There are three (3) conferences in D2- New Jersey (NJ), New York City (NYC), and Upstate. After league play, eight (8) teams will advance to the Empire GU play-offs. The winner of each conference will be seeded 1, 2, and 3. Seeding will be based on competition points (match points + bonus points). The remaining five (5) play-off teams (wild card teams) will come from the 2nd place team in the Upstate Conference, and the 2nd and 3rd place teams from the NJ and NYC Conferences. These teams will be seeded 4 to 8 based on competition points (match points + bonus points). If teams have the same competition points value, then the team with the greater positive difference between points for and points against will be the higher seed.
2018 Playoff Schedule
April 14, 2018: D2 Quarterfinals
Game 1: #1 Morris 36, #8 Syracuse 12
Game 2: #4 NYRC 66, #5 Princeton 10
Game 3: #2 Fairfield 42, #7 Bayonne 10
Game 4: #6 Village Lions 31, #3 Buffalo 29 OT
April 21, 2018: D2 Semifinals (Higher Seed is Home Team)
Game 5: #1 Morris 34, #4 NYRC 21
Game 6: #2 Fairfield 39, #6 Village Lions 17
April 28, 2018 D2 Final (Higher Seed is Home Team)
#1 Morris 23, # 2 Fairfield 19
May 5, 2018: Crossover vs NERFU D2 Champion (Providence, RI)
Morris (EGU) v TBA (NERFU)
Competition points are determined as follows.
* 4 match points for a win
* 2 match points for a tie
* 0 match points for a loss
* 1 bonus point for scoring 4 tries or more in a match
* 1 bonus point for losing by 7 points or less in a match
Note: Forfeits are recorded to the team not responsible for the forfeit as a 20-0 win with a bonus point (5 competition points total). Forfeiting team shall receive up to negative five (-5) points.