New London, NH, 20 December 2017 – Colby Sawyer College is listed in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s Top 20 Fall Rankings.
NERFU is represented solely by the Colby Sawyer College Women’s Rugby.
Wayne State College, the 2017 Women’s National Champion leads the ranking. They are followed by Bentley University, York College of Pennsylvania, Gustavus Adolphus College and Colorado College rounding out the top five.
Over 100 NSCRO women’s teams participated in fall league play leading to the NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championships held at Life University in Marietta, GA on 02-03 December. Many of the women’s teams will now shift to playing 7s in order to qualify for the 2018 NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championship.
Rank Team Conference
1 Wayne State College Prairie States
2 Bentley University Rugby Northeast
3 York College of Pennsylvania Mid-Atlantic
4 Gustavus Adolphus College Northern Lights
5 Colorado College Rocky Mountain
6 Lee University NSCRO Independent
7 Colgate University Upstate NY
8 University of Rochester Upstate NY
9 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Colonial Coast
10 Western State Colorado College Rocky Mountain
11 Endicott College Colonial Coast
12 Widener University Eastern Pennsylvania
13 University of Scranton Mid-Atlantic
14 St. Bonaventure University Upstate NY
15 SUNY Oneonta Upstate NY
16 Fordham University Tri-State
17 Minnesota State University Moorhead Northern Lights
18 College of Saint Benedict Northern Lights
19 Denison University Ohio Valley
20 Colby Sawyer College New England
NERFU (New England Rugby Football Union) is a Geographical Union (GU) for rugby union teams in New England. The union has 82 clubs and over 3,600 members competing in 10 separate divisions.
The mission of NERFU is to manage, serve, and promote the game of rugby in the New England area, at all levels of play; to assist member teams and participants in their various forms of involvement with the game; to adhere to all the laws of the game; and to encourage and facilitate the involvement of as many people as possible in rugby activities.
About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to small college programs that raise the profile, image, and benefits of collegiate rugby in the eyes of school administrators.
Comprised of nearly 400 men’s and women’s college rugby clubs who participate in more than 30 leagues, NSCRO provides an opportunity for these programs to showcase their abilities to a broader audience with a chance at a national title and ranking. Along with recognizing club and player success on and off the field, the increased visibility NSCRO creates has led to improved school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby, and growth in financial support and alumni involvement.