We're No. 2; we try harder!
NEWPORT, R.I. - With the release of the latest men's rugby national rankings by the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), Salve Regina finds itself in relatively new territory, but nonetheless comfortable. The Seahawks, who advance to the national semifinals for the third time in four years, were ranked second overall in the national poll released earlier this month.
2011-12 NSCRO Division 3 Men Rankings
Issued: Dec. 1, 2011
1. Franciscan University (Allegheny RU). 9-0
2. Salve Regina University (New England RFU). 8-0
3. Wayne State College (Great Plains RFU). 6-0
4. Molloy College (Met New York RFU). 10-1
5. Rowan University (East Penn RU). 8-0
6. College of William & Mary (Virginia RFU). 6-0
7. University of Wisconsin – Parkside (Wisconsin RFU). 6-2
8. California Lutheran University (Southern California RFU). 5-0
9. University of Rochester (New York State RC). 7-1
10. Tufts University (New England RFU). 7-2
11. Colorado College (Eastern Rockies RFU). 4-1
12. Montclair State University (Met NY RFU). 7-2
13. American University (Potomac RU). 6-1
14. University of St. Thomas (Minnesota RFU). 5-2
15. Oregon Institute of Technology (Pacific Northwest RFU). 3-0 (note 4)
16. University of Texas – Dallas (Texas RFU). 3-0 (note 4)
17. Wabash College (Indiana RU). 6-3
18. University of Southern Indiana (Indiana RU). 5-2
19. John Brown University (Heart of America RFU). 3-1-1
20. Brockport State University (New York State RC). 5-2
21. Washington & Lee University (Virginia RU). 6-1
22. Frostburg State University (Potomac RU). 5-1
23. California Maritime Academy (Northern California RFU). 1-0
24. University of Chicago (CARFU). 2-1
25. Duquesne University (Allegheny RFU). 5-2
1. The rankings only include NSCRO-eligible teams who participated in Fall league play and do not reflect those teams who begin their league playing in the Winter/Spring season. Teams who were shown in Pre-Season Rankings that were affected are:
No. 1 – Occidental College (Southern California RFU)
No. 13 – Spring Hill College (Deep South RU)
No. 14 – Loyola University New Orleans (Deep South RU)
2. The above rankings are based on a number of factors, including league play plus Local, Territorial and NSCRO playoff matches.
3. Record shown is based on league and playoff matches as best determined from Union websites and NSCRO playoff results.
4. Both the Texas and Pacific Northwest RFUs have split (Fall and Winter/Spring league seasons).