State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 8

In Control

1. New England Free Jacks

Next Four: v. NOLA, v. SEA, BYE, @ NY

2. Rugby ATL

Next Four: @ TOR, @ SD, BYE, @ SD

3. Rugby New York

Next Four: v. DC, @ LA, BYE, v. NE

In The Hunt

4. Toronto Arrows

Next Four: v. ATL, v. DC, v. NOLA, 2 HOU

5. NOLA Gold

Next Four: @ NE, v. ATL, @ TOR, v. AUS

Fading Fast

6. Old Glory DC

Next Four: @ NY, @ TOR, v. UTAH, v. DAL

Key Takeaways

  • The East is level on games, so the table is what the table is.
  • New England enters pole position in the East.
  • Toronto beating New York on the road gives them a path back into the playoffs.
  • NOLA’s win gives them a lifeline, but it knocks DC as close to out as possible without mathematically eliminating them.

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