Thursday, May 5, 2016

College Top Ten: It's Finals Week!

BYU keeps the top spot in our College Top Ten while their Varsity Cup opponents, Cal, are in third. Number two, Life, will go up against number four, St. Mary's, in the DI-A final this week.

1. BYU (Last Week: 1; bye): The Cougars had the weekend off to prepare for this weekend's Varsity Cup final at South Field. They are the favorites in the match although matches between BYU and Cal have been close in recent years. Up next: Cal (Varsity Cup final)

2. Life (LW: 2; beat Lindenwood 41-7): Life are on a roll and enter this weekend's DI-A final match in the right form. They have progressively gotten better so far this spring with their win over Lindenwood as the latest evidence. Yes, Lindenwood were missing several players to All-American duty but it was still an impressive win. Up next: St. Mary's (DI-A final)

3. Cal (LW: 3; bye): Like BYU, Cal had the weekend off to prepare for the final. Up next: BYU (Varsity Cup final)

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4. St. Mary's (LW: 4; beat Utah 81-32): The Gaels had the easier draw than Life but they should they mean business with a big win over Utah. After some early struggles by their standards St. Mary's have begun to turn it on and are also in good form. Up next: Life (DI-A final)

5. Central Washington (LW: 5; season finished): The Wildcats have finished their season.

6. Lindenwood (LW: 6; lost to Life 41-7): We thought about whether or not to move Lindenwood up or down but in the end decided to keep them where they were. It's too bad for them they were missing players to the JAAs. Up next: Season finished

7. Indiana (LW: 7; bye): The Hoosiers have finished their season outside of the CRC. Up next: CRC

8. Utah (LW: 8; lost to St. Mary's 81-32): It would have been easy to drop Utah after their big loss to St. Mary's but give Utah credit, they held a lead in the match and were generally tough in the first half. The Utes have also been one of the busiest teams in college rugby. Up next: CRC

9. Arkansas State (LW: 9; bye): The Red Wolves have finished their season outside of the CRC. Up next CRC

10. UCLA (LW: 10; bye): The Bruins have finished their season outside of the CRC. Up next: CRC

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