Three teams clinched automatic bids to the DII Sweet 16 Saturday by winning their conference championships – Rowan, Providence and Marist.
Rowan beat East Stroudsburg 37-12 to take the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference title, Providence edged Holy Cross 26-24 to win the Rugby Northeast and Marist defeated Vassar 22-15 to win the Tri States. Rowan, Marist and Providence had all beaten the teams they defeated in the final during their respective regular seasons.
So far, eight teams have qualified for Nationals:
Coast Guard (New England)
Colgate (NY Upstate)
Indiana University-Pennsylvania (Great Lakes)
Marist (Tri States)
Minnesota-Duluth (Northern Lights)
Providence (Rugby Northeast)
The winners of these conferences will win automatic bids in the spring – Gateway, WIIL, Cardinals and Southern. Below are the available playoff results and match-ups for all of the automatic qualifying conferences, except for the Southern, which has not yet begun regular season play.
QF: Colgate 30-12 Ithaca
SF: Colgate 17-5 Geneseo
Final: Colgate 31-15 Oswego
QF: Towson 50-3 John’s Hopkins
QF: Salisbury 38-14 George Mason
QF: Georgetown 38-12 George Washington
QF: UMBC 28-12 Mt. St. Mary’s
SF: Salisbury 48-10 UMBC
SF: Towson 48-25 Georgetown
Final: Salisbury 27-0 Towson
SF: Coast Guard 39-3 Rhode Island
SF: Norwich 32-17 Vermont
Final: Coast Guard 22-19 Norwich
Final: Providence 26-24 Holy Cross
SF: Marist 67-15 Molloy
SF: Vassar 46-19 Fairfield
Final: Marist 22-15 Vassar
QF: ESU 47-7 York
QF: Drexel 31-24 Scranton
SF: Rowan 43-5 Drexel
SF: ESU 26-24 Lock Haven
Final: Rowan 37-12 East Stroudsburg
QF 1: Illinois State over UW-Lacrosse
QF 2: UW-Milwaukee over Western Illinois
QF 3: UW-Whitewater 77-0 Loyola
QF 4: UW-Stout 50-0 Eastern Illinois
SF: Illinois State vs. UW-Stout 4/6/13 Cottage Grove, Wisc.
SF: UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Milwaukee 4/6/13 Cottage Grove, Wisc.
Final: 4/7/13 Cottage Grove, Wisc.
SF 1: Saint Louis Univ. vs. Central Missouri Spring TBD
SF 2: Southern Illinois vs. Principia Spring TBD
QF 1: Richmond @ Radford
QF 2: VMI @ Old Dominion
QF 3: William & Mary @ Longwood
QF 4: James Madison @ Mary Washington
SF: Winner QF #1 vs. Winner QF #2 4/13/13 Richmond, Va.
SF: Winner QF #3 vs. Winner QF #4 4/13/13 Richmond, Va.
Final: 4/14/13 Richmond, Va.