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
1Lindenwood00000000
2St. Joseph's00000000
3Wisconsin00000000
4Mount Saint Mary's00000000
#Pool BPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Arizona00000000
2Indiana00000000
3South Carolina00000000
4Boston College00000000
#Pool CPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Kutztown00000000
2Dartmouth00000000
3Iona00000000
4Temple00000000
#Pool DPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Life00000000
2PSU Penn State00000000
3Air Force00000000
4Notre Dame00000000
#Pool EPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Arkansas State00000000
2UCLA00000000
3Virginia Tech00000000
4U. of Delaware00000000
#Pool FPWDLPFPAPDPts
1Central Washington00000000
2Navy00000000
3Army00000000
4Maryland00000000

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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