2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s Division I & Division II College Playoffs & Championships [BRACKETS]

The 32 women’s college rugby teams that will battle in the first round of the Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s Division I and Division II College playoffs have been confirmed. Sixteen teams from each division will be competing in four different locations around the country from April 20-22, 2012.

The four locations are: Steuber Rugby Stadium in Stanford, Calif; the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala.; West Windsor Fields in Princeton, N.J.; and Fred Beekman Park in Columbus, Ohio.

The teams that go undefeated on day one will advance to the round of eight and the winners from that round will be bound for the semifinals in Stanford, Calif. on Friday May 11, 2012.

The National Championship games for both Division I and Division II will be held the day after the semifinals, Saturday May 12, 2012, also in Stanford.

Brackets & Scores

*These brackets are really wide and don’t fit on the page, go here for the full document. Click the College Championships tab at the bottom of the page.

2011 Results (D1)
2011 Results (D2)
2010 Results (D1)
2010 Results (D2)

Predictions
UPDATE 5/9/12: We’ve put up Facebook polls, choose your winners here! Whomever picks the overall winner in D1 or D2 will receive a YSC sticker!

Broadcast
Championships will be broadcast at http://ustream.tv/usarugby.

2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s Division I & II College National Championship – May 11-12, 2012

Venue: Steuber Rugby Stadium in Stanford, Calif.
Friday, May 11
Norwich vs Washington State | D2 Semi Final | 10am Pacific
Shippensburg vs Winona State | D2 Semi Final | 12pm Pacific
Penn State vs BYU | D1 Semi Final | 2pm Pacific
Brown vs Stanford | D1 Semi Final | 4pm Pacific

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s Division I and II Playoffs

Schedule by Location

Princeton, N.J.
Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of 16
Saturday April 21 | West Windsor Fields
Norwich v. Rutgers | DII Women’s College Playoff | 10 a.m. Eastern
AIC v. Vassar | DII Women’s College Playoff | Noon Eastern
Penn State v. Princeton | DI Women’s College Playoff | 2 p.m. Eastern
Army v. Navy | DI Women’s College Playoff | 4 p.m. Eastern

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of Eight
Sunday April 22 | West Windsor Fields
DII Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 9 a.m. Eastern
DII Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 11 a.m. Eastern
DI Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 1 p.m. Eastern
DI Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one)| 3 p.m. Eastern

Mobile, Ala.
Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of 16
Saturday April 21 | University of South Alabama
Shippensburg v. Appalachian State | DII Women’s College Playoff | 10 a.m. Central
Temple University v. Lee University | DII Women’s College Playoff| Noon Central
Brown v. North Carolina | DI Women’s College Playoff | 2 p.m. Central
Texas v. Virginia | DI Women’s College Playoff | 4 p.m. Central

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of Eight
Sunday April 22 | University of South Alabama
DII Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 9 a.m. Central
DII Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 11 a.m. Central
DI Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one)| 1 p.m. Central
DI Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 3 p.m. Central

Columbus, Ohio
Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of 16

Friday April 20 / Fred Beekman Park
Winona State v. GWU | DII Women’s College Playoff | 10 a.m. Eastern
Pittsburgh v. Grand Valley | DII Women’s College Playoff | Noon Eastern
Ohio State v. Cougar Women’s Rugby | DI Women’s College Playoff | 2 p.m. Eastern
Northern Iowa v. Colorado | DI Women’s College Playoff | 4 p.m. Eastern

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of Eight
Saturday April 21 / Fred Beekman Park
DI Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 5 p.m. Eastern
DI Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 5 p.m. Eastern
DII Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 7 p.m. Eastern
DII Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 7 p.m. Eastern

Stanford, Calif.
Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of 16

Saturday April 21 / Steuber Rugby Stadium
Washington State v. California State – Northridge | DII Women’s College Playoff | 10 a.m. Pacific
Humboldt State v. Wyoming | DII Women’s College Playoff | Noon Pacific
Stanford v. Chico State | DI Women’s College Playoff | 2 p.m. Pacific
UCLA v. Cal | DI Women’s College Playoff | 4 p.m. Pacific

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s DI & DII College Round of Eight
Sunday April 22 / Steuber Rugby Stadium
DII Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 9 a.m. Pacific
DII Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 11 a.m. Pacific
DI Women’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 1 p.m. Pacific
DI Women’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 3 p.m. Pacific

13 thoughts on “2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s Division I & Division II College Playoffs & Championships [BRACKETS]

  1. I understand the desire to limit travel, but it seems silly to have multiple teams from the same union in the same quarter of the bracket.  They have already proven their place in the standings, why should they have to travel just to play a team that they played in their regional playoffs?  This is especially true in D2, where teams from the Northeast and Midwest occupy three of the four slots in their quarter of the bracket.  Why not just divide the nation into eight sections (D2 is already in eight regional unions) and have the champions from each regional playoff compete at nationals?  In that scenario, in D2, you might have Ship vs Lee, Norwich vs AIC, Winona vs Wyoming, and Pacific #1 vs So. Cal. #1.  Everything else could be played out in the regional playoffs, which would make them more important, perhaps even making them into spectator events.

    • USAR has updated their Championship page to include if an event is Broadcast or not:  http://usarugby.org/#goto/Championships . Playoffs were not (obviously) but the Championships at Stanford will be!

    • USAR has updated their Championship page to include if an event is Broadcast or not:  http://usarugby.org/#goto/Championships . Playoffs were not (obviously) but the Championships at Stanford will be!

  2. You are to be congratulated for stating the schedule and time of events for this week-end’s  events at Steuber. It is very difficult and frustrating to find information.
    Thank you posting this information.

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