BOULDER, Colo. – After winning their round of 16 and eight from April 26-27, Central Florida, University of San Diego, Arizona, and Bowling Green are all heading to Stanford, Calif., to take part in the College National Championship Series.
Central Florida, the reigning Division I-AA Champion, eased through its regional bracket. San Diego, not allowing its long trip to the Northeast slow its efforts to reach the National Championship, won the regional at Penn State. Arizona took down host Stanford in the West, while Bowling Green won its host regional.
Northeast Regional – Penn State University
State College, Pa.
West Virginia 41-24 Princeton
San Diego 55-28 Brown
San Diego 34-14 West Virginia
Southeast Regional – University of Tennessee
Central Florida 50-19 LSU
South Carolina 46-22 Georgia
Central Florida 44-28 South Carolina
Midwest Regional – Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Bowling Green 37-12 Iowa State
Missouri 46-10 Middle Tennessee
Bowling Green 53-10 Missouri
West Regional – Stanford University
Stanford 24-12 Oregon
Arizona 24-22 Long Beach State
Arizona 27-24 Stanford
Central Florida will have to get past San Diego in the National Semifinal if the Knights are going to have a chance to defend their title. On the other side of the bracket, Arizona will take on Bowling Green. Each Semifinal match will be played at Stanford University’s Steuber Rugby Stadium May 10, and the National Championship match will be May 11. An overview of the entire Men’s DI-AA field can be viewed at www.USARugby.org, and the Semifinal matches, as well as the DI-AA National Championship, will be streamed live on USA Rugby TV.