The Boys HS Rugby National Championships are set for this weekend in Kansas City, MO.
And it's also a race for #1 in perhaps the most competitive season in recent memory.
Fort Hunt did what was expected this past weekend in Mid-Atlantic Premier League action, but Doylestown was a bit of a surprise.
West End beat Doylestown 28-26 on Saturday, while Fort Hunt beat West Shore United 35-7. On Sunday, Fort Hunt hammered Doylestown 88-7, while West End beat West Shore United 28-16.
A few thoughts and comments on Boys HS Rankings.
The new Boys HS Rankings are on FloRugby here - you've got to sign up to see them, but it's worth it, as you'll also get access to a whole bunch of other stuff.
Who should we be looking at with the High School Rankings?
Well, watch out. GRR is partnering with FloRugby on our High School Rankings once again, and they will be available on Wednesday.
Here's a little sneak preview:
Far be it for us to burden you with our problems, but our final Men's DII rankings are late, and in fact we missed a few weeks, and we're sorry.
Many, many changes in the rankings thanks to a couple of weeks' data.
The MARC teams get a big boost, in part because the 2016 conference winner, Rowan, has been tearing it up in DI. At some point, that has to indicate that this is a very, very competitive conference. So the undefeated teams get a big boost.
We missed the D!! rankings last week ... long story ... so we've got some massive movements.
Northern Michigan, VMI, Montana State, and UNC-Charlotte all make big moves up.
There's nothing like a National Championship weekend to clarify your rankings, and there's nothing like a state playoff to at least give you some fodder for consideration.
The headline is the question, and generally I'd have to say, yes, I do.
That doesn't mean I don't make a lot of mistakes, but as I also say, the results make the rankings somewhat self-correcting.
So here goes with some HS Club rankings questions and answers:
Goff Rugby Report has finalized the All DI College Rankings as well as an All-DIAA ranking. Both are available on our partner FloRugby site.
Here is some analysis.
The latest HS Club rankings are here, and the #1 team is still Fort Hunt.
However, there's plenty of movement in the Top 10. Royal Irish has been winning games, but very, very close games, and with other teams doing pretty well, it's more a case of others moving up than Royal Irish moving down. Doylestown and West Valley get a boost, and Granite Bay perhaps a belated one.