Louisiana Collegiate Rugby Rankings – Week 8

1. LSU – D-1AA – Southeastern Rugby Union

Next Matrix Match – TBD

LSU had a busy weekend this past weekend. They had their team split with two tournaments. The LSU 7s side was in Knoxville, TN competing in the SCRC Olympic Rugby Championship. They also had their 15’s B-side participating in the Battleship Invitational 15’s Tournament at Battleship Pkwy, AL. Neither team did exceptionally well, but they managed to finish out the individual tournaments on a strong note. LSU Sevens went 0-2 in Pool play with 28-0 and 26-19 losses against Florida and Missouri. But they quickly rebounded with a 20-14 Quarterfinal win over Georgia,  26-5 Semi-Final win over Alabama and a rematch win over Missouri 32-28 to win the Bowl Trophy. Unfortunately they were unable to qualify the College 7’s National Championship. LSU did finish 5th in the tournament behind Championship winner Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Congratulations to LSU’s Alex Creede, Will Middleton, and Daniel Dowd for receiving 2nd team All-Conference for the tournament.

2013 SCRC Bowl Final – LSU v Missouri from Martin T Bradley on Vimeo.

LSU 15’s at Battleship started out rough as well. The started with a 15-12 loss against SpringHill, but were able to rebound against Kennasaw State University with a 15-14 win. They ended their weekend with a 31-0 win over Tulane.

2. University of Louisiana Lafayette – DII – Deep South Rugby Union

pictures by Kevin Cook
pictures by Kevin Cook

Last Matrix Match – Deep South Rugby Championship – Troy University, @Battleship Pkwy, AL  (W 39-5)
Next Matrix Match – Nov. 23, 2013 – Regional DII Men’s College Playoffs vs. TBD, @St. Louis, MO

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TWO TIME DEEP SOUTH RUGBY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS. The ULL Ragin Cajun completed a perfect season. ULL Ragin Cajuns defeated Troy University Trojans 39-5 to take the conference championship, after blowing them out 57-12 two weeks prior.

The Cajuns have only had one loss in the last two years, including two conference championships. This year the Cajuns will have the opportunity to compete for the inaugural Division II National Championships, after being left out of the Sweet 16’s last year due to the Deep South Rugby Conference not being acknowledged by USA Rugby. The Cajuns will have to travel to St. Louis, MO to compete in the Regional DII Men’s College Playoffs. They will be in the same pool as Minnesota-Deluth, Saint Louis University, and the winner of UC-Irvine/Colorado State game.

3. Loyola – DIII – National Small College Rugby Union
Next Matrix Match – TBD

Loyola was off this weekend. They have their next match scheduled is a friendly against Baton Rouge Rugby on November 22. As Loyola’s Fall season comes to an end, they are beginning to set their schedule for their Spring matrix season.

4. Louisiana Tech – DII – Deep South Rugby Union
Last Matrix Match – vs. Tulane, @Ruston, LA (W 24-13)
Next Matrix Match – TBD

Louisiana Tech ended their season on the high note with the win against Tulane. Their season has come to a completion. We’ll see how the continue to build on what they’ve done this year.

5. Tulane – DII – Deep South Rugby Union
Last Matrix Match – vs. Louisiana Tech, @Ruston, LA (L 13-24)
Next Matrix Match – TBD

Tulane played their final match of the Fall season at the Battleship Tournament. They went 0-3 at the Battleship Invitational Tournament with losses against Kennisaw State (33-21), SpringHill (10-8) and LSU (31-0). Tulane will have to regroup and gather themselves from a low rebuilding year. This is one year off from nearly making it to the conference championships.

6. Southeastern – DIII – TBD
Next Matrix Match  – TBD

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