Today markets the first day of a week of unveiling our picks for the top players in the fall/winter of 2023 season for NCR's D1.
After a week where we had one college game, here's a look at a slightly busier slate for this week.
UCSB kicks off their conference season at Stanford in the California D1AA conference; Saint Mary's continues their season with a game against the SFGG club; Central Washington opens up their season with a club opponent, as well, Seattle in this case.
Paced by some very strong work in the forwards the Great Lakes Thunderbirds defeated the Midwest Barbarians 34-0 in the final of the NCR Men’s Collegiate All-Stars in Round Rock, Texas to take the championship.
Saint Mary’s put Grand Canyon to the sword Saturday in Phoenix, defeating the ‘Lopes 79-8 on the first day of collegiate competition in the New Year.
GCU started on the front foot and got an early penalty goal to lead 3-0. But Saint Mary’s played their habitual fast ball-movement game, bolstered by a powerful scrum, and answered in short order.