Gearing up for the American Collegiate Rugby Championships Bowl Series in Charlotte, N.C., there’s a lot of tight competition in college conferences around the country. The performance of top teams in each league will determine who gets an official invite to the elite series at the Rugby Athletic Center in North Carolina’s Queen City on Nov. 21-22.
If the season ended today, 16 teams from eight conferences plus independents would meet in Charlotte as per the following breakdown of invitations. Invitations will be based on conference performance as well as strength of schedule.
Clemson soundly defeated North Carolina 69-0 Friday evening to lead. The win puts Clemson on top of the ACRL and in great shape moving towards the ACRC Bowl Series on November 21-22 in Charlotte, NC. Atlantic Coast Rugby League has committed their top two teams to the Bowl weekend.
Stony Brook controlled Kings Point (United States Merchant Marine Academy) throughout the contest taking an early lead and scoring all of their four tries in the first half and holding on in the second for a 30-12 victory. The win puts Stony Brook on top of the Empire Conference and in great position for the ACRC Bowl Series on November 21-22 in Charlotte, NC.
ACRL Conference rivals @UNCRFC and @ClemsonRugby meet tonight in Chapel Hill, with Clemson hoping to improve on their 3-0 start. Clemson is looking to secure their automatic bid to the ACRC Bowl Series on November 21-22 in Charlotte, NC.
Friday Night Lights usually refers to football, but all eyes at @USMMARugby-King’s Point will be on rugby tomorrow as the Mariners take on the Seawolves of @stonybrookrugby in a battle for first place in the Empire Rugby Conference.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — High-level collegiate rugby competition comes to Charlotte, N.C. Nov. 21-22, 2014 with the inaugural American Collegiate Rugby Championships Bowl Series. This series of matches in traditional bowl format brings the very best college rugby teams from around the country to Charlotte’s Rugby Athletic Center, a sports and events venue located just three miles from downtown.
AIC (4-0) sits above Boston College (3-0) in the standings this week and no matter the outcome Saturday, both will be looking towards Charlotte and an ACRC Bowl Series bid as both will remain at the top the East Coast Rugby Conference.