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CRC Challenger Bracket: And Then There Were 16!

The  CRC 7’s bracket being played as part of the Las Vegas Invitational has whittled down the field to sixteen teams. Tomorrow, one of those sixteen will punch their ticket to Philadelphia and the Collegiate Rugby Championship set to be played June 5-6th.

The exciting part?

Of the sixteen remaining teams, only a few come from “big name” schools. There is a better than good chance that a mid-major, if you will, is going to storm their way into the CRC.

Could it be Miami of Ohio who is the #1 seed in Bracket A or #2 seed Kutztown?

How about Central Washington or Bowling Green? Bowling Green played in the 2010 CRC in Columbus and won the consolation bracket.

The championship bracket is divided into two, eight-team, brackets. The winner of the tournament will need to clean the table tomorrow, winning four games. Four games to reach the big dance in Philly.

So, how do the brackets look?

Bracket A Quarterfinals

  • Miami of Ohio vs. Brown
  • Kutztown vs. Whittier College
  • Air Force vs. UCLA
  • New Mexico vs. Delaware

Bracket B Quarterfinals

  • University of Texas vs. Stonybrook
  • UC Davis vs. Santa Barbara CC
  • Bowling Green vs. Yale
  • Central Washington vs. Creighton

Miami of Ohio and Kutztown appear to be on a collision course in Bracket A, but don’t rule out Air Force or Delaware. Bracket A looks to be the tougher of the two brackets and the battle to reach the final may take a toll on the team that comes out of the bracket.

In Bracket B, Bowling Green and Central Washington both played very well on Day 1 of the tournament. Both are well versed in sevens and have playmakers. Santa Barbara CC could be the dark horse in the bracket along with University of Texas. They’ll have their work cut out for them if they’re going to reach the finals.

The CRC 7’s Division of the Las Vegas Invitational finishes up play today. Stay tuned to Rugby America for results.

3 comments on “CRC Challenger Bracket: And Then There Were 16!

  1. 1809 Rugby
    February 11, 2011

    Will someone post the CRC match scores as the matches are completed for those of us that are stuck at work and can’t be there. Thanks

  2. Rugby America
    February 11, 2011

    If I had them, I would post them in an instant. I was told by the tournament organizers that RugbyMag would be keeping a running total on the scores, but their reports have been spotty and a bit confusing. I have scores from maybe 1/4 of the games yesterday.

    If this is going to be a yearly fixture on the calendar, then improvements need to be made on the reporting. People not in Las Vegas to see it live are very interested in the outcomes.

    The CRC games have already started in Las Vegas today. Hopefully we’ll get a better rundown on the scores.

  3. S. McGinn
    February 12, 2011

    We in Africa would also like to know the scores!

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