Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 4

Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 4

Wednesday, October 01
Alex Solomon

The Canterbury D1A Rugby Top 20 saw zero movement among the top ten. No. 10 Air Force looks very strong, but the Zoomies will need to continue to impress in order to pass the elite teams that currently sit in front of them.

Air Force looks sharp early

Air Force looks sharp early

Tuesday, September 30
Alex Solomon

In the West Conference's opening week, both Colorado State and Air Force cruised to victories. Still, on paper it was the Rams 57-0 blanking of rival Colorado that looked to be the more impressive start when compared tothe Zoomies 61-14 handling of a relatively uknown New Mexico squad.

Conference title up for grabs in the wild West

Conference title up for grabs in the wild West

Friday, September 26
Alex Solomon

Last season witnessed the West send three teams - Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming - into the D1A Playoffs, with Colorado reaching its second consecutive National Quarterfinal. This year, there is no reason to believe the West does not have the talent to match last year's number of three playoff teams.

Oklahoma to receive early test in Baylor

Oklahoma to receive early test in Baylor

Friday, September 26
Alex Solomon

Oklahoma may have won Conference Championships in both sevens and XVs last season, but there are a few teams in the Red RIver Conference that are capable of chasing down the Sooners - and Baylor is one of those teams.

Player of the Week - Chenning Duker

Player of the Week - Chenning Duker

Thursday, September 25
Alex Solomon

Michigan was looking for a solid performance out of its Big Ten opener agains Illinois, and the Wolverines did just that by putting away the Illini 36-7. D1A's tenth-ranked team received several quality performances, but it was the play of junior flanker Chenning Duker that stood out.

Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 3

Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 3

Wednesday, September 24
Alex Solomon

Three of D1A's six conferences are now in action, so expect weekly shakeups out of the Big Ten, Rugby East, and West. This week, Penn State took a minor step back to No. 7 after losing a hard-fought battle to Army.

Army wins top ten showdown

Army wins top ten showdown

Monday, September 22
Alex Solomon

West Point's newly appointed varsity program was successful in its return to the Rugby East pitch. After missing out on East's fall competition last year, a younger but not less confident Army squad handed Penn State a 19-15 defeat.

Rugby East expands, looks to future

Rugby East expands, looks to future

Thursday, September 18
Alex Solomon

The Rugby East Conference has a long and proud tradition of excellent college rugby. The Conference also had ambitions to grow in numbers, and the dominant collegiate rugby competition on the east coast did just that by adding Buffalo University, Iona College and St. Bonaventure to its ranks.

Player of the Week - Peter Malcolm

Player of the Week - Peter Malcolm

Wednesday, September 17
Alex Solomon

Wheeling Jesuit flanker Peter Malcolm's two-try performance against West Virginia was good enough to earn the junior D1A Player of the Week honors.

Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 2

Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 2

Wednesday, September 17
Alex Solomon

The Canterbury D1A Top 20 for Week 2 did not see much movement as only a handful of teams have had meaningful time on the pitch against opposition this early in the fall. Kutztown's shutout of Buffalo was good enough to leapfrog the Golden Bears ahead of Lindenwood and crack the top three.

USA Rugby launches D1A Rugby TV

USA Rugby launches D1A Rugby TV

Tuesday, September 16
Alex Solomon

D1A Rugby, in conjunction with USA Rugby, is proud to announce the launch of its new video-sharing platform - D1ARugbyTV.com.

Kutztown welcomes Buffalo to Rugby East with shutout

Kutztown welcomes Buffalo to Rugby East with shutout

Tuesday, September 16
Alex Solomon

Kutztown took its first step towards defending its 2013 Rugby East title and welcomed Buffalo to D1A Rugby to the tune of a 62-0 shutout in the process.

Statement made in Penn State’s win over Davenport

Statement made in Penn State’s win over Davenport

Monday, September 15
Alex Solomon

The Nittany Lions Men's Rugby team was alleviated of its semester-long suspension a few months ago, but the team's 30-6 win over No. 6 Davenport was Penn State's statement to the rugby community that the Nittany Lions are indeed back.

Kutztown welcomes Buffalo to Rugby East

Kutztown welcomes Buffalo to Rugby East

Friday, September 12
Alex Solomon

Kutztown University's hunt for a second consecutive Rugby East title begins Saturday when the Golden Bears host Buffalo. The matchup pitting the reigning Rugby East Champion against one of three new teams to the Conference opens league play in D1A.

Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 1

Canterbury D1A Top 20 Rankings: Week 1

Thursday, September 11
Alex Solomon

2014 National Champions Saint Mary's open the season as D1A Rugby's No. 1-ranked team, with runner-up Life University sitting at No. 2.

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