GRR: Gold Coast Conference
The University of Missouri won two games over the weekend without taking the field and now Mizzou is officially the Heart of America conference champs with a 7-0 record.
Both Iowa State and Nebraska were on the schedule to play Missouri this weekend, but Iowa State forfeited some time ago and Nebraska forfeited this week, leaving Mizzou with no one to play.
Grand Canyon University has continued its torrid pace with a 59-10 defeat of Cal State Fullerton this past weekend.
The win, paced by four tries from center Maceo Brown and two from fullback Brent Williams, put GCU at 5-0 in the Gold Coast, and the ‘Lopes get a nice test Wednesday with a clash with University of Notre Dame to see where they fall in the hierarchy of all things.
Notre Dame College is waiting to find out who the Falcons will play for the DIAA national title this coming May, and there's still a lot of rugby to be played before that becomes clear.
However ... it doesn't hurt to make a few guesses and assumptions. Here's how the playoffs look for DIAA in the spring:
The Claremont Colleges beat Long Beach State 22-19 to claim the team's second consecutive victory in the DIAA Gold Coast conference.
CSULB has won the Gold Coast the last four years, but is in a little bit of a rebuilding phase, while Claremont, back in DI rugby after playing in NSCRO last season, is looking strong. Flanker Brian Rauzi was named player of the game for Claremont.
The University of San Diego defeated Azusa Pacific 28-7 Saturday in the only game in the Gold Coast.
USD is now 1-1, and Azusa Pacific 0-2. Players in wet, muddy conditions, both teams had trouble holding onto the ball at times, and footing was unpredictable.