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September 17, 2013

CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#3): New national leaders in soccer

Photo credit Richard A. Whittaker (uOttawa) & Carleton Athletics

OTTAWA (CIS) – There are new national leaders this week in Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s and men’s soccer, while in women’s rugby, the Guelph Gryphons remain at the top for the second straight week.

In women’s soccer, the Ottawa Gee-Gees take over at No. 1 from the defending CIS champion Trinity Western Spartans in the third coaches poll of the young campaign.

Ottawa improved to 4-0-2 on the season over the past seven days thanks to a 1-1 draw against cross-town rival Carleton (4-1-1) and an 11-0 domination of Trent. The Gee-Gees share the top of the OUA East standings with the Queen’s Gaels, who sport an identical 4-0-2 record and also move past Trinity Western in the new poll, in second position.

The now third-ranked Spartans (1-1-1), who opened their Canada West schedule two weeks ago with a draw against UBC, were upset 2-1 at home by No. 4 Victoria on Friday, before finally picking up their first win of the season on Saturday, when they defeated Fraser Valley 2-1.

In men’s soccer, the undefeated Carleton Ravens (4-0-1) become the third team in as many weeks to occupy the No. 1 spot in the national rankings, after the reigning CIS champ UBC Thunderbirds (3-1-0) in Week 1 and the York Lions (5-1-0) last Tuesday.

The Ravens move up one spot in the new poll thanks to a 4-0 shutout against Trent in their lone outing of the past week, combined to York dropping a 1-0 decision to No. 7 McMaster on Friday night. The now second-seeded Lions rebounded on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over UOIT.

In women’s rugby, the top six remains unchanged, including the No. 1 Guelph Gryphons, who improved to 2-0 in OUA action last weekend with a hard-fought 24-14 home win against Western.

Alberta (0-0), Queen’s (2-0), Concordia (2-0), Acadia (2-0) and reigning national champion StFX (2-1) still follow in order.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)
1. Ottawa (4-0-2) / 44 points / (3)
2. Queen’s (4-0-2) / 43 / (2)
3. Trinity Western (1-1-1) / 38 / (1)
4. Victoria (2-1-0) / 33 / (4) *
5. Montreal (3-0-1) / 33 / (6)
6. UBC (1-0-2) / 26 / (7)
7. Laval (4-0-0) / 19 / (NR)
8. Sherbrooke (2-1-1) / 10 / (5)
9. Wilfrid Laurier (3-1-2) / 8 / (9)
10. Guelph (5-1-0) / 6 / (10) *

* Victoria (over Montreal) and Guelph (over Alberta & Moncton) receives the better ranking thanks to a higher ranking the previous week.

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (6), Moncton (6), Calgary (2), Western (1).

MEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)
1. Carleton (4-0-1) / 47 points / (2)
2. York (5-1-0) / 42 / (1)
3. UBC (3-1-0) / 41 / (4)
4. Montreal (3-0-0) / 40 / (3)
5. Alberta (2-0-1) / 27 / (6)
6. Guelph (4-1-1) / 12 / (NR)
T7. UNB (2-1-1) / 10 / (5)
T7. Saint Mary’s (3-1-0) / 10 / (NR)
T7. McMaster (4-1-1) / 10 / (NR)
10. Ryerson (3-0-1) / 9 / (NR)

WOMEN’S RUGBY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
1. Guelph (2-0) / 121 points (8) / (1)
2. Alberta (0-0) / 101 (1) / (2)
3. Queen’s (2-0) / 94 (1) / (3)
4. Concordia (2-0) / 75 / (4)
5. Acadia (2-0) / 65 (1) / (5)
6. StFX (2-1) / 58 / (6)
7. McGill (2-0) / 39 / (NR)
8. Calgary (0-0) / 32 / (7)
9. Lethbridge (0-0) / 30 / (8)
10. Ottawa (3-0) / 21 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (18), Laval (14), McMaster (4), York (1).

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