Boston College News
Here's a rundown of the Varsity Cup 1st round.
The Varsity Cup's 1st Round kicks off this weekend and in recent years we've seen a few surprises in this round.
While most would think that Cal and Central Washington are heavily favored to make the final (both teams get a bye this weekend), that doesn't mean all of the other games are foregone conclusions.
Here's what we think (Goff Rugby Report rankings in parentheses):
NEW YORK – The Varsity Cup has updated its bracket following the pullout of Utah, and the ongoing issues regarding Arizona State.
Both teams are now out of the VC, and will be replaced by Boston College and Utah Valley University.
A new three-division conference is being formed for the 2017-18 DIA college season, with an eye toward localizing certain competitions and keeping teams that want to play only in the fall together.
The East Coast Rugby Conference - ECRC - has named it's all conference selections.
Naturally, AIC and BC, which both logged a 7-0-1 record, dominate the selections, with 21 of the 30 1st and 2nd team players.
The top six teams in the ECRC faced off against the top six teams from the Empire Conference Saturday in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the ECRC came away with a 6-0 sweep.
The top six teams in the Empire Conference are playing the top six teams in the ECRC Saturday in Saratoga Springs, NY.
In the clash of the weekend to decide the ECRC, Boston College and American International College ended tied, 29-29, to leave both teams unbeaten in the conference.
In the end, AIC won the conference due to more bonus points over the course of the season, finishing 6-0-1, with 32 standings points, while BC was 6-0-1, with 31.
Boston College defeated New England College this week in a makeup game of a previous postponement.
The result - a convincing 38-16 result for the Eagles - puts BC in excellent position to challenge for the ECRC title later this month.
While AIC leads the ECRC, there’s still plenty of opportunity for other teams to catch up.
That chase is basically between NEC and Boston College. NEC sits at 3-1 and BC is 3-0, so this would be a battle for 2nd (at the moment).
Boston College opened up their ECRC conference account with a 26-12 defeat of University of Connecticut in the Nutmeg State Saturday.
BC led early thanks to a try from Duncan Wood, but UConn replied with two penalty kicks to lead 6-5.