The fall comes down to this as Men’s DIAA and DII college teams crown champions.
For the Men’s DII, this is the national championship—there is no spring playoff. For everyone else, it’s a fall championship with a spring championship for those who finish league play in March and April.
Wisconsin-Whitewater is used to winning rugby games.
The Warhawks have been in seven of the last nine DII final fours, winning it all three times and making the final three more times.
So when you hear that Whitewater didn’t even win their conference, you’ve got to wonder.
But Whitewater captain Scott Derbes isn’t too shaken up about it.
Here are the historical men's college champions of major playoffs in the USA.
As of December 4, 2019
Western Michigan club president and mechanical engineering student Joey Backe tells us why his Broncos are in the DIAA fall final.
The story now is well-known; Iowa Central Community College was bumped up from DII to DIAA in the middle of the season—late in the middle of the season—and the Tritons still managed to win through, get an invitation to the DIAA playoffs, and make this weekend’s final.
It’d be no surprise that the players have a bit of a chip on their shoulder.