SPARTANS WITH FIVE IN TOP TEN

TOP TEN TUESDAY (12)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
CIS NATIONAL RANKINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS WITH FIVE IN TOP TEN

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– For the first time in Trinity Western University’s history in the CIS the school has posted five teams in the national Top Ten Rankings. The men’s basketball joined the Spartan volleyball and soccer teams to make five of TWU’s six teams in the CIS rankings.

The Spartans women’s soccer team finishes the season as national champions after being ranked No. 2 in the final poll, the men’s soccer team finishes the season as CIS bronze medalists after being ranked No. 5 in the final poll. This week the TWU men’s basketball teams enters the Top Ten at No. 10, while the women’s volleyball moves up to No. 6 and the men’s volleyball team stays put at No. 8.

Women’s basketball


Defending national champion Simon Fraser improved to 5-0 in conference play with an impressive 24-point win over No. 3-ranked Regina (3-1), 85-61, and a 102-43 domination of Brandon. The duel against Regina was a rematch of last year’s CIS final, won 68-62 by SFU.

The Clan, who have now led 30 of 31 coaches polls dating back to the start of the 2007-08 schedule, visit winless Fraser Valley (0-4) for a pair this weekend.

Men’s basketball

The reigning CIS champion Ravens (4-0), winners of six of the last seven W.P. McGree trophies, were impressive in a pair of wins over top OUA West programs, dominating No. 6 Windsor 95-62 and defeating Western 80-72 in a rematch of last winter’s CIS semifinal.

Carleton, which is No. 1 for the 30th time in 31 polls dating back to the start of the 2007-08 campaign, hosts Laurier (1-3) and Waterloo (3-1) this weekend.

Trinity Western is the only new team in the top ten entering at No. 10. The Spartans finished the 2009 season at No. 10.

Women’s volleyball

Two-time reigning CIS champion UBC (6-0) got back on the court following a one-week break in the Canada West schedule and scored a pair of decisive straight-set wins over Saskatchewan (0-6).

The Thunderbirds face another winless opponent this weekend as they host 0-6 Thompson Rivers Friday and Saturday.

Trinity Western moves up to No. 6 after a weekend split with No. 7 Brandon University.

Men’s volleyball


The two-time defending OUA champion Marauders had a week off after dethroning reigning CIS champion Alberta at No. 1.

McMaster is back on the court this weekend with road tilts against Waterloo (4-2) and Laurier (1-5).

Trinity Western remains undefeated  at 4-0 after sweep of No. 9 Brandon University and remains at No. 8 in poll.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / (votes – first-place votes) / (previous rankings)


1. Simon Fraser (5-0) / 492 points (41) / (1)
2. Windsor (4-0) / 451 / (3)
3. Regina (3-1) / 397 /(4)
4. Saskatchewan (2-2) / 331 / (2)
5. Laval (2-0) / 325 / (6)
6. Victoria (1-2) / 308 / (5)
7. Bishop’s (1-0) / 245 / (7)
8. Cape Breton (3-0) / 199 / (8)
9. Alberta (5-1) / 194 / (10)
10. UBC (2-2) / 107 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Memorial (64), Calgary (35), Brock (22), Acadia (16), Saint Mary’s (4).

MEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / (votes – first-place votes) / (previous rankings)


1. Carleton (4-0) / 502 points (41) / (1)
2. UBC (3-0) / 460 (1) / (2)
3. Calgary (6-0) / 424 / (3)
4. Dalhousie (3-0) / 371 / (5)
5. McMaster (3-1) / 319 / (4)
6. Windsor (3-1) / 264 / (6)
7. Toronto (2-2) / 218 / (8)
8. Cape Breton (1-1) / 196 / (9)
9. St. Francis Xavier (2-0) / 158 / (10)
10. Trinity Western (3-1) / 112 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (105), Lakehead (51), Simon Fraser (44), Laval (9), Acadia (8).

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


1. UBC (6-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Montreal (7-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Manitoba (5-2) / 52 / (3)
4. Regina (5-1) / 44 / (4)
5. Alberta (7-1) / 41 / (5)
6. Trinity Western (3-3) / 37 / (8)
7. Brandon (4-2) / 35 / (T9)
8. Calgary (4-4) / 34.5 / (6)
9. Laval (5-2) / 34 / (7)
10. McGill (6-2) / 26.5 / (T9)

Next highest vote getters (11-15): Sherbrooke (17), Waterloo (16), Saint Mary’s (12), Toronto (8), Western Ontario (3).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)


1. McMaster (6-0) / 259 / (1)
2. Calgary (5-1) / 239.5 / (2)
3. Alberta (4-2) / 214.5 / (3)
4. Laval (4-0) / 211 / (4)
5. Dalhousie (4-0) / 150.5 / (5)
6. Manitoba (4-3) / 142 / (6)
7. Winnipeg (2-3) / 107 / (7)
8. Trinity Western (4-0) / 104 / (8)
9. Brandon (3-3) / 52 / (9)
10. Saskatchewan (4-2) / 25 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2009-11-17
Author: Scott Stewart