Army’s surprise win over Kutztown sends the Black Knights to No. 3, while an impressive body of work thus far prevents the Golden Bears from falling any further than No. 4. The upset win makes Friday’s match between Army and No. 8 Air Force even more intriguing.
The Lindenwood rugby team and the entire University was dealt a mighty blow last week upon hearing the tragic news of the passing of Lindenwood rugby player Charles Labry. With a Mid-South clash between Davenport and Lindenwood waiting in the wings, the two schools honored a terrific young man by declaring the match, and each one to follow between the two teams, the Charles Labry Memorial Match.
Army and Kutztown are the only remaining undefeated teams in the Rugby East Conference, but both do have an additional conference match following what should be a heated contest Saturday. If the Brothers and Golden Bears can avoid upsets against Wheeling Jesuit and St. Bonaventure, respectively, then the team that remains undefeated beyond this weekend will claim the Rugby Each Championship.
The winner of the Oct. 25 match between Ohio State and Wisconsin will find themselves in good position to claim one of two spots in the Big Ten Universities Championship match. At the moment, Wisconsin and Ohio State share 3-1 conference records, but the Badgers have a slight lead in the BTU standings with five bonus points compared to the Buckeyes’ four.
Army’s 5-0 start is less shocking knowing that senior captain Collum Magee leads the cadets around the park. The openside flanker has already scored five tries this fall and couldn’t be more highly thought of by Coach Mahan.
Indiana makes the biggest jump in this week’s Canterbury D1A Top 20. Following its win over Michigan, the only undefeated team from the Big Ten Universities Conference goes from No. 16 to No. 12 in the rankings.
The battle for first place in the Big Ten Universities Conference between Indiana and Michigan was as thrilling as advertised. Although Michigan controlled several aspects of the game, it was Indiana that used a late rally to come away with a 19-17 victory.
The Wolverines and Hoosiers represent the two remaining teams in the conference without a loss to their record. The game is also a rematch from last year’s Big Ten Championship game, which concluded in a 58-38 victory for Indiana.