BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#11)

CIS TOP TEN RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, CROSS COUNTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#11)
Spartans women's volleyball moves up to No. 4

OTTAWA (CIS)
– The Trinity Western University women’s volleyball team has moved up two spots to No. 4 after they expanded their winning streak this past weekend to 4-0 to start the season, while the men’s team drops one spot after splitting their weekend series with Thompson Rivers. And in men’s basketball the Spartans remain a solid No. 8 after an impressive two game sweep of TRU in Kamloops, B.C.

Overall there are no changes at the top in CIS national rankings this week as all No. 1 teams enjoyed a perfect weekend.

In women’s basketball, the Windsor Lancers (2-0), who received the first No. 1 nod in program history a week ago, opened conference play with a pair of dominating road wins, 89-49 over York and 80-43 against Laurentian.

In men’s hoops, the Carleton Ravens (2-0), who were ranked first in the initial coaches’ poll for the fifth straight year last Tuesday, kicked off their OUA schedule with home wins over Guelph, 90-51, and Brock, 92-70. After receiving 31 of 41 first-place votes a week ago, Carleton was a unanimous choice in the new Top 10.

There is a change at No. 2 this week as StFX (1-0) leapfrogs the UBC Thunderbirds (4-2), who had received the remaining 10 first-place nods in the first poll of the campaign.

In women’s volleyball, the Laval Rouge et Or (6-0) were tested at home by No. 5 Montreal and Sherbrooke but prevailed in four sets over the Carabins and in five over the Vert & Or.

On the men’s side, the Alberta Golden Bears (2-0) opened the regular season in Vancouver, where they downed UBC 3-1 and 3-2. The Bears had to overcome a two-set deficit to beat the Thunderbirds on Saturday.  

Finally, in cross country, the Guelph Gryphons head into Saturday’s CIS championships in Sherbrooke, Que., as the overwhelming favourites in both women’s and men’s competition. Both the Guelph women and men are multiple defending national champions.

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


1. Windsor (2-0) / 492 pts / (42) / (1)
2. Victoria (6-0) / 451 / (2)
3. Regina (4-0) / 408 / (3)
4. Western Ontario (2-0) / 368 / (4)
5. UNB (0-0) / 327 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan (4-2) / 288 / (6)
7. Carleton (2-0) / 248 / (7)
8. Laval (0-0) / 201 / (8)
9. Toronto (3-0) / 150 / (NR)
10. Cape Breton (0-0) / 94 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (50), Bishop’s (28), Acadia (22), UBC (19), StFX (15) Laurier (6).

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


1. Carleton (2-0) / 504 pts (42) / (1)
2. StFX (1-0) / 460 / (3)
3. UBC (4-2) / 408 / (2)
4. Concordia (0-0) / 368 / (5)
5. Saskatchewan (3-3) / 335 / (4)
6. Laval (0-0) / 272 / (7)
7. Western Ontario (1-1) / 246 / (6)
8. Trinity Western (4-2) / 219 / (8)
9. Windsor (2-0) / 169 / (NR)
10. Ottawa (1-1) / 77 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (54), Dalhousie (49), Alberta (30), Regina (30).  

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


1. Guelph 100.0 pts / (1)
2. McMaster 90.0 / (2)
3. Victoria 75.8 / (3)
4. Calgary 63.3 / (4)
5. Queen’s 55.0 / (5)
6. Alberta 40.8 / (6)
7. Windsor 35.0 / (7)
8. McGill 30.0 / (8)
9. Western Ontario 27.5 / (9)
10. Dalhousie 19.2 / (10)

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


1. Guelph 100.0 pts / (1)
2. Windsor 90.0 / (2)
3. Victoria 73.3 / (4)
4. Calgary 70.8 / (3)
5. Western Ontario 59.2 / (5)
6. Regina 45.0 / (6)
7. Queen’s 36.7 / (8)
8. McMaster 33.3 / (7)
9. Alberta 22.5 / (9)
10. Dalhousie 10.0 / (10)

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


1. Laval (6-0) / 60 / (1)
2. Brandon (2-0) / 55 / (T4)
3. Manitoba (2-1) / 50 / (2)
4. Trinity Western (4-0) / 46.5 / (6)
5. Montreal (5-1) / 46 / (T4)
6. UBC (2-2) / 40.5 / (T8)
7. Alberta (0-2) / 37 / (3)
8. Calgary (1-1) / 28.5 / (7)
9. Regina (1-1) / 26 / (NR)
10. Winnipeg (1-2) / 25.5 / (T8)

Next highest vote getters: Queen’s (14), Guelph (9), McMaster (9), Saint Mary’s (9), UNB (7), Dalhousie (7), Saskatchewan (7).

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


1. Alberta (2-0) / 245 pts / (1)
2. Laval (5-0) / 226 / (2)
3. Brandon (2-0) / 190 / (4)
4. Trinity Western (3-1) / 168 / (3)
5. Calgary (2-0) / 167 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (5-0) / 138 / (6)
7. Manitoba (3-0) / 101 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (2-1) / 67 / (8)
9. Queen’s (4-0) / 55 / (9)
10. Thompson Rivers (1-1) / 44 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2010-11-09
Author: Scott Stewart