Rankings: Week 3

D1A Rugby: Rankings: Week 3

The Big Ten Universities are getting all the love, as most conferences are idle and current suspensions to both Army and Delaware leaves Rugby East all dressed up with no one to play.

The top half of the rankings remain unchanged, albeit for now. Wisconsin climbs a notch, barely squeaking past the Buckeyes 30-29 in Columbus. Fly-half Jordan Heginbottom accounted for half of the Badgers tally with a couple of conversions, penalties, and a try too. 13 points by the educated boot (and hands) of Michigan’s Joel Conzelmann lifted the Wolverines past the Hawkeyes 38-10 in Iowa City, which brings us this one question: What exactly is a Hawkeye? Iowa fans please retort.

Fall 7s results seem to have turned some heads. Air Force climbs two spots after dispatching BYU in the Cougar 7s. Meanwhile, Texas A&M falls out of the Top 10 after some less then stellar results in the ARC 7s series.

In non-conference action, Oklahoma traveled to South Bend Indiana and spoiled the Fighting Irish party 27-17 at their new Stinson Rugby Complex. Are the Sooners good? Are the Irish more than just a name? Guess we’ll know soon enough.

  1. Life (1)
  2. St. Mary’s (2)
  3. Arkansas St (3)
  4. Davenport (4)
  5. Kutztown (5)
  6. Penn St (6)
  7. Lindenwood (7)
  8. Cal Poly (8)
  9. San Diego St (10)
  10. Air Force (12)
  11. Colorado (11)
  12. Wisconsin (13)
  13. Texas A&M (9)
  14. Colorado St (14)
  15. Wheeling Jesuit (16)
  16. Indiana (15)
  17. Michigan (17)
  18. Ohio St (18)
  19. UC Santa Barbara (19)
  20. Wyoming (20)