January 17, 2012

CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#16): Only one change atop national rankings

Photo credit Guelph Athletics

OTTAWA (CIS) – There is only one change this week at the top of CIS national rankings, as the University of Guelph Gryphons grab the pole position in women’s track and field.

In other CIS sports, Regina (women’s basketball and men’s wrestling), Carleton (men’s basketball), McGill (women’s hockey), UNB (men’s hockey), Calgary (women’s swimming), Dalhousie (men’s swimming), Guelph (men’s track and field), UBC (women’s volleyball), Trinity Western (men’s volleyball) and Alberta (women’s wrestling) all maintain their No. 1 status.

In women’s basketball, top-ranked Regina easily improved to 11-0 in conference play with a pair of road wins over Manitoba, 84-60 and 105-52. The Cougars are back on home court this weekend to face No. 10 Fraser Valley (9-3) and Trinity Western (6-6).

In men’s hoops, Carleton (12-0) also remained perfect in regular season action with road victories against Ryerson, 87-56, and Toronto, 98-64. The Ravens play three games in four nights this week, starting on Wednesday when they face cross-town rival Ottawa (8-4) in the sixth annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic at Scotiabank Place. The reigning CIS champions then host Queen’s (0-12) and RMC (0-12) on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

In women’s hockey, McGill (12-1-0) and Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonté posted a pair of shutout wins last weekend, 4-0 over Concordia and 5-0 versus No. 10 Montreal. The Martlets host Carleton (4-4-3) on Sunday.

In men’s hockey, UNB (13-3-2) holds on to the No. 1 spot despite a rare winless weekend. The Varsity Reds lost 2-1 at No. 10 Saint Mary’s on Friday and 5-4 in a shootout at StFX on Saturday. The University Cup champs hope to get back in the win column this week when they face St. Thomas (3-13-2), No. 7 Moncton (12-6-0) and UPEI (11-7-0).

In women’s volleyball, UBC easily handled visiting Thompson Rivers and improved to 11-1 in Canada West action with a pair of straight-set victories. The Thunderbirds should be tested later this week when they host No. 5 Manitoba (9-3) for a Friday-Saturday doubleheader.

In men’s volleyball, Trinity Western (12-0) made a statement on home court last weekend, defeating No. 3 Alberta 3-1 and 3-0. The Spartans host No. 10 Winnipeg (6-8) on Friday and Saturday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
1. Regina (11-0) / 396 pts (33) / (1)
2. Windsor (11-2) / 362 / (2)
3. UBC (8-2) / 331 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (7-4) / 295 / (5)
5. Alberta (9-3) / 252 / (6)
6. Carleton (8-4) / 237 / (4)
7. Ottawa (10-2) / 206 / (7)
8. Acadia (7-1) / 157 / (9)
9. Brock (10-3) / 111 / (8)
10. Fraser Valley (9-3) / 94 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (58), Concordia (36), Saint Mary’s (28).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
1. Carleton (12-0) / 516 pts (44) / (1)
2. Lakehead (10-2) / 460 / (3)
3. UBC (8-2) / 419 / (5)
4. StFX (7-2) / 362 / (2)
5. Saskatchewan (7-4) / 321 / (4)
6. Wilfrid Laurier (10-2) / 312 / (7)
7. Victoria (10-2) / 281 / (6)
8. Alberta (8-4) / 238 / (8)
9. Concordia (5-0) / 184 / (9)
10. Fraser Valley (7-5) / 92 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (58), Windsor (37).

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)
1. McGill (12-1-0) / (1)
2. Laurier (17-0-1) / (2)
3. Calgary (12-4-0) / (3)
4. StFX (13-2-0) / (4)
5. Guelph (14-3-1) / (6)
6. Moncton (12-1-1) / (5)
7. Alberta (9-3-6) / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (13-4-1) / (9)
9. Queen’s (10-5-3) / (8)
10. Montreal (8-4-1) / (10)

MEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
1. UNB (13-3-2) / 160 pts (9) / (1)
2. McGill (16-2-2) / 146 (6) / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (15-3-2) / 132 (2) / (5)
4. Western Ontario (16-2-2) / 117 / (3)
5. Alberta (13-5-2) / 85 / (4)
6. Acadia (12-6-1) / 73 / (8)
7. Moncton (12-6-0) / 53 / (6)
8. Lakehead (16-4-0) / 49 / (7)
9. Manitoba (12-4-2) / 48 / (9)
10. Saint Mary’s (12-7-1) / 41 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: UQTR (24).

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous rankings)
1. Calgary 560 points / (1)
2. Toronto 423 / (2)
3. Laval 255 / (4)
4. Western Ontario 244 / (3)
5. Alberta 232 / (5)
6. UBC 207 / (7)
7. Dalhousie 181 / (6)
8. Ottawa 119 / (8)
9. McMaster 105 / (9)
10. Guelph 94 / (10)

MEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous rankings)
1. Dalhousie 410 points / (1)
2. Alberta 401 / (T2)
3. Toronto 400 / (T2)
4. Calgary 338 / (4)
5. McGill 255 / (5)
6. Laval 196 / (6)
7. McMaster 167 / (7)
8. Victoria 156 / (8)
9. UBC 144 / (10)
10. Guelph 134 / (9)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous rankings)
1. Guelph 102.5 pts / (T4)
2. Western Ontario 90 / (7)
3. Windsor 79 / (T4)
4. Calgary 54 / (2)
5. Saskatchewan 52 / (1)
6. Toronto 49 / (3)
7. Alberta 48.5 / (T4)
8. Ottawa 45 / (9)
9. York 40 / (8)
10. McMaster 25 / (NR)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous rankings)
1. Guelph 98 pts / (1)
2. Windsor 94.83 / (3)
3. Ottawa 75 / (4)
4. York 72.5 / (2)
5. Western Ontario 60.83 / (7)
6. Laval 52 / (6)
7. Regina 33.5 / (5)
8. Sherbrooke 32 / (10)
9. Toronto 30.33 / (NR)
10. Saskatchewan 22.5 / (9)

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)
1. UBC (11-1) / 60 points / (1)
2. Winnipeg (12-2) / 53 / (4)
T3. Alberta (8-4) / 51 / (2)
T3. Saint Mary’s (10-0) / 51 / (3)
5. Manitoba (9-3) / 45 / (6)
6. Montreal (8-3) / 39 / (5)
7. Trinity Western (8-4) / 37 / (8)
8. Laval (7-4) / 32 / (7)
9. York (11-1) / 27 / (10)
10. Dalhousie (8-3) / 25 / (9)

Next highest vote getters: Calgary (17), McGill (14), Toronto (14), Cape Breton (5), Brandon (5).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
1. Trinity Western (12-0) / 260 pts (26) / (1)
2. Manitoba (11-1) / 231 (1) / (2)
3. Alberta (8-4) / 200 / (3)
4. Laval (11-0) / 196 / (4)
5. UBC (8-4) / 150 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (12-1) / 128 / (6)
7. Calgary (7-5) / 110 / (7)
8. Brandon (7-7) / 76 / (T8)
9. McMaster (9-2) / 69 / (T8)
10. Winnipeg (6-8) / 22 / (NR)

WOMEN’S WRESTLING

(previous rankings)
1. Alberta (1)
2. Brock (2)
3. Guelph (3)
4. Saskatchewan (5)
5. Western Ontario (4)
T6. Concordia (7)
T6. Lakehead (8)
8. Regina (T10)
9. Calgary (6)
10. UNB (9)

MEN’S WRESTLING

(previous rankings)
1. Regina (1)
2. Alberta (3)
3. Concordia (4)
4. Western Ontario (5)
5. Brock (7)
T6. UNB (6)
T6. McMaster (8)
8. Guelph (2)
9. Lakehead (NR)
10. Saskatchewan (10)

-CIS-

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