Heading into the final four weeks of the regular season, there is still plenty to play for, as spots and seedings in the playoffs are still up in the air.
Not much has changed on the western side. The only change from last week’s prediction is UCLA now moves up to the 6th seed, and Utah Valley down to the 7th. Forcing, as of right now, Cal vs. Grand Canyon, Saint Mary’s vs. Utah Valley, BYU vs. UCLA and Arizona vs. Central Washington opening round matchups.
Most of the change has come from the East this week. With Navy’s impressive victory over Arkansas State and Lindenwood’s win over Army, massive changes were made to the rankings and, as a result, the seedings. Navy is now sitting at the 5th seed in the east, Lindenwood remains in 6th, but Arkansas State has moved to 7th and Penn State to 8th. Meaning the first round matchups will see Life vs. Penn State, Army vs. Arkansas State, Wisconsin vs. Lindenwood and Oklahoma vs. Navy.
D1A’s official playoff bracket will be revealed live and for free on FloRugby at 1pm CT on March 31.
The Liberty Conference declined their automatic bid to focus on their 7s season.