SPARTANS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS: WOMEN STAY PUT, MEN DROP

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Tuesday, January 26, 2009
CIS NATIONAL RANKINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS: WOMEN STAY PUT, MEN DROP

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– This past weekend the Trinity Western University women’s volleyball team swept their weekend series with the University of Winnipeg to remain solid at No. 5 in this week’s CIS Top Ten. The Spartan men however dropped two matches to the No. 8 Wesmen this weekend and as a result drop two spots from No. 5 to No. 7. The Spartans men’s basketball team remain close to the top ten at No. 13 after sweep of Manitoba and Winnipeg.

Men’s basketball

The 2008-09 CIS finalist Thunderbirds improved to a perfect 13-0 in regular season play over the past weekend with a pair of wins in Southern Alberta. No. 1 UBC outscored Lethbridge 88-78 on Friday before overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 6 Calgary (11-4) 79-71 on Saturday night.

The T-Birds, who hold a four-point lead over No. 7 Simon Fraser in the Canada West Pacific division, face another challenging week as they are set to battle the 11-2 Clan on both Thursday and Saturday.

Meanwhile in Ontario, the defending national champion Carleton Ravens (13-1), winners of six of the last seven W.P. McGee trophies, also continued to roll with convincing wins over Queen’s, 74-58, and RMC, 95-44.

The No. 2 Ravens have won seven straight conference duels since a 76-73 loss to No. 8 Lakehead (11-3) on November 27, including four victories by 40 points or more. Carleton faces No. 5 Ottawa (12-2) Wednesday night at Scotiabank Place in the fourth annual Capital Hoops Classic. A year ago, the two rivals from the nation’s capital set a CIS regular season record for a men’s basketball game when they squared off in front of 10,523 fans.

Women’s basketball

The reigning national champion Simon Fraser Clan (13-0) lead the Top 10 for the eighth time in as many coaches’ polls this season following lopsided victories over Winnipeg, 85-50, and Manitoba, 89-48. The Clan, who have not lost since their 2008-09 season opener against Victoria, put their remarkable 51-game win streak on the line Saturday night against No. 9 UBC (10-4).

Women’s volleyball

The two-time reigning CIS champion UBC Thunderbirds are 15-0 in conference play following a pair of impressive straight-set wins over No. 8 Calgary (6-8). The T-Birds, who lead the national rankings for the10th time in as many polls in 2009-2010, go for a fourth straight sweep of a Top-10 rival this weekend when they host No. 2 Bisons (12-3) Friday and Saturday.

Men’s volleyball

The 2008-09 national finalist Laval Rouge et Or (14-0) lead the Top 10 for the fourth consecutive week after they racked up three interlock wins in two days against AUS opponents, including a solid straight-set victory over No. 3 Dalhousie (12-2). Laval travels to Sherbrooke (6-8) and McGill (2-12) this weekend.

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


1. Simon Fraser (13-0) / 504 points (42) / (1)
2. Regina (12-2) / 460 /(2)
3. Windsor (13-1) / 419 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (9-5) / 377 / (4)
5. Cape Breton (13-0) / 340 / (5)
6. Laval (7-1) / 293 / (6)
7. Victoria (9-4) / 254 / (7)
8. Alberta (11-5) / 210 / (8)
9. UBC (10-4) / 141 / (9)
10. Memorial (9-3) / 79 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (56), McMaster (40), Calgary (38), Western Ontario (25), StFX (13).

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


1. UBC (13-0) / 492 points (41) / (1)
2. Carleton (13-1) / 451 / (2)
3. StFX (10-0) / 406 / (3)
4. Cape Breton (10-1) / 368 / (4)
5. Ottawa (12-2) / 316 / (6)
6. Calgary (11-4) / 290 / (5)
7. Simon Fraser (11-2) / 228 / (9)
8. Lakehead (11-3) / 202 / (7)
9. Windsor (10-4) / 171 / (8)
10. Dalhousie (7-5) / 80 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (54), McMaster (54), Trinity Western (35), UQAM (18), Saskatchewan (11).

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


1. UBC (15-0) / 60 points / (1)
T2. Manitoba (12-3) / 53 / (2)
T2. Montreal (16-0) / 53 / (3)
4. Alberta (12-4) / 49 / (4)
5. Trinity Western (9-7) / 45 / (5)
6. Regina (9-5) / 40 / (6)
7. McGill (13-3) / 33 / (7)
8. Calgary (6-8) / 31 / (8)
9. Brandon (10-4) / 30.5 / (9)
10. Laval (11-5) / 25.5 / (10)

Next highest votes (11th-15th): McMaster (19), Saint Mary’s (13), Waterloo (6), Western Ontario (6), Toronto (5).

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


1. Laval (14-0) / 249 points / (1)
2. Alberta (11-3) / 215 / (4)
3. Dalhousie (12-2) / 201 / (3)
4. Calgary (9-3) / 188.5 / (2)
5. McMaster (12-2) / 142 / (6)
6. Thompson Rivers (8-6) / 125.5 / (8)
7. Trinity Western (8-6) / 106 / (5)
8. Winnipeg (8-5) / 87.5 / (10)
9. Brandon (7-5) / 56.5 / (7)
10. Manitoba (5-8) / 27 / (9)

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca.

-CIS-

For more information contact:

Michel Bélanger       
Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Ph: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25
Cell: (613) 447-6334
Fax: (613) 562-5669
belanger@universitysport.ca
www.cis-sic.ca


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Top ten tuesday (22)

TUESday, January 26, 2009

cis national rankings

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

spartans volleyball teams Women stay put, men drop

 

LANGLEY, British Columbia –This past weekend the Trinity Western University women’s volleyball team swept their weekend series with the University of Winnipeg to remain solid at No. 5 in this week’s CIS Top Ten. The Spartan men however dropped two matches to the No. 8 Wesmen this weekend and as a result drop two spots from No. 5 to No. 7. The Spartans men’s basketball team remain close to the top ten at No. 13 after sweep of Manitoba and Winnipeg.

 

Men’s basketball

 

The 2008-09 CIS finalist Thunderbirds improved to a perfect 13-0 in regular season play over the past weekend with a pair of wins in Southern Alberta. No. 1 UBC outscored Lethbridge 88-78 on Friday before overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 6 Calgary (11-4) 79-71 on Saturday night.

 

The T-Birds, who hold a four-point lead over No. 7 Simon Fraser in the Canada West Pacific division, face another challenging week as they are set to battle the 11-2 Clan on both Thursday and Saturday.

 

Meanwhile in Ontario, the defending national champion Carleton Ravens (13-1), winners of six of the last seven W.P. McGee trophies, also continued to roll with convincing wins over Queen’s, 74-58, and RMC, 95-44.

 

The No. 2 Ravens have won seven straight conference duels since a 76-73 loss to No. 8 Lakehead (11-3) on November 27, including four victories by 40 points or more. Carleton faces No. 5 Ottawa (12-2) Wednesday night at Scotiabank Place in the fourth annual Capital Hoops Classic. A year ago, the two rivals from the nation’s capital set a CIS regular season record for a men’s basketball game when they squared off in front of 10,523 fans.

 

Women’s basketball

 

The reigning national champion Simon Fraser Clan (13-0) lead the Top 10 for the eighth time in as many coaches’ polls this season following lopsided victories over Winnipeg, 85-50, and Manitoba, 89-48. The Clan, who have not lost since their 2008-09 season opener against Victoria, put their remarkable 51-game win streak on the line Saturday night against No. 9 UBC (10-4).

 

Women’s volleyball

 

The two-time reigning CIS champion UBC Thunderbirds are 15-0 in conference play following a pair of impressive straight-set wins over No. 8 Calgary (6-8). The T-Birds, who lead the national rankings for the10th time in as many polls in 2009-2010, go for a fourth straight sweep of a Top-10 rival this weekend when they host No. 2 Bisons (12-3) Friday and Saturday.

 

Men’s volleyball

 

The 2008-09 national finalist Laval Rouge et Or (14-0) lead the Top 10 for the fourth consecutive week after they racked up three interlock wins in two days against AUS opponents, including a solid straight-set victory over No. 3 Dalhousie (12-2). Laval travels to Sherbrooke (6-8) and McGill (2-12) this weekend.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / (votes – first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

 

1. Simon Fraser (13-0) / 504 points (42) / (1)
2. Regina (12-2) / 460 /(2)

3. Windsor (13-1) / 419 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (9-5) / 377 / (4)

5. Cape Breton (13-0) / 340 / (5)

6. Laval (7-1) / 293 / (6)
7. Victoria (9-4) / 254 / (7)
8. Alberta (11-5) / 210 / (8)
9. UBC (10-4) / 141 / (9)

10. Memorial (9-3) / 79 / (10) 

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (56), McMaster (40), Calgary (38), Western Ontario (25), StFX (13).

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / (votes – first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

 

1. UBC (13-0) / 492 points (41) / (1)

2. Carleton (13-1) / 451 / (2)
3. StFX (10-0) / 406 / (3)

4. Cape Breton (10-1) / 368 / (4)

5. Ottawa (12-2) / 316 / (6)

6. Calgary (11-4) / 290 / (5)

7. Simon Fraser (11-2) / 228 / (9)

8. Lakehead (11-3) / 202 / (7)

9. Windsor (10-4) / 171 / (8)

10. Dalhousie (7-5) / 80 / (NR)


Other teams receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (54), McMaster (54), Trinity Western (35), UQAM (18), Saskatchewan (11).

 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

 

1. UBC (15-0) / 60 points / (1)

T2. Manitoba (12-3) / 53 / (2)

T2. Montreal (16-0) / 53 / (3)

4. Alberta (12-4) / 49 / (4)

5. Trinity Western (9-7) / 45 / (5)

6. Regina (9-5) / 40 / (6)

7. McGill (13-3) / 33 / (7)

8. Calgary (6-8) / 31 / (8)

9. Brandon (10-4) / 30.5 / (9)

10. Laval (11-5) / 25.5 / (10)

 

Next highest votes (11th-15th): McMaster (19), Saint Mary’s (13), Waterloo (6), Western Ontario (6), Toronto (5).

 

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

 

1. Laval (14-0) / 249 points / (1)

2. Alberta (11-3) / 215 / (4)

3. Dalhousie (12-2) / 201 / (3)

4. Calgary (9-3) / 188.5 / (2)

5. McMaster (12-2) / 142 / (6)

6. Thompson Rivers (8-6) / 125.5 / (8)

7. Trinity Western (8-6) / 106 / (5)

8. Winnipeg (8-5) / 87.5 / (10)

9. Brandon (7-5) / 56.5 / (7)

10. Manitoba (5-8) / 27 / (9)

 

 

 

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

 

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca.

 

-CIS-

For more information contact:


Michel Bélanger        

Manager, Communications & Media Relations

Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Ph: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25

Cell: (613) 447-6334

Fax: (613) 562-5669

belanger@universitysport.ca

www.cis-sic.ca

 

 

Last Updated: 2010-01-26
Author: Scott Stewart

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