Written by Alex Goff
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:17
ACRL Winners Have Two Goals
The Atlantic Coast Rugby Sevens Championships is a double-qualification tournament, as the winner will automatically qualify for both the USA Rugby national college 7s championships and the USA 7s LLC Collegiate Rugby Championship held next year at PPL Park in the Philadelphia area.
So much is at stake for the ten teams gathering at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex in Virginia Beach, Va for the two-day tournament this weekend.
Navy, ranked #12 in the latest RUGBYMag.com rankings, heads up a tough Pool B that includes Maryland, who were Challenger (Plate) Runners Up in the 2012 CRC.
The Terps have been ranked by RUGBYMag this fall but are just out of the Top 25 at present.
Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest round out Pool B.
A competitive Pool A features Florida State, Clemson, 2011 winners NC State, North Carolina, and Virginia. NC State is a hard-nosed team that financed their trip to the 2012 CRC by cleaning out horse stalls at $2 a stall. They are currently ranked #23 by RUGBYMag.
The other three are not ranked, but all are really close and are in the list of potential teams.
Pool A - Clemson, Florida State, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia
Pool B - Georgia Tech, Maryland, Navy, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Saturday 27th October 2012
Game 1 - 10.00am Florida State v Clemson
Game 2 - 10.22am Georgia Tech v Maryland
Game 3 - 10.44am NC Sate v North Carolina
Game 4 - 11.06am Navy v Virginia Tech
Game 5 - 11.28am Clemson v Virginia
Game 6 - 11.50am Georgia Tech v Wake Forest
Game 7 - 12.12pm Florida State v NC State
Game 8 - 12.34pm Maryland v Navy
Game 9 - 12.56pm North Carolina v Virginia
Game 10 - 1.18pm Wake Forest v Virginia Tech
Game 11 - 1.40pm Clemson v NC State
Game 12 - 2.02pm Georgia Tech v Navy
Game 13 - 2.24pm Florida State v North Carolina
Game 14 - 2.46pm Maryland v Virginia Tech
Game 15 - 3.08pm NC State v Virginia
Game 16 - 3.30pm Navy v Wake Forest
Game 17 - 3.52pm Clemson v North Carolina
Game 18 - 4.14 pm Georgia Tech v Virginia Tech
Game 19 - 4.34pm Florida State v Virginia
Game 20 - 4.56pm Wake Forest v Maryland
Sunday 28th October 2012
Game 21 - 10.00am Play-In B4 v A5
Game 22 - 10.22am Play-In A4 v B5
Game 23 - 10.44am Quarter Final A2 v B3
Game 24 - 11.06am Quarter Final B2 v A3
Game 25 - 11.28am Quarter Final B1 v Winner Game 21
Game 26 - 11.50am Quarter Final A1 v Winner Game 22
Game 27 - 12.12pm Challenger Semi Final Loser Game 23 v Loser Game 25
Game 28 - 12.34pm Challenger Semi Final Loser Game 24 v Loser Game 26
Game 29 - 12.56pm Championship Semi Final Winner Game 23 v Winner Game 25
Game 30 - 1.18pm Championship Semi Final Winner Game 24 v Winner Game 26
Game 31 - 1.40pm Challenger Final Winner Game 27 v Winner Game 28
2.02pm High School Exhibition Game
Game 32 - 2.24pm Third Place Match - Loser Game 29 v Loser Game 30
2.46pm High School Exhibition Game
Game 33 - 3.10pm Championship Match Winner Game 29 v Winner Game 30