No shockers in Cali as St. Mary’s vs. Poly clash looms

D1A Rugby: No shockers in Cali as St. Mary’s vs. Poly clash looms

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — There were no big shockers in California this weekend as each favored team lived up to their respective billings.

St. Mary’s took out Santa Clara 74-8 in Moraga, Calif., Cal Poly beat Sac State 36-17, and SDSU bested UC Davis 25-3. The biggest surprise was UCSB’s 72-12 win over Stanford. It’s usually a much closer affair, an indication perhaps that UCSB is coming along in D1A a bit faster than Stanford. Both teams are new to the competition this year.

Poly and St. Mary’s go head to head this weekend. Both teams have perfect records in conference play and this weekend’s game might well determine one team’s postseason fate because of the seeding implications. If both teams stay on track in the conference and win out, this game would determine who gets the #1 seed out of California come playoff time.

St. Mary’s has been dominant in the California Conference, setting up a clash between the unbeatens this weekend at Cal Poly. Photo credit: Mike Geib

Next week’s California Fixtures:

Sac State @ San Diego State
St. Mary’s @ Cal Poly
UC Davis @ Stanford
UCSB @ Santa Clara