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Published: Saturday, May 4 2013 10:30 p.m. MDT

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Rancho63
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

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!

shorts
Payson, UT

Congrats to two great teams. They both have great seasons.

Propblast1
Odessa, FL

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.

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

Hmmm.... Let's see, an independent winning a national championship over the MIGHTY PAC 10?
I love my independence. IT'S INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

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, 2013

Varsity Cup - #1, #4, #6, #7, #11, #16, #18, #21
USA Rugby - #2, #3, #5, #8, #9, #10, unranked, unranked, unranked

Unless 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.

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