Propblast1"This is the first year for the Varsity Cup. It's
an 8 team tournament that is made up of 6 weaker teams and 2 elite teams (Cal
and BYU)."The Rugby Magazine rankings tell a decidedly different
tale - all 8 teams in the Varsity Cup National Championship were ranked,
including #1 Cal and #4 BYU, arguable the two best teams in college rugby, while
6 of the 9 teams in the USA Rugby tournament are unranked.All
Divisions College Top 25 as of April 17, 2013Varsity Cup - #1, #4,
#6, #7, #11, #16, #18, #21USA Rugby - #2, #3, #5, #8, #9, #10, unranked,
unranked, unrankedUnless USA Rugby finds solutions the problems Cal
and BYU have raised, more teams will follow Cal's and BYU's lead in
leaving USA Rugby.
Hmmm.... Let's see, an independent winning a national championship over
the MIGHTY PAC 10? I love my independence. IT'S INDEPENDENCE DAY!!
The BYU rugby team beat Cal in the championship of the Varsity Cup. This is the
first year for the Varsity Cup. It's an 8 team tournament that is made up
of 6 weaker teams and 2 elite teams (Cal and BYU). It's not a national
championship in the traditions of the championships that both Cal and BYU have
won in the past. Cal and BYU pulled out of that national competition because of
a dispute over money.
Congrats to two great teams. They both have great seasons.
There's a great thrill in winning national championships and knowing
you're the best no matter in what sport. But the best thrill of all is the
fun both players and fans have during the competitions. Kudos to the rugby and
volleyball teams for a great season.Go Cougars!
And let's not forget who set the tone for the day: the women's
softball team won their conference championship that Saturday to start
Championship Saturday in fine fashion. A gutty performance by these women! A
great shout out to the rugby and volleyball teams.