GRR: Gold Coast Conference
Claremont Colleges is back as a major contender for the NSCRO national title after logging two impressive victories in the last two weekends.
The Florida DIAA conference has the potential to go down to the final weekend, it is that close.
But there are opportunities for one team or another to break away from the pack. This weekend Florida State at Central Florida might be one of those opportunities. FSU is already 2-0 and could be in very good shape. Lose, and Central Florida tightens the pack.
Long Beach State defeated UC Santa Barbara 50-23 this past weekend to follow up with their November defeat of Arizona State in preseason games.
The Gold Coast Collegiate Conference has named its Select Sides selections.
The Gold Coast Men's D1 Conference includes: Cal State Long Beach (LBSO), Claremont Colleges, University of San Diego (USD), Azusa Pacific (APU), Southern California (USC), and Loyola Marymoutn (LMU).
The Gold Coast Conference usually gets decided by the same top teams playing off, and this year is no different.
Claremont Colleges, which plays in the Gold Coast D1 and goes on to the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) playoffs, is one of those teams, as is Cal State Long Beach, and University of San Diego. Last week, Claremont and CSULB battled to a 26-26 tie.