SPARTANS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL UP - MEN’S BBALL OUT - OF TOP TEN

TOP TEN TUESDAY (13)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
CIS NATIONAL RANKINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL UP - MEN’S BBALL OUT - OF TOP TEN

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– Trinity Western University men’s volleyball (5-1) moves up one spot, from eight to seven, after a road split with No. 6 Manitoba this past weekend in Winnipeg. TWU women’s volleyball (3-5) remains at No 6 after two tough five set losses on the road to No. 3 Manitoba. While TWU men’s basketball (3-2) has dropped out of the top ten after one week as No. 10 after weekend split with Victoria.

Men’s volleyball

The Dinos, who enjoyed a break in their Canada West schedule this past weekend, move up one spot and reach the top of the national coaches’ poll for the first time since the 1998-99 season following a setback by former No. 1 McMaster (7-1), which drop all the way to No. 4 after being upset in four games by 3-5 Laurier on Saturday.

Calgary, which captured its last CIS title in 1993, was ranked No. 1 on back-to-back weeks on November 25 and December 2 of 1998. The Dinos host the Trinity Western Spartans on Friday and Saturday for a two-match series between 5-1 teams.

Women’s volleyball

The two-time reigning CIS champion Thunderbirds easily improved to 8-0 in conference play with a pair of straight-set dominations of Thompson Rivers. UBC hosts Simon Fraser (1-7) Friday night for its lone duel of the weekend.

Women’s basketball

Defending national champion Simon Fraser didn’t take the court last weekend as its two scheduled games against Fraser Valley were postponed. The Clan (5-0), who have now led 31 of 32 coaches’ polls dating back to the start of the 2007-08 season, host Lethbridge (4-4) and Calgary (5-3) this week.

Men’s basketball

The reigning CIS champion Ravens (6-0), winners of six of the last seven W.P. McGree trophies, were simply too good for Laurier and Waterloo last week as they rolled to 97-54 and 94-67 victories over their OUA West opponents.

Carleton, which is No. 1 for the 31st time in 32 polls dating back to the start of the 2007-08 campaign, visits undefeated Lakehead (6-0) and No. 3 McMaster (5-1) Friday and Saturday.

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

1. Simon Fraser (5-0) / 492 points (41) / (1)
2. Windsor (6-0) / 446 / (2)
3. Regina (5-1) / 413 /(3)
4. Saskatchewan (4-2) / 368 / (4)
5. Laval (4-0) / 327 / (5)
6. Cape Breton (5-0) / 282 / (8)
7. Victoria (2-3) / 215 / (6)
8. UBC (4-2) / 185 / (10)
9. Alberta (5-3) / 134 / (9)
10. Memorial (5-1) / 124 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Bishop’s (119), Calgary (22), Acadia (19), Brock (18), Western (15), Ryerson (12).

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

1. Carleton (6-0) / 503 points (41) / (1)
2. UBC (5-0) / 463 (1) / (2)
3. McMaster (5-1) / 400 / (5)
4. Calgary (7-1) / 379 / (3)
5. Dalhousie (3-1) / 314 / (4)
6. Toronto (4-2) / 296 / (7)
7. St. Francis Xavier (3-0) / 230 / (9)
8. Cape Breton (2-1) / 208 / (8)
9. Windsor (4-2) / 174 / (6)
10. Simon Fraser (5-0) / 87 / (NC)

Ont également reçu des votes: Lakehead (85), Saskatchewan (63), Trinity Western (30), Laval (17), Ottawa (5).

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

1. UBC (8-0) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Montreal (11-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Manitoba (7-2) / 52 / (3)
4. Regina (6-2) / 46 / (4)
5. Alberta (8-2) / 44 / (5)
T6. Trinity Western (3-5) / 38 / (6)
T6. Brandon (6-2) / 38 / (7)
8. Laval (9-2) / 32.5 / (9)
9. Calgary (4-4) / 28.5 / (8)
10. McGill (10-2) / 25 / (10)

Next highest votes (11-15): Waterloo (12), Western (11.5), Saint Mary’s (10.5), Sherbrooke (10), McMaster (9).

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

1. Calgary (5-1) / 252 pts / (2)
2. Alberta (6-2) / 222.5 / (3)
3. Laval (7-0) / 215.5 / (4)
4. McMaster (7-1) / 197 / (1)
5. Dalhousie (7-1) / 151.5 / (5)
6. Manitoba (5-4) / 122.5 / (6)
7. Trinity Western (5-1) / 119.5 / (8)
8. Brandon (5-3) / 94 / (9)
9. Winnipeg (2-5) / 46 / (7)
10. Western Ontario (7-1) / 23 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2009-11-24
Author: Scott Stewart