Virginia Tech takes on Clemson Saturday in a game that will likely crown the winner of the Atlantic Coast Rugby League (ACRL).
The ACRC Bowl Series looks set with a week to go.
Sixteen top DI men’s college teams face off in eight bowl games, seven of which will be held in the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC. The eighth game will be the Ice Bucket Challenge Bowl between Iona and Delaware in New Rochelle, NY.
Here in the latest Men's Fall DI college rankings, Kutztown fell from #1 after losing to Penn State, and that's not all.
Two conference champions were crowned on Sunday in men's DI college rugby in dramatic fashion, as Syracuse won the Empire and Bowling Green won the MAC in games that went down to the wire.
The Big Ten championship game will be between Indiana and Ohio State, after both teams won very difficult games Saturday.
In the final weekend of Rugby East action, Penn State defeated previously-unbeaten Kutztown, but KU did just enough to secure the conference championship.
Both teams scored three tries, with Penn State kicking three conversions and a penalty for 24 points, while all three of Kutztown’s tries went unconverted, leaving the score 24-15.
The ECRC Conference has come down to this weekend with 7-0 AIC facing off with 7-0 Boston College.
AIC was expected to be in this situation, showcasing a speedy, exciting team that can bring the grit up front. In fact, it might be the tight five of AIC that has impressed the most this season.
This week, there are nine DI men's college games in which the two teams playing are both ranked by Goff Rugby Report.
That's what happens when you've got playoffs, and even non-conference games at the end of the fall.
Check back here for scores over the weekend. Here are a few things to think about with these games:
The Empire Conference picks its champion this Sunday with Syracuse at Stony Brook.
The Stony Brook Sea Wolves finished the Empire Conference season 6-0, with Syracuse right behind at 5-1.
The two teams faced off September 26 at Stony Brook, with the Seas Wolves coming away 33-26 winners. This game promises to be just as tight.
Here’s a look at some of the players in DIA, DIAA, and ACRC rugby who had good games this past weekend.
The freshman Clemson back was something of a revelation in the Tigers’ defeat of NC State with two tries.
Kutztown University remains at #1 in the Goff Rugby Report fall rankings, with, in face, no change in the top 11.
Tennessee's win over South Carolina bumps the Vols up a little and St. Bonaventure comes in at #39 after beating Notre Dame College. It's interesting to rank a team that's 1-5 in conference play, but you know we'll be doing the same in the spring.
A couple of notable results were recorded over the past weekend, as two teams that have not won much at all this fall found themselves in the W column.
St. Bonaventure, 1-5 in the Rugby East, defeated #16 Notre Dame College 34-29. Buffalo, 0-6 in Rugby East, faced a longtime rival in Brockport, and won big, 101-17.