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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.
College teams as well as players and fans from around the country have voted to create the list of five finalists for the Rudy Scholz Award.
Given annually to the top men's college player in the country, the Rudy Scholz Award is sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, WA and has been presented each of the last three years.
For the second week in a row we will recognize a center playing for a college in Arizona; this time our college player of the week is Lucas Bartzis, who scored three tries as UofA beat Utah State, then three tries as the Wildcats beat Grand Canyon 34-14, and two tries in the rivalry win over Arizona State.
The location for USA Rugby's 2019 Collegiate 7s National Championships have been finalized, with Tucson's Kino Sports complex playing host on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26.
Arizona State pulled off a huge victory over Utah to signal, perhaps, the beginning of its comeback to prominence in D1A.
At the center of that effort was Kyson Jester. The outside center scored three tries to lead the Sun Devils.
The Central Washington University men's rugby team scored 36 unanswered points twice en route to a 72-14 victory over UC Davis.
West Point, no surprise, led the way in the Rugby East All-Conference picks this year.
The MVP, however, was from St. Bonaventure - scrumhalf Eamonn Matthews taking those honors as SBU enjoyed a solid season.
Here are the historical men's college champions of major playoffs in the USA.
As of December 3, 2018
CHICAGO — Arkansas State University defeated Notre Dame, 32-17, this weekend in men’s college rugby.
“Notre Dame is a very good team,” said A-State head coach Blake White. “Their players challenged us physically throughout the match, particularly with their big forwards. The first half was some of the best rugby we’ve played all year, but we just didn’t capitalize enough.”
Navy defeated Iona 25-7 Saturday on the same day that Iona dedicated the Quinn's Corner, in honor of Iona rugby alum Pat Quinn and his campaign against ALS.
AIC opened its inaugural DiA season by defeating DIAA and Ivy League squad Yale 38-19.
Center Filippo Banzato opened the scoring four minutes in, capping off an attacking move from a lineout. Lock Malik Walker rambled in from midfield and then Bonzato neeted his second for a 19-0 lead after 30. Yale replied to make it 19-7 at the break.