Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:03    PDF Print Write e-mail
Women's DI College Review
Colleges - Women's College


We're only a few weeks in, but the women's DI college scene already has some stories of note popping up. One of the most interesting evolutions is occurring in the Ivy League. Perennial conference champion and national semifinalist Brown isn't the team it's been the last few years, even though they're sitting pretty at 3-0 right now. Brown began the season with a 10-5 win over Ivy newcomer Cornell and 10-0 victory over Dartmouth. If anyone's going to take Brown's title, it's going to be Princeton (3-0). The Tigers defeated Cornell 39-10 and Radcliffe 34-12 thus far, and one of the two undefeated streaks will be broken this weekend when the two standings leaders face off.

In the Pacific Mountain conference, only the West division is playing league games in the fall, and Air Force is the team making waves right now. They're 2-0 with two close wins over Colorado (22-19) and Colorado State (14-10), but it's better than Air Force has done in recent memory. Women's Cougar Rugby is expected to win the division, but with Air Force already mixing up the second-place race, the season already looks to be a heated one.

It's the same deal in the Big 10. Teams can gauge their comparative strength by the point differentials in their Penn State games. The reigning DI champ has already posted 216 points while only allowing one try. There's no doubt PSU will continue those numbers throughout the fall.

Norwich is putting up even bigger numbers in New England. The current DII champ joined NERFU's DI this year and hasn't encountered any road bumps along the way. Four weeks into the season, and the Cadets are 3-0, haven't been scored upon, and have racked 416 points-for. DI rankings will be released this week, and Norwich will certainly join the upper echelon.

Weekend Scores:

Big 10: Penn State 50-0 Michigan

Big 10: Indiana 36-0 Purdue

Big 10: Notre Dame 42-21 Illinois

Big 10: Penn State 96-0 Michigan State

Ivy League: Harvard 52-12 Columbia

Ivy League: Brown 75-5 Penn

Ivy League: Princeton 39-10 Cornell

Ivy League: Dartmouth 34-10 Yale

Mason-Dixon: James Madison 31-5 Maryland

Midwest: UNI 70-0 Iowa State

Midwest: Minnesota 53-12 Northern Illinois

Midwest: UW Madison 20-19 UW Milwaukee

New England: Rhode Island 34-10 Boston College

New England: UConn 19-3 Boston Univ

New England: Norwich 122-0 UMass

Pac Mtn West: Air Force 14-10 Colorado State


Women DI College Standings as of Oct. 10, 2012

BIG 10
EAST W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Penn State 3 0 0 216 5 211 3 0 15
Michigan 1 1 0 32 55 -23 1 0 5
Ohio State 0 1 0 5 70 -65 0 0 0
Michigan State 0 2 0 5 128 -123 0 0 0
WEST W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Indiana 2 0 0 65 7 58 2 0 10
Notre Dame 1 1 0 49 50 -1 1 0 5
Purdue 1 1 0 34 51 -17 1 0 5
Illinois 0 2 0 36 76 -40 0 0 0
IVY LEAGUE
GREEN W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Princeton 3 0 0 145 22 123 3 0 15
Brown 3 0 0 95 10 85 1 0 13
Dartmouth 2 1 0 103 20 83 2 0 10
Harvard 2 1 0 86 53 33 2 0 10
WHITE W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Cornell 1 2 0 75 56 19 1 1 6
Columbia 1 2 0 33 138 -105 0 0 4
Penn 0 3 0 22 168 -146 0 1 1
Yale 0 3 0 29 116 -87 0 0 0
MASON-DIXON
BLUE W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
West Chester 1 0 0 34 3 31 1 0 5
Navy 1 0 0 36 19 17 1 0 5
James Madison 1 1 0 34 39 -5 1 0 5
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 19 36 -17 0 0 0
Maryland 0 1 0 5 31 -26 0 0 0
GRAY W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Virgnia 1 0 0 84 0 84 1 0 5
Virginia Tech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NC State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Carolina 0 1 0 0 84 -84 0 0 0
MIDWEST
W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Northern Iowa 2 0 0 133 10 123 2 0 10
Northern Illinois 1 1 0 76 65 11 1 0 5
Minnesota 1 1 0 63 75 -12 1 0 5
Iowa State 1 1 0 42 75 -33 1 0 5
UW Madison 1 1 0 25 61 -36 1 0 5
UW Milwaukee 0 2 0 31 84 -53 0 1 1
NEW ENGLAND
W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Norwich 3 0 0 416 0 416 3 0 15
Boston College 3 1 0 124 46 78 3 0 15
Boston University 3 0 0 81 20 61 1 0 13
Rhode Island 2 1 0 88 15 73 2 0 10
UConn 1 3 0 20 209 -189 0 0 4
UMass 0 4 0 17 230 -213 0 1 1
Northeastern 0 2 0 5 194 -189 0 0 0
PACIFIC MOUNTAIN
WEST W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Air Force 2 0 0 35 29 6 0 0 8
New Mexico 1 0 0 36 31 5 1 0 5
Colorado State 0 2 0 41 46 -5 1 2 3
Colorado 0 1 0 19 21 -2 0 1 1
BYU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0