CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#20): Changes at the top in men’s hockey, women’s volleyball

OTTAWA (CIS) – The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are back at No. 1 in CIS men's hockey, while in women's volleyball, the Trinity Western Spartans and UBC Okanagan Heat are tied atop the national rankings for the second time in three weeks.

In other CIS sports, Saskatchewan (women's basketball), Ryerson (men's basketball), Guelph (women's hockey), Toronto (women's & men's swimming / women's track and field), Windsor (men's track and field), McMaster (men's volleyball) and Brock (women's & men's wrestling) all hold on to their pole position.

In men's hockey, UNB (21-3-2) moves up one position and returns to the top for the first time since mid-November following a pair of impressive wins against Top-10 rivals Saint Mary's, 6-2, and Acadia, 7-4. Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan Huskies (21-5-0), who had topped the last two media polls, drop to third place this week after suffering back-to-back losses to archrival Alberta.

In women's volleyball, Trinity Western (18-2) and UBC Okanagan (18-2) met head-to-head this past weekend in Langley, B.C., and the duel at the top lived up to the hype, with the two teams splitting a pair of five-set marathons. The BC rivals each received 58 points in this week's coaches' poll after the Spartans edged the Heat by a single point in last Tuesday's voting.

Top-10 matchups to keep an eye on this week include (all times LOCAL):

Women's basketball:
No. 6 Alberta at No. 1 Saskatchewan, Friday & Saturday at 6:15 pm (CanadaWest.tv)
No. 9 Ottawa at No. 7 McMaster, Friday at 7 pm (OUA.tv)

Men's basketball:
No. 2 Ottawa at No. 6 McMaster, Friday at 8 pm (OUA.tv)
No. 3 Carleton at No. 5 Brock, Friday at 8 pm (OUA.tv)
No. 2 Ottawa at No. 5 Brock, Saturday at 8 pm (OUA.tv)
No. 3 Carleton at No. 6 McMaster, Saturday at 8 pm (OUA.tv)

Men's hockey:
No. 4 Acadia at No. 8 StFX, Wednesday at 7 pm (AUStv.ca)
No. 10 Saint Mary's at No. 4 Acadia, Friday at 7 pm (AUStv.ca)
No. 2 UQTR at No. 9 Carleton, Friday at 7 pm (OUA.tv)
No. 5 Alberta at No. 7 Mount Royal, Friday at 7 pm (CanadaWest.tv)
No. 7 Mount Royal at No. 5 Alberta, Saturday at 6 pm (CanadaWest.tv)

Women's volleyball:
No. 3 Toronto at No. 7 McMaster, Saturday at noon (OUA.tv)

Men's volleyball:
No. 9 Ryerson at No. 1 McMaster, Thursday at 8 pm (OUA.tv)
No. 3 Calgary at No. 2 Alberta, Friday at 7:30 pm (CanadaWest.tv)
No. 3 Calgary at No. 2 Alberta, Saturday at 5 pm (CanadaWest.tv)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Saskatchewan (16-0) / 563 points (46) / (1)
2. McGill (11-1) / 515 (1) / (2)
3. Regina (15-1) / 470 / (3)
4. Saint Mary's (13-1) / 420 / (4)
5. Ryerson (11-3) / 377 / (5)
6. Alberta (16-1) / 333 / (6)
7. McMaster (10-3) / 279 / (7)
8. Laval (8-4) / 215 / (9)
9. Ottawa (11-2) / 174 / (8)
10. Windsor (11-4) / 118 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Queen's (53), Acadia (37), Carleton (37).

MEN'S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Ryerson (12-1) / 470 points (47) / (1)
2. Ottawa (12-1) / 423 / (2)
3. Carleton (10-3) / 364 / (3)
4. Calgary (14-3) / 318 / (5)
5. Brock (10-3) / 292 / (4)
6. McMaster (9-4) / 209 / (7)
7. UBC (12-4) / 194 / (8)
8. McGill (8-4) / 123 / (6)
9. Thompson Rivers (14-2) / 113 / (9)
10. Dalhousie (11-5) / 44 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Manitoba (20), Concordia (10).

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph (18-2-1) / (1)
2. Montreal (14-3-1) / (2)
3. McGill (10-5-2) / (3)
4. Toronto (13-4-3) / (5)
5. Saint Mary's (15-6-1) / (4)
6. St. Thomas (14-7-1) / (7)
7. Western (12-8-1) / (6)
8. Ottawa (10-6-1) / (8)
9. UBC (16-8-2) / (9)
10. Regina (16-9-1) / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Moncton.

MEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. UNB (21-3-2) / 149 points (14) / (2)
2. UQTR (22-3-1) / 132 (1) / (3)
3. Saskatchewan (21-5-0) / 118 / (1)
4. Acadia (18-6-2) / 87 / (4)
5. Alberta (17-7-2) / 83 / (7)
6. McGill (21-5-1) / 80 / (5)
7. Mount Royal (17-6-3) / 74 / (6)
8. StFX (17-6-3) / 39 / (9)
9. Carleton (19-7-0) / 27 / (8)
10. Saint Mary's (16-8-2) / 23 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (8), York (4), Manitoba (1).

WOMEN'S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 593 points / (1)
2. UBC 589 / (2)
3. Laval 331 / (3)
4. Calgary 228 / (4)
5. Montreal 224 / (6)
6. Dalhousie 194 / (5)
7. Western 145 / (7)
8. McGill 131 / (8)
9. UQAM 73 / (9)
10. Victoria 71 / (10)

MEN'S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 517 points / (1)
2. UBC 419 / (2)
3. Calgary 335 / (3)
4. Alberta 300 / (4)
5. Dalhousie 159 / (5)
6. Laval 153 / (T8)
7. Ottawa 144 / (6)
8. Guelph 116 / (7)
9. McGill 114 / (NR)
10. Montreal 112 / (NR)

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 103 points / (1)
2. Guelph 64.99 / (2)
3. Alberta 64.33 / (4)
4. Western 63 / (3)
5. York 54 / (5)
6. Windsor 51.5 / (6)
7. Dalhousie 40 / (7)
8. Trinity Western 32.5 / (NR)
9. Saskatchewan 30.5 / (8)
10. Sherbrooke 30 / (9)

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor 92 points / (1)
2. Toronto 75.5 / (3)
3. Guelph 67.5 / (2)
4. Laval 55.5 / (4)
5. York 54 / (6)
6. Trinity Western 41 / (NR)
7. Western 38 / (8)
8. Saskatchewan 37.5 / (7)
9. Dalhousie 35.5 / (5)
10. Alberta 25 / (10)

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

T1. Trinity Western (18-2) / 58 points / (1)
T1. UBC Okanagan (18-2) / 58 / (2)
3. Toronto (16-0) / 52 / (3)
4. Alberta (16-4) / 48 / (4)
5. Montreal (17-4) / 41 / (5)
6. UBC (14-6) / 38 / (6)
7. McMaster (13-2) / 36 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (10-3) / 31 / (8)
T9. McGill (14-7) / 27 / (9)
T9. Sherbrooke (14-7) / 27 / (NR)

Next highest votes: Western (17), Brandon (17), Ryerson (15), Memorial (8), Thompson Rivers (6).

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. McMaster (16-0) / 272 points (20) / (1)
2. Alberta (20-0) / 261 (9) / (2)
3. Calgary (17-3) / 221 / (3)
4. Manitoba (16-4) / 201 / (4)
5. Winnipeg (13-7) / 161 / (5)
6. Laval (13-2) / 95 / (7)
7. UBC (12-8) / 93 / (6)
8. Trinity Western (11-9) / 70 / (9)
9. Ryerson (12-4) / 65 / (10)
T10. Queen's (12-5) / 43 / (8)
T10. Waterloo (9-8) / 43 / (NR)

WOMEN'S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

1. Brock (1)
2. Saskatchewan (2)
3. Regina (3)
4. Calgary (4)
5. Guelph (5)
6. Alberta (6)
7. Winnipeg (7)
8. Concordia (8)
9. Western (9)
10. Lakehead (10)

MEN'S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

1. Brock (1)
2. McMaster (2)
3. Alberta (3)
4. Calgary (4)
5. Saskatchewan (5)
6. Guelph (6)
7. Winnipeg (7)
8. Regina (8)
9. Concordia (9)
10. Western (10)

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