As usual it's a bit of a hedge maze to navigate the US DI college, but we've still got to navigate it.
Right now we have 70 teams in D1A, the most ever. They are split into the following conferences (or not conferences). We've got some links to more detailed articles if you want them.
If you're wondering why there's no confirmation on what teams are in what DIA conference, it's because there are still some decisions to be made.
Ohio State won the Big Ten 7s and booked a spot in USA Rugby's 7s National Championships after beating Wisconsin in the final.
For the Buckeyes, it was a fairly comfortable trip to the final, but Wisconsin made it difficult, and in a back-and-forth game, Matt Stauder scored the game- (and tournament-) winner.
Baylor's defeat of LSU in the Red River Conference final puts the entire DIA playoff picture into some muddiness as we await the latest rankings.
(This article contains some changes from the original based on what teams will be playing in the playoffs ... basically we shouldn't have had Arkansas State in there, sorry -AG)
Goff Rugby Report has released our list of top DIA-level forwards.
Goff Rugby Report has released its list of top DIA-level backs from fall play.
Indiana continued its domination of the Big Ten, taking the program’s second conference title in as many years.
Indiana University won the team's second-straight Big Ten Universities Conference title, hammering Ohio State University 72-19 Saturday in the championship game.
Indiana finished the Big Ten season undefeated, while Ohio State claimed 2nd with a win over Michigan Saturday.
IU defeated Wisconsin in what was far and away their closest Big Ten game of the season. Sparked by their experienced and talented backline, IU took an early lead, and held a 27-10 advantage at halftime. Wisconsin scored late, but couldn't close the gap further.
The Big Ten Conference #1 seed is at stake this weekend as GRR #3 Indiana faces GRR #12 Wisconsin.
In a dramatic and much-anticipated non-conference college matchup, Notre Dame College held off the University of Indiana 31-30.
In writing about the Chesapeake Conference, where there seemed to be an inordinate number of close games, we decided to see if our impressions were correct.
So we looked at the stats in Men's DI College rugby. We looked at which conferences had the most close losses (7 points or less) and also who had the most, what we'll call "competitive losses," which means losses of 14 or less.