2013 College National Championship schedules announced

2013 College National Championship schedules announced

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced today the playoff formats for the Men’s and Women’s collegiate divisions for the 2012-13 season.

Men's Division

The Men's Competitions Committee (Kevin Battle, Chair; Pat Kane; Tom Rooney; Josh Smith; and Todd Streeter) developed the following playoff formats for USA Rugby Division I-AA and Division II.

Division I-AA includes a combination of postseason assignments for the automatic qualifying teams emerging from the twelve eligible college conferences, and four at-large opportunities for otherwise deserving and eligible teams. Division II incorporates a combination of postseason slots for the automatic qualifying teams emerging from the 12 eligible LAU/GU leagues/conferences, and four at-large opportunities for otherwise deserving and eligible teams.

Teams may appeal for an at-large consideration by completing and returning the At-Large Application, which have been distributed to all Independent teams and conferences. This form is also available on the USA Rugby website.

Men's Division I-AA

Regionals: April 27-28; Finals: May 11-12

Northeast

(Pittsburgh, PA)

South

(Knoxville, TN)

Midwest

(Madison, WI)

West

(Austin, TX)

East Coast Atlantic Coast Heart of America Northwest
Empire Southeastern Keystone Pacific Mountain West
Ivy South Independent Mid-American Pacific Western
At Large At Large At Large At Large

Men's Division II

Regionals: April 27-28; Finals: May 11-12

Northeast

(Pittsburgh, PA)

Mid-Atlantic

(Pittsburgh, PA)

South

(Knoxville, TN)

Midwest

(Madison, WI)

Empire Upstate Mid-Atlantic Cardinals Gateway
Great Lakes Potomac Southern Northern Lights
New England CRC Tri-States At Large At Large
Rugby Northeast At-Large At-Large At-Large

Women's Division

The Women's Competitions Committee (Bill Lucas, Chair; Austin Hall; Emily Ogata; Pete Steinberg; and Roger Riley) developed the following playoff formats for USA Rugby Division I and Division II.

Division I includes a combination of postseason assignment for the automatic qualifying teams emerging from the eight eligible college conferences, and eight at-large opportunities for otherwise deserving and eligible teams. Division II incorporates a combination of 21 LAU/GU leagues and autonomous conferences.

For Division II, and potentially Division I, there will be a round of play-in contests the weekend of April 5-7; the specific date will be determined by the participating teams. The WCC will set the play-in games in a manner that allows the visiting team a reasonable drive to the match. At-large selections will be filled by deserving teams from a pool of Independent and/or deserving runners-up. Not all at-large slots will necessarily be filled. Some teams may receive an automatic berth directly into the Regionals due to geographical isolation/distance from potential play-in opponents.

Teams may appeal for an at-large consideration by completing and returning the At-Large Application, which have been distributed to all Independent teams and conferences. This form is also available on the USA Rugby website.

Women's Division I

Play-In Round: April 5-7; Regionals 12-14; Finals: May 3-4

Northeast

(Pittsburgh, PA)

Southeast

(TBD)

Midwest

(Grand Rapids, MI)

West

(Palo Alto, CA)

Ivy Mason-Dixon Big Ten Pacific-Mountain
New England South Midwest Southwestern
At Large At Large At Large At Large
At Large At-Large At-Large At-Large

Women's Division II

Play-In Round: April 5-7; Regionals: April 12-14; Finals: May 3-4

Northeast

(Pittsburgh, PA)

Southeast

(TBD)

Midwest

(Grand Rapids, MI)

West

(Palo Alto, CA)

Empire Upstate Carolinas Allegheny Cascade
Excelsior Potomac CARFU-IRU Southern California
Mid-Atlantic Rugby South Great Lakes West
New England Small College Tri-State Great Waters West Coast
Rugby Northeast True South Northern Lights At Large
At Large At Large Ohio At Large
At Large At-Large At-Large At-Large
At Large At Large At Large At Large

 

 

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  • Guest (socal kiwi)

    In Mens D1AA, Why is the West Region playing its Regional Playoffs in Texas ? Outside of the WEST Geographic Region.I thought the process or regionalization was to reduce travel costs ? Texas is not in the West, its is half way across the country which means air travel will be required (major expense) for everyone.Whoever Made this decision is not grasping the concept of regionalization,it certainly does not promote the advancment of the best teams as only 1 can progress out of each region.Too Bad if the two best teams in the county just happen to be in the same Region,The trade off for this should have been reduced travel expenses by playing your Regional Playoffs within your own Region.