2018 Men's CRC Pools Announced - Collegiate Rugby Championship
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In advance of this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the men’s pool assignments for the 24-team men’s rugby sevens tournament field has been announced.

Pool assignments for the men’s field are as follows:

#Pool APWDLPFPAPDPts
1Lindenwood33008431539
2St. Joseph's31116553126
3Wisconsin31114863-156
4Mount Saint Mary's30032272-503
#Pool BPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Arizona33009714839
2Indiana3111484626
3South Carolina31114550-56
4Boston College30031797-803
#Pool CPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Dartmouth32107443318
2Iona32106247158
3Kutztown31026069-95
4Temple30034077-373
#Pool DPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Life3300995949
2PSU Penn State32016832367
3Air Force31023262-305
4Notre Dame300312112-1003
#Pool EPWDLPFPAPDPts
1UCLA33008226569
2Arkansas State32016234287
3Virginia Tech3102454325
4U. of Delaware30031298-863
#Pool FPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Navy33007419559
2Central Washington3201433857
3Army31025943165
4Maryland30031288-763

The 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship men’s winner will once again receive the Pete Dawkins Trophy, named after the All-American football standout at West Point won the Heisman Trophy in 1958. Dawkins was a Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford, where he used his outstanding football skills to make him a star on the Oxford Varsity rugby team, revolutionizing the game in the process. The men’s most valuable player will receive the Mark Dombroski Most Valuable Player Trophy, named in honor of the late Saint Joseph’s rugby player who passed away in March.

The 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will be televised live by the ESPN family of networks and will feature the most television and digital coverage in the tournament’s history.

This year marks the eighth consecutive year that the event has been held in Philadelphia and at Talen Energy Stadium. The annual event features not only the nation’s top 24 men’s collegiate rugby 7s teams, but also the top 16 women’s teams, as well as the Freedom Cup regional competition with a six-team field vying for a spot in next year’s main bracket. Action also includes the National Small College Rugby Organization national championship and a national high school tournament with both boys’ and girls’ teams.

The three-day rugby event is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world. Penn Mutual is in the fourth year of a title sponsorship for the event.

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