glendale CO Mount St. Mary's Claremont Colleges Southern Indiana Eastern Conn. State
2015 Glendale CO New England Coll. Mount St. Mary's St. John's (Minn) Cal Maritime
2014 Glendale CO St. John's (Minn) New England Denver Mount St. Mary's
2013 Glendale CO St. John's (Minn) Duke New England Denver
2012 Glendale CO Salve Regina Cal Maritime Franciscan North Florida
2011 Virginia Beach VA Longwood Occidental Salve Regina Ithaca
2010 Virginia Beach VA Penn State Berks Keene State Louisiana Lafayette William Paterson
2009 Cherry Hill NJ Coastal Carolina SUNY Oswego Longwood Salve Regina
2008 Clinton NY Plymouth State Furman Widener Hamilton
2007 Wake Forest NC Bentley Furman Longwood Allegheney
2006 Richmond VA Bentley The Citadel Franklin & Marshall Virginia Comm.
2005 Greenville SC Furman Duke Western Conn. State Lehigh
2004 Philadephia PA Furman Central Conn. State Albright Bentley
2003 Raleigh NC Furman Stonehill Franklin & Marshall Wake Forest
2002 Bethlehem PA Western Carolina Stonehill Lehigh Old Dominion
Varsity Cup 15s Invitational
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd  
2017 Santa Clara, CA Cal Arkansas State Penn State & Navy  
2016 Sandy UT Cal BYU

C. Washington & Arkansas State

2015 Sandy UT BYU Cal C. Washington & Navy  
2014 Sandy UT BYU Cal C. Washington & Navy  
2013 Provo UT BYU Cal C. Washington & Navy  
Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s Invitational
Year Location 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2018 Chester PA Lindenwood UCLA Arizona & Life  
2017 Chester PA Cal Life Lindenwood & Indiana  
2016 Chester PA Cal UCLA Kutztown & Arizona  
2015 Chester PA Cal Kutztown Arizona Life
2014 Chester PA Cal Kutztown UCLA & Life  
2013 Chester PA Cal Life Navy & UCLA  
2012 Chester PA Dartmouth Arizona Cal Life
2011 Chester PA Dartmouth Army Utah Central Washington
2010 Columbus OH Utah Cal Arizona & San Diego State