GRR: Rocky Mountain
The Colorado School of Mines is in to the national Round of 16 after beating Winona State out of the Northern Lights Conference 54-22.
This is the latest impressive result from the Orediggers, which moved back up to DII from the Small College competition this year, and ran the table in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
Continuing with the women's DII college fall regional previews, the Rocky Mountain is up next (read more for the Mid-Atlantic preview). This section of the Round of 32 is simpler, as there are only six teams competing instead of the traditional eight.
When considering the Rocky Mountain conference championship, Montana State wasn't a big part of the conversation. It's the Bobcats' first season in the conference, and the team came out of a diluted West Pool that included a strong Utah State and two programs that forfeited their seasons.
The Colorado School of Mines men’s rugby team is off to the DII playoffs, but will be without one of their flankers, as Joe Brandenburg has something more important to do.
More important than a playoff game? Yeah, a little.
In a possible preview of the conference final, DII Rocky Mountain East leaders Colorado Mesa University and Colorado College finished out the regular season against each other. The pair entered the match with perfect 5-0 records, but it was the Mavericks that enjoyed its sixth win of the season.