CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#9): Reigning champs Lancers, Ravens open at No. 1 in basketball

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning national champion Windsor Lancers (women) and Carleton Ravens (men) top the first CIS basketball rankings of the 2014-15 season.
 
The Windsor women, winners of the last four Bronze Baby Trophies, open at No. 1 for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five campaigns.
 
The Carleton men, who are also four-time defending champs, debut at No. 1 for the ninth year in a row and for the 12th time in 13 seasons.
 
In other CIS rankings this week, there are no changes at the top as Guelph (women’s & men’s cross country), McGill (women’s hockey), Alberta (men’s hockey, women’s volleyball & men’s volleyball), Ottawa (women’s soccer), York (men’s soccer), Montreal (women’s swimming) and Toronto (men’s swimming) all hang on to the pole position.
 
In women’s hoops, Windsor is 4-0 against university teams in pre-season action thanks to a 37-point win over Saginaw Valley State of the NCAA’s second division and a three-game sweep of Laval, Alberta and Western at Laval’s tournament in Quebec City.
 
The Lancers, who received 36 of 45 first-place votes in the first coaches’ poll, are set to visit Wayne State (NCAA II) on Wednesday and scrimmage against Oakland (NCAA I) on Friday before they kick off their OUA schedule at Western on Nov. 5.
 
Rounding out the initial women’s Top 10 are the second-ranked UBC Thunderbirds, who earned the remaining nine first-place nods, as well as Alberta, McGill, Saint Mary’s, Saskatchewan, McMaster, Regina, Queen’s and Concordia.
 
On the men’s side, the Ravens are 4-1 versus NCAA competition and 6-0 against CIS opponents in exhibition play, including wins over Bishop’s, Victoria and Alberta at UVic’s Guy Vetrie Memorial tournament and victories against Acadia, Waterloo and Laval at their own House-Laughton tourney.  
 
Carleton, which picked up 43 of 45 first-place votes in the national poll, visits Syracuse (NCAA 1) on Sunday before opening league play at home on Nov. 7-8 against Brock and McMaster. 
 
Opening at No. 2 behind the champs are the reigning CIS silver medallists Ottawa Gee-Gees, who received the other two first-place nods. Ryerson, McMaster, Windsor, Cape Breton, UBC, Saskatchewan, UNB and Victoria follow in order.
 
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Windsor (0-0) / 531 points (36) / (-)
2. UBC (0-0) / 482 (9) / (-) 
3. Alberta (0-0) / 424 / (-) 
4. McGill (0-0) / 345 / (-) 
5. Saint Marys (0-0) / 304 / (-) 
6. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 301 / (-) 
7. McMaster (0-0) / 239 / (-) 
8. Regina (0-0) / 211 / (-) 
9. Queens (0-0) / 154 / (-)
10. Concordia (0-0) / 88 / (-) 
 
Other teams receiving votes: Laval (83), Winnipeg (79).
 
MEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Carleton (0-0) / 446 points (43) / (-)  
2. Ottawa (0-0) / 400 (2) / (-)  
3. Ryerson (0-0) / 333 / (-)  
4. McMaster (0-0) / 281 / (-)  
5. Windsor (0-0) / 252 / (-)  
6. Cape Breton (0-0) / 209 / (-)  
7. UBC (0-0) / 164 / (-)  
8. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 113 / (-)  
9. UNB (0-0) / 80 / (-) 
10. Victoria (0-0) / 44 / (-) 
 
Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (40), Winnipeg (39).
 
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Guelph 99 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western 85 / (2)
3. Western 84 / (4)
4. Queen’s 64 / (5)
5. Toronto 57 / (3)
6. Victoria 49 / (6)
7. Laval 43 / (7)
8. Dalhousie 22 / (9)
9. Alberta 18 / (NR)
10. Ottawa 16 / (NR)
 
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Windsor 82 / (4)
3. Laval 79 / (3)
4. McMaster 75 / (2)
5. Victoria 60 / (5)
6. Lakehead 47 / (6)
7. Trinity Western 30 / (8)
8. Calgary 29 / (T9)
9. StFX 28 / (7)
10. Queen’s 12 / (NR)
 
WOMEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / (previous ranking)
 
1. McGill (2-0-0) / (1)
2. Montreal (2-1-0) / (2)
3. Queen’s (5-0-0) / (3)
4. Alberta (6-2-0) / (4)
5. UBC (5-1-2) / (5)
6. Guelph (3-0-1) / (6)
7. Wilfrid Laurier (4-1-0) / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (5-3-0) / (9)
9. Toronto (4-1-0) / (10)
10. Moncton (3-1-0) / (NR)
 
MEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Alberta (7-1-0) / 160 points (16) / (1)
2. Acadia (5-1-0) / 141 / (3)
3. UNB (4-1-1) / 114 / (2)
4. Windsor (7-0-0) / 91 / (7) *
5. UQTR (5-1-0) / 91 / (4)
6. Calgary (6-2-0) / 90 / (5)
7. Mount Royal (6-2-0) / 67 / (6)
8. Moncton (5-1-0) / 64 / (8)
9. Saint Mary’s (4-1-1) / 28 / (10)
10. Manitoba (5-3-0) / 15 / (9)
 
* Windsor is ranked higher than UQTR based on number of higher-placed votes
 
Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (12), Saskatchewan (4), Queen’s (1), StFX (1), Western (1).
 
WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season / playoff records) / votes / (previous ranking)
 
1. Ottawa (15-1-0 / 1-0) / 48 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western (10-1-1 / 1-0) / 46 / (2)
3. Laval (13-1-0) / 39 / (3)
4. Wilfrid Laurier (12-1-3 / 1-0) / 32 / (6)
5. Western (13-2-1 / 1-0) / 28 / (4)
6. UOIT (12-2-2 / 1-0) / 25 / (7)
7. Alberta (7-1-4 / 1-0) / 15 / (NR)
8. UNB (10-1-2) / 14 / (10)
9. Montreal (9-1-4) / 13 / (9)
10. Fraser Valley (7-2-3 / 1-0) / 9 / (NR)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Memorial (2), Victoria (2), Saskatchewan (1), York (1).
 
MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season / playoff records) / votes / (previous ranking)
 
1. York (14-0-2 / 1-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. UNB (11-0-2) / 52 / (2)
3. UBC (9-2-1 / 1-0) / 48 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (9-1-2 / 1-0) / 36 / (5)
5. UQAM (9-1-2) / 33 / (6)
6. Victoria (8-1-3 / 1-0) / 30 / (4)
7. McMaster (11-2-3 / 1-0) / 22 / (7)
8. Ryerson (12-4-0 / 1-0) / 21 / (T8)
9. Cape Breton (8-4-1) / 12 / (T8)
10. Laval (7-1-4) / 11 / (10)
 
WOMEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Montreal 767 points / (1)
2. UBC 530 / (NR)
3. Toronto 290 / (2)
4. Laval 280 / (7)
5. McGill 249 / (5)
6. Ottawa 212 / (6)
7. Victoria 82 / (NR)
8. Dalhousie 72 / (3)
9. Calgary 70 / (8)
10. McMaster 64 / (4)
 
MEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Toronto 563 points / (1)
2. UBC 393 / (NR)
3. Ottawa 298 / (8)
4. Montreal 291 / (5)
5. McMaster 176 / (2)
6. Laval 174 / (7)
7. Waterloo 159 / (10)
8. Calgary 144 / (4)
9. McGill 134 / (NR)
10. Victoria 129 / (NR)
 
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)
 
1. Alberta (5-1) / 60 points / (1)
2. Montreal (4-0) / 55 / (3)
3. UBC Okanagan (4-2) / 53 / (4)
4. Trinity Western (3-3) / 44 / (2)
T5. Toronto (2-0) / 40 / (5)
T5. Laval (4-0) / 40 / (8)
T5. Brandon (3-1) / 40 / (NR)
8. York (3-0) / 28 / (7)
9. McGill (4-0) / 27 / (NR)
10. Calgary (3-3) / 21 / (6)
 
Next highest votes: Winnipeg (14.5), Saint Mary’s (12), UBC (10), Ottawa (8), Memorial (7).
 
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Alberta (6-0) / 290 points (29) / (1)
2. Trinity Western (4-2) / 252 (1) / (2)
3. McMaster (3-1) / 228 / (3)
4. Brandon (4-0) / 206 / (4)
5. UBC (5-1) / 165 / (5)
6. Dalhousie (3-0) / 112 / (10)
7. Calgary (3-3) / 79 / (7)
8. Western (3-0) / 72 / (NR)
9. Saskatchewan (1-3) / 60 / (9)
10. Winnipeg (5-1) / 45 / (NR)
 
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