Notre Dame College rode a smart forward effort and a dynamic backline all the way to the 2015-16 DIAA final last season, only to be outdone by unexpectedly wet weather, and a UC Davis team with an excellent game plan.
The top six teams in the Empire Conference are playing the top six teams in the ECRC Saturday in Saratoga Springs, NY.
USA Rugby has released the Men's College DIAA fall playoff bracket, after some time negotiating and working with various issues within the conferences.
Eight teams will participate, and seeds are as follows:
1. Notre Dame College - Notre Dame College Over Lindenwood-Belleville
SUNY Binghamton is the Empire Conference champion after scoring late to overcome Syracuse 21-20 in a game that encapsulated the conference’s tight, competitive nature.
Well is it settled after the regular season is over? Quite possibly.
The Empire Conference season ended with three games this weekend, and still most of the league with hope of making the conference final. League-leaders Binghamton lost, but got bonus points for four tries and a close loss, and that was enough to keep Binghamton in front.