USA Rugby Women's Division I 2013 Spring Playoffs
The Women's Competitions Committee (Bill Lucas, Chair; Austin Hall; Emily Ogata; Pete Steinberg; and Roger Riley) developed the following playoff formats for USA Rugby Division I.
Division I includes a combination of postseason assignment for the automatic qualifying teams emerging from the eight eligible college conferences, and eight at-large opportunities for otherwise deserving and eligible teams.
There potentially may be a Division I round of play-in contests the weekend of April 5-7; the specific date will be determined by the participating teams. The WCC will set the play-in games in a manner that allows the visiting team a reasonable drive to the match. At-large selections will be filled by deserving teams from a pool of Independent and/or deserving runners-up. Not all at-large slots will necessarily be filled. Some teams may receive an automatic berth directly into the Regionals due to geographical isolation/distance from potential play-in opponents.Teams may appeal for an at-large consideration by completing and returning the At-Large Application, which have been distributed to all Independent teams and conferences.
USA Rugby Women's Division I Play-In Round: April 5-7
USA Rugby Women's Division I Regionals: April 12-14
Women's Division I Finals: May 3-4
Northeast -- Pittsburgh, PA
Ivy, New England, At-Large, At-Large
Southeast (location TBD)
Mason-Dixon, South, At-Large, At-Large
Midwest -- Grand Rapids, MI
Big Ten, Midwest, At-Large, At-Large
West -- Palo Alto, CA
Pacific-Mountain, Southwestern, At-Large, At-Large
Men and Women's College 7s Championships: November 23