Now that the Mid-South and West have both reached their midway points in the 2014 season, it is time to recognize players around the country who have bee playing at a high level, as well as hand out some midseason awards.
In Week 17, both Life and Colorado extended their undefeated streaks and conference leads in the Mid-South and West, respectively. Baylor and Oklahoma each earned victories, but only one team has done enough to play for the Allied Rugby Conference’s Championship. In California, Satint Mary’s continued to put up monster numbers against its conference’s bottom half.
The Allied Rugby Conference is back in action after two weeks off from conference matches. The ARC stayed busy by playing several non-conference matches the last few weeks, but now the stakes get higher – especially for Baylor. Elsewhere, Life and Colorado look to expand leads in their respective conferences.
Aside from snowstorms forcing the two matches out of the West to be cancelled, March arrived with a number of compelling matches in D1A Rugby. There were no nail-biters to speak of, but both Saint Mary’s and Life earned wins agains teams expected to challenge each school for conference titles. Also, the once though of one-team race in the Allied Rugby Conference looks to be completely up for grabs.