December 22, 2016
NSCRO 2016 Women’s Rugby Top 20 Fall Rankings
National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: December 22, 2016
Medford, NJ 22 December, 2016 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has just released the NSCRO Women’s Top 20 Fall Rankings.
Leading the rankings is Wayne State College, the 2016 Women’s National Champion. They are followed by Colgate University, Lee University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and rounding out the top five is SUNY Cortland.
Over 100 NSCRO women’s teams participated in fall league play leading to the NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championships. Many of the women’s teams will now shift to playing 7s in order to qualify for the NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championships to be held in Pittsburgh, PA on 29-30 April 2017.
RANK COLLEGE CONFERENCE
1 Wayne State College Prairie States
2 Colgate University Upstate NY
3 Lee University NSCRO Independent
4 Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota RFU
5 SUNY Cortland Upstate NY
6 Mount St. Mary’s University East Penn RU
7 York College Mid-Atlantic RC
8 Neumann University East Penn RU
9 Allegheny College Allegheny
10 Colorado College Rocky Mountain RFU
11 Endicott College Colonial Coast
12 College of St. Benedict Minnesota RFU
13 University of Rochester Upstate NY
14 Denison University Ohio Valley
15 St. Bonaventure University Upstate NY
16 Keene State College New England RFU
17 Bentley University Rugby Northeast
18 College of William & Mary Capital RU
19 Western State Colorado University Rocky Mountain RFU
20 University of Chicago Great Waters
About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2002, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 105 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.
Our goals are simple:
Foster the growth and development of men and women’s small college rugby in the United States.
Provide top-level competition and promote high-level sportsmanship on and off the field.
Be a resource for small college rugby players, coaches, trainers and staff; and, offer a sense of community for NSCRO members.
NSCRO is “The Home of Small College Rugby in America”.