Montreal moves to No. 1 in men’s soccer, TWU women remain No. 1

CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#3)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
NATIONAL RANKINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Montreal moves to No. 1 in men’s soccer, TWU women remain No. 1

OTTAWA (CIS)
– In women’s soccer, CIS coaches voted the reigning national champion Trinity Western Spartans (2-0) at No. 1 for the third time in three weeks, with 2008 CIS bronze medalist Montreal (2-0), Victoria (1-0) and defending CIS finalist Brock (2-0) following in order, also for the third consecutive week.

The Spartans claimed a pair of one-goal victories on the road on opening weekend, edging Saskatchewan 3-2 and Alberta 1-0.

Rounding out the new rankings are No. 5-Wilfrid Laurier (2-0), No. 6-Ottawa (3-0-2), No. 7-Cape Breton (1-0-1), No. 8-UBC (1-0-1), as well as No. 9-Laval (2-0) and No. 10-Sherbrooke (2-0), both unranked a week ago.

The Montreal Carabins are the new team to beat in CIS men’s soccer.

Montreal (1-0-1), national bronze medalist a year ago, moves up two spots in the third coaches poll of the campaign to leapfrog both the defending CIS champion York Lions (1-1) and the 2008 CIS finalist Trinity Western Spartans (1-0-1), ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the first two polls of the season.

Montreal opened conference play in Quebec last weekend with a 2-1 win over McGill and a 2-2 draw against Concordia. The Carabins had last reached No. 1 in the Top 10 in October of 2006, when they remained in first place for two weeks.

Meanwhile, York was upset 1-0 by Brock in its OUA opener last Saturday, before rebounding on Sunday with a 1-0 shutout of McMaster. Out West, Trinity Western kicked off conference play on the road defeating Saskatchewan 3-1 and tying the Alberta Golden Bears 1-1.

Alberta (1-0-1) is one of three new teams making their way into the Top 10 this week, at No. 7, along with No. 8-Queen’s (2-0-1) and No. 10-UNB (1-0-1).

Rounding out the men’s soccer poll are No. 4-Victoria (2-0), No. 5-Dalhousie (1-0), No. 6-Laval (0-1) and No. 9-Carleton (2-1-1).

WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Trinity Western (2-0-0) / 49 points / (1)
2. Montreal (2-0-0) / 44 / (2)
3. Victoria (1-0-0) / 37 / (3)
4. Brock (2-0-0) / 36 / (4)
5. Wilfrid Laurier (2-0-0) / 30 / (6)
6. Ottawa (3-0-2) / 29 / (5)
7. Cape Breton (1-0-1) / 14 / (7)
8. UBC (1-0-1) / 13 / (8)
9. Laval (2-0-0) / 8 / (NR)
10. Sherbrooke (2-0-0) / 5 / (NR)

Others teams receiving votes: McGill, Dalhousie, Toronto, Mount Allison, Manitoba.

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / points / (previous rankings)

1. Montreal (1-0-1) / 47 points / (3)
2. York (1-1-0) / 41 / (1)
3. Trinity Western (1-0-1) / 37 / (2)
4. Victoria (2-0-0) / 36 / (6)
5. Dalhousie (1-0-0) / 32 / (5)
6. Laval (0-1-0) / 16 / (4)
7. Alberta (1-0-1) / 15 / (NR)
8. Queen’s (2-0-1) / 12 / (NR)
9. Carleton (2-1-1) / 10 / (9)
10. UNB (1-0-1) / 9 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: UQAM (4), Western Ontario (4), UBC (3), Guelph (3), Toronto (3), Brock (2), Laurentian (1).

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Last Updated: 2009-10-06
Author: Michel Belanger