After 14 match ups and 16 days of voting, the Collegiate 7’s Head 2 Head Championship final has been decided, with Texas facing Central Washington University in the deciding battle.
To earn the spot in the final opposite Texas, Central Washington saw off Collegiate Rugby Champions Dartmouth in the semifinal round of voting. The votes went back and forth, with the lead changing hands a couple of times. Central Washington was trailing Dartmouth with only a few hours left to vote, but the Wildcats came back and managed the upset in the end.
Texas and Central Washington both deserve to be in the final, as their paths to the last match have not been easy. Texas beat Boston College before pulling off two big upsets against Cal and Arizona. Central Washington got past Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Dartmouth.
The Longhorns and Wildcats did not face each other in the CRC in June, but Central Washington made it one step further than Texas by getting to the Cup semifinals. Texas lost to Army in the quarters.
To view video highlights of the two finalists and vote for who you think should win it all, visit http://rugbyh2h.com/.
First Round Results:
Day 1: Cal beat North Carolina
Day 2: Notre Dame beat Utah
Day 3: Texas beat Boston College
Day 4: Central Washington beat Oklahoma
Day 5: Arizona beat Navy
Day 6: Dartmouth beat Temple
Day 7: LSU beat Penn State
Day 8: Army beat Ohio State
Day 9: Texas beat Cal
Day 10: Central Washington beat Notre Dame
Day 11: Arizona beat LSU
Day 12: Dartmouth beat Army
Day 13-14: Texas beat Arizona
Day 15-16: Central Washington beat Dartmouth
Final: Texas vs. Central Washington