Fairfield University Men Hofstra University Men Marist College Men Molloy College Men SUNY New Paltz Men Sacred Heart University Men Seton Hall University Men Vassar College Men William Paterson Univ. Men
University at Albany Women Bard College Women Binghamton University Women Drew University Women Fairfield University Women Fordham University Women Hofstra University Women Marist College Women Molloy College Women SUNY New Paltz Women
Rutgers University Women Sacred Heart University Women Stony Brook University Women Vassar College Women

National Championships 2012-13

2012-13 USA Rugby College National Championships
Contact: RICH CORTEZ, USA COLLEGIATE RUGBY DIRECTOR
rcortez@usarugby.org
Men’s Division
The Men’s Competitions Committee (Kevin Battle, Chair, Craig Brown, Pat Kane, Tom Rooney, Josh Smith, Todd Streeter), developed the following USA Rugby Division 1-AA and Division 2 Play-off formats for the 2012-13 season.

Division I-AA includes a combination of post-season assignments for the AQ teams emerging from the twelve eligible college conferences, and four At-Large opportunities for otherwise deserving and eligible teams. Division 2 incorporates a combination includes a combination of post-season slots for the AQ 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 distributed to all Independent teams and conferences. The form is also online at usarugby.org.

Men’s Division 2
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                        WI-IL
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, Roger Riley), developed the following USA Rugby Division 1 and Division 2 Play-off formats for the 2012-13 season. Division I includes a combination of post-season assignments for the AQ teams emerging from the eight eligible college conferences, and eight At-Large opportunities for otherwise deserving and eligible teams. Division 2 incorporates a combination of 21 LAU/GU leagues and autonomous conferences.

For Division 2, and potentially Division 1, there will be a round of Play-In contests held the weekend of
April 5-7; the specific day/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 geographic 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 distributed to all Independent teams and conferences. The form is also online at usarugby.org.

Women’s Division 2
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