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 opportunity to keep fans up to date on the college season.

Men’s

Minnesota Thrashes Huck Finn Field

#3 Minnesota easily defeated all comers at Huck Finn in St. Louis, MO, taking the title with a 15-5 win over Missouri in the final. Minnesota didn’t have much left to prove this weekend, but their dominance over mid-level teams in the wind again shows just how strong they can be this season. Minnesota took just three losses in this regular season, to #1 Massachusetts, #8 Georgia, and #10 Florida.

Grey Duck now turns to preparation for North Central Regionals, where they will be expected to have a barn-burning matchup against #2 Wisconsin in the final.

BYU Bid To Stay With Northwest

BYU is almost certainly going to earn a strength bid for the Northwest after their strong performance at the Northwest Challenge last weekend. We also know that BYU will not be able to compete at Regionals and that their bid will stay with the Northwest. That’s a major boon for a region that is a bit thin past the top two or three teams.

Franciscan Reasserts Themselves With DIII Easterns Win

It’s been a bumpy regular season for the defending DIII Men’s national champion, Franciscan Fatal. Ranked at #17 in the Power Rankings heading into the weekend, Franciscan let the DIII world know they still mean business with a win over a stacked field at DIII Easterns down in Myrtle Beach. They went a spotless 7-0 with only one truly close game (14-13 win over Oberlin in quarters) and defeated #3 ranked Brandeis 13-10 in the final.

Looking Ahead

This Weekend: Teams are healing injuries, refining strategies, and getting their heads right for the postseason. For many teams, this is their last practice weekend of the season…

Next Weekend: Conference Championship weekend! The postseason arrives and midtier drama will be rife. Don’t forget how much it means to so many teams.

Women’s

The Weather Wins at New England Open, Garden State

Sunday play was canceled at the NEO due to an oncoming snowstorm, a key tournament for NE teams looking to 10 games to support their Regionals aspirations and sharpen up for what’s sure to be a wild series. On a wet Saturday, Northeastern and Middlebury went undefeated from power pools; the Valkyries were particularly dominant.

Over in New Jersey at Garden State, teams suffered through Saturday’s conditions before submitting part way through Sunday. #23 Vermont was the lone undefeated team; Maryland and Princeton were upset victims. What does it mean in those conditions?

Looking Ahead

This Weekend: Teams are healing injuries, refining strategies, and getting their heads right for the postseason. For many teams, this is their last practice weekend of the season…

Next Weekend: Conference Championship weekend! The postseason arrives and mid-tier drama will be rife. Don’t forget how much it means to so many teams.

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