California takes on Arizona and Arizona State in a two-match, PAC Rugby Conference road trip this weekend, facing the Wildcats Saturday, February 17, in Tucson at 2 p.m. MT, followed by the Sun Devils in Phoenix on Presidents Day, Monday, February 19, in a 2 p.m. MT kickoff. The Blue and Gold head into the weekend likely to mix and match their lineups to cover two conference clashes in three days. Saturday's match will take place on campus at the University of Arizona on William David Sitton Field. After their visit to Tucson, the Bears relocate to Phoenix, where Arizona State will host Cal for Monday's kickoff at Westside Sports Complex. This fixture takes place off campus due to field availability. (Photo: Christian Dyer vs. Utah Valley by Zach Franzen.)
Over the weekend America saw the best collegiate crews, on both it's the east and west coasts, battle it out for conference titles in the final tests before the national championships. On the west coast, the men and women were contesting the Pac-12 championships - the conference for the 12 biggest programs on the Pacific coast.
University of Washington, Harvard University and Stanford University topped this week's men's heavyweight eight, men's lightweight eight and women's lightweight eight USRowing Collegiate Coaches' Polls, respectively. Washington took over the top spot in the men's heavyweight eight poll this week, earning 11 of 12 first-place votes thanks to a three-second victory over the previous No.