BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#9)-Spartans women’s soccer and volleyball teams join men’s volleyball in top ten.

SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL AND CROSS COUNTRY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
CIS SOCCER RANKINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#9)
Spartans women’s soccer and volleyball teams join men’s volleyball in top ten.

OTTAWA (CIS)
– After dropping of last week’s top ten list the Trinity Western University women’s soccer team is back on at No. 9, while the women’s volleyball team debuts at No. 8. The Spartans men’s volleyball team remains solid with a No. 3 ranking. Both volleyball teams start Canada West play this weekend. The CIS basketball top ten will debut next week when the Atlantic, Quebec and Ontario conferences begin conference play.

Women’s soccer

The No. 1 Alberta Pandas (10-0-2) remained the lone undefeated team in Canada West as they picked up four out of a possible six points on the road with a 4-1 defeat of Lethbridge and a 1-1 draw against Calgary. The Pandas face quite a challenge this weekend as the Canada West regular season comes to an end. They host No. 9 Trinity Western (7-3-2) and No. 10 UBC (7-4-1).

Men’s soccer

The StFX X-Men (10-0-1) remain at No. 1 despite dropping their first points of the regular season last week. The X-Men, who will close out conference play this weekend against Acadia and No. 8 Saint Mary’s (7-2-2), settled for a scoreless draw at Dalhousie (5-3-3) last Friday night before rebounding on Sunday with a 4-0 shutout of Cape Breton.

Women’s volleyball

The No. 1 Laval Rouge et Or, who didn’t take the court last week, open the regular season at home this weekend with four interlock contests versus AUS rivals. The reigning CIS bronze medallists will face StFX on Friday, Cape Breton and Acadia on Saturday, and Dalhousie on Sunday.

Men’s volleyball

The No. 1 Alberta Golden Bears captured the Dino Cup in Calgary over the last weekend. Following a preliminary round to defending national champion Calgary (3-1), the Bears defeated Brigham Young from the NCAA and Saskatchewan to reach the final, where they downed the Dinos in straight sets. The reigning CIS bronze medallists enjoy a rest this weekend before opening the regular season against UBC in Vancouver on Nov. 5-6.

Cross country

For the first time this season, the Guelph Gryphons, five-time defending CIS champions in women’s competition and four-time reigning champs on the men’s side, lead both CIS rankings. The OUA championships take place on Saturday on their home turf in Guelph.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)


1. Guelph 87.7 pts / (2)
2. McMaster 84.6 / (1)
3. Victoria 70.8 / (3)
4. Calgary 62.3 / (4)
5. Western Ontario 46.2 / (5)
T6. Alberta 39.2 / (6)
T6. Queen’s 39.2 / (7)
8. McGill 27.7 / (8)
9. Dalhousie 24.6 / (9)
10. Lakehead 13.1 / (NR)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)


1. Guelph 92.3 pts / (1)
2. Windsor 82.3 / (2)
3. Calgary 70.8 / (3)
4. Victoria 67.7 / (4)
5. Western Ontario 51.5 / (5)
6. Queen’s 49.2 / (6)
7. Regina 27.7 / (7)
8. McMaster 26.9 / (8)
9. Alberta 17.7 / (9)
10. Toronto 14.6 / (10)

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


1. Alberta (10-0-2) / 50 pts / (1)
2. Montreal (9-1-2) / 44 / (3)
3. Queen’s (14-2-0) / 39 / (4)
4. McGill (8-0-4) / 37 / (2)
5. Wilfrid Laurier (11-1-2) / 30 / (5)
6. Ottawa (12-1-3) / 25 / (6)
7. Dalhousie (9-0-2) / 19 / (7)
8. UPEI (9-0-3) / 16 / (9)
9. Trinity Western (7-3-2) / 8 / (NR)
10. UBC (7-4-1) / 5 / (8)

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


1. StFX (10-0-1) / 58 pts / (1)
2. Laval (10-1-0) / 54 / (2)
3. York (12-2-2) / 43 / (4)
4. Alberta (10-2-0) / 42 / (3)
5. UBC (8-2-2) / 36 / (5)
6. Toronto (10-1-3) / 34 / (6)
7. Western Ontario (11-1-4) / 25 / (7)
8. Saint Mary’s (7-2-2) / 15 / (9)
9. UQAM (6-3-1) / 11 / (10)
10. Carleton (9-3-2) / 7 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (4).

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


1. Laval (0-0) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Manitoba (0-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Alberta (0-0) / 48.5 / (3)
T4. Brandon (0-0) / 47.5 / (T4)
T4. Montreal (0-0) / 47.5 / (T4)
6. Calgary (0-0) / 39 / (9)
7. UBC (0-0) / 29.5 / (6)
8. Trinity Western (0-0) / 27.5 / (NR)
9. Winnipeg (0-0) / 27 / (7)
10. Guelph (2-0) / 24 / (10)

Also receiving votes (11th-15th): Saskatchewan (22), Saint Mary’s (17), Regina (13), Dalhousie (10), Queen’s (5).

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


1. Alberta (0-0) / 252 pts / (1)
2. Laval (0-0) / 229 / (2)
3. Trinity Western (0-0) / 199 / (3)
4. Brandon (0-0) / 180 / (4)
5. Calgary (0-0) / 169 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (0-0) / 136 / (6)
7. Manitoba (0-0) / 104 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (0-0) / 90 / (8)
9. Queen’s (1-0) / 48 / (10)
10. UNB (0-0) / 30 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2010-10-27
Author: Scott Stewart