College 7s Pools Announced

The pools for each division the 2018 College 7s National Championships have been released. There will be four pools in Men's D1, three pools in the Men's D2, and then two pools in both divisions for women. The tournament kicks off on the 18th of May in Glendale, CO.

Men's D1:

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Lindenwood California Arizona  Kutztown
Arkansas  Notre Dame College Grand Canyon  American International 
Utah  Fordham  Florida International Western Washington
Missouri  Indiana Nevada Wisconsin 

The top flight of men's rugby, sees many familiar faces, including last year's National Champion, Lindenwood and last year's CRC champions, Cal. Not only is the competition peppered champions of years gone by but it also has several notable programs, including the likes of Kutztown, Arizona and Grand Canyon. Pool B looks like it will be the pool of death, but with as much depth and quality that this division has, there won't be an easy pool in it.

MEN'S D2:

Pool A Pool B Pool C
UW Whitewater UNC Charlotte Hartford
Bloomsburg North Carolina State Norwich 
William Patterson  Principia  North Texas
Old Dominion  Montana State  St. Louis 

Men's D2 sees the return of last year's champion and runner's-up, UW Whitewater and UNC Charlotte, respectively. UW Whitewater will be looking to repeat their efforts last year and win a national title in 15s and 7s in the same year.

Men's pool play will commence on Friday, and finals will be held on Saturday.

 Women's D1:

Pool A Pool B
Lindenwood Army
Dartmouth  Life 
Penn State Harvard
Central Washington Davenport

Pool A will see a three of last year's semifinalists competing in the one bracket, with Lindenwood the champions, Central Washington (who lost to Lindenwood in the semifinals) and Dartmouth who lost in the other semifinal matchup.

Women's Open:

Pool A Pool B
Chico State  Princeton 
Air Force Bloomsburg
Queens  Texas A&M
Sam Houston Kennesaw State

The women's open division is littered with top tier talent, including Chico State who recently won the Fifteens Spring D1 title, and Queens who are always in a position to threaten for the title. This group is wide open, and every team in it will like their chances of walking away with silverware at the end of it.

Women's pool play will start on Saturday, and finals will be played on Sunday.