BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#10)-Spartans men’s basketball opens at No. 8

CIS TOP TEN RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, SOCCER, CROSS COUNTRY

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#10)
Spartans men’s basketball opens at No. 8

OTTAWA (CIS
) – The Trinity Western University men’s basketball team earns a No. 8 ranking in the inaugural men’s basketball top ten poll announced today by the CIS. The No. 8 position is the highest ranking that the TWU men’s basketball team has achieved since the program entered the CIS in 1999. Their previous best was No. 9 on Feb. 17, 2009. In volleyball the Spartans men’s team stays strong at No. 3, while the women move up to No. 6 after the weekend sweep of UBC. In soccer the TWU women move up to No. 8 as they head into the Canada West Final Four.

The University of Windsor women and Carleton University men top the first CIS national rankings of the 2010-11 season in basketball.

It marks the best-ever ranking for the two-time defending OUA champion Lancers, who reached the CIS final for the first time in program history last March against Simon Fraser. Windsor will host the national Final 8 this winter, from March 10 to 20.

The Lancers, who received 41 of 43 first-place votes in the inaugural coaches’ poll, were impressive in pre-season action posting a 7-0 overall record, including a 6-0 mark against CIS opponents. They swept Regina, Victoria and Alberta at the Panda Invitational in Edmonton from Oct. 8-10, before defeating Acadia, Saint Mary’s and UNB at the Don Grant Memorial Tournament in Moncton from Oct. 22-24.

Windsor kicks off OUA conference play this weekend with road games at York and Laurentian.

Rounding out the first women’s Top 10 of the campaign are No. 2 Victoria, No. 3 Regina, No. 4 Western Ontario, No. 5 UNB, No. 6 Saskatchewan, No. 7 Carleton, No. 8 Laval, No. 9 Cape Breton and No. 10 Acadia.

Victoria and Regina earned one first-place nod apiece.

In men’s hoops, Carleton, winner of six of the past eight W.P. McGee trophies as CIS champion, opens at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year.

The Ravens, who lost in the national semifinals last March to eventual champion Saskatchewan, went 8-4 overall in the pre-season this fall including a perfect 7-0 mark versus CIS rivals. They beat McGill, Victoria and Windsor at their own House-Laughton Tournament from Oct. 15-17, before sweeping Saint Mary’s, UNB and host Laval at the Rouge et Or Tournament in Quebec City from Oct. 22-24.

Carleton, which opens conference play at home against Guelph and Brock this weekend, received 31 of 41 first-place votes and 468 points in the inaugural poll to finish ahead of the No. 2 UBC Thunderbirds, who earned the remaining 10 first-place nods and 439 points.

Rounding out the first Top 10 are No. 3 StFX, reigning national champion Saskatchewan at No. 4, No. 5 Concordia, No. 6 Western Ontario, No. 7 Laval, No. 8 Trinity Western, No. 9 Ottawa and No. 10 Victoria.

In other CIS rankings this week, Queen’s moves up two positions to No. 1 in the final women’s soccer poll, StFX remains at the top in the final men’s soccer Top 10, Laval (women) and Alberta (men) still top the volleyball polls, and Guelph is once again No. 1 in both women’s and men’s cross country.  

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


1. Windsor (0-0) / 502 pts (41) / (-)
2. Victoria (4-0) / 454 (1) / (-)
3.  Regina (2-0) / 371 (1) / (-)
4. Western Ontario (0-0) / 327 / (-)
5. UNB (0-0) / 324 / (-)
6. Saskatchewan (2-2) / 288 / (-)
7. Carleton (0-0) / 225 / (-)
8. Laval (0-0) / 218 / (-)
9. Cape Breton (0-0) / 153 / (-)
10. Acadia (0-0) / 145 / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (86), Alberta (48), Bishop’s (26), Calgary (21), UBC (19), StFX (15).

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


1. Carleton (0-0) / 468 pts (31) / (-)
2. UBC (3-1) / 439 (10) / (-)
3. StFX (0-0) / 374 / (-)
4. Saskatchewan (2-2) / 334 / (-)
5. Concordia (0-0) / 305 / (-)
6. Western Ontario (0-0) / 226 / (-)
7. Laval (0-0) / 187 / (-)
8. Trinity Western (2-2) / 161 / (-)
9. Ottawa (0-0) / 96 / (-)
10. Victoria (2-2) / 95 / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: Windsor (74), Dalhousie (72), Saint Mary’s (54), Lakehead (41).

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


1. Guelph 91.1 pts / (1)
2. McMaster 79.4 / (2)
3. Victoria 67.2 / (3)
4. Calgary 63.9 / (4)
5. Queen’s 47.2 / (T6)
6. Alberta 32.2 / (T6)
7. Windsor 30.6 / (NR)
8. McGill 29.4 / (8)
9. Western Ontario 28.9 / (5)
10. Dalhousie 20.0 / (9)

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


1. Guelph 88.1 pts / (1)
2. Windsor 73.1 / (2)
3. Calgary 65.0 / (3)
4. Victoria 61.9 / (4)
5. Western Ontario 53.1 / (5)
6. Regina 35.0 / (7)
7. McMaster 33.8 / (8)
8. Queen’s 30.0 / (6)
9. Alberta 27.5 / (9)
10. Dalhousie 13.1 / (NR)

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


1. Queen’s (14-2-0 / 1-0 playoffs) / 45 pts / (3)
2. Montreal (10-1-3) / 44 / (2)
3. McGill (9-0-5) / 41 / (4)
4. Alberta (10-2-2) / 39 / (1)
5. Wilfrid Laurier (11-1-2 / 1-0 playoffs) / 29 / (5)
6. Ottawa (12-1-3 / 1-0 playoffs) / 21 / (6)
7. UPEI (10-0-3) / 20 / (8)
8. Trinity Western (9-3-2) / 19 / (9)
9. Dalhousie (10-1-2) / 9 / (7)
10. UBC (8-5-1) / 2 / (10)

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


1. StFX (11-0-2 / 1-0 playoffs) / 59 pts / (1)
2. York (12-2-2) / 53 / (3)
3. Alberta (11-2-1) / 46 / (4)
4. Laval (10-2-0) / 44 / (2)
5. Toronto (10-1-3 / 1-0 playoffs) / 34 / (6)
6. Western Ontario (11-1-4 / 1-0 playoffs) / 29 / (7)
7. UBC (8-3-3) / 2 / (5)
8. Saint Mary’s (8-2-3) / 22 / (8)
9. McGill (7-4-1) / 7 / (NR)
10. UQAM (7-4-1) / 6 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Ryerson (4), Calgary (2).

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


1. Laval (4-0) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Manitoba (1-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Alberta (0-0) / 50 / (3)
T4. Brandon (0-0) / 47 / (T4)
T4. Montreal (4-0) / 47 / (T4)
6. Trinity Western (2-0) / 39 / (8)
7. Calgary (0-0) / 37 / (6)
T8. UBC (0-2) / 25.5 / (7)
T8. Winnipeg (0-1) / 25.5 / (9)
T8. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 25.5 / (NR)

Also receiving votes (11th-15th): Guelph (24), StFX (15), Regina (12.5), Queen’s (10), Saint Mary’s (5).

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


1. Alberta (0-0) / 243 pts / (1)
2. Laval (3-0) / 224 / (2)
3. Trinity Western (2-0) / 194 / (3)
4. Brandon (0-0) / 175 / (4)
5. Calgary (0-0) / 159 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (3-0) / 139 / (6)
7. Manitoba (1-0) / 103 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (2-1) / 70 / (8)
9. Queen’s (2-0) / 43 / (9)
10. UNB (1-2) / 19 / (10)

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Last Updated: 2010-11-02
Author: Scott Stewart