BOULDER, Colo. – The 2013 USA Rugby College 7s National Championship pools have been determined for the three separate divisions competing at this year’s Championship.
Teams across the country participated in over 25 qualifying tournaments in hopes of either winning an automatic berth to Nationals or registering enough wins to be added to the field as an at-large selection. Last weekend’s slate of nine automatic qualifying tournaments wrapped up the sevens campaign leading up the Championships in Greensboro from Nov. 23-24.
After finalizing the three fields amounting to 48 well-deserving clubs, the USA Rugby Collegiate Championship Committee placed the schools in pools based on their success in sevens competition this fall.
Teams that did not win an automatic qualifying event were not eligible to be awarded a number one seed in the Men’s Division I Pool. The Championship Committee also gave consideration to Men’s DI teams from the same region to be placed in separate pools
Men’s Division I
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D||Pool E||Pool F|
|Arkansas State||Saint Mary's||Air Force Academy||Central Washington||Dartmouth||Navy|
|Oregon State||Oklahoma||Lindenwood||Davenport||Cal Poly SLO||Life|
|Florida||Arizona State||San Diego State||Auburn||South Carolina||Colorado State|
|North Texas||Middle Tennessee||Arkansas||San Jose State||North Carolina State||Texas|
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|Georgia Tech||Oregon State||Ohio State||Virginia|
|Davenport||Clemson||George Washington||Sam Houston State|
Men’s Open Division
|Pool A||Pool B|
|James Madison||Sonoma State|
|LaFayette||Southern Conference Winner|
Also, find out how many of this year’s participating schools qualified for Nationals in last week’s tournament recaps:
In the Men’s DI ranks, the Atlantic Coast, Ivy and Southeastern Leagues played their Sevens Conference Championships. Meanwhile, two competitive invitational events were hosted in California. Read more . . .
On the Women’s side, the Big Ten, Ivy and South Independent Leagues held their Sevens Conference Championships. Out west, an impressive field assembled for the Stanford Invitational. Read more . . .
The 2013 USA Rugby College 7s National Championship will be live-streamed on USA Rugby TV, while the Semifinals and Final of each division will be shown on ESPN3. Follow @USARugby on Twitter and use the #College7s hashtag to join the conversation.
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