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It’s a Texas-sized battle for position and respect as arch rivals Texas State and North Texas square off this weekend in San Marcos. 

The ACRC Bowl Series takes place at Charlotte’s Rugby Athletic Center, a state-of-the-art facility located on 13.4 acres just south of downtown. Among the amenities available to Bowl Series players and attendees are a clubhouse, spacious locker rooms, concessions and libations from the Third Half Pub and a VIP level with complementary food & drink and tables overlooking the pitch. 

The ACRC Bowl Series in Charlotte, N.C. will kick off Friday, Nov. 21 with a high school game at 4 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. game between Boston College (East Coast Rugby Conference) and Iona (Rugby East Conference). 

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The ACRC Coaches Poll is out and not surprisingly, Army moves to #1 after they toppled previous #1 Kutztown.

It was beginning to look like a classic Kutztown comeback as the Golden Bears pounded out 11 unanswered points late in Saturday’s game against Army. The Black Knights had utilized their formidable defense to hold the powerful Kutztown forwards to less than 20 points before the late surge, which left Kutztown up with 4 minutes to play. 

The ACRC Bowl Series in Charlotte, N.C. is proud to announce Boathouse Sports as a major event partner. Boathouse Sports designs custom performance apparel for elite sports teams around the country including a number of collegiate rugby squads.

The Mid American Conference tournament, which takes place Nov. 8-9, will be a high-stakes affair for the powerhouse squads at the top of this league, known nationwide for being well-stocked with schools committed to excellent club rugby. The tournament winner earns a berth at the ACRC Bowl Series in Charlotte, N.C. on Nov. 21-22. 

Who's tops in the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference? According to Tennessee head coach and SCRC league secretary Martin Bradley, the conference championship, which takes place Nov 15-16 in Columbia, SC, looks to play out this way:

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The latest ACRC Coaches Poll has Kutztown at the top, with Army moving back past Penn State into #2 after Penn State's loss to KU.

Bowling Green defeated a well-regarded Western Michigan and moved up two places as a result. Indiana edged Michigan and they moved ahead of the Wolverines. Wheeling Jesuit lost to Davenport dropping three slots.

New into the Top 20 are West Virginia, Ohio State, Middlebury (who defeated Boston College), South Carolina, and Virginia Tech. Va Tech and USC are tied at #20.

Check out the Full Oct 21 2014 ACRC Coaches Poll on Goff »

The competition doesn’t get any fiercer than in the Rugby East Conference, where some of the best teams in the nation go head-to-head. Last weekend did not disappoint, with an epic Penn State-Kutztown game that saw the Nittany Lions roar back late in the second half to within 8 points, but fail to catch the Bears. 

The win means #3-ranked Kutztown shares the top spot in the standings with #5 Army. The two teams meet this weekend in West Point to determine the REC champion.