February 4, 2022

Register for CRC Automatic Qualifiers

The path to May Madness will include a mix of conference-based qualifier tournaments, regionally-based automatic qualifiers and at-large bids awarded by a selection committee. The men’s qualification pathway and women’s qualification pathway require teams to meet specific deadlines and be members of National Collegiate Rugby to accept a bid. 

Teams can book their ticket to New Orleans by winning an Automatic Qualifier. Currently, there are over 25 Automatic Qualification tournaments across the country.

Men's Automatic Qualifiers

March 19


Mooseman 7's

Middle Tennessee State
Murfreesboro, TN
Division II, Small College

Registration Contact: lhouia@gmail.com

March 26


NCR Premier Qualifier

University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN
Premier Cup (open to teams of all divisions)

April 2


NCR Premier Qualifier

New England Freejacks
Quincy, MA
Premier Cup (open to teams of all divisions)


NCR Premier Qualifier

Boise State University
Boise, ID
Premier Cup (open to teams of all divisions)

April 9


Cardinals Conference 7s Finals

Longwood University
Farmville, VA
Small College


Cal Maritime 7s

Cal Maritime
Vallejo, CA
Small College


Chesapeake Conference 7's Finals

University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA
Division I (Premier Cup Qualifier)


Colonial Coast 7s Finals

Bryant University
Smithfield, RI
Small College


Tri-State Conference 7s Finals

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Small College

April 23


Ivy Rugby 7's

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Division I (Premier Cup Qualifier)


MARC 7's Championship

Harrisburg University
Harrisburg, PA
Division II


Gateway 7's Championship

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO
Division II


SoCon 7's Championship

Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Division II, Small College


MARC 7's Championship

Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Small College


Northwest Conference 7s Finals

Venue TBD
Portland, OR
Small College


Three Rivers 7s Finals

Grove City College
Grove City, PA
Small College


NCR Premier Qualifier

Southern Nazarene University
Bethany, OK
Premier Cup (open to teams of all divisions)

April 23-24


Lighthouse 7s

Babson College
Needham, MA
Small College


Southeastern Conference

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Division I (Premier Cup Qualifier)

April 24


Liberty Conference 7's Finals

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Division I (Premier Cup Qualifier)


NEWCRC 7's Championship

Springfield College
Springfield, MA
Division II, Small College

April 30


Allegheny Conference 7s Finals

Clarion University
Clarion, PA
Division II, Small College


MARC 7's Championship

Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD
Division I (Premier Cup Qualifier)


Great Midwest 7's

Great Midwest Rugby Conference
Cottage Grove, WI
Division II


To register for a Conference Tournament, contact your Conference Commissioner.

Women's Automatic Qualifiers

April 2


NCR Premier Qualifier

Boise State University
Boise, ID
Premier Cup (open to teams of all divisions)


Great Lakes 7s Championship

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Division I

April 3


Upstate 7s

St. Bonaventure University
Allegany, NY
Division I

April 9


Ohio Valley 7s Championship

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Division I


Rugby Northeast 7s

Stonehill College
North Easton, MA
Division I

April 23


Midwest 7s Championship

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Division I


Mid-America 7s

Gans Creek Recreation Area
Columbia, MO
Division I


Great Waters 7s Championships

Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Division I

April 30


Allegheny 7s Championships

Notre Dame College
South Euclid, OH
Division I


To register for a Conference Tournament, contact your Conference Commissioner.

If you are interested in hosting an Automatic Qualifier tournament, please fill out the form below.


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