Major League Ultimate is pleased to bring you weekly coverage of the college ultimate landscape, provided by our friends at Ultiworld – one of the premier sources of ultimate news.
Through our relationship with Ultiworld, MLU will begin to bring you our weekly College Update. With so many of MLU’s young and future players competing in the college ranks, Ultiworld has provided us with the oppurtunity to keep fans up to date on the college season.
TCU Undefeated In 2016 After Another Tournament Win
While Texas Christian may not have had a lot of tough competition, a dominating performance at Dust Bowl, including a 10-6 win over Arkansas in the final, suggests a team that could be in the mix at South Central regionals this year. They have won every game this season by at least four points and sit at 17-0. They even got some Tulsa local TV press.
With basically no top teams in action over the last two weeks, there is no movement this week. Look to Stanford Invite to mix things up.
This Weekend: Stanford Invite is here! 13 top 25 ranked teams will compete this weekend out in Fremont, CA, for one of the regular season’s biggest prizes: a Stanford title. How will #2 UMass and #3 Oregon stack up against a strong field? Tally Classic also offers a strong field this year, including #1 ranked UNC Wilmington and two other top 10 teams in #5 UNC and #6 Florida.
#7 Pittsburgh Beats Virginia In Final, Split Season Series
Danger firmly established themselves as one of the east coast’s premier teams with a strong Sunday that concluded with a 14-12 win over #16 Virginia. The two clashed on Saturday in pool play and UVA scored a statement win, but couldn’t hold on against Pittsburgh’s aggressive offense. With a 13-2 record and a 1st and 2nd place showing at major east coast tournaments, Pitt has built a lot of momentum heading towards their first trip to the west coast for Northwest Challenge.
Commonwealth Cup’s impact shifts the eastern landscape somewhat, with #23 North Carolina returning and cross-state rival UNC-Wilmington’s four loss performance dropping them down the ladder. #11 Virginia’s rebound after a slow QCTU powers their rise.
This Weekend: Finally, Stanford Invite weekend is here, putting the best teams on the west coast against a couple of contenders from across the country. Squads like #15 Notre Dame and #24 Florida State take on the field at Tally Classic while teams such as #18 Wisconsin and Kansas cleat up at Midwest Throwdown.
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