NSCRO Men’s College Rugby XVs Final Poll

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – December 10, 2018 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has released the final regular season men’s rugby 15s Top 30 Coaches Poll.  [NSCRO Release]

The top squad is Christendom College (Front Royal, Virginia), which finished the season with a 9-0 record and received five first place votes. 

In the previous poll, Christendom was ranked #3, but thanks to a dominant performance in the 2018 NSCRO Men’s 15s Mid-Atlantic South Region Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, the Crusaders jumped two spots. Christendom defeated then-#6 Loyola (Maryland) in the semifinal 23-7, and then-#4 Catholic University in the final, 43-24.

Endicott College placed second in the NSCRO Top 30 Coaches Poll, with a 10-0 record and three first place votes. St. John’s University was third, Catholic University fourth, and Salve Regina University finished fifth.

The NSCRO Coaches Poll for Men’s Clubs was conducted weekly throughout the 2018 regular season using a panel of head coaches from NSCRO schools. The panel of coaches represents all four NSCRO regions. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and so on down to 1 point for 25th place. The final fall weekly poll was expanded from 25 to 30 to reflect all the final coaches’ votes. The full rankings are as follows:

#TeamRec’dPointsPrior #
1Christendom College9-01953 
2Endicott College10-01941 
3St. John’s University7-01852
4Catholic University of America 9-11724
5Salve Regina University 9-21695
6Washington & Lee University6-01577
7Loyola University Maryland8-21566
8University of Maine at Farmington8-11439
9Eckerd College9-21338
10Susquehanna University7-112610
11University of North Alabama 7-111311
12Robert Morris University6-210213
13Ithaca College9-110112
14Franciscan University6-110015
15Eastern Connecticut State Univ.5-2-19914
16University of Dallas3-08116
17St. Edward’s University5-06718
18Spring Hill College6-16017
19New Mexico Highlands University3-15220
20Bucknell University6-25119
21University of Denver3-14421
22Colby College5-23222
23Central Oregon Community Coll.3-11924
24Valdosta State University5-11823
25College of the Holy Cross4-1-11625
26Monroe College5-414NR
27Duke University4-1928
28Regis University2-18NR
29University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point5-0527
30Western Oregon University3-13NR

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