GRR: Virginia Tech
Well we saw the NCR D1AA quarterfinals produce a few nailbiters, and it's likely we'll see more with the semifinals.
Your NCR D1AA last four are Louisville, Boston College, Kentucky, and two-time defending champions Virginia Tech.
The GRR DIAA rankings, which include teams not in NCR, list Kentucky at #1, VT at #2, and Louisville #4 after they erased losses to Bowling Green and Western Michigan by beating both in their conference playoffs. And BC are ranked #12.
Who has the best defense in Men’s D1AA rugby this fall?
Could it be MAC leaders Bowling Green, who are allowing a paltry 9.0 points per game? Well, what about the #2 team in that conference, Louisville? They are allowing 7.4 points per game.
Kansas isn’t quite at that level, allowed just over 10 per game.
It's been a busy time for Virginia Tech.
The Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference has announced that it is bringing two new members into the conference at the D1AA competition level.
The University of Pennsylvania will be joining effective for spring 2023 7s competition; Virginia Tech Rugby Football Club will be joining effective for fall 2023 15s competition.